HalloweenTime at DLR Info and Photo Superthread #3

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  1. Sherry E

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    Halloween Time dates:

    September __, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014!!

    Mickey's Halloween Party begins on ________________________, 2014!!




    Official Links/Info for 2013 (INFO FOR 2014 IS NOT YET AVAILABLE):



    Disneyland's 2013 Halloween Time page

    "Halloween Time Returns to the Disneyland Resort September 13 – October 31; Mickey’s Halloween Party Expanding to 13 Nights" -- Disney Parks Blog; posted on July 1st, 2013 by Erin Glover, Manager, Social Media and Print, Disneyland Resort









    WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME to the
    Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort
    Information & Photo Superthread - Part 3!!!






    Please also take a peek at the threads that started it all:


    Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort Photo & Information Superthread #2 (265,378 thread views and counting!!)

    Halloween at DL" (Unofficial Superthread, Part 1)






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    We have a wonderful panel of experts who are here to answer questions, dispense valuable Halloween Time advice, information, tips, insight and, most importantly, share PHOTOS!!

    We discuss anything and everything pertaining to Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort - Halloween treats, Halloween merchandise, Halloween parties, Halloween decorations, crowds, attractions, planning, etc.

    For your convenience, in Post #2 you will find a handy Table of Contents (under construction!) to guide you to the wonderful photos generously shared by other DIS'ers.

    In Post #3, you will find General Information with links to various relevant threads about Halloween Time-related subjects (such as the Happiest Haunts Tour, etc.), blogs and Trip Reports, as well as details on Halloween Time seasons of years past - to give you an idea of what to expect this year!

    Then, in Posts #4 & #5 of this thread you will find a Halloween Time Q&A post by iKristin (Kristin) and a Mickey's Halloween Party General Information post by funatdisney (Liza), respectively.




    Please join us for a spooktacular time...
    and a little Halloween Time Information Boogie!





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    General Halloween Time Information



    OFFICIAL 2013 INFORMATION



    Disneyland Resort's 2013 Halloween Time page

    Mickey's Halloween Party 2013's official page





    Detailed Weather Data for DLR (by HydroGuy)



    September 2013 Park Hours and Entertainment Schedule


    September 2012 Park Hours and Entertainment Schedule


    October 2013 Park Hours and Entertainment Schedule

    October 2012 Park Hours and Entertainment Schedule




    Happiest Haunts Tour Info



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    "Halloween Time Trip Reports (alphabetized by name)


    Belle Ella's Jazzs Scary Adventure (September 22 27, 2010), starts Post #3

    deejdigsdis' "It's 3 Trips In 1!" (10/24/10 10/29/10), starts Post # 155

    LKD's "Oct 1st MHP- Stepsister style! Done!Oct 15- Lottie's Debut!" (2010)

    mnmrmustard's "TR - A Gregarious Ghostly Gallivant" (October 12 17, 2009), starts Post #223

    mvf-m11c's Mickey's Halloween Party Weekend at the DLR" (October 1 - 3, 2010), starts Post #40

    smile4stamps' "This 1st timer becomes a 2nd timer!" (October 13, 2010 - October 17, 2010), Pre-TR starts Page 1; DLR starts Page 5, Post #70

    tksbaskets' "Am I nuts?? One day solo trip to DisneyLand October 13, 2010," starts Post #1

    Vala's "Mission: Characters - TR 10/27 - 11/11" (Halloween Time 2009)




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    All text, format and graphics courtesy of iKristin!




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    [​IMG] When Does Halloween Time Begin?
    Halloween Time at DLR usually begins on either the last Friday in September or the next to last Friday in September." In 2007 it began on 9/21, in 2008 it began on 9/26, in 2009 it began on 9/25, in 2010 it began on 9/17, in 2011 it began on 9/16, in 2012 it began on 9/14, and this year (2013) it will begin on Friday, September 13th.

