Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Disneyland Halloween Trip Report: Pt. 7

These gigantic orange light balloons towered over many areas of the park, setting the theme for Mickey's Halloween Party. It was only fitting that our group posed by the Star Wars Stormship Trooper photo opportunity.

Naturally, a ride on Star Tours followed.

Princess Leia never looked so good!

This was my VERY favorite part of the entire night. The ghostly quartet on the Rivers of America was fantastic, in both sight and sound.

Jack Skellington and Sally were one of the most popular photo opps in the park.

For most of the evening, I also hung out with 2 of the 3 Tours Departing Daily folk. Not only are they just about the best photographers I know, they are also a ton-o-fun.

The talents of the Disney lighting folks shines best in the pathway between Fantasyland and Frontierland. The smoke and light effects here are magnificent.

The creepy scarecrow was back again.

The Halloween Screams fireworks are also fantastic; a nice change from the regular show. Even the pre-show is fun.

The Haunted Mansion's Hitchhiking Ghosts made appearances on the castle:

Jack Skellington's dog Zero filled in for Tinkerbell:

The huge orb on the left makes a great addition with the animated characters that constantly change throughout the show. Here Jack Skellington was winking to the many guests crowded by the castle for a view.

The backside of the castle also had some spooky lighting effects.

On the way out, after gorging myself with a Firehouse Dalmatian Mint Sundae at the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlour, I walked as slowly as possible, trying to soak in all the details.

My final view of the night was the cobwebbed Main Street Train Station. More magic lighting!

The next morning, the magic was over as I waited for the early train back home.

Hope you enjoyed my EXTREMELY long trip report!

See more vintage & current Disneyland Halloween photos on my Halloween web pages.


K. Martinez said...

After seeing this update, I definitely want to visit Disneyland during HalloweenTime. Thanks for posting this. I love it!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a great report and what a transformation of the Park. Amazing.

SuzyA said...

Dave, LOVED it ALL! Photos all so colorful, and the photos with movement so FUN! Thank you, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN to you and all your faithful readers.
Suzy A. :-)

Daveland said...

Thanks all for the comments! Halloween is definitely one of my favorite times at Disneyland.

Rich T. said...

Reading this post completely made up for the fact that my family didn't get a single Trick-or-Treater at our door this year (more candy for us!) Great, great photos!

V @ No Privacy At All Around This Place! said...

I love your blog! Does WDW not have the huge orb that DL does for the MNSSHP fireworks? When I went to the party in WDW I didn't see it. :(