Disneyland can be spooky…

Posted in Main, outings, sidenotes at 3:46 am by carrie

In 2001, I dragged three people with me to the first Nightmare Before Christmas event held at Disneyland. It was a special event with limited tickets, lots of limited edition stuff to buy (pins!) and a sneak-peak of the newly-transformed Haunted Mansion. Tim Burton was supposed to go and we got a last minute call that he wasn’t going to make it, but a few of the voices of the Nightmare Before Christmas characters from the film went and a good time was had by all.

Here is a picture of the stage from one of the nightmare events which started at the Snow White/Fantasyland theatre… disclaimer… I’m not sure which event this is from. I’m sure someone who is more into it than I could, at a glance, tell me exactly the hour and minute this was taken, not to mention the year… but… in any case… it was really cool.
At one of the events, they served rice krispy treats covered in food coloring in the shape of a pumpkin. Tasty, but a little harder than your average krispy treat. I still have some other souvenirs from that night… packed in a box… somewhere… and I think there is halloween themed candy in that box, too… eugh… 3 year old candy.

The mansion looked awesome!

They had Nightmarish characters singing spooky pumpkin carols entertaining us while in line for the Haunted Mansion, with the words behind them on clever large scrolls.
I was lucky enough to get two Haunted Mansion framed lenticulars at the first event.

Why am I bringing all this up? There’s a 90% chance we’ll be heading to Disneyland tomorrow (today, actually) to see how Disneyland has decorated for Halloween this year. We were going to go tonight but I kind of sort of fell asleep and my little “nap” turned into a 4 or 5 hour sleep fest :) We’ll take pictures of our findings and post them… for old time’s sake. I’m hoping I’ll find some older pictures from any of the events… I may even have video footage… it was a more obsessive time in my life ;)

Meanwhile, at the homefront, I’ve been working on some vintage postcard-inspired art for my halloween boards and cards. I should have them done by the middle of next week… glitterfied!

1 Comment »

  1. Holly said,

    October 8, 2006 at 12:28 pm

    Yay for your vintage postcard-inspired Halloween glitterfied boards and cards!

    I was going to place my order today, but I’ll be keeping my eye out for those before I do so.
    (You’re always coming up with something new to tempt me!)

    Your Disneyland pics are great. Did you make it there yet or are you still napping? lol ;0)

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