Halloween at DL

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  1. Sherry E

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    Vala - Jack Sparrow is sort of a villain.:rotfl2: He's a bad boy. A drunk. He isn't evil like some are but he is sneaky and deceitful and greedy. In any case, I was just counting him among the characters in general that were at the TOTP. I know that after the 2008 TOTP, he was removed from appearing at DL as a regular character (for reasons that made no sense), but he was brought back for the TOTP in 2009, so that alone kind of gives him a 'villain' status! Of course, Jack is an endearing, amusing, appealing villain-type!!;)

    I still wish that stupid Maleficent hadn't walked away while we were waiting in line for our Villain photo ops by IASW! Grrrr......
     
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  3. Vala

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    3 days before I got in. Figures. :headache:

    I don't know, maybe I just like my villains too evil. :laughing:

    I would have given body parts to at least see her. *sighs*

    Anyway, on to some more pic spam. :laughing:

    The candy corn ears and some assorted Halloween pins from last year:

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    EDIT: Forgot one - Holiday Vinylmation Figure with tin.

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  4. Sherry E

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    Thanks so much for posting those, Vala (and for taking the time to photograph the items - I know it is not a quick process, as you have to find a good location to set them up and then you have to make sure the pictures come out clearly, then load them on the computer, then load them to Photobucket or wherever, and then post them here!)!!

    I remember seeing that Halloween Vinylmation. I love the candy corn tin it comes in!! And those candy corn ears are so cute - much cuter than the pumpkin ears, I think!! I love the pins, too - I didn't realize they had separate pins for Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) - that's cool!
     
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    You know how they have those new scented ears?? Candy corn and carmel apple would be perfect for that for Halloween :) Just an idea
     
  6. Vala

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    I remembered last minute this morning that I had promised, so I took the time. Took me long enough. ;) I ended up using my drawing table... perfect morning light. :laughing: Those are my attempts at drawing Winnie the Pooh in the background of the ears picture.

    Yes, I like those ears better than the pumpkin ones too.

    The Dia De Los Muertos pin was surprisingly hard to find last year. They always have exactly one pin dedicated to Dia De Los Muertos.

    The pin with the cauldron with the bubbles and the one with the nephews aren't park pins, these we got at the "Disney Employee Center" in Burbank. Other collectors told me you can buy pins there even if you don't work for Disney, so I begged my friends if we could go there. Let's just say my credit card did not approve. :laughing:

    The three pins in the last row on the last pin picture are from a Mystery Set that Disneyshopping did.

    Wait... scented ears? What did I miss?
     
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    I saw popcorn and ice cream scented ears...let me find them. Okay they are scratch and sniff

    Here's the ice cream one

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  8. Sherry E

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    Those scented ears are crazy! I hadn't heard of them yet either (I have not been keeping up with Mice Chat and I missed out on seeing those photos), but, you're right, iKristin - the possibilities for parlaying this 'scented ears' idea into Halloween OR Christmas merchandise are obvious. I bet that the merchandising folks are already brainstorming on the Halloween scented ears and the Christmas scented ears (which could involve peppermint, cinnamon, gingerbread, pine, etc.), trying to get the scents and the designs of the ears just right before they have them made and ready for sale in 6 months or so.

    What an odd idea, the scented ears. To me, it would make little sense to scratch and sniff while you are at DLR. The only sense I could possibly see it making would be to scratch and sniff after you got home to remind you of the popcorn and ice cream smells of DLR. Or maybe you would give them to someone as a gift so they could 'smell' a little bit of Disneyland even if they don't go to the park. But I wouldn't want to scratch and sniff and wear them around the parks while I was there, when I could smell the real popcorn and ice cream, etc.

    Hmmm...do I sense a set of Churro scented ears coming soon as well? That would make one crazy looking hat!!:rotfl2:
     
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    I like the ice cream one but I can't see wearing a hat with a thing of popcorn sticking up in the middle. I would get it if it didn't have the popcorn bucket stuck to the top
     
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    Thanks so much for posting all the pics. I really enjoyed them.
     