    [​IMG] When Does Halloween Time End?
    Halloween Time generally extends through and ends immediately after the last day of October, but if October 31st falls on a Friday or Saturday, Halloween Time will most likely continue through the weekend and end after Sunday

    [​IMG] What Are The Halloween Time Highlights?
    Highlights include the Halloween Round-Up, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, the Pumpkin Festival on Main Street, Mickey's Halloween Party and of course the newly released Halloween Screams Fireworks show!! There is always something to do!! This year at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney there was Haunted Gingerbread House decorating.

    [​IMG] Are There Any Special Halloween Themed Rides?
    Yes! There are two main attractions that have been gracing Disneyland during the Halloween season. The Haunted Mansion usually goes under refurbishment during the month of September to become "Haunted Mansion Holiday". During the Haunted Mansion Holiday take over, Jack Skellington and friends from Nightmare Before Christmas take over the Haunted Mansion to give it a Halloween/Christmas feel for the holidays. A new Halloween overlay addition is the Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy, seen for the first time in 2009. The Ghost Galaxy overlay to Space Mountain adds skeletons, aliens and ghosts to the usual dark starry ride, making those twists and turns even more exciting! Space Mountain also goes under refurbishment in September to add the Halloween overlay.

    [​IMG] Why Did Disney Move Halloween To Disneyland?
    Due to construction at Disney California Adventure going on through 2012, Disney has moved all the Halloween fun to Disneyland! 2010 was the first year they had done this and it was extremely successful. One of the biggest things about the 2010 year was the private event offering of the Halloween Screams Fireworks show during trick or treat parties ONLY. In 2009 Disney had launched the Halloween Screams Fireworks show to everyone but in 2010 moved the show to trick or treat ticket holders only.

    [​IMG] What Is The Busiest Time During Halloween?
    The busiest days tend to be of course Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays and then there are a few celebrations that tend to cause an uprising in normal crowd attendance. During usually the first weekend of October, Gay Days is celebrated which normally brings a larger crowd in than the normal weekend would. Columbus Day three day weekend and of course the day before Halloween (30th) and Halloween day (31st) are extremely busy. Other then that the days are normally pretty steady but not slammed full of people. Some people say that the first week of October when Utah state is on Fall Break can sometimes be a pretty busy time as well.
     
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    MICKEY'S HALLOWEEN PARTY WILL BEGIN ON

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013!!



    All photos & original format by funatdisney (Liza)



    General Information on Mickey's Halloween Party​


    Since 2006, Disneyland Resort has hosted a special ticketed Halloween party in one of the Parks, where guests both young and old can dress up in costumes, trick or treat, dance, and have a grand time. In addition, most of the ride attractions are open and operating. The park is transformed with added Halloween decorations and lighting which is only displayed during the Party. Disney Characters are dressed in costumes and there are special photo areas where guests can take a picture with their favorite character. Only a limited number of tickets are sold each night of the party, so most party goers do not experience long lines for the most popular rides during the party.

    In previous years, when the party was held in Disney California Adventure, the party was called Mickey's Halloween Treat or Mickey's Trick or Treat Party, but the most recent version is called Mickey's Halloween Party, and it will be held in Disneyland.

    Here is the information for this year's party :








    MICKEY'S HALLOWEEN PARTY 2013









    Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Park 2013 --
    Dates & Pricing Information



    Friday, September 27, 2013 -- 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m

    Ticket Price When Purchased in Advance - $59.00​
    Advanced Annual Passholder Ticket Price - $51.00​
    Ticket Price When Purchased on Event Date - $67.00​



    Tuesday, October 1, 2013 -- 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Ticket Price When Purchased in Advance - $59.00​
    Advanced Annual Passholder Ticket Price - $51.00​
    Ticket Price When Purchased on Event Date - $67.00​



    Friday, October 4, 2013 -- 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

    Ticket Price When When Purchased in Advance - $59.00​
    Advanced Annual Passholder Ticket Price - $51.00​
    Ticket Price When Purchased on Event Date - $67.00​



    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 -- 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Ticket Price When When Purchased in Advance - $59.00​
    Advanced Annual Passholder Ticket Price - $51.00​
    Ticket Price When Purchased on Event Date - $67.00​



