Disneyland started offering Halloween Tours in just the last few years. After seeing this group travel through New Orleans Square, it intrigued me enough to check with City Hall for the availability on October 7th. City Hall informed me that the tour had changed from last year, and gave me a little info on what was included in the tour. With the Annual Passholder Discount, and since it had been at least 5 years since I took the Christmas Tour of DL, and at least 10 years since I took the Walk in Walt's Footsteps Tour, it was indeed, time for another tour, this time with a Halloween Theme.
When I enter Disneyland on October 7th, it wasn't just in anticipation of the tour later that day, but also because someone informed me that this would likely be a day designated with a Dream Hour for some lucky guests. So my ears and eyes were wide open, for any clue about the extra hour. After going down Main Street, I head for the left side of the castle, and overhear one guest ask some one else "Where did you get that?". (AH-HA! This could be the exact thing I was looking for!)
The other guest responded "We got it as we were getting off the Matterhorn. The course was set and I quickly headed to the other side of the castle, and took the path between the Matterhorn and the Teacups. No sighting of any Dream Team members on that side of the Matterhorn, so I continue around the Matterhorn, and sure enough two Dream Team cast members were handing out lanyards for the extra hour, at the exit to the Matterhorn.
Their hands had a large supply, so I get in line for the Matterhorn, which stretched only a little past the handicapped entrance. Getting in the bobsled, the cast members still looked like they had a supply, and sure enough, when I exited the Matterhorn, they still were handing out lanyards!
A little later I'm on my way to Whitewater, BUT, while passing City Hall, I see a group of 4 cast member in light blue shirts and dark blue pants, and at least two large filled cloth bags! The Dream Team? Curiosity struck, and I followed them as they walked all the way down Main Street, toward the cast member door next to secret bathroom near the left side of the castle. Darn, stopped by a backstage area! So I proceed thru Frontierland and take Big Thunder Trail, no sightings. I continue through Fantasyland, and head to the Castle, and right at the entrance - There they are! The Dream Team is there!
What are they handing out this time. Oh, more Magic Hour Lanyards.
Before heading over to DCA, I stop by the Haunted Mansion, and see Jack and Sally with a long line of guests. They had already cut off the line, but I did attempt a couple pictures from off the side.
THE HAPPY HAUNTS TOUR