Friday, October 24, 2014

Mickey's Halloween Party: The Grand Finale

Today marks the last of my Mickey's Halloween Party photos; still more trip report photos for next week though!

These gigantic Mickeys are all over the park;

some show fear…

some show happiness:

Nice to see the Ray Bradbury Tree in Frontierland continues its annual tradition of being decorated for Halloween:

This talking scarecrow in Frontierland is just one step away from a creepy clown.

No dessert was had at the Plaza Inn, so a sugary treat needed to be found. The Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square was the perfect place for this.

A tasty mint julep (love those maraschino cherries!)…

and a sack of piping hot Pumpkin Beignets.

Heading back to Central Plaza for the Halloween Fireworks, I snapped a few of the Adventureland attractions, specially lit for the evening.

Even the Treehouse looks scary at night!

Unlike previous years, we didn't fight too hard to get the perfect viewing spot for the Fireworks. If you go, you really need to be DEAD (pun intended) center in order to see the special lighting on the castle and the large round orbs that surround the castle. We were at the left side, which totally obliterated the view to just about anything other than the fireworks themselves. At least we could still see Zero flying over the Castle!

The beignets were delish, but when we saw just how empty The Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlour was, we could not resist. This just never happens!

The Firehouse Dalmatian Mint Sundae is a Daveland favorite (more maraschino cherries!):

The Carnation Café was closed, so I took advantage of this occasion to snap some interior shots, including this wide panorama photo:

Previously, we had missed the Town Square Disney Villains finale, so we made a point to catch it this time.

Lady Tremain and her evil daughters were ablaze!

A quartet of cadaverous gents:

Your typical assortment of all-star Disney Villains:

Last one for today shows the cool Halloween lighting on the Main Street Train Station:

I hope these posts have gotten you into the Halloween Spirit; do you have your costume yet for trick or treating?

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K. Martinez said...

I love the gigantic Mickeys. There's a wonderful simplicity about them.

I haven't read Ray Bradbury's "The Halloween Tree" since it was first published in the early 1970's. After over 40 years, I think it's time to read it again.

So are you going to return this holiday season to photograph the "Jingle Cruise"? I'd love that. Thoroughly enjoyed this series. Thanks, Dave.

Fifthrider said...

It isn't a trip without a mint julep. As always, your pics are amazing. You could photograph a crime scene and make it look like a vacation destination.

Daveland said...

Ken- I've never read it either. Not sure if I will make it back for the holidays or not.

Bryan - That sounds like a challenge - ha!

K. Martinez said...

@Dave - No problem! Just thought I'd give it a shot in case you were going for the holidays. Thanks.