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    LOL, I saw those ice cream and popcorn ears last trip and thought, "Man, they've got a Mickey ear design for EVERYTHING these days!" They're cute, but I can't help but think the Mickey bar ears would have looked much better with a "bite" taken out of one ear and a bit of ice cream dripping out, rather than two complete ears oozing excessive amounts of melted ice cream, which doesn't really make much sense because if there's no bite, how is the ice cream coming out? :confused3 Haha, oh well...maybe I'm over thinking it. ;)

    Good observation about this year's holiday ears possibly being scented. That would definitely explain why the Character Warehouse is really trying to get rid of all the old Halloween and Christmas ears.
     
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    I like the way you overthink. :)

    I don't like how there's an ice cream stick sticking up from one's HEAD. I mean....ew?
     
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    Molly! Just the person we need in this thread! You have a picture of that adorable pumpkin muffin with the Mickey pumpkin head stuck in the top of it, right? We need to see a picture of that - someone's picture, anybody's picture - in this thread! So far, we don't have it, and it is a vital part of Halloweentime at DLR!!:rotfl2: If you have time at any point, could you post it here for us?
     
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    That was exactly my first thought! :rotfl:

    "How long will it take them before they come up with Churro scented ears?"
     
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    Good grief, Charlie Brown!:scared1: This thread slipped all the way to Page 4!:scared1::scared1: Not Page 1. Not Page 2. Page 4!!! How did we let that happen? People have Halloweentime trips to plan and they need to see the wonderful photos in this thread!

    So consider this a good ol' fashoned BUMP!
     
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    Courtesy bump for Sherry!:)

    Anyone have more pictures? I know it's Eastertime, but that means October is only six months away!

    Side note: Do you realize people going WDW have to make their dinner reservations NOW for October? That's one really nice thing about DLR -- you don't have to plan a whole year ahead to get into nice restaurants or events!

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    Thanks, PHXscuba!:goodvibes I have been bumping this thread and the Disney at Christmas thread (you can tell I like the DLR holiday threads!:rotfl2:), and trying to keep them both active simultaneously, but they have been slipping down the pages fast and furiously! So it helps if other folks are keeping an eye on this as well - because Halloweentime at DLR starts in late September, so that's about 5-1/2 months from now. And people will surely be planning trips for September very soon, if not now.

    We still need more Halloweentime food photos - someone has got to have a picture of that muffin with the Mickey pumpkin stuck in the top of it. Molly has a pic of it, but she disappeared! And there are other cookies and treats too. There is certainly more Halloween merchandise - I know there were all kinds of little knick knacks on sale the last couple of years. I am sure there are probably other window displays or little out of the way details that we have not seen here in this thread yet. But even if it's more photos of the things we have already seen, we welcome those too, because they may be shot from a slightly different angle and will offer a new perspective. So post whatever you've got that involves Halloweentime at DLR!
     
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    We've not even told DD we're going yet, or booked our airport hotel, let alone sat down and thought about where we're going to eat.

    Much like you - I much prefer DLR at and this is one of the reasons - I really enjoy being able to take things slowly and not having to plan the entire trip with military precision.

    Halloween 2 years ago, I grabbed a walk-up reservation for both Carnation Cafe and Blue Bayou - I wouldn't dream of being able to do anything like that at WDW :goodvibes
     
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    Yes, we too like to not have to plan every detail in advance, even an uber-over-planner like me! On our trip last fall, I did call right at the 60-day mark for a PS to Goofy's, but that was because I had a group of 15:eek: and only one night available.

    We walked by Carnation Cafe at opening one morning and I got a PS for noon on a whim. It was a good thing I didn't try walk-up, because it had been rainy, and they weren't using the uncovered tables so it was a bit of a wait to get two tables pused together for my fam of 6.

    Sherry: I don't hang out much at the Trip Report threads, but maybe some people have photos from their Halloween trip reports that they'd be willing to share, or maybe a link to their trip report?

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    Bump

    There are probably quite a few good photos lurking in the Trip Reports!
     
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    Thank you so much for all of the info so far!! We have been to WDW 3 times and I am in the early stages of planning our first (and probably only) trip to southern California this Halloween. We won't be getting to DL until November1st, what if anything will we see??? Flights were better (cheaper :banana: )into SAN so we are starting at Legoland and moving on to DL. I am so used to ADRs needing to be planned by now that I am lost with the small amount of DL planning available now. Waiting anxiously for any tidbit of helpful insight.....
     
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