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October 6, 2015

Disney's Halloween Time 2015

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Disneyland Main Street Pumpkins

Friday was my first opportunity to experience Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort this year. I have always enjoyed this event, though I miss seeing the decorations that used to be over in Disney California Adventure - I always thought Goofy's Candy Corn Acres was a lot of fun! But now everything takes place in Disneyland.

The usual decorations are in place at the entrance, and hundreds of pumpkins decorate Main Street. See Jason's Halloween Time blog for all of the photos.

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Also returning this year are the seasonal overlays for Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Mickey's Halloween Party is taking place on selected nights - 17 parties this year. There were signs posted in the Esplanade advising guests that Friday night's party was sold out.

The Dia de Los Muertos display is back in Frontierland. This year there are new sweet treats with a Dia de los Muertos theme.

Disneyland Dia de Los Muertos treats

The event that did not return this year is the Halloween Carnival that has been held in the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree area. It featured pumpkin carvers, crafts and games, entertainment, and character meet and greets. I missed that - particularly seeing the pumpkin carver's creations.

It was Media Day and Disney had set up several interviews for me, all in the Halloween "spirit", so to speak. Especially this first one, which was a lot of fun.

They called it a "Haunted Conversation", and afterward I was haunted by all of the things that I could've said...like feeling petrified, or asking Archibald if he was often taken for granite, or even singing a few bars of "Grim Grinning Ghosts." Oh well, at least I got enough in that the interview wasn't a total bust. ;-)

There's always quite a variety of Halloween merchandise available - it's starting to rival the holiday season! Disney merchandise coordinator Ashley Cortez showed me some of the new merchandise. There are even more Nightmare Before Christmas and Haunted Mansion items in the Port Royale shop in New Orleans Square.

Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise

I thought the Figaro plush was very cute.

Halloween merchandise

A lot of the shops have Halloween displays.

Disneyland Halloween merchandise

Here is one of the Halloween Party shirts - there's also an orange version.

Disneyland Halloween Party t-shirt

The shirt glows in the dark, and speaking of glow in the dark, there are a couple of other new items. This is the Zero popcorn bucket. Zero glows in the dark AND his nose lights up.

Disneyland Halloween Zero popcorn bucket

This Poison Apple Stein also glows in the dark. Unfortunately the steins are currently sold out.

Disneyland Poison Apple Stein

I spoke with Disney chef Christina Orejel about some of the seasonal treats that are available. Surprisingly, a number of them feature pumpkin! Who knew? I've interviewed her several times and she's a lot of fun.

One of the seasonal treats we did not talk about is thePumpkin Beignets that are available at the Mint Julep Bar. One of my favorites, though I think I like the gingerbread beignets that are available during the Christmas season just a little more.

Disneyland Pumpkin Beignets

Lee and I went to the Hungry Bear Restaurant for lunch, since the menu there has recently changed a bit. You can find the updated menu HERE. The burgers are still on the menu but the Fried Green Tomato sandwich and Big Al's Salad are gone. There's a new Turkey Caesar Wrap and a Picnic Salad. The mini pies are also gone, and funnel cakes are the featured dessert.

I tried the Crispy Chicken Sandwich, which isn't new, but I'd never had it before. It's served with French fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, or zesty slaw. Normally I'd order the slaw, but they put red and green peppers in it - yuck. So I tried the onion rings instead, which were quite good. The sandwich was disappointing - it was a deep-fried chicken breast, and it was pretty dry and tasteless.

Hungry Bear Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Lee ordered their Halloween Time special: Pulled Pork Hot Dog. Lee really enjoyed it - he ordered sweet potato fries with it. I had some of the pulled pork and it was tasty.

Hungry Bear Pulled Pork Hot Dog

For dessert we tried their other Halloween Time special, a Caramel Apple Funnel Cake. This was huge, and we couldn't finish it. It was really good: the apples weren't too terribly sweet and they didn't overdo the caramel sauce. When we ordered it the cast member asked us if we wanted it half and half - they would have made it half caramel apple and half one of their regular toppings (chocolate or strawberry).

Caramel Apple Funnel Cake

We were able to get in a couple of rides on Haunted Mansion Holiday before the line got too long. This is the 15th year in a row that Jack Skellington and Co. have "decked the halls", and I've enjoyed it every year. There's a new gingerbread house each year - this season it's a house of cards. It doesn't have much movement compared to more recent gingerbread creations - just sways slightly.

