Last week, I did a Throwback Thursday part one on Halloweentime at the Disneyland Resort by writing about the time Brooke and I visited Disney California Adventure. Since we visited both parks, this is part two.
Over at Disneyland, the entrance had some fun Jack-o-Lanterns in the shape of the fab five…here is Mickey Mouse…
and of course Pluto.
Here they are from the back.
Mickey was all spruced up for Halloween at the entrance.
Main Street U.S.A. had lots of orange and yellow blunting on their buildings in honor of Halloween.
Then there was the huge Mickey Mouse Jack-o-Lantern.
As you might imagine, this was a great spot for pictures. We couldn’t resist such a great picture opportunity.
At the other end of Main Street U.S.A. there were some fun Jack-o-Lanterns. Here is Buzz Lightyear….
Winnie the Pooh…
and Tarzan. As you can see, each represents one of the themed lands.
We made our way back to the Big Thunder Ranch where they had a lot of fun Halloween themed things to see.
This guy cracks me up!
A Jack-o-Lantern carriage!
Back in one area, there was someone making some fun pumpkins. Look! Woody and Buzz!
Two different kinds of Mickey Mouses.
We found Nemo!
I thought the princesses were pretty clever.
You can’t forget captain Jack Sparrow!
With the Nightmare Before Christmas themed Haunted Mansion overlay, we can’t leave out Jack Skellington and Sally.
Inside, Brooke took in a card game with these guys.
We even ran into Jessie back at the Big Thunder Ranch.
We had a blast checking out all the Halloween themed things at the Big Thunder Ranch!
I know that I’ve posted a lot of pictures of the various Halloween themed happenings at Disneyland. However, we did take in some attractions while we were at Disneyland. Pirates of the Caribbean is my favorite attraction. As I’ve looked back at various pictures I’ve attempted to get with Jack Sparrow at the end of Pirates, I realized that this might be the best one I’ve been able to get!
Somewhere, I have more pictures of the Haunted Mansion with the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay. Unfortunately, those were from different trips. So, I’ll just post this one of the Jack-o-Lanterns you see while waiting in the queue line. The goal for Brooke and I on this trip to the Disneyland Resort was to take in as much of the Halloween themed things that the resort had to offer. We did so at the expense of other things we like to do while at Disneyland. It worked out pretty good because we knew those other things would be there for other trips. However, this was our first trip to Disneyland at Halloween and we knew that the Halloween things would go away once November came. The cool thing about the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay at the Haunted Mansion is that they keep this overlay for both Halloween and Christmas. If you’re ever at Disneyland from the middle of September through the first week or two of January, you must ride this different version of the Haunted Mansion. I’ve got to warn you, though, the wait times get pretty long. This is the only time of year that I remember Disneyland offering FastPasses for the Haunted Mansion.
Even though we got a picture with the Mickey Jack-o-Lantern when we first arrived at Disneyland, we couldn’t resist the night picture to end our day.
I’ll conclude this post with a picture of a display they had set up for the tram ride to the Mickey and Friends parking structure. I saw this on the way in to Disneyland and totally missed the opportunity to capture a picture. At night on the way out, I couldn’t get a good picture from the tram. So, I got this one from the parking lot. I’m not sure if they do this exact same display every year. However, I thought it was very festive.
Brooke and I had a blast visiting Disneyland for Halloweentime back in 2009. Five years ago, we visited the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom in August for our honeymoon. Then, followed that up in October by visiting Disney California Adventure and Disneyland. So, we went to all 6 North America Disney theme parks in about a two month period of time.I know that not much has changed at Disneyland from 5 years ago. So, to some this post might not look like much of a Throwback Thursday. However, all of the pictures were from our trip in 2009. The date stamps don’t lie. I hope you enjoyed this look back at Disneyland‘s 2009 Halloweentime.