Luke Manning’s 10/3/09 Photo Report

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I visited the Disneyland Resort yesterday to check out all of the new Halloween offerings, as well as the newly re-opened Disney Gallery. Here is my photo report:

The Fab 5 pumpkins are once again on the turnstiles this year

The “What Will You Celebrate?” Mickey floral has received some orange, yellow, and red colors for Halloween Time

Halloween colors abound on Main Street USA

An advertisement for the Diamond Edition release of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Crystal Arcade

Also one for “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure”

Disney character pumpkins in the Hub

Now for a quick look at Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy

This was the line to get a Fastpass for Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy!

“Hidden” speakers for the nighttime projections and effects on Space Mountain

Looks like everything got a fresh paint-job

The Stand-by line got as long as 95 minutes at some points in the day!

Signs warning guests of Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy’s frighten factor are all through-out the queue for the attraction

Overall, I thought the overlay was great; the music worked really well, as did the effects. My only complaint is that the effects did make the mountain a little bright, and the effects clearly were projections

The three-dimensional Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port sign is back

“Nightmare Before Christmas” merchandise at the cart outside Haunted Mansion Holiday

Jack Skellington and Sally are out doing meet ‘n greets once again this year. These characters are just amazing, really close to the film, and they have a good length conversation with everyone

The line for Haunted Mansion Holiday

Le Bayou Magique, a new store opening soon in New Orleans Square

Some work going on in the Court of Angels

Le Bat en Rouge is now a general collectible store

New plush Vinylmation

Vinylmation Holiday Series #1

Decorate your own Vinylmation

Meanwhile, “Nightmare Before Christmas” merchandise has moved to Port Royal

This cool prop is outside Port Royal

I wonder why the Royal Street Veranda has been closed so long

There was some kind of Halloween Time/”Give a Day, Get a Disney Day” family media event going on at Aladdin’s Oasis

The Dia de Los Muertos celebration at Zocalo Park in Frontierland

Some work going on at the entrance to the Village Haus. The restaurant remains open however

Casey Jr. Circus Train and Storybook Land remain closed through November 19th

Monstro is getting some dental work done ;)

The newly opened Edelweiss Snacks wasn’t open when I passed by, but it was open later in the day

For a small food stand, there’s certainly a lot of great theming going on here

The new Villains meet ‘n greet area before it opened for the day

The Enchanted Cottage at the Princess Fantasy Faire remains closed through November 17th

They’re completely re-building the restaurant

I caught a set of the Pearly Band featuring Mary Poppins

After the show, some guests were following Mary Poppins for autographs as she was heading out of the park

We’ll head back to Disneyland later, but now let’s pop on over to Disney’s California Adventure

In the Esplanade, you have the chance to win your own 2010 Honda INSiGHT EX Hybrid (obviously with-out the “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure” covering ;) )

The CALIFORNIA letters haven’t been changed over to candy corn this year

Happy Halloween Disney’s California Adventure!

Let’s take a look at Candy Corn Acres

Heimlich occasionally pops out of the giant candy corn

Even the Churro cart is covered in candy corn!

Characters are all through-out Hollywood Pictures Backlot now. Snow White was at her 70th anniversary meet ‘n greet

Aladdin and Jasmine were out too

Woody, Sorcerer Mickey, and Cinderella were a part of Drawn to the Magic as always

An ad for “A Christmas Carol” near Award Weiners

Some filming was going on along the Performance Corridor involving the Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Party candy stops

Jessie, along with Woody, are now doing meet ‘n greets in Paradise Pier

Midway Mercantile is promoting the “Toy Story”/”Toy Story 2” double feature

A look at construction in the Paradise Pier lagoon

Most of the new rocks are completed

The new World of Color lighthouses

Awesome Mickey and Minnie Halloween plush, available at the Midway Stores and other locations through-out the Resort

The walls have come down here

The Orange Stinger sign is still up

One of the Jumpin’ Jellyfish towers got a great new paint job

The construction walls are rather thin here now

This year’s Halloween Time cups

The new Grand Californian Disney Vacation Club wing

Check-in for the Halloween Time family media day event at the West Esplanade Guest Information Center

Halloween Time banners in Downtown Disney

Halloween store windows at the World of Disney

RideMakerz, a new store coming soon to Downtown Disney

LittleMissMatched is moving next door to its current location

A margarita bar is under construction at Tortilla Jo’s

Disney Pin Traders is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Disney Pin Trading

Kitson Kids got a blue paint-job

“Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” in 3D are currently showing at the AMC

Back over to Disneyland for a look at the new Disney Gallery

They even have a poster from Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy

Little Green Men Store Command is also showcasing the 3D re-release of “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2”

A 10th anniversary of Pin Trading Mickey plush

A huge crowd waiting for Halloween Screams

The Halloween Time park guides

The inside flap advertises the Halloween Time offerings

The Disney Gallery (#7) and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy are now on the Disneyland Park map

I hope you guys enjoyed my photo report. Stay tuned to Disneyland News Today and the WDWNTube for videos of Haunted Mansion Holiday, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, Candy Corn Acres, The Disney Gallery, and more!

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About the author

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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