Haunted Mansion Holiday House of Cards

I thought the opening scene with Zero seemed a little different this year.

Disneyland Haunted Mansion Zero

The Hat Box Ghost is still in residence - in addition to his top hat, there are a couple of more seasonal hats around him.

Disneyland Christmas Hat Box Ghost

We also dared to take a voyage on Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. I didn't notice any changes here. My favorite part is still the display in the launch bay - watching it seem to malfunction as the signal is lost, then re-established. Oooooh......

Disneyland Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy

In the past the Disneyland Band has had special spider-web decorated band uniforms during Halloween Time, but the new band is wearing their regular Diamond Anniversary uniforms. The Dapper Dans still wear their Halloween vests, though.

Disneyland Halloween Dapper Dans

And speaking of costumes...the characters appear in their own Halloween costumes.

Vampire Mickey

Not much Halloween "spirit" at DCA, though we found the loaves of Mickey jack-o-lantern sourdough bread outside Pacific Wharf Cafe (they are also available at Mortimer's Market).

DCA Pumpkin-shaped sourdough bread

And there's a new fall edition of the Buena Vista Bugle.

Buena Vista Street Bugle Fall 2015






October 14, 2015

Star Wars Rebels Season 2: The Return of Old Friends and New Enemies

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Wednesday, October 14, starts the second season of "Star Wars Rebels"--the Disney XD series that bridges the time gap between Episodes III and IV in the Star Wars saga, and shows the gradual evolution of the Rebellion under the Empire's oppressive rule. [http://land.allears.net/blogs/lauragilbreath/2014/09/star_wars_rebels_so_it_begins_1.html]

This season shows an escalation of the conflict as the ragtag crew of the Ghost joins up with a larger group of rebels under the supervision of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" hero Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and faces off against legendary adversaries such as Darth Vader (James Earl Jones.)

In the first two episodes, Ahsoka sends the Ghost on a mission to find some old friends and recruit them as allies. That those friends turn out to be Clones (Dee Bradley Baker) only complicates matters for Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.,) whose memories of Order 66 and his Jedi Master's death are still painfully fresh.

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This season promises a deeper look into the backstories of our main characters: The fate of Ezra's (Taylor Gray) parents, Hera's (Vanessa Marshall) father, and Sabine's (Tiya Sircar) family will be explored, as well as Chopper's history. Keeping it in the family in real life, it was recently disclosed that one of the major villains for this season will be the Seventh Sister Inquisitor, voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar, wife to Freddie Prinze Jr.

In a recent press conference, Dave Filoni, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Ashley Eckstein, and Dee Bradley Baker formed a panel that discussed many of the themes and developments for the upcoming season.

Having seen the first two episodes of the season, I can say that the show is off to an impressive start. Where the animation style was a little jarring last season, it has improved to a really cinematic level this time around. The art design is wonderful, with visual references to Miyazaki's "Howl's Moving Castle" in the Clone's mobile fortress.

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This beginning of this season skillfully treads a line between keeping the action family-friendly, yet giving the storyline enough weight and importance to be appealing to adults. While the antagonists are formidable (you are never under the illusion, for example, that the Darth Vader here is not the same Darth Vader that canonically slaughtered a roomful of kids in Episode III before he even got going on the Dark Side,) the protagonists are resourceful and never fail to demonstrate how determination and the strength they derive from their families--biological or consciously formed--lead them to prevail.

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"Star Wars Rebels" starts its new season Wednesday, October 14 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

October 16, 2015

Disney Infinity 3.0: The Force Is Strong With This One

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This month, Disney Interactive released the anticipated "Disney Infinity 3.0"--the latest iteration of the popular hybrid toy/video game, along with two "Star Wars" playsets, "Twilight of the Republic," and "Rise Against the Empire."

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I have previously looked at some of the specific changes made for this version both at E3 [http://land.allears.net/blogs/lauragilbreath/2015/06/e3_2015_a_disturbance_in_the_f.html] and SDCC [http://land.allears.net/blogs/lauragilbreath/2015/07/san_diego_comiccon_2015_disney.html] but this is the first time I've gotten a chance to play through on a console at home since version 1.0.