    Friday, October 11, 2013 -- 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

    Ticket Price When When Purchased in Advance - $67.00​
    Advanced Annual Passholder Ticket Price - $67.00​
    Ticket Price When Purchased on Event Date - $67.00​



    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 -- 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Ticket Price When When Purchased in Advance - $59.00​
    Advanced Annual Passholder Ticket Price - $51.00​
    Ticket Price When Purchased on Event Date - $67.00​



    Friday, October 18, 2013 -- 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

    Ticket Price When When Purchased in Advance - $67.00​
    Advanced Annual Passholder Ticket Price - $67.00​
    Ticket Price When Purchased on Event Date - $67.00​



    Monday, October 21, 2013 -- 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Ticket Price When When Purchased in Advance - $59.00​
    Advanced Annual Passholder Ticket Price - $51.00​
    Ticket Price When Purchased on Event Date - $67.00​



    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 -- 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Ticket Price When When Purchased in Advance - $59.00​
    Advanced Annual Passholder Ticket Price - $51.00​
    Ticket Price When Purchased on Event Date - $67.00​



    Friday, October 25, 2013 -- 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

    Ticket Price When When Purchased in Advance - $67.00​
    Advanced Annual Passholder Ticket Price - $67.00​
    Ticket Price When Purchased on Event Date - $67.00​



    Monday, October 28, 2013 -- 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Ticket Price When When Purchased in Advance - $59.00​
    Advanced Annual Passholder Ticket Price - $51.00​
    Ticket Price When Purchased on Event Date - $67.00​



    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 -- 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Ticket Price When When Purchased in Advance - $74.00​
    Advanced Annual Passholder Ticket Price - $74.00​
    Ticket Price When Purchased on Event Date - $74.00​



    Thursday, October 31, 2013 -- 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Ticket Price When When Purchased in Advance - $74.00​
    Advanced Annual Passholder Ticket Price - $74.00​
    Ticket Price When Purchased on Event Date - $74.00​





    For all dates listed ages two and under: No Charge!


    All scheduled Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Night parties (including Halloween night,
    will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ​



    All Friday night parties will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.




    Save when you buy tickets in advance!

    Annual Passholder, Disney Rewards Visa Card holder and Disney Vacation Club owner tickets go on sale on July 8.

    Advance purchase tickets for the general public go on sale July 15.









    Mickey's Halloween Party participants enjoy complimentary parking for one vehicle. Larger vehicles may require an additional fee.

    Fiendish Fun for 2013

    In addition to the highly anticipated annual spine-tingling attractions and entertainment, like Villains Square and The Cadaver Dans, there's new fiendish fun for you this year:

    Monsters U Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace

    • Come to the big Halloween bash at Monsters University!
    • Listen to the Monsters' favorite DJ-spun dance tracks and learn the Monsters U "Scare Dance."
    • Mike & Sulley are in search of the best Scarers on campus. Will you join them for the spirited and silly Monster Scare-Off?


    2 New Locations on Mickey's Hide and Go Treat Trails

    • Piratepalooza Treats: The Pirates want to enlist you into the Crew for some swashbuckling fun!
    • Mickey's Toontown Treat Pre-party : Join popular Disney Characters for some early trick-or-treating at this colorful Halloween block party with plenty of good-humored spirit. (Toontown open for a limited time during Mickey's Halloween Party; please check Park schedule for exact times.)


    Tickets and Discount Details

    • Annual Passholders, before you purchase tickets online, please be sure to add your Pass to your profile.
    • Not an Annual Passholder? Enjoy offers like this and discover the benefits of being an Annual Passholder. General ticket sales begin July 15, 2013.
    • Limit eight (8) tickets per Annual Passholder, per event date.
    • Advance purchase prices available until one day prior to applicable event date. Online purchases unavailable on day of event.


    Buy Your Tickets Online Now

    Buy your tickets now and print them at home!

    Or call Tickets & Reservations at (714) 781-4400. Guests under age 18 must have parent or guardian permission to call.




