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Last Weekend for an All Hallows Eve T at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on October 24th, 2013 by Robin Trowbridge, Entertainment Show Director, Disneyland Resort.


Have you made it out to our splendiferously spooky edition of the Mad T Party this year? We stirred in a bit of Halloween spice to make it even more devilishly delicious! Have a look:

This particular brand of fantabulous freakishness fades into the night after this weekend, so don’t be late! If you can’t make it, though, fret not. The Rabbit Hole will soon open again for some holiday celebratiousness and a bit of snowfall, just in time for T!

For more on Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort, click the links below:

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Main Street Style: Getting Into Character at Disney Parks

posted on October 23rd, 2013 by Michelle Stepney, PR Content Director


We’ve been celebrating the fall season all month at Disney Parks with Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World Resort. Looking for some costume inspiration? Look no further than some of the guests recently spotted by our style squad.

Main Street Style at Disney Parks: Mary Poppins Main Street Style at Disney Parks: Sally

LEFT: You’ll look super… (oh, you know the rest!)… dressed as everyone’s favorite nanny. A smart blue dress, carpet bag, proper hat and brawly (umbrella) bring the whole look together. It’s practically perfect in every way.

RIGHT: This dress is super cute for a day in the park and a dream for Halloween. Inspired by Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, you could amp up the character quotient and top it off with a bright red wig.

Main Street Style at Disney Parks: Donald Duck Main Street Style at Disney Parks: Mickey Mouse

LEFT: If it looks like a duck and dresses like a duck, it must be none other than Donald. This sweet rendition of a Disney classic left us quacking for joy. The yellow sneakers and sailor top are precious.

RIGHT: Mickey is always a favorite inspiration for guests, but we especially like this mod interpretation done with color blocking. The yellow leg warmers are a clever touch.

Main Street Style at Disney Parks: Peter Pan Main Street Style at Disney Parks: Phineas and Ferb

LEFT: These friends on Main Street at Disneyland park inspired us to never want to grow up! We love their take on the characters from “Peter Pan.” Group costumes are a great way to extend Halloween fun.

RIGHT: A platypus on a secret mission is the inspiration for this look from Phineas and Ferb. We love the turquoise and white dress paired with the bowler hat. Though it will be hard to maintain your cover with a look this spot on.

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Finish That Tombstone at Magic Kingdom Park: ‘Good Old Fred’

posted on October 23rd, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week’s “Finish that Tombstone” showcases a classic that can be found at Magic Kingdom Park. The wording starts with “Good Old Fred…”

Finish That Tombstone: Good Old Fred

Can you tell us the remainder of the inscription, which has been blurred out here?
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Tweet & Win a Jack Skellington Vinylmation to Celebrate Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

posted on October 23rd, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


Last month, we announced the debut of Pumpkin King Jack Skellington and his love, Sally, at this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. In honor of his appearance, we’re offering Disney Parks Blog readers the chance to win a Jack Skellington Popcorn Vinylmation.

Jack Skellington Vinylmation

Here’s how it works: Between 10:00 a.m. (ET), October 23, 2013, and 10:00 a.m. (ET), October 25, 2013, we’ll be sharing a #NotSoScary RT-to-Win tweet on our @WaltDisneyWorld account. When you see it, simply tweet or retweet the entire message along with “#Sweepsentry,” and you will be entered for a chance to be one of 30 people who will win one Jack Skellington Popcorn Vinylmation. For your entry to be valid, you must follow @WaltDisneyWorld on Twitter.

We just launched our first tweet at @WaltDisneyWorld. We’ll notify potential winners after 10 a.m. on October 25. Here’s a link to the sweepstakes rules. Please read them before you enter.

Good luck.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void outside the U.S. and where prohibited. Open only to persons, who are, as of Entry, legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 U.S. or D.C. and who have reached the age of majority in their primary state of residence. Sweepstakes starts 10:00 AM (ET) on 10/23/13; ends 10:00 AM (ET) on 10/25/13. Click here for Official Rules.

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Wildlife Wednesdays: Halloween Celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Helps to Keep Bats ‘Hanging Around’

posted on October 23rd, 2013 by Jackie Ogden, Ph.D., Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, Disney Parks


Hanging up bat decorations for Halloween is great holiday fun but at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we also want to keep real bats hanging around. Bats play a critical role in nature, helping to control pests and pollinate countless plants, including delicious fruits like bananas and mangoes.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Halloween Celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Helps to Keep Bats ‘Hanging Around’

On Halloween, we’re celebrating Bat Day with special activities at Rafiki’s Planet Watch where guests will discover that bats are cool, not creepy. Guests can enter a “bat cave” and test their skills at identifying North American bats. Fun games help guests learn what bats eat and what challenges they face. Guests also can meet our bat keepers and find out how we care for the bats that make their home on the Maharajah Jungle Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They might even see one of our bats getting its wellness exam in the Veterinary Hospital.

Wildlife Wednesdays: Halloween Celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Helps to Keep Bats ‘Hanging Around’ Wildlife Wednesdays: Halloween Celebration at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Helps to Keep Bats ‘Hanging Around’

Did you know?