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On comparing the two versions, I can say that 3.0 is roughly a thousand times more entertaining than 1.0, with the caveat that I have 1.0 on the Wii, which did not have access to the Disney Infinity internet features, and 3.0 on the PS4...which is a little like using a Tesla and a VW bug to compare driving experiences.

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Looking just at the two "Star Wars" playsets, there's an enormous jump in the quality of storytelling that goes on, with the games doing a surprisingly good job following the timelines of their individual trilogies. In general, a cinematic cutscene sets up where you are in the plot, after which your chosen character is free to wander about exploring and taking on missions. The missions are color-coded with some being integral to advancing the game and others intended to accumulate skills and experience.

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When you start off in a given playset, there are only so many characters you can utilize in it...but as the game progresses, you can find "champion coins" which allow you to unlock a variety of different (but related) playable characters. Ultimately, finding all of them would allow you to play all the Star Wars characters in any of the Star Wars playsets.

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This becomes important as the game progresses, because when your character "dies," unless you want to revert back to the last checkpoint, you need to switch them out with a different character while the dead one rests ("I'm getting better!") The problem I have, possibly because of the new and more challenging combat styles, or because I might not have mad combat skilz, is that I typically start dying during the big Boss fights--but once I die with the character I've been using awhile, I now have to switch it out with a new low-level character who then dies even faster. The end of the fight typically becomes a mad rush with me throwing every conceivable character I've unlocked at the antagonist hoping they get in a couple of good hits before he casually wipes them out and I go looking for another figure to put on the base. My best advice would be to either not be the flail at combat that I am, or make sure you have a decent assortment of figures to fall back on.

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And after all, why wouldn't you get as many figures as you could? They are arguably the best part of the whole affair, with a distinctive art style and an impressive level of detail. Even if you don't have any intention of playing the game at all, it's hard to think any Disney fan wouldn't be tempted to start collecting their favorite characters. Each successive version of the game allows you to use the earlier version characters in the Toy Box, but is not compatible with earlier version playsets--so if you want to keep playing those, you'll have to hold onto your earlier versions and platforms.

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Recently, Disney Infinity released images of some figures for their third "Star Wars" playset, "The Force Awakens:"

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To develop your characters, there is a new Skill Tree interface that allows you to level up certain skills and abilities RPG-style. Each character has individual specializations according to their canonical fighting styles, and points can be allocated to develop melee attacks versus ranged or force powers. Some clearly read better than others, however--Leia's special skill seems to be "call other guys to come fight for her," which sounds a little weak.

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Another aspect of the gameplay is various missions in space, where your character is directed to fight and evade enemy spacecraft.

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As it turns out, I'm not that good at hitting other ships, or even dodging stationary objects, but I do have a specific talent for flying around in an inept, random manner that makes it difficult to be hit, and fortunately all three of those abilities turn out to be about the same value, so the Empire can still be defeated.

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The playsets probably take around 3-4 hours to complete if you're reasonably proficient, or 5-10 hours if you're me. It could also be longer if you stopped to do all the optional missions or racing games, etc. Difficulty settings can be dialed up or down depending on your proficiency level.

Of course the playsets are only a part of the Disney Infinity experience--there is also the Toy Box mode which allows for free-range creative play and greatly broadens the scope of what you can do with your characters. I'll examine that and the brand new Toy Box Expansion Games next time.

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"Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Video Game and Base are required to play the Toy Box Expansion Games. Toy Box Takeover and Toy Box Speedway will be sold separately at the suggested retail price of $19.99 each.

The Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack, Disney•Pixar Inside Out and Star Wars™ Rise Against The Empire Play Sets are currently available in major North American retail stores for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360 and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo. Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition is rated E10+ by the ESRB and developed by Avalanche Software in partnership with Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo and United Front Games. Additional Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Play Sets, Power Discs and figures will be available later this year.

All figures and Power Discs from the 1.0 and 2.0 editions of Disney Infinity will be compatible with Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition in the enhanced Toy Box 3.0."

October 19, 2015

Disney Infinity 3.0: Toy Box Expansion Games

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So outside of the playsets, of which I spoke here, the other half of the Disney Infinity experience (one-third, I guess, if you count collecting the figurines) is the Toy Box mode. Here, players can construct their own environments using virtually any element of the Disney pantheon.

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New features that streamline the toy box interface are present in 3.0, such as "Flynn's Arcade," which facilitates the match up of players looking for competitive Toy Box games, and the "El Capitan" theater, which is an all-media access point for players wanting to up/download Toy Boxes, or watch the latest episode of Toy Box TV.

