I have a huge update for you this week. Today is the official beginning of Halloween Time at Disneyland. Decorations are added to many areas of the park and seasonal overlays to two classic attractions.
Starting off at the park’s entrance, the character pumpkins have returned above the turnstiles.
An advertisement for Mickey’s Halloween Party has been added above the western turnstiles.
Halloween Time decorations added to the light poles on Main Street USA.
Seasonal garland on the Main Street USA train station.
Pumpkins have been added to the front of several buildings on Main Street USA.
Seasonal flowers in the planter surrounding the the flag poll and dedication plaque.
The giant Mickey Mouse pumpkin is back in Town Square.
More pumpkins in front of Crystal Arcade.
The character pumpkins have returned to the planter around the Partners statue. Note that this picture was taken before the seasonal flowers were installed.
Each pumpkin surrounding the partners statue features a Disney character that represents a land in the park. Roger Rabbit represents Toontown.
Tinker Bell represents Fantasyland. Other character pumpkins include Buzz Lightyear, Tarzan, Winnie the Pooh, Woodie, and Jack Skellington.
Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy opens today, October 14th. Expect very long lines at this attraction, especially during evenings and weekends when locals flood the park to experience the Halloween overlays.
Over in Frontierland, Halloween decorations have been installed in front of the Pioneer Mercantile shop.
Big Thunder Rance receives an extensive Halloween overlay every year. Here you can see a Halloween photo op.
Part of the Halloween overlay at Big Thunder Rance is the amazing pumpkin carving display. Be sure to check back next week to see pictures of the first batch of creations that Disney artists have on display.
Also opening today is Haunted Mansion Holiday. As with Space Mountain, this seasonal attraction is also very popular. Expect long wait times, especially evenings and weekends.
The entire area around the Haunted Mansion receives spooky decorations to match the Nightmare Before Christmas movie.
More Nightmare Before Christmas decorations.
Even the French Market restaurant receives decorations to match Haunted Mansion Holiday.
The inside of the French Market is decorated with several pumpkins and these zombie ginger bread cookies.
Speaking of the French Market, this week it received an entirely new menu (which you can see here in our menu section). Included on the menu is the French Dip sandwich that was tested during several recent Annual Passholder events. I tested it out to make sure it was fit for your consumption and I was able to confirm that it’s delicious!
Now that I got all the good stuff out of the way, here are the pictures that you’re waiting for. Construction updates!
Construction continues at Fantasy Faire. Here you can see the new steel structure that was added last week has received some scaffolding.
Over in Tomorrowland, Redd Rocket’s Pizza Port is getting some TLC.
Construction workers were seen doing work while standing on the former Peoplemover/Rocket Rods track.
Disney held another Annual Passholder Movie Night on Thursday. The two movies were Bolt and Meet the Robinsons.
In Disney California Adventure, the Frankenweenie 4D Sneak Peek starts tonight. The sneak peak will run in the Muppet Vision 3D theater every night from 5 PM to park closing.
Also opening today is the Frankenweenie exhibit in the lobby of the Disney Animation building. The exhibit will be open September 14th to November 5th.
Frankenweenie posters have been added to the front of the Animation Building.
Nothing new here, I just wanted to leave you with a picture of 5 & Dime. That’s it for this week, be sure to check back next week for more coverage on the Frankenweenie exhibit, and Halloween Time at Disneyland.