  • The Malayan Flying Fox, which guests can see on the Maharajah Jungle Trek, is one of the largest bats in the world with a wingspan of close to 6 feet. Another bat species at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the Rodrigues fruit bat.
  • Contrary to popular myths, bats are not blind and do not become entangled in human hair.
  • For 2013, the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) is supporting Bat Conservation International projects that are helping to protect long-nosed bats in the Caribbean, golden-capped fruit bats in the Philippines and straw-colored bats in Africa. This year, the DWCF also is supporting a Lubee Bat Conservancy project that is helping flying foxes in Madagascar.
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Halloween on the High Seas with Disney Cruise Line

posted on October 22nd, 2013 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


All this month, Disney cruisers have joined Mickey, Minnie and friends in celebrating Halloween at sea with special activities, including haunted costume parties and spooky movies, along with frightfully delicious concoctions like spider cakes, “Spooky Juice” and lots of candy, of course!

Mickey, Minnie and friends, aboard the Disney Dream for Halloween on the High Seas Mickey, Minnie and friends, aboard the Disney Dream for Halloween on the High Seas

On the Disney Dream, guests are being treated to an extra-special celebration during our Halloween on the High Seas cruises. These sailings are loaded with spooky surprises, beginning when guests step aboard the ship to see a huge tree in the middle of the atrium lobby. It isn’t long before they learn the story of The Pumpkin Tree and use their imaginations (plus some magic pumpkin seeds) to bring this dead tree to life. Overnight, the tree is magically transformed with an enchanted personality and pumpkins sprouting from its branches. The Pumpkin Tree even talks and interacts with guests, and its pumpkins sparkle during a spectacular light show!

The Pumpkin Tree, aboard the Disney Dream for Halloween on the High Seas

The surprises don’t end there. During Haunted Stories of the Seas, the bravest cruisers gather beneath the stars as an eerie sea captain tells thrilling stories of ghosts and zombies that seem to come to life right before their eyes!

Haunted Stories of the Seas, aboard the Disney Dream for Halloween on the High Seas

Other special events include Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party, where kids dance and play with favorite Disney friends, and the Creepy Cabaret adult costume party with those mischievous Disney villains. And during A Nightmare Before Christmas – Sing and Scream, guests join in a 3D sing-along showing of the creepy classic, complete with real fog and special effects. At the end of the movie, they even get a surprise meet-and-greet with Jack Skellington and Sally!

Check out the gallery on Disney Cruise Line’s Facebook page for some of the photos we’ve seen so far, and let us know in the comments which Disney cruiser you think deserves the best dressed award!

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Disney Villains Wallpaper Series: Scar From ‘The Lion King’

posted on October 21st, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Halloween is fast approaching and our celebration of the return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party continues this week with a new Disney villains wallpaper here on the Disney Parks Blog.

This week’s downloadable wallpaper was created by Disney artist Mike Britton and features the Scar from “The Lion King.” To download for your computer or mobile device, simply click on the image below.
Scar from Disney's 'Lion King'

Be sure to check out the terms of use about using the wallpaper before you download it.

Have you ever dressed as a Disney villain for Halloween? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.


Check out more Disney villain wallpapers in these posts:

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Take The ‘Scream-No-More Challenge’ At Hong Kong Disneyland

posted on October 18th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


As much as I love celebrating Halloween at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park, I do love to see how our other parks – especially our international ones – celebrate this time of year.

Hong Kong Disneyland Launches ‘Scream-No-More Challenge’

This fall, Hong Kong Disneyland launched a new Halloween offering as a part of their Disney’s Haunted Halloween celebration. It’s called the “Scream-No-More Challenge” and allows guests to explore the seven lands at the park, stopping at attractions and scare checkpoints that test their ability to hold back screams. Checkpoints include a new Sideshow Carnival Extraordinaire, Grizzly Gulch Halloween Fair, Tomorrowland Party Zone, and more. (Some guests may even scream with delight when they see Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and friends dressed up in Halloween attire!).

The offering will run Thursdays-Sundays through October 31, at the park. Be sure to check out the photo gallery above for more.

To see how Halloween is celebrated at other Disney Parks, check out the list of stories below.

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Disney Parks After Dark: Disney’s Haunted Halloween Returns to Hong Kong Disneyland

posted on October 17th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Tonight’s “Disney Parks After Dark” photo is great shot that was taken at Disney’s Haunted Halloween celebration at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Haunted Halloween celebration At Hong Kong Disneyland

Here, the park’s hub area in front of the castle has become occupied by the Chernabog from “Fantasia” as a part of the park’s Scream No More challenge – checkpoints throughout the park that are so spooky they dare guests not to scream. What an amazing sight!

Disney’s Haunted Halloween celebration runs through October 31 at the park, and also includes live entertainment in Tomorrowland, guest makeovers at the “Boo-Tique”, a Sideshow Carnival Extraordinaire in Adventureland, more than 100 special treats and kinds of merchandise, and much more.

Check out this list of related blog posts to see how other parks around the world are celebrating Halloween after dark!

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Phineas & Ferb Join The Creepa Crew At Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

posted on October 17th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


“Mom! Look what Phineas and Ferb are doing!”

Attention “Phineas & Ferb” fans – Candace’s favorite brothers have joined the Creepa Crew this year at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Their mission? To get the (Halloween) party started on Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom Park.

Watch Phineas & Ferb Lead the Creepa Crew at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

This fun Halloween pre-parade gets the crowd warmed up just after the Headless Horseman passes and before the “Boo-To-You Parade” begins. Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions on how you can join the “crew” in their dance to China Anne McClain’s “Calling All the Monsters”.

Read more posts about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party:

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