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    Talking HalloWishes Premier Photos! (Spoilers included!)

    I finally got to see the special preview of HalloWishes: Grim, Grinning Ghosts a Ghoulish Production tonight. It was not 100% complete as the perimeter fireworks were missing but it was still an amazing show.

    I'm not the best photographer but I attempted to get the best pictures I could while still watching the show not through my camera. This show will be a part of the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party that I am going to go to.. but I still wanted to experience the fireworks show as much as I could.

    The show starts off with a jazzed up version of the Haunted Mansion music and different voice than the attraction to narrate. Personally I didn't mind because the voice is still a strong match in my opinion.



    The projections of ghost-like objects floating up over the castle with this lighting... but I was not able to get a clear picture. (There were also pumpkin projections on the castle during this part.) It was quite a strong start with this music.

    The narration then mention the Halloween "holiday" where it goes in to the Nightmare sequence. I'm not even a fan of the Nightmare film really and I still enjoyed this segment so I can only imagine the fanatics out there.

    After this it goes into a segment where I want to say more of the children's villains come out. It starts with Ursula (with spinning sparklers coming out from the castle) and her narration into the "Poor Unfortunate Souls" song. From there the music goes to "Cruela Deville", "Never Smile At A Crocodile" (which totally surprised me because I was not expecting that of all choices), something else I forget and a fairly large Big Bad Wolf segment with Wolf projections on the castle. It was a great ending to this part and I was enjoying it so much my camera got a small break.


    Then it was a very cheerful Oogie Boogie song segment with narration that again was enjoyable for me.




    Jafar and the Queen both have little segments with their own projections on the side of the castle and small narration pieces.

    More pumpkin projections for the ending segment. The Haunted Mansion remixed music plays again with an awesome ending.





    This show met and exceeded my expectations. I guess you could say it is like Wishes with the character lines linked the music the fireworks but the storyline isn't exactly the same. The only storyline is that of the Halloween holiday that some of the villains to touch on in certain points. If anything is weak in the show it could be that; however, I am being very picky on this one.

    The guests next to me seemed to enjoy it as they commented afterwards that they did not know it would be that show, but they still really did enjoy it. From what I could tell no children around me got scared during the show and the guests kept clapping inbetween segments and larger fireworks.

    I can't wait to see this show again. I was so surprised by each twist it took it really kept my attention and made me want to come back. I think this is exactly what Disney needs for their Halloween party-- something to grab guests to make them want to come back, besides the rest of there experiences during the event.

    One other important thing to note is that around 7:15 this evening the wind picked up, leaves were blowing everywhere, and a thick grey cloud cover came in. Around 7:40 we noticed some lightening around the Tomorrowland are and what appeared as far back into Fantasyland. So until the show started six minutes late there was lightening coming up from being the castle. This almost added to the effects of the slightly spooky Halloween show's preview.

    Hopefully I will get more photos, details and video when I watch it again tomorrow/today and during the Halloween party I'm going to.

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    Re: HalloWishes Premier Photos! (Spoilers included!)

    Oh wow... I soooo wish I was there tonight. LOL

    But I'll be there tomorrow I think... almost a sure thing.

    Awesome photos, some positive rep comin' your way!

    I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: HalloWishes Premier Photos! (Spoilers included!)

    WOW! I would LOVE to see this show!! Please let us know when you've found (or posted) a video. THANKS SO MUCH!

    Have a great day,
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    Re: HalloWishes Premier Photos! (Spoilers included!)

    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L pictures!


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    Re: HalloWishes Premier Photos! (Spoilers included!)

    Yep, I was in awe of the whole show! It was great! Can not wait to see it again tommrow
    Thank You for dropping by my post. I do hope you enjoyed your stay....

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    Re: HalloWishes Premier Photos! (Spoilers included!)

    that sounds like so much fun

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    Re: HalloWishes Premier Photos! (Spoilers included!)

    Thanks for sharing, they really turned out nice.
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    Re: HalloWishes Premier Photos! (Spoilers included!)

    Nice quality photo work Ms. Piglet. You didn't mention the witch flying out of the castle... or did this not happen? Oh well... I will be there wednesday night!! Can't wait.

