Walt Disney World has re-released this time-lapse photography video of the Halloween/fall decor being installed along Main Street USA and Mickey’s Toontown Fair at Magic Kingdom. According to the video description, more than 40 cast members are involved in the process which takes places over a period of five nights to install all of the holiday decorations.
The Disneyland Resort also released this video today highlighting some of its Halloween festivities including the Nightmare Before Christmas Haunted Mansion overlay, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, World of Color, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and character meet & greets.
A few days ago, we gave you a close-up look at the Disney Store exclusive Limited Edition Belle, the third in the series of collectible Disney Princess dolls. As a result of the phenomenal reception that received, we are pleased to bring you this close-up look at the Deluxe Limited Edition Belle dress that we first told you about during a Disney Store Holiday preview we attended in June.
The dress is a follow-up to a limited edition Snow White dress that Disney Store exclusively released in 2009. Like its predecessor, this dress is limited to 2,000 pieces world wide. Available in girls’ sizes 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10, the 80% polyester/20% nylon dress features a satin underskirt, a gold lame bodice with gold brocade ribbon and gold cord accents, decorated with rosettes and gold ribbon and tulle bows and trimmed with ruffles and puff sleeves.
For more information or to order the dress, visit DisneyStore.com. Don’t forget to check out the video of the dress as it’s modeled in motion.
Videos are also available with all of the costumes now available in the Halloween Boootique at DisneyStore.com such as the new Mad Hatter costume inspired by Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
Photo courtesy of Disney Store.
Up until now, we’ve been holding back releasing what we knew regarding the dates for the 2010 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party nights at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom because we were awaiting confirmation on dates beyond October 3.
The wait has ended (almost). The dates we have been given are as follows:
September 3, 8, 14, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 30
October 1, 3, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31
As always, dates are subject to change at any time. We have no additional information regarding pricing and ticket availability as of yet, but we expect tickets to go on sale May 1, 2010.
We will update this article as additional information becomes available.
Update 4/9: According to an image Disney has released promoting the event, the first date of the party will be September 14, after the Night of Joy. There are indicators that other dates may have changed. This makes Sept 14, Nov 1 and Oct 3 as dates so far released through official Disney channels.
Update 4/10: Dates have been matched to those offered to Disney authorized travel agents (which had since changed since originally posted).
You can take the boy out of the Osborne Lights, but you can’t take the Osborne Lights out of former Walt Disney Imagineer Ric Turner who has made it a tradition to turn his home into a lights and musical spectacle for the Christmas season as well as Halloween. (Turner now operates as a consultant for WDI).
Below is a video of Ric’s 2009 holiday display which scales up the popular video game Guitar Hero.
Be sure to check out Ric’s other YouTube videos including his 2009 Halloween spectacle in which onlookers were serenaded by a 12 foot tall jack’o'lantern (face).
Below is a compiled list of some of the Halloween activities taking place at various resorts at Walt Disney World this Saturday, October 31. All information is subject to change at any time so please confirm with the resort for any activities you are interested in.
Apologies for being a bit late on reporting this, but available at select retail locations at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts are these Halloween-themed Disney Gift Cards, pictured to the left. Where the image is white, the card is actually transparent.
Hand-painted and made of stone resin, this nearly-a-foot-tall sculpture of a haunted castle features ten Disney classics villains. Ursula, Scar, Hook, Tick-Tock the Croc, Cruella de Vil, Maleficent Dragon, the Evil/Wicked Queen, Shere Kahn, Jafar and Hades stand guard as motion activated light-up eyes and spooky sounds make this the Disney fan’s Halloween decor to have… for next year.
You can pre-order the item here for $135 with shipment expected first quarter of 2010.
Entertainer and Doll Designer, Marie Osmond introduces her newest creation, Halloween Bitty Belles and the latest addition to her signature collection of Disney inspired dolls. Decked out in authentic reproductions of costumes designed by Disney Designers, this pair of vinyl dolls are all ready for trick or treating. Sold only as a set, Halloween Bitty Belle’s are limited to an edition size of 300 and will be available while supplies last for $80, plus shipping and applicable tax. Disney Visa, Cast Member and Disneyland Premium Annual Passholder discounts apply.
To order, click here.
While there are plenty of commercially available Disney-themed pumpkin stencils, there’s still quite a few to be found online for free. Per a reader’s request, I’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of some (well, most) of the resources online in which you can download free Disney-themed stencils to create your own jack-o-lantern this Halloween.
Not surprisingly, I must confess that most of these resources you have probably seen before if you’ve gone hunting for them in the past. However, I do believe I’ve managed to throw in a few that may not be all that commonly known.
- Cartoon Jr – Tinker Bell, Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Hades, Captain Hook, Maleficent and links to more.
- Disney Family – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Snow White, Tigger, Winnie the Pooh
- Pumpkin Glow Archive – Many Disney villains
- Huggies Happy Baby – Several Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty designs (Also download the Sleeping Beauty kit directly from Disney)
- Zombie Pumpkins (NOT FREE) – Bruce, Cinderella, Eeyore, Lightning McQueen, Maleficent Dragon, Mr. Incredible, Snow White, Stitch, Tigger. Also has some Muppets and Nightmare Before Christmas
- Masterpiece Pumpkins – Fab 5, Nightmare Before Christmas, Pixar, Winnie the Pooh
If you know of any more free resources, please feel free to list them in a comment and I’ll add them to this list.
PetSmart has brought back its extremely popular line of Disney licensed Halloween costumes for dogs for the second year. In addition to old favorites such as Tinker Bell, Peter Pan and Snow White, new favorites include Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse (currently sold out online), Cinderella, Ariel, Tigger and — for the pirates out their who love to sniff out the booty — Jack Sparrow.
The costumes, which are available both online at PetSmart.com as well as in stores, are available in Small, Medium and Large sizes for $19.99 each.
For the Halloween season, PetSmart locations will also be hosting an in-store event on October 20 from 6 pm – 8 pm for their annual Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest and Photo Event in which costumed pets can participate in a parade and compete for prizes along with other giveaways.
PetSmart is also holding an online costume photo contest with entries being accepted now through October 27. See here for full details.