Shawn Hutchison’s 9/25/09 Halloween Time Photo Report

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Our own Shawn Hutchison was at the Disneyland Resort yesterday for the first day of this year’s Halloween Time promotion, and he reports back to us with a plethora of photos:

New banners at the Mickey and Friends Tram Station

One of two Halloween displays along the Mickey and Friends tram route

The Fab 5 pumpkin heads along the Disneyland turnstiles

Welcome to Halloween Time!

The giant Mickey pumpkin in Town Square

A Halloween display in one of the Main Street stores

Even the “cast member” at the Main Street Cinema got dressed up for the occasion

Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy were pretty much the only things with a wait yesterday

Ray Bradbury’s Halloween Tree in Frontierland

A small display outside Pioneer Mercantile

The Day of the Dead celebration in Zocalo Park returns this year

An explanation of what the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos is

Now for a look at Big Thunder Ranch Halloween Roundup (it’s no longer Woody’s Halloween Roundup)

This display is out in front of the Ranch

Here you can see the pumpkin carver station, the “Scare-Dy-Crow Shack”, and some cool pumpkin lights

This figure used to be on the stage, but is now at the entrance to Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue

“Halloween Roundup or Bust!”

Storybook Land and Casey Jr. are still closed for refurbishment

An enormous crowd of people waiting for the first public showing of Halloween Screams

And now for a look at Halloween Screams

The show begins with a just under two minute long “Nightmare Before Christmas” prelude, where Zero appears for the first time

Jack Skellington comes to life on this projection ball and calls for the ghosts to come out and socialize

We then get to hear “Grim Grinning Ghosts” and “This is Halloween” with fire!

Ursula then introduces the next segment

Songs like “Poor Unfortunate Souls”, “Pink Elephants on Parade”, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” and many more are performed in a pop styling

“Well Mr. Oogie Boogie says, there’s trouble close at hand. You better pay attention now, cause I’m the boogieman!”

Then the mistress of all evil, Maleficant, comes in to the thrilling tune of “Hellfire” from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

Jack Skellington and Zero then make a return, and Jack invites you to participate in his favorite Halloween tradition, the scream-along

All this happens while we hear a reprise of “Grim Grinning Ghosts” and “This is Halloween”

Guests then exit out to “I Put a Spell on You” from “Hocus Pocus”

Many amazing light shows play on the exterior of Space Mountain

The lights are kind of hard to translate into photos, so you’ll have to go check this out for yourself (along with Ghost Galaxy itself)

The Ghost Galaxy sign

Halloween cups

And the Disneyland Park guide map

Thanks for your report Shawn! And be sure to stay tuned for more Halloween goodness!

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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