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    Re: HalloWishes Premier Photos! (Spoilers included!)

    Hmmm...

    Ok--it wasn't totally bad, but it sure wasn't great either! The biggest problem this show has is it's soundtrack. It's awful! A guest standing next to me said it best when he turned to his group and stated that he "wished that they had used the original songs. They are classics." His words not mine. Instead we get DisneyMania style remixes that are very hard to understand. Several Cast Members with me didn't even know that the "Trust in Me" song from Kaa in The Jungle Book was a part of the show. Because of the remix it sounded so unlike the actual song. And the Cruella DeVil segment was perhaps the worst. The fact that villains are visiting the Haunted Mansion gets completely lost in this loud mismash of remixed songs that do not blend well into one another. And sadly, there was very little Haunted Mansion in the whole show. And what there was of it...you guessed it, a remix of Grimm Grinning Ghosts.

    But, as I said above, it wasn't totally bad. It did have some high points. First and foremost, the Big Bad Wolf segment was just AWESOME! Guests were clapping in the middle of it!! It was very nice to see that they used one of the neat castle elements from Remember in this part of the show (this is
    where the spinners are). Also as said before, it was fun to hear "Never Smile at a Crocodile" in the show and the "Scream Along" segment with pyro going off in sync with the Nightmare music really had the guest, and me, smiling ear to ear. The pyro was very well done and the lighting was some of the best I've seen for our castle. Overall, I am VERY happy that we have this show. It's new and something special for guests paying top dollar for a special event. I'll see it again tonight and of course during MNSSHP, but I can't help to wish that it had been just a little better in the soundtrack.

    It really makes me wonder if Steve Davison had much influence in this shows creation. Believe was great! Wishes is great! Believe is Holiday Magic is AWESOME! And Remember is AMAZING! Plus, Steve is the guy that totally understood how to marry Haunted Mansion and Nightmare Before Christmas! I have to ask what happened here?! HalloWishes is just OK, thanks in LARGE part to it's remixed soundtrack.

    These are the SUPER thoughts.

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    Re: HalloWishes Premier Photos! (Spoilers included!)

    Must... see.. video.... it sounds incredible especially since I'm a HUGE NBC fan..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDLFAN
    Nice quality photo work Ms. Piglet. You didn't mention the witch flying out of the castle... or did this not happen? Oh well... I will be there wednesday night!! Can't wait.
    Thanks. Nope, not a witch to be seen last night. But as I said it was ligtening a lot and right behind the castle so that was probably why even if she was scheduled for the preview.

    Quote Originally Posted by Supermatt70
    But, as I said above, it wasn't totally bad. It did have some high points. First and foremost, the Big Bad Wolf segment was just AWESOME! Guests were clapping in the middle of it!! It was very nice to see that they used one of the neat castle elements from Remember in this part of the show (this is where the spinners are). Also as said before, it was fun to hear "Never Smile at a Crocodile" in the show and the "Scream Along" segment with pyro going off in sync with the Nightmare music really had the guest, and me, smiling ear to ear. The pyro was very well done and the lighting was some of the best I've seen for our castle. Overall, I am VERY happy that we have this show. It's new and something special for guests paying top dollar for a special event. I'll see it again tonight and of course during MNSSHP, but I can't help to wish that it had been just a little better in the soundtrack.
    Yes! I loved the Big Bad Wolf part too. "He huffed and he puffed and he blew the Haunted Masion down!" That was great. For me the audio on the side of the hub by the Castle was easy to hear. Although it would have been great for the original version of the songs I think that the jazzed up style makes it more peppy, fun, and less frightful for a "Not So Scary" Halloween party. That is a key thing to remember.

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    Re: HalloWishes Premier Photos! (Spoilers included!)

    So jealous. Wish I was able to come see it for myself. Thanks for sharing pics with us though BPF!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Xharryb
    So jealous. Wish I was able to come see it for myself. Thanks for sharing pics with us though BPF!
    Anytime. More pictures will come from tonight with more of a complete show.

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    Re: HalloWishes Premier Photos! (Spoilers included!)

    Thanks BPF! It's uber cool to have folks on the east coast sharing what's happening at WDW. I wish I was seeing this show also!

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    Wow! Nice pictures. Love the colors.

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