Halloween at DL

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  1. MerryFlora

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    Thanks Sherry!

    Momof4 - I would avoid the 2nd week of October as there are more schools on break then. I know atleast most of Oregon and Utah have 4 or 5 day weekends around 10/14 and Disneyland vacations are very popular in both of those areas.
     
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  3. Sherry E

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    You're welcome!:goodvibes

    I have a sneaking suspicion that October will be even more crowded this year than it was last year!
     
  4. iKristin

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    Noooo don't say that!! lol
     
  5. Sherry E

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    I know! I am hoping it won't be for you and me both! See, if we were hearing about a decrease in the number of AP Holders overall, or if there weren't any new attractions coming to DLR this year, I wouldn't be thinking that the crowds would be significantly larger. So far, the number of AP holders is still rising, and we know World of Color is coming.

    But weekends will most likely be worse than weekdays. I still tend to think that anyone with a multi-day trip to DLR will be okay, and will be able to get in most of what they want to do. It's really the ones who are going for only a day or two at most, on a super busy weekend, who might have some trouble.

    One of my friends went to DLR over a week ago, and I warned her that everyone here on the DIS was saying the Spring Break crowds were insane. She didn't listen to me. So when she came back, I asked her what it was like and she said the Spring Break crowds were even worse than the day in December that we went last year (and that was super super super-crowded!:scared1:), and definitely worse than when we went in October. She said she's "never doing that again." So that's one comforting thing - at least we know October probably won't be as bad as Spring Break at DLR was!!:rotfl2:

    Hey, everyone - we need more pictures!!! They don't have to be perfect pictures. They can be pictures of things we have already seen in this thread or brand new stuff, but we need more color!!:cool1:
     
  6. iKristin

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    Yikes...yeah I usually always go in October and this year we're staying 2 days more than we did last year, so 8 days this trip. We did everything we wanted...but I didn't get to ride Peter Pan which I plan on doing this time around for sure. Rode Pirates 13 times hahaha, love that ride and it's the perfect ride if you don't want to wait in line you can hop in line for that and it's usually only 5 minutes or so
     
  7. Sherry E

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    You should definitely be fine then, with 8 days to play - even in the most crowded week in October, I think you could still get everything done in that amount of time.

    Will you have a MM during your stay (I don't know if you are staying onsite, or if you are using Hoppers, as opposed to an AP)? If you have the MM, that is the absolute best time to get on Peter Pan.

    You sound like a girl after my own heart - I would certainly ride POTC 13 times in a row if it were possible!! You're right - the line, even when it is long (and it was very, very long in December) moves so fast that you don't ever spend too much time standing in one place at all. That has to be one of the fastest-moving lines in DLR, even if it looks horrible. Even when we see there is a huge line, we well get in it anyway, because we know we will still be on the ride in 15 minutes, tops, and if there is little to no line, we will be on it in 5 minutes. I have never done 13 times in a row, but we did do, I think, 4 times in a row one night when fireworks were going on and no one was in the POTC line. Love that ride sooooo much!!
     
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    I have an AP so no MM for me. I had MM last year though but we used it to hit up Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy since we only got to ride it twice that trip
     
  9. Sherry E

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    Time for some bumping action!

    Someone else out there must have some more Halloweentime-related photos. Remember, they don't have to be perfect, frame-worthy photos, and they can be of anything Halloweentime at DLR-related, including seasonal food, merchandise, TOTP stuff, characters in costumes, special photo ops only available during Halloweentime, park decorations, special Halloweentime entertainment/shows/fireworks, window or store displays, DTD stuff, DLR hotel stuff, etc.
     
  10. pdxJolene

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    No pictures here because this October will be my first halloween trip! I'm really excited to begin planning... I've forced myself to wait until I get back from my trip in a few days though!
     
  11. Sherry E

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    How exciting that this year will be your first Halloweentime trip!! And there will probably be even more things added to the festivities for 2010 so who knows what's in store?!! Well, the time will pass quickly for you - I mean, Halloweentime will begin in only 5 months at DLR, so it will fly by.

