This week, Halloween Time has arrived at the resort, we have all the details and updates from previous years, San Fransokyo has officially opened, a good change for the Mint Julep bar, we talk to Disney Imagineer and Artist Eric Robison, and more!
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Halloween has arrived at the Disneyland Resort and that means some new updates to Haunted Mansion Holiday. There is a fish biscuit treat for the one eyed cat statue, and a new Candle-Man figure in the attic scene that is a nod to Disney Legend and Imagineer Rolly Crump from the Museum of the Weird concept. Of course the gingerbread house theme is new, depicting a new ghostly resident. – https://www.micechat.com/324041-disneyland-halloween-time-and-oogie-boogie-bash-guide/
The characters around the resort also have some new outfits to celebrate the season. Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto, Goofy, Clarabel and Chip and Dale all have new costumes for trick or treating. – https://www.micechat.com/324041-disneyland-halloween-time-and-oogie-boogie-bash-guide/
The “newest” land – or retheme of an area has officially opened in Disney California Adventure. San Fransokyo opened last Thursday to much fanfare and crowds. The new area features updated restaurants and menus, shops, and character meet-and-greets. The characters of Baymax and Hiro from Big Hero 6 drew large crowds, causing them to backup all the way into Cars Land. The same larger crowds also were present for the Baymax sourdough bread, which is new to the land. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/08/31/disneys-new-land-is-officially-open-come-explore-it-with-us/#more-848398 https://www.micechat.com/348419-disneyland-news-san-fransokyo-square-coming-soon-to-disney-california-adventure/
Magic Key Holders have more free gifts that can be picked up in the parks. This time, there are a series of four new Haunted Mansion trading cards. Each card has an iconic character from the Mansion, as well as the Cast Member that helped to bring the character to life. They are availalble from September 4th through September 28th at Disneyana Mondays through Thursdays only. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2023/08/31/disney-has-new-and-exclusive-haunted-mansion-souvenirs-but-are-you-eligible-to-get-them/#more-848104
Tiana’s Palace isn’t quite ready to debut just yet, but the Mint Julep Bar has reopened. The biggest update to the location is the new queue that will better control the long lines that the location regularly sees. Guests will now utilize a switchback to avoid spilling into New Orleans Square near the restrooms, or clogging the narrow path in front of the Frontierland Train Station. – https://www.micechat.com/366466-disneyland-update-san-fran-uh-oh-halloween-rewind-coming-soon/
OBB cast member preview (treat trails, first looks at new villains) – https://dlnewstoday.com/2023/09/first-look-2023-oogie-boogie-bash-guidemap-treat-bag-and-wristband-at-disney-california-adventure/
Disney Imagineer and Artist Eric Robison