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Halloween at DL

Discussion in 'Disneyland (California)' started by Zoesmama03, Mar 1, 2010.

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  1. Vala

    Vala New Member

    Normally the decorations stay up for the weekend after Halloween. With Halloween being on Sunday now that's going to be interesting if they give it one more week or clean up right away for Monday. :confused3
     
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  3. Sherry E

    Sherry E <font color=darkorchid>Willing victim of the Disne Moderator

    I think there is no way they will give it another week. I think they will clean up and the decoratons will come down or begin to come down right on Monday, November 1. (In fact, they may even take them down overnight, Sunday to Monday.) They don't have time to waste because they have to get the Christmas stuff up immediately after (the holiday season usually starts on a Friday, so that would put it at starting on 11/12 or 11/19, but the DLR website claims it starts on Tuesday, 11/16 this year??). I think the only reason they let Halloweentime run it through 11/1 last year was because 11/1 was a Sunday, and it made little sense to interrupt the Halloween stuff in the middle of a weekend. This time, 11/1 starts a new week on a Monday, so they have to quickly remove all traces of Halloween and get up the holiday stuff. They may let it stretch to the end of the park day on 11/1, but I would not plan on that.
     
  4. Zoesmama03

    Zoesmama03 New Member

    OMG I think I forgot all about starting this thread until the other day. Today I thought why not check on it. :guilty:

    THANK YOU ALL for the info. I only got through page 1 so far. ;)

    And thanks to those that shared pictures.

    I'll be doing DL and CA since that part I have not seen myself. And from finances its looking certain our trip will be postponed until Halloween weekend. :banana:
     
  5. Sherry E

    Sherry E <font color=darkorchid>Willing victim of the Disne Moderator

    We're keeping this thread active! Initially we were responding your first post, but then we turned it into the Halloween Super Thread, where everyone can post photos and info of all things Halloweentime at DLR! We needed a dedicated Halloweentime thread, and this seemed like a good thread to use as the foundation for it. So we will be contributing and bumping it up as much as possible!
     
  6. Zoesmama03

    Zoesmama03 New Member

    I haven't seen that it would be FUN Space Mt is long time fav of mine. DD did ok with splash Mt and Big Thunder last year at Magic Kingdom. But she was more "scared" with Haunted Mansion. We would have gone on Space Mt but it was down for some reason in June of last year. :( I think dd would like it but not sure about with ghosts.
     
  7. Zoesmama03

    Zoesmama03 New Member

    Thanks I'll have to watch that one with her. I've seen parts of it back when I had cable but don't think I've caught the entire movie.
     
  8. Zoesmama03

    Zoesmama03 New Member

    I bought mine from Disney online. I had one in the packaging but dd opened it and has been wearing it since her other one got lost in move. You could do it easily. It was silky cowgirl style button up top. You could dress it up cowgirl style easily I'm sure. The bottoms could be jeans with some fun "cow" print(what the Disney one has) fabric sewn on the bottom portion of legs. I'm sure it could be done easily. A warning is that the top from Disney seems small for size and the pants were long for size. ;)
     
  9. Vala

    Vala New Member

    *bump* before Sherry sees this on page 2 ;) and because some Halloween questions appeared on the first page.
     
  10. CC&M

    CC&M New Member

    Can anybody tell me when the Halloween Decorations go up and how long they stay up? We are thinking of going the first week of October or the last week of Sept, but want to make sure the Halloween decorations will be up...

    Also, where would I find information on the Trick or Treat party at DL?

    Thanks so much!
     
  11. Sherry E

    Sherry E <font color=darkorchid>Willing victim of the Disne Moderator

    Thanks! I actually saw it on page 2 earlier, but I hadn't been able to log in and bump it yet!! We can't let it slip too far!

    That info is in this thread -several times over! You just kind of have to scroll back a little.

    Here - I just copied and pasted one of my responses to a post on another page to save you the trouble of searching:

    This year, unless there is a drastic change in how they do things at DLR, Halloweentime should begin on Friday, September 24th. It is almost always the last Friday in September when it begins, except for in 2007, when it was the next to last Friday that it began. The Trick or Treat Party usually begins on the first Friday in October, so exactly one week after Halloweentime starts at DLR. So Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy (if that returns this year) will be up and running on 9/24, as will any Halloween fireworks and decorations, but the TOTP will start the following week. November 1 is a Monday, so everything should be down or coming down on that day.

    And this link: http://allears.net/dlr/tp/dca/mht.htm has info on the TOTP from last year, so you can get a general idea of the dates, but they will be different this year, and the TOTP will start on October 1st.
     
