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  • Trip Report All Aboard the HalloweenTime Express! 10-7-13

    Last night I attended the Disney Parks Blog Meet-Up called the "HalloweenTime Express" Meet-up. This was the first mobile meetup involving the Disneyland Railroad.



    The Dapper Dans were dressed in their Halloween best and sang songs from Nightmare before Christmas and Haunted Mansion before we began our trip.

    New Orleans Square Station, the area where the Fantasmic craft are and Tomorrowland station had 3 mini-shows. NOS had Jack and Sally out along with one of 2 Haunted Mansion Characters. My train, the first one had the Tightrope lady from one of the stretching room paintings and tagged along. The 2nd train carried Constance.







    Mickey, Minnie and Billy Hill and the Hillbillies were at the area before you go through the tunnel that lead to Mickeys Toontown Depot and the Hillbillies performed their "Stunt" song where they all attempted to play each others instruments (Billy Hill fans are familiar with this)

    Nothing happened at Toontown Depot so the train just past through the station. At Tomorrowland Station, the best part of the trip awaited. Darth Vader and a pair of Stormtroopers were waiting for us.



    Just like at the Jedi Training Academy, Vader attempted to have the Tightrope lady and us join the darkside and a couple of Jedi arrive to save our train (or as the master called it, the convoy).



    People waiting in the Autopia queue naturally got to see it too as the station wasn't walled off for this event (same thing in NOS with HMHs queue that stretched outside.)



    Now we've seen Jedis and Vader squaring off before in the parks. But not with lit up lightsabers!





    The Jedi was able to hold them off long enough for Vader to release his grip on our train and we were on our way back to Main Street. The dioramas were normal.

    Once we got off, the tightrope lady made her way to a portrait backdrop inside the station where she was available for pictures! Being a once in a lifetime opportunity, I couldn't pass this off.





    Outside the station, the Tremaine family and Maleficent were out for pictures. This would be my first time meeting them all.



    She asked if I liked Dragons since I (as Indy) didn't like snakes. I said yes I love dragons. She said I had good taste.



    Me and the Tremaines



    We then were invited to do some "trick or treating" of our own, A Mickey's Halloween Time feature. We also got a gift pack containing a HM Pillow and 2 rice krispie treats.



    I really enjoyed this event. If Disney had the HalloweenTime Express as an offering for their Halloween Parties, more people would buy tickets to the parties!

    THE END


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    Re: All Aboard the HalloweenTime Express! 10-7-13

    You have good taste in costume content. I too will be Indy this year (I was Indy back when I was 9 or 10, only this time around, completely screen accurate).

    Great pics, looks like a fun time. I wish I could have gone for Halloween this year.
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      Re: All Aboard the HalloweenTime Express! 10-7-13

      ​Nice report Mr. Eye!

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        Re: All Aboard the HalloweenTime Express! 10-7-13

        Oh yeah, I make an appearance in the Disney Parks Blog Recap post of the event: Disney Parks Blog Readers Board the Halloween Time Express Meet-Up at Disneyland Park « Disney Parks Blog

        When I was taking my photo with the Tightrope lady, Disneys Photographers was also taking pictures of me with her.


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        The colors of Earth, Sea and Sky. Beauty i'm told, is ours to behold. In the wonderful world of color.
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          Arg! So cool! I would totally join the dark side, though. You think they'd toss me a lightsaber to assist Lord Vader? LOL.

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            I let your train go on purpose . All went according to plan.
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              Fantastic Report!
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                Thanks for great the trip report -- and the photos!

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                  Looks like a lot of fun!

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                    That looks awesome!! And such an original, fun idea. Is this the first year for them doing this?


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                      Re: All Aboard the HalloweenTime Express! 10-7-13

                      Originally posted by IzzyInWonderland View Post
                      That looks awesome!! And such an original, fun idea. Is this the first year for them doing this?
                      As far as I know it yes. And it is a fun idea. I bet if they did the HalloweenTime Express for the parties, a lot more people would come.


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                      The colors of Earth, Sea and Sky. Beauty i'm told, is ours to behold. In the wonderful world of color.
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                        This is so amazing! Has anyone here been to Mickeys Halloween party? Whats it like?
                        "Who's she?!?"
                        "Oh her? Oh, that's Wendy!"
                        "A girl?!"
                        "What's she doing here?!"
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                          Originally posted by LordVader View Post
                          I let your train go on purpose . All went according to plan.
                          :bow: Love this guy!

                          I might have missed it, but could you share how you got this opportunity? Really amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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                            Re: All Aboard the HalloweenTime Express! 10-7-13

                            Originally posted by KellyMcG86 View Post
                            :bow: Love this guy!

                            I might have missed it, but could you share how you got this opportunity? Really amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing!
                            Of course. This is one of the Official Disney Parks Blog Meet Ups that you had to sign up for. With the popularity of these events, they fill up rapidly. This event filled up in less than 10 minutes.

                            Admission is provided for this event free of charge. Check the Disney Parks Blog site: Disney Parks Blog - The official blog for Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line and follow the Disney Parks FB and Twitter pages for updates on more Meet Ups when they happen.


                            The world is a treasure trove of places.
                            The colors of Earth, Sea and Sky. Beauty i'm told, is ours to behold. In the wonderful world of color.
                            Indy Ride Count: 2211
                            World of Color Count: 74

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                              I LOVE the detail work!! If you look at the back ground, it is her portrait.

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