Hello All! Just got back from a quick visit to HKDL this afternoon. Sunny, hot and humid with thick haze in the air.. and the park was quiet today sept. 8th (I would guess no more than 8,000 guests or so), and preparations for this year's Halloween event are under way. I looked all over the place for anything 5th anniversary but could not find any merchandise or reference to the milestone. Also searched high and low for Halloween merchandise.. but could not find anything at all. Until... well, just take a look at the pics for my report. Enjoy!
TDLFAN arrived at HKDL around noontime.. entered the park, which was very slow... and stumbled upon a graveyard in Town Square...
Most gardens around Town square are getting the cemetery treatment..
The Lotta Sweetz tombstone was TDLFAN's favorite joke. If any of you visit... please take the time to read the names and obituaries on the stones.. Funny.
Main Street USA was ..dead. No pun intended.
Duffy's ghetto HKDL bear cousin.
Nightmare before Xmas balloon are now on sale..
HKDL's Marching band performs around the hub, to few guests.
The Hub awaits it's halloween decor, which will be installed in the next few days. I can see Maleficent, or Murphy? taking residence here for a while...
Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant sur-Hong Kong.
The view towards Tomorrowland.
Temporary lighting towers have been installed on either side of the castle's forecourt, and have been covered with faux flora... My guess is they will bring to life the many new special effects that will be featured during the new "Nightmare in the Sky" fireworks show. I can't wait to see what the entertainment division is going to do here...
You can see workers putting working on the light system by the castle's moat.
Cindy and Charming entertain guests..
Ever since Dopie fell in the well.. no one has heard of him again.. but Snow keeps hoping for his return.
New popcorn buckets are on sale.. not a halloween item mind you.
Over in Adventureland... If you look closely, you can see a construction crane behind the trees beyond the Jungle River Cruise's dock.
Another HUGE construction crane is now installed in the area where the new bear-themed train ride will be built.. This crane can't be missed at all. It's as HUGE as the big *** hat at DHS.
New sign (uncovered) installed for "Demon Jungle".. Go ----> way.
Hottest new seller.. which is actually very cool.
Signage in Adventureland.. and notice a pirate doing meet and greet in the background.
One reason why TDLFAN loves HKDL's Adventureland is because of the dense jungle like atmosphere, making this the most immersive and best Adventureland of them all, theme-wise.
TDLFAN shows off his legs.. and fat belly
Mood lighting is being installed around most areas of Adventureland, and will help create "scary mood" for the upcoming Halloween event.
The Leaky Tikis are no longer sporting the ultra cool hawaiian motif they wore during the summer season. they are back to their bare naked selves.
A photo spot goes up in Adventureland.
A cute gargoyle.. sitting on top of TDS' Indiana Jones Crystal Skull pyramid. That's how TDLFAN sees this particular halloween display.
Another creepy decoration in Adventureland.
The haunted pit stop will be serving snacks and other halloween treats.
TDLFAN looked high and low all over Main Street and Adventureland for any Halloween related merchandise but found NONE anywhere..
Until arriving in Fantasyland's Merlin Treasures shop at the exit of Philharmagic.... and *BINGO*.
This was the ONLY shop in the park selling the Halloween merchandise, which was put on the shelves this very morning.. It will eventually be sold all over the park.. but here is your first look at this year's HKDL Halloween merchandise!! And TravisMT81.. no salivating, please.
TDLFAN picked up this particular tee which he will proudly debut at TDR tomorrow (sept 9th) for all to see.
The kids' tee shirt is also very colorful.
...And treat or trick handbags.
The souvenir photo stand.
HKDL-exclusive costumes... TDLFAN likes the Maleficent style headband.
Candy and cookie boxes.
TO BE CONTINUED SHORTLY... Muhahahaha....