They say that all good things must come to an end and I was sad to see Halloweentime go away. It just may be my favorite seasonal promotion at the Disneyland Resort.
However, I never rode Haunted Mansion Holiday during the month of October. How could this be possible? Oh the horror! Could I really call myself a fan of Halloweentime without riding Haunted Mansion Holiday? It's a good thing they keep the durn thing up until January then. *wink* My first visit in November would right this wrong. Seeing the exterior of the Mansion just gets my heart racing with its awesomeness.
It's such an incredible transformation of the Haunted Mansion. I love it! I had to take a couple more pictures after exiting the ride.
After a trip to the little boys room, the sounds of the Royal Street Bachelors drew me to the French Market, where these beads were just asking to be photographed.
For a weekend, it didn't seem too crowded.
Just to backtrack a bit earlier in the day, I made special note of the horse-drawn streetcars on Main Street. There was an earlier thread here on MiceChat about the Horses of Disneyland and it really got me interested in these wonderful animals.
Here is Ike, one very handsome Belgian draft horse.
I love how the horses have their own name tags, just like any other cast member.
Ike gives his driver a playful nudge on the cheek. Ike's no fool. If my driver was this cute, I'd hit on her too.
Further up Main Street, two streetcars pass each other. Ike is coming up on the left. And Tyson is pulling the other streetcar heading back to Town Square.
Surprisingly, there wasn't a long wait at the Astro Orbitor, so I took a quick flight before heading further towards the back of Disneyland. The Princess Fantasy Faire was my next destination. But before we get to the Fantasyland Theatre, here is a batch of random photos.
There's a real bird on the back right of this bird fountain. Part of me wants to think that the bird wanted to get along with bird sculptures. But I'm sure that's not the case at all.
The mirror ball hanging in the Plaza Gardens Stage.
Coming up next: it's a plethora of Princesses at the Royal Coronation Ceremony and Princess Storytelling.