  12. Sherry E

    Sherry E <font color=darkorchid>Willing victim of the Disne Moderator

  13. iKristin

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    Don't forget to dress up if you're going to TOTP!!! That's half the fun!! :) I'm going as Violet Incredible this year, so we'll see how that goes
     
  14. Sherry E

    Sherry E <font color=darkorchid>Willing victim of the Disne Moderator

    Yikes! This had slipped down to Page 3!!:scared1:

    Disneylvrforever's fantastic pictures are missing from Page 4!!!!!
     
  15. PinkBudgie

    PinkBudgie <font color=deeppink>Expert Disneyland Snowball Ma

    Thanks for bringing this back up. I saw you mentioned it somewhere but then didn't see it. We plan to get APs this August and I am going to work on getting us back down there in the fall. The tricky part is the boys are in high school and we are both teachers. We might be able to take off one day but it is hard to leave your class in the hands of a sub. ;) We've never been in the fall and this thread is just making me all the more excited. :goodvibes
     
  16. PattyO'Green

    PattyO'Green New Member

    Just subscribing so I can check this thread out later. :)
     
  17. Sherry E

    Sherry E <font color=darkorchid>Willing victim of the Disne Moderator

    Welcome aboard!:goodvibes I hope you have had a chance to scroll through the whole thread and check out the fabulous photos of Halloweentime at DLR. This thread covers the entire Halloween season's festivities, which stretches from late September to the last day of October. Anything Halloweentime-related (food, TOTP, merchandise, fireworks, holiday overlays, characters in costume/Villains, special photo/Photopass opportunities, decorations, weather, crowds, etc., etc.) will be discussed here. Hopefully if we keep bumping it up enough, more people will join in and contribute their pictures of the TOTP, the fireworks, more Halloween merchandise, more food, etc.

    There are several great DIS-ers who have been helping me bump this thread regularly (you all know who you are!:goodvibes) and also have continued to contribute their awesome photos and knowledge, and I think I can safely say we will all do our best to answer whatever questions we are able to answer about the Halloween season at DLR. So stay tuned.

    And anyone else who might be lurking out there who has photos of anything pertaining to Halloweentime at DLR, please feel free to post them - or if you have any good tips or experiences you would like to share, jump on in!!
     
  18. MerryFlora

    MerryFlora New Member

    Question about the Halloween fireworks at DL. Where they nightly or just weekends? I'm trying to figure out how many nights I need to stay to see World of Color, Trick or Treat Party and the fireworks. Lots of exciting things!

    We went 2007 and it looks like it will be much improved this year. I will see if I can get some photos up.
     
  19. Sherry E

    Sherry E <font color=darkorchid>Willing victim of the Disne Moderator

    If I recall, I think the Villains-themed fireworks ran every night last year. It was a surprise because I think we all didn't initially expect them to be every night but they were, starting on the night that Halloweentime began. So if they have the same sort of schedule again this year for Halloweentime at DLR, the fireworks and other Halloween stuff would begin on 9/24 and the TOTP would begin on 10/1. Now, World of Color is still a mystery as far as the TOTP goes. We aren't sure yet if WoC will run on the nights of the TOTP, or maybe it will run exclusively for the TOTP guests?

    I was there in 2007 also, and I agree - I think Halloweentime season as a whole has improved since then. Gradually, every year, they are improving upon it little by little and making it more of an event! It's still not quite up to the level of the Christmas season yet (in terms of being fully immersive), but it's getting to be a bigger thing overall.
     
  20. I am thinking of changing my dates from the last week of September to the 1 or 2 week in October how busy do you think it will be? :goodvibes Thanks!
     
  21. Sherry E

    Sherry E <font color=darkorchid>Willing victim of the Disne Moderator

    Even though Halloweentime will begin (we think) in that last week of September, my guess would be that the last week in September would be still be a bit less crowded than the first two weeks of October, because there are always things happening that draw in large crowds in early October, such as various Fall breaks, Columbus Day, etc. This year could be different, however, and maybe late September will be crazy too, because of World of Color and the new games being added to Toy Story Mania.

    Is the TOTP important to your family? I imagine that will run the same way it has for the last few years and begin in October, so if you don't want to miss it you would have to go then.

    I think you will be fine whenever you choose to go if you have several days at DLR, and some of the days are weekdays.:goodvibes Even in the worst case scenario, and it happens to be crazy crowded all over DLR in October, with several days to play and kind of stretch everything out it should be manageable enough. I think the problems lie in only having a day or two at DLR (at most) on a weekend when it is crowded, and not having enough time to wait for the crowds to subside a bit so you can get on all the rides you want and see everything you want to see. But if you have at least a few days and some of them are weekdays, even in the worst crowds it should be workable!
     
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