    I remember when Halloweentime seemed sooooo far away last year...I had all the time in the world to try to get a trip together, I thought. And then, poof! All of a sudden it was here! Where did the time go?:confused3 It will be here in the blink of an eye - and then you can add all of the wonderful pictures I know you will take to this thread when you come back too!
     
  12. mommaU4

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    It seems to get worse each year!
    I think Halloween in general is becoming more and more popular.


    I'll share what I have. Halloween is my favorite holiday. And I love Halloweentime at DL! These pics are some of the ones from a TR I did back in '08 if anyone wants to take a peek: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1988356

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    It's fun to see different characters out at DL and during the Halloween party at DCA.
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    Our candy from the trick or treat party.
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    To be continued.......... (I've reached the image limit)
     
  13. mommaU4

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    Pics continued.........



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    I love how the theming is carried out everywhere...... and I mean everywhere you look. From the horse's behind, to the napkins. They think of everything. LOL
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    I saved the scariest pics for last.... The crowds that were there during Halloweentime!! lol
    Actually, we were there a couple days, and it was only this bad as it got closer to the weekend. I think this was a Friday. It does seem to get worse each year though. :rolleyes: But it's so fun, don't let that scare you off. Just plan carefully and anyone going during Halloweentime will have a blast!
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  14. Sherry E

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    Yay!!:cool1::rotfl2: I got the e-mail alert thingy that told me someone had posted here and saw that it was Beth!! Yay, Beth!! Woo hoo! Funny, because I just thought of you in relation to Halloweentime the other day, when PHXscuba mentioned that maybe someone in the TR section of the board had some photos. I was trying to remember other older Halloween-specific threads from the last two years, so I could either integrate them into this super thread, or ask the OPs of those threads to post their photos here. Anyway, I remembered that you were managing the TOTP thread 2 years ago, and keeping up the list of who was going to attend the TOTP, on which nights and in which costumes. So I thought, "Hmmm...I wonder if Beth took any photos..." But then I totally forgot to mention it to you!!:rotfl2:

    And then yesterday, I was thinking, "Hmmm...someone has got to have some photos of the candy they got at the TOTP." So you read my mind, because here you are with a candy photo!!!:cool1:

    Anyway, those are such amazing pictures, Beth! We really needed another dose of color here. It is much easier to find folks to post in our Christmas super thread because people have more photos of the holidays to share than they do Halloweentime pictures. As always, whenever anyone posts a new round of pictures, I always see things I haven't seen before. There are quite a few details in your pictures that I overlooked or hadn't noticed.

    Thanks so much for coming through with some gems for us - I am sure everyone who has been following along on this super thread really appreciates it!:goodvibes

    ETA: We needed a simple photo of the pumpkin muffin with the Mickey pumpkin head stuck in it here in this thread, since that is one of the food staples of the Halloweentime season at DLR, and no one had posted one thus far. You came through for us!!
     
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    Glad you liked the pics. :)

    I was thinking of that Trick or Treat party thread I had going back then, but I don't have the subscription to it anymore. I do recall there were some fun party pics and some really neat costume photos on there as well.

    Hmmmm, I'll have to see if I can track it down, and see if any of those pics are still posted. :surfweb: (You know how photobucket stuff can get deleted)


    Edited to add: I found the thread. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1831124&highlight=trick+or+treat+party
    I'll have to see what pics are still left on there.
     
  16. mommaU4

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    Okay, here are some photos that were posted in that thread, along with the name of the DISers who posted them:


     
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    More from that thread:

     
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    More from that thread.
    Some great party pics, and fun costumes!

     
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    More fun DCA Halloween party pics!

     
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    I think that is the last of them from that thread. I remember I had tried to keep that thread updated with links on the front page, so rather than searching the entire thread, I went with whatever was in the links. Some were deleted of course after all this time, but it's neat to revisit those pics and see all the fun costumes! :goodvibes
     
  21. PattyO'Green

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    We're thinking of going the last week of September. Just weekdays, no weekends. I hope for low crowds!

    I saw mention of new games to TSM and World of Color opening. Can someone link me to a thread that talks about all of the new things coming to DCA and a list of the dates? I'm curious what will be happening when we're there.

    Thanks!

    And the photos are fantastic!!!
     
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