    Ticket and Event Information

    • May not be combined with other discounts.
    • No ticket is required for Guests 2 and under.
    • Space is limited and tickets are available while supplies last. Subject to capacity and other restrictions.
    • Tickets are valid for admission to the designated party and to the theme park beginning at a specified time prior to party commencement.
    • Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be sold or transferred for commercial use.
    • Days and times of operation and all other elements including, but not limited to, operation of attractions, entertainment, services, stores and restaurants, appearances of Disney Characters and applicable theme park may vary and are subject to change without notice.

    • No Smoking at Mickey's Halloween Party: Mickey's Halloween Party is a completely non-smoking event, and there will be no designated smoking areas within the Park. Exit and re-entry is permitted to designated smoking areas in the Esplanade outside the Disneyland Main Entrance.



    COSTUME GUIDELINES

    All event attendees—including adults—may dress in their favorite Halloween costume and must follow at least these guidelines:

    Costumes Should

    • Be child-friendly.

    Costumes Should Not

    • Be obstructive, offensive or violent.
    • Drag on the ground.
    • Contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
    Contain any weapons which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.


    Masks

    Masks may be worn, but they must not obstruct vision and eyes must be visible at all times.


    Please Note

    • Please be sure costumes meet these guidelines. If a costume cannot be modified, a Guest may be refused entry into the event.
    • Guests who dress like Disney Characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs.
    • Guests of all ages may not wear a costume to a Disneyland Resort Halloween event unless they have a valid ticket to that event.





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    Information that May be of Interest from Previous Halloween Parties
    (which may or may not apply to 2013):

    There will be special photo locations and more treat stations than previous parties.


    Special Photo Locations:
    Pirate Wharf at the Frontierland Dock
    Friends from Aladdin Aladdin's Oasis
    Critter Pals Splash Mountain
    Winnie the Pooh & Friends - Critter Country
    Toy Story Pals Big Thunder Ranch
    Mickey & Minnie Big Thunder Ranch
    Disney Villains Small World Mall
    Disney Princesses Disney Princess Fantasy Faire
    Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow


    Mickey's Hide-and-Go-Treat Trails
    There will be many hide-and-go-treat trails with approximately 50 treat stations. Treats will include a mix of chocolates and healthy treats such as apple slices, carrots, raisins and dried fruit crisps.


    As an added bonus, Mickey's Halloween Party ticket holders can enter Disneyland three hours before the start of the Mickey's Halloween Party and they will be allowed to enter Disneyland in costume. Guests with Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Mickey's Halloween Party tickets will be allowed to enter at 3pm and those with Friday night tickets will be allowed to enter at 4pm. Disneyland Park will close at 6 pm when Mickey's Halloween Party is held on a Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday and at 7pm when the Party is held on Friday. Ticket holders will be given a wristband to identify them as party ticket holders when the park closes.

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    For anyone that would like to know when other Dis'ers are attending Mickey's Halloween Party, please visit [waiting for Check-In/Meet thread info], where there is a list of who is going on which dates and in which costumes!
     
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    I made the move to the new thread! Thanks for being so organized and on top of things, Sherry! :thumbsup2
     
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    Thanks for starting the new thread Sherry ~
     
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    Thanks for the move to a new thread Sherry.

    I have a question, and I'm not trying to be critical. I'm just wondering. Why do you have the big quote from the 2010 Disneyland website? Why not quote from the 2012 website? I think that if people see 2010 they might think they have out of date information. If it is all still accurate maybe you could say something about how this information is from 2010 but is still accurate.
     
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    I just had to start the new thread right now because the old one is about to hit its page limit. No other reason. But in the process of doing so I could bring Kristin's and Liza's info either to the placement/order I wanted and/or to page 1 - which was not possible to do last time because other DIS'ers posted in the thread before we could line our posts up!:rotfl2: If any other Superthreads hit their page limits, they have to start anew too.

