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  • Trip Report The pumpkins are back at Disneyland Big Thunder Ranch (with pics)

    Every year during Halloween-time, back at Big Thunder Ranch, Disneyland brings in some great pumpkin carvers. This year we got to talk with a carver who also created the giant Pongo (40 foot) and Perdita (38 foot) statues at the All Star Disney Resort in Florida.

    We're only into the first weekend of Halloween-time and there's already lots of great pumpkins and there are sure to be many more as we get closer to Halloween.

























    I love how they update the floral Mickey at the entrance.


    Though I have to say my favorite one was from back in 2006 when they used pumpkins to form the Mickey. (not my photo)


    Mickey has a mask! by krisjaus, on Flickr






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    Thanks for posting pictures! There's so many cute ones this year!
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      Thanks for the photo's. Very cool.
      I do also agree with the 2006 mickey floral. I liked that one better.
      It also allowed the "mask" to be more 3-D
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        Wow, love these photos! That 2006 pumpkin Mickey is awesome. Thanks for sharing them





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          The pumpkin carvings are definitely my favorite part of HalloweenTime. I love how they're always changing throughout the season. Some of the designs they come up with are pretty darn clever.

          I agree about the floral Mickey, I loved it when they filled it up with mini pumpkins. Every year I hope they do it again, but they haven't. At least this year is an improvement over last, as I recall they didn't even bother removing the "celebrate" floral Mickey with the party hat and balloons. Really didn't feel right with all the Halloween decor.

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            The floral is in full sun, perhaps the pumpkins started to smell and rot by the end of October? The ones in Frontierland are in the shade somewhat.

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              Originally posted by Seawolf View Post
              The floral is in full sun, perhaps the pumpkins started to smell and rot by the end of October? The ones in Frontierland are in the shade somewhat.

              Hmm, good point. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.


              Speaking of the floral Mickey, does anyone remember when they installed those really cool lights throughout the flowers? At night it would come alive and sparkle like pixie dust. That was pretty short lived too, but I never understood why. Always hoped they'd bring that back.

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                the lights were awesome! I loved that! I was just there this weekend too.... I've never gone during halloween and stumbled upon this area and it was so cool!

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                  Need to make sure we go through Big Thunder Ranch for the pumpkin carving.
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                    Great pictures! For the first time I actually found myself wandering through the Ranch last weekend. It was really enchanting. Really puts you in the mood for Fall! And the upcoming holidays!

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                      I miss the Mickey made of pumpkins too. While it is still pretty and yes the colors are the same, in my heart it's just not the same.
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                        nothing gets better than the toystory clown, and the catapiller!
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                          I got on the site to ask if the carved pumpkins were back and I found this! Can't wait to go see them, so cool.

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                            Great pictures! Its amazing what they can do with the pumpkins... I can never come up with anything more than the standard, classic faces. These Disney artists do amazing work with the gourds!




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                              wasn't the giant mickey pumpkin in town square lit up at once from the inside?

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