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"Sidekicks," mini characters that you can now recruit to help out your main character in combat, etc., can be upgraded by feeding them various items you either find throughout your adventures, or grow in the Sidekick Portal from the Toy Box Hub.

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When I first tried out Disney Infinity 1.0, I was frankly underwhelmed. It's a concept best suited to people with a deep interest in world-building, and as someone with pretty limited experience with Legos and Tinker Toys (yes, I'm old,) I had some trepidation to begin with, anyway. When I actually tried to build something, it was more or less a disaster, where I felt like I was going through tutorial after tutorial, with detailed instructions that I couldn't read on my low-definition TV. Couple this with the lack of internet connectivity that the Wii platform had, and it wasn't something I found particularly compelling.

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In contrast, the 3.0 Toy Box is like night and day. The process of building was considerably streamlined in 2.0 with a variety of pre-made templates and "builders" who can handle the mechanics of creating a toy box for those of us creatively-impaired, while the option to do it manually is still present for the engineering types. 3.0 continues in that bent, introducing new tools to create paths, play music, and dispense toys.

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While I might still not have a burning desire to make my own Magic Kingdom, the easy access to community-made Toy Boxes gives the game enormous replayability. There are some varying degrees of quality, as you'd expect from community-derived content, but some of them are incredibly detailed and are as entertaining as many Facebook/app games I've seen.

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Brand-new to this edition are the Toy Box Expansion Games. These are stand-alone games that can be played with any of the Toy Box assets, up to four players online, two players in local co-op, or one person and your trusty sidekick.

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The Toy Box Speedway is a racing game with three different game modes (Time Trial, Race, and Combat) and nine different themed tracks ranging from Sugar Rush to Halloween Town, to Gravity Falls, or Tatooine.

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Like most kart-racing games, I think this one is probably most entertaining when played with a bunch of people competing, but even just running trials on your own, the tracks are creatively designed with impressive variability.

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Of the two, however, I actually think Toy Box Takeover is the more exciting--Syndrome, from "The Incredibles," steals the Power of Creation and builds a number of different lands you have to battle through before accessing his Supervillain Lair to take it back. In the past, I've heard people wish that they could use any character in the playsets instead of just being limited to the characters from that particular franchise, and weren't interested in playing the non-professionally done toy box games. This is perfect then, because any and all characters can be utilized (and believe me, I died a LOT, so I used quite a few) throughout.

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The interesting part is the strategy you need to evolve as the game progresses, with which character to use at which times--some are heavy-duty fighters, some are lithe jumpers, some have better ranged powers, etc. Unfortunately, since there's no way of knowing before you enter a given level what challenges you'll face, you have to be ready to switch out on the fly, or suffer the indignity of watching Darth Vader miss a jump into lava, and have only Minnie Mouse and Olaf left for the Boss Fight.

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One thing I did notice, is that it was occasionally possible to find yourself trapped in an area with no perceivable exit. The game doesn't appear to have a way to save at a particular point, and switching to a different character just puts you back in the same spot, leaving you with the only recourse of starting the whole area over again by going back to the Hub--a bummer, if you were almost finished with it.

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In general, however, I think the Toy Box Takeover is an immensely entertaining addition to Disney Infinity 3.0, and really fills a want for more adventures people can play with all the diverse characters available. Hopefully Disney Interactive will put out more expansion games like this in the future...although maybe not too soon, given that I played this one so long, I think I bruised my thumbs. Oh what? Look, you can't let someone like Syndrome keep that kind of power!

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"Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Video Game and Base are required to play the Toy Box Expansion Games. Toy Box Takeover and Toy Box Speedway will be sold separately at the suggested retail price of $19.99 each."

Disneyland Photo Update - A check of what's new from 10/16

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, October 16, 2015.

It has been nearly a month since my last Disneyland visit due to a trip to Disneyland Paris and scheduling conflicts. This picture set includes a look at some of the changes and new additions at th Disneyland Resort.

The photo below is taken from the Mickey and Friends Parking Structure, they are removing asphalt and some trees in the Pinocchio parking lot area that is used for the trams. My understanding from internet rumor/reporting is they are relocating some support facilities here from backstage as part of the Star Wars project.


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The windows at the tram stop now advertise Aladdin on Home Video and The Good Dinosaur coming to theaters in November.