    This time I had to be a bit stealth about it and start the thread in another forum, without a title, and reserve several posts back to back - and then I moved the thread over to this forum. I was afraid that people would start posting and break up the order again!:rotfl2:

    As you can see, I do have a link to the 2012 site in the very first post on this page. The thing is that the really detailed information about the season does not come out about Halloween right now. It doesn't come out until later, closer to when Halloween Time actually starts. And I find that not exactly the same info is released every year - even though certain things may be applicable every year. For example, there may not be a list of food items available every year, but those items are sold in the park. There may not be the same details published every year, even though those things are still part of the season.

    I found that the 2010 info was pretty comprehensive, and I made sure to say it was from 2010. If this year we see something more extensive and detailed I will post it, but even last year's info (at least on the sites I checked) was not as inclusive.

    Not much has changed for Halloween Time since 2010 and now (except for prices, of course)! So everything is still pretty much applicable!

    And the other thing is that I do what I can on my threads, a little at a time, when I can get on the board. A lot of things are works in progress and cannot be totally complete all at once. I put a lot of time and effort into my threads - a lot of details, a lot of organizational stuff - but it doesn't happen overnight!
     
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    The third thread in just a few years. Nice to start a new one when the 2nd one is at the end of the posts.

    Nice thread Sherry.

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    Chereya & Girimama33 -

    Thank you both for being the first DIS'ers to move into our new home (with a whole new 250 pages to start us off).
     
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    Hi, Bret!:cool1:

    The first thread, as you may recall, was not really intended to be a Superthread but was started as a simple question by someone else, and it evolved from there.

    The second thread - the first Official Halloween Time Superthread - had over 265,000 views! I would really rather not have to start a new one and give up all of those views and begin a new Table of Contents, but I also don't want to get to a point where the old thread is suffering from malfunctions and glitches and what not because it's gone past 250 pages.

    Most of the other Superthreads by other DIS'ers have not reached that 250-page limit yet, as far as I know, so most of them don't have to really 'pack up' and move to a new home and make the transition.

    So we're in the transitional stage right now! The previous thread is still active and open for another 3 pages, and it still has tons of great information and photos that we can refer people to even after it's closed.
     
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    I love the new thread. Thanks. I will keep my eyes open to all the Halloween October posts.
     
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    WOW!! Thread 3 hehe :) Just updated the check in list with new organization and graphics!!
     
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    Hi Sherry,

    You a absolutely correct that the first thread was not a Superthread. That one got the Superthreads started like the Halloween, Christmas, F! And WoC Superthreads.

    It would be nice to leave the thread as is. But it can only go till 250 pages which is a lot of posts. It is a lot of work to do all that work on the threads.

    The Superthreads like WoC, F! etc. are great and very helpful. The two holiday Superthreads that you started do get a lot views and posts.

    No question. So it looks like I will be posting my halloween pics on this new thread.

    Here is my first Halloween pic on the new thread.
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    Just checking in.

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    Sherry, I appreciate all the work you do on this thread, and as moderator on the board. Thank you very much. I was just thinking that a small addition might make it more clear why wording from 2010 is there. You are absolutely right that you clearly say it is from 2010, but until you responded to my question, I didn't know why you used the 2010 information.

    Again, thank you so much for this thread, and the previous one. I've read every single page and it's really helping me prepare for my first trip to Disneyland at Halloween.
     
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    checking in 2month 2weeks one day till we go woohoo
     
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    revwog1974 -

    Thank you for the kind words, and you're very welcome.:goodvibes In fact, I did tweak the big title/heading in the info post (post #3) a tiny bit after you asked the question (and I may tweak it again) because I totally agree that it could have been a bit more clear! I also took out the references to ticket prices and things like that which are not applicable to this year at all, so hopefully that will be a little bit better.

    Actually I wish that the info from last year that Disney published in various places had been just as detailed, and I could have gotten rid of the 2010 stuff. I remember wondering why they were leaving some details out of the mix altogether, even though those things were still part of the season. Hopefully this year there will be something a little more extensive again. I would really rather have totally new info to add to that particular post each year as it comes out, just as long as it includes the specifics!
     
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    Bret -

    Yay! You got the first photo of the thread in! A great way to kick things off!
     
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