Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tokyo Disneyland places cast members dressed as witches in both Toontown and in Fantasyland. They pass out candy to park guests, but first you need to tell them "Trick or Treat."
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Stitch is entombing himself using a special Stitch-shaped trowel (hopefully he'll never come out and we won't have to deal with him anymore......ah, but that won't happen because Stitch is a VERY popular character in Japan).
And finally, we have Huey, Dewey and Louie as the Hitchhiking Ghosts. Once again, for the photos above and below, I've included a flash and a no-flash version to give an idea of what the plastic clothes on the figures looked like when lit up at night with black lighting. I just couldn't seem to get a clear shot without the flash.
Monday, October 20, 2008
The photo below was also taken with a flash, so again, you don't get the full ghost effect that was intended. It was difficult to get an in-focus shot of this scene without a flash (I wasn't using a tripod.)
Below is Goofy as the Haunted Mansion's night watchman and Pluto as his trusty companion.
Since Tokyo gets all new character figures in their plaza every year....and since Anaheim got the figures that Tokyo used in 2005 and has used them every year following, I wonder why Anaheim couldn't just get Tokyo's "hand-me-down" figures every year? Oh wait, that would cost something and I'm sure they don't want to spend one more penny than they have to. What a shame. The figures that were used in Tokyo's Plaza in 2005 and that are still in use today in Anaheim, can be seen by clicking here: Tokyo Disneyland Halloween 2005.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Above is another one of the many fun Halloween vignettes set up throughout the park. The scarecrows on either side of the wagon are wearing the ranger (or are they supposed to be cavalry?) uniforms that are worn on Tom Sawyer Island.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tokyo Disneyland has a baby shop where you can buy a baby....some clothes or other baby items. The shop is named after the song, "Baby Mine" from the movie "Dumbo" and it's facade gets decorated for Halloween every year. Even some of the trash cans in the park get a special paint job just for Halloween!
To see photos of Tokyo Disneyland's Dumbo attraction without the Halloween decorations, click here: Tokyo Disneyland's Dumbo
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
These three photos are of the Small World Character Parade at Disneyland. They were taken on July 17th, 1981. (Please scroll down for my latest post on Tokyo Disneyland!)
Snow White and the Dwarfs were part of the Swiss unit.....or was it German? Oh, it was so long ago. Note the flowers in her hair and on her apron. This part of the soundtrack had a cuckoo clock going off, so maybe it was the German unit. (As an interesting side note...I remember this parade was the first to use the brand new Dwarf costumes which had just been redesigned. They went from being the large disproportionate costumes and heads to these, which are pretty much the same costume design that is used today.) The only other parade unit that I can remember right now was a Latin unit with Latin Dancers and the performers on the soundtrack singing "Ay yi yi yi". I do have the soundtrack to this parade somewhere, but haven't listened to it in years. Time to go looking for it......
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Above we have a singing trio of pumpkin scarecrows (note the sticks for bodies.) All of the character's houses in Toontown have their own personalized scarecrows at Halloween. We will take a look at those tomorrow.
Tokyo still operates their Toontown Jolly Trolley (unlike Anaheim). Notice how much Halloween decor gets put on the cars. "Kid ghosts" ride on the back of the trolley, wearing orange and black mouse ears and eating popcorn out of a souvenir Halloween popcorn bucket!
The car below is parked outside of Mickey's house. Note the hood ornament in the shape of a bat. Tokyo really goes all out for Halloween. I will post more photos of Toontown's Halloween decorations tomorrow and then we will move on to take a look at Fantasyland and Westernland. They both get decorated too!