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Annual Pass prices have increased substantially since my last visit.


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Signage at the FastPass machines now saying what show they are for and time. This is in preparation for Christmas when they will be running both World of Color Celebrate and World of Color Winter Dreams.
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The Cove Bar is expanding. The Meet and Greet has been removed and that area will be used for additional seating for the bar. The line for the bar is currently in front of the construction wall.


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A dual purpose picture. The Halloween Mickey popcorn buckets are out at most stands around both parks. Also notice the Pop Secret logo is now on the sign as well as most of the carts. Has anyone tried the popcorn? Has it changed at all in terms of taste?
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A sneak peek of the upcoming Disney/Pixar film, The Good Dinosaur, is playing in the Bugs Theater now.


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The sign for the preview


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The preview was about 10 minutes long and featured a series of clips and an introduction from the director.

No pictures nor video allowed during the preview.
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The Grand Californian Hotel has a large Halloween "Treet-t" Cake on display in the center of the lobby.
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Some stats on the cake.


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A quick cell phone video looking at the cake/tree.




Lights are being installed on the "small world" facade for the Holidays. They kick off in less than a month.


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Pumpkins have returned to the hill overlooking the queue of Haunted Mansion Holiday.


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A video clip of the singing pumpkins in the graveyard of the Haunted Mansion Holiday.




A Flower Market has been installed on Center Street off Main Street USA.


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Peering over the construction wall at Innoventions. Too bad the building does not rotate anymore...would be interesting to read as it moved.


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Over in Sarge's in DCA a large model from Mattel (looks to be the same one that was at the D23 Expo) has taken over part of the hut.


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A closer look at the model.


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Hope you enjoyed this highlight tour of the Disneyland Resort. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com Also be sure to follow me on twitter @disneygeekcom for pictures from the parks.







October 20, 2015

Disneyland Photo Update - Toy Story Emporium Window

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, October 16, 2015, taking a look at the latest Emporium window to be unveiled. This one features Toy Story and is the fourth with the others being Peter Pan, Cinderella, and Princess & the Frog. This is part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. There are still two more windows to go.

There are two sequences in the window. One features Andy playing with Buzz and Woody and the other toys watching.

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Then once Andy leaves the toys start to play and Buzz/Jessie dance.

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A video of the full sequence of the window showing Andy playing and then the toys coming alive.
The video below features a closer look around taken early in the day when the reflection/glare was a problem with for a wider picture.



Hope you enjoyed this highlight tour of the Disneyland Resort. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full Disneyland Update I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com Also be sure to follow me on twitter @disneygeekcom for pictures from the parks.







October 28, 2015

Disneyland Paris - Main Street USA Halloween Pictures

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Contributing photographer Jason of disneygeek.com spent 10 days at the Disneyland Paris resort. I will sharing a series of posts from the trip here on AllEars.net and have a full set of pictures, videos, thoughts and observations linked to my 2015 Paris Trip Summary Page on disneygeek.com. this posting takes a look at Main Street USA in Disneyland Park and some of the Halloween decorations.


The Main Street USA train station, even though closed for renovation, has Halloween decorations as you enter the park.


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A video clip of the area at night.



Stepping into Town Square you are met with decorations and on this morning a band dressed for the occasion.


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A video clip of the band performing in Town Square.



Ghosts are present throughout Main Street USA.


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A video/pan around Main Street USA.



A look at some of the ghosts on Main Street USA, this family in Town Square.


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This trio near City Hall


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This one near the dentist office in Town Square.


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Overhead are more ghosts and pumpkins on the balconies, windows and rooftops.


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Even the light poles are transformed for the season.


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Main Street transportation has picked up a few hitchhiking ghosts too. A bellhop on this car.


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The horse-drawn streetcar is decked out for the season. Here is a video of it and a look around the hub.



In the hub are character-inspired pumpkins.


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Another video of a horse-drawn street car passing by.



There are also a couple of character meet and greet locations. The Halloween Costume Corner near Casey's has Minnie Mouse part of the day.


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And when she is not there Stitch is.


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Hope you enjoyed this look at Halloween on Main Street USA at Disneyland Paris. For additional photos and details from this trip you can check out the full set of Disneyland Paris pictures/videos I posted on my site, http://disneygeek.com Also be sure to follow me on twitter @disneygeekcom for pictures from the parks.







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