Saturday, September 13, 2014

Halloween Time 2014 Begins at the Disneyland Resort

Halloween Time has officially started at the Disneyland Resort... or should I just say "...at Disneyland".
Friday also saw Dapper Day, an unofficial event where Guests come in their "Sunday best", or vintage style clothing and enjoy the Parks.

There is quite a bit to look at this week.
Granted, with the time frame I had, I didn't get to see everything.   I didn't visit the Thunder Ranch area.  Hopefully I can see it next week when I visit.

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time
Starting at the Main Entrance, Disneyland receives it's yearly Halloween Time decorations

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time
Halloween Time bunting on the store fronts of Main Street U.S.A.

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time


Many of the windows along Main Street U.S.A. have been dressed up for Halloween Time.  But they can be hard to photograph during the day due to the reflection.  And because of the reflection brought on by the sunlight, many of the window displays can easily get overlooked.

The following pictures were taken a night to get a better look.
These pictures are not in any particular order

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween, Time

We will now continue on our way.
First stop in Haunted Mansion Holiday


Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square
A sign to guide the traffic that will soon hit the area

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Haunted Mansion Holiday
Haunted Mansion Holiday had a delayed opening
Because I didn't know how long it would take, I decided to get out of line and wander elsewhere
As I head back towards Port Royal, we can see that the line (which was just a straight shot to the Mansion gates) had stretched towards Pirates of the Caribbean

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Traffic, Sign
Rare picture of a sign that is used during the hours the Park is closed to Guests where many vehicles are using the streets of Disneyland to get to places
Obviously, someone forgot to remove this sign before Guests arrived

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Man, was Disneyland not prepared for a 9 a.m. opening?
First Mansion is delayed
Then a sign that isn't suppose to be seen by Guests is left out
And now this?!
The Royal Courtyard gates are left open
Disneyland should close these before someone wanders inside
It's an accident waiting to happen

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Royal Courtyard, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish
I won't step inside, but I'l use to the open gate to my advantage ;)
Now, I have heard that the Royal Courtyard will not be the new Court of Angels in any way.
This area is just getting a refurbishment and once completed, the stairs and merchandise shelves will be back like before

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Royal Courtyard, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Royal Courtyard, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, 4, Eye, Camera

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time
I decided to head back to Haunted Mansion Holiday.
It wasn't open, but I decided to wait it out
Around 9:45 a.m. the attraction opened up



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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time
Happy Holidays Everyone!



Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time
To celebrate the Haunted Mansion Holiday's 13th year, Zero floated to each portrait. And it looks like it will be used from now on

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time



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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time
This year's Gingerbread House

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time
So earlier, we mentioned how Disneyland didn't seem to be prepared for the 9 a.m. Park opening.
Mansion was delayed
Sign left out
Royal Courtyard gate open with scaffolding in place

Well as we can see with the Mansion (again), the lights behind the mirrors at the end of the ride were left on

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Haunted Mansion Holiday, Halloween Time
So not only did you see your "gift", but you could see how the effect is done

The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack 16 oz. Ceramic Mug The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sally 16 oz. Mug NBX Holiday Jack Skellingtons Salt and Pepper Shakers 

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Haunted Mansion continues to get new merchandise

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Port Royal, New Orleans Square, Haunted Mansion, Merchandise

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Maid style headband

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The Halloween Tree back in Frontierland

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Frontierland, Halloween Tree, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Frontierland, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Frontierland, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Frontierland, Halloween Time



Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish
Finding Nemo Submarines were being sent through liquid space

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Dive!

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Dive!

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish
Dive!

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Time
Heading to Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Time
The quench the thirst of space goers while they wait

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Time
Inside Space Mountain, the station received new LED lighting.
Many of the LEDs were burned out so they were able to replace them during the transformation of classic Space Mountain to Ghost Galaxy.
When classic Space Mountain returns, the station should look brighter and better like it did when it opened in 2005 after the complete rebuild

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Time

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Time
I feel like the orange and red hues inside the station clash with the ghostly green
If there was a way to make the station green, blue, and purple, it may have made the station even more "scarier"

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Ghost Galaxy, Halloween Time

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Exit
Getting out of Space Mountain, Guests will notice the modified exit area

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Exit
New panels have been put up
They remind me a little like Star Wars

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Do you like the modified exit now that it is completed?

"yes!"

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I'm glad

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Space Mountain, Exit

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Magic Eye Theater, Guardians of the Galaxy, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Magic Eye Theater, Guardians of the Galaxy, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Magic Eye Theater, Guardians of the Galaxy, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Star Wars Stormtrooper Candy Bowl Holder Star Wars Jawa Candy Bowl Holder Iron Man Candy Bowl Holder Captain America Candy Bowl Holder  

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, Facade, Scaffolding, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish
"it's a small world" facade has some scaffolding up

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, Facade, Scaffolding, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish
It could be the start of facade work for the 60th anniversary

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, it's a small world, Facade, Scaffolding, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Fantasyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Drawbridge, Design, New
Over in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, the drawbridge got a redesign

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Fantasyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Drawbridge, Design, New
Gone are the chains and armor shields
And up is a fence

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Fantasyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Drawbridge, Design, New
Will the shields return?
Or any other type of theming?

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Fantasyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Drawbridge, Design, New

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Fantasyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Drawbridge, Design, New
Try raising this bridge up

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Fantasyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Drawbridge, Design, New

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Fantasyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Drawbridge, Design, New

Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Fantasyland, Sleeping Beauty Castle, Drawbridge, Design, New
Will these seating areas be removed?
Will they remain?
Will we see railings placed along the stone portion of bridge?
After all, don't want someone to lean over or stand up and fall into the moat

Disney Villains Shot Glass 4-Pack Maleficent Basic Fashion Doll Sleeping Beauty Maleficent Disney Pop! Vinyl Figure Bookmark Sleeping Beauty Maleficent Blox Vinyl Figure

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Halloween Time, Dapper Dans, Dapper
Dappers watching the Dapper Dans

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Disneyland Resort, Disneyland, Main Street U.S.A., Corridor

Disneyland Resort, Main Street U.S.A., Corridor

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure
And then there's Disney California Adventure....

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Buena Vista Street, Dapper

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Paradise Pier, Toy Story Midway Mania, Queue, Structure, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Paradise Pier, Toy Story Midway Mania, Queue, Structure, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish


Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Paradise Pier, Toy Story Midway Mania, Queue, Structure, Refurbishment, Refurb, Refurbish

Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure, Buena Vista Street, Tail, Merchanidse
You can hats for heads
So why not tails for your ... "tails" (trying to keep it appropriate)

Disneyland Resort, Tram, Route, Asphalt
Just sandbag it!

Disneyland Resort, Tram, Route, Asphalt

That will conclude this weeks pictorial to the Disneyland Resort
Thanks for stopping by and checking it out

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Until Next Time...

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