Disneyland’s popular Halloween Time is quickly coming to a close and the Resort is wasting no time getting ready for the even more popular holiday season, which will kick off in mid-November. As Disneyland strings up the Christmas lights in both parks, Star Wars continues to move into Tomorrowland, with the Tomorrowland Terrace stage now closed to get a makeover before the upcoming Season of the Force promotion brings a new Jedi Training Academy show to the venue. Nearby, the former Innoventions building continues to get ready to open its new Star Wars Launch Bay exhibit and meet-and-greet area.
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|Welcome to Disneyland!|
Halloween may not be over yet, but the holidays are already quickly taking over both theme parks as Disneyland prepares for the launch of its holiday season on November 13. In New Orleans Square, lights, bunting and giant ornaments are already going up, with more on the way.
A look at refurbishment projects underway in both parks…
The walls are still up along the walkway between Frontierland and Fantasy Faire.
In Tomorrowland, work continues at the former Innoventions building as it prepares to reopen as the Tomorrowland Expo Center featuring the new Star Wars Launch Bay and enhanced Super Hero HQ.
Nearby, the Tomorrowland Terrace stage is now behind walls and appears to have been mostly dismantled as it prepares to host the new version of the popular Jedi Training Academy show, which will debut next month as part of the Star Wars Season of the Force promotion.
In California Adventure, the Cove Bar’s expansion continues on Paradise Pier.
|Scare up a Disney Halloween|
Halloween is almost here and what better way to celebrate than with some classic Disney fun? From vintage re-releases to the Haunted Mansion and more, we’ve put together a list that’ll help you scare up some last-minute Disney fun this Halloween.
|Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the
Available now on Vinyl and MP3
The latest release in Disney’s new “Vinyl Vault” series of vintage re-presses, “Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House” is a unique collection of spooky sound effects perfect for your Halloween festivities. The 1964 release features a collection of short stories with accompanying sound effects from the Walt Disney Studio’s sound effects department. The flip side of the record features all of the same sound effects without the short stories. Available for the first time in over 30 years, this release is a great throwback for long-time Disney fans and a perfect addition to newer Disney fans looking for a fun addition to their collection. Don’t have a turntable? You can also buy it digitally for only $6.99!
|The Haunted Mansion:
Imagineering a Disney Classic
Book available now
The third printing of former Imagineer Jason Surrell’s definitive book on the iconic theme park ride, The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic drops the section on the lackluster 2003 film and fills new pages on more than a decade of new additions to the attraction. This expanded edition includes new information on Disneyland’s newly re-materialized Hat Box Ghost, Walt Disney World’s graveyard queue, and more. Also featured is Hong Kong Disneyland’s highly-praised Haunted Mansion surrogate — Mystic Manor.
|The Story and Song
from the Haunted Mansion
Available now on CD
Celebrate Halloween with the classic 1969 “Story and Song from the Haunted Mansion” LP (available here on CD) and go on a story with young teenagers Mike (voiced by a young Ron Howard) and Karen through Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. A delightful piece of Disney nostalgia, “The Story and Song from the Haunted Mansion” is great listening for your Halloween celebration!
|The Haunted Mansion
Available now in MP3
Disney’s official soundtrack album for the Haunted Mansion, this release (available here digitally) features the full ride-through soundtrack for the classic attraction as well as various audio tracks heard in the ride’s graveyard finale. Also included is the stunning “Phantom Manor Suite” from the Disneyland Paris attraction.
Looking for more Disney fun this Halloween? Don’t miss the other seasonal favorites featured below.
|This & That|
Disney recently did away with FASTPASS service for the Frozen shows at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Disney recommends arriving about 30 minutes before show time to get a spot for your desired performance time.
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Howard Johnson Hotel & Water Playground
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|Weekly News & Information Round-Up|
|Weekly Theme Park Hours
October 26-November 1, 2015
|[B]Disneyland Park[/B]||[B]California Adventure[/B]|
|Monday: 10 am – 9 pm
Tuesday: 8 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: 10am – 9pm
Thursday: 8 am – 6 pm
Friday: 8 am – 12 am
Saturday: 8 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 8 am – 12 am
|Monday: 10 am – 8 pm
Tuesday: 8 am – 8 pm
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 8 am – 8 pm
Friday: 8 am – 10 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 12 am
Sunday: 8 am – 10 pm
|[CENTER]For a complete listing of theme park hours,
visit the Disneyland.com Theme Park Calendar[/CENTER]
|[center]Closure and Refurbishment Schedule[/center]|
|[b][center]Disney California Adventure[/center][/b]|
|[b][center]Downtown Disney and Disneyland Resort Hotels[/center][/b]|
October 26-November 1
The free Mouseaddict app for iPhone and iPad features more than five dozen categories of searchable resort information, weather forecasts, park and show schedules, the latest news and articles from MiceChat, and more. Download free on the App Store or at mouseaddict.com.
A quick look at noteworthy Disney theme park headlines from around the web.[/center]
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