Here’s Everything Disney That’s Happening For Fall ’14.
Summer ends, school is back in session, and yet somehow it still manages to be warmer than it’s been all year here in Southern California.
Yet, something seems to be different in the air. All of a sudden the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg reaches your nostrils every time you step into a grocery store. Coffee shops and bakeries seems to embrace the craze of “pumpkin spice” everything. You no longer see green but rather an array of red, orange and gold colors every where. That’s when you realize, autumn is here. Each of us have our own way of experiencing fall.
Here’s how you can experience fall the Disney way.
Disney Consumer Products
It’s that time of year where ghosts, ghouls and goblins come out and play!
So let’s get into the ‘spirit’ of things and enjoy this haunting time with some Disney Halloween fun in the comfort of your home.
** HALLOWEEN COLLECTIBLES **
Jack O’ Lantern Mickey Mouse Trick or Treat Bucket: Turn heads while scavenging for candy this Halloween night, with this trick-or-treat bucket that lights up Mickey’s features in rotating red, green and yellow tones.
- Mickey and Minnie Mouse Halloween Mug Set: Whatever you’ve got brewing in the witch’s cauldron, quench your thirst with a loved one with these adorable matching Mickey and Minnie Halloween mugs.
Evil Queen as Old Hag BowlStore your fairest candy in this bowl as the Evil Queen invites trick-or-treaters to take ”just one bite” of your candy.
** THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS **
Rock this Halloween season in style and comfort this year with some apparel inspired by the beloved characters from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
- Jack Skellington Long Sleeve Tee For Women: Feeling the chills and shivers right to the bone? Keep warm on these cold autumn nights while wearing Jack’s long sleeve tee.
- Jack Skellington Baseball Shirt For Men: Whether you’re striking fear or throwing strikes, be a big hit in this Jack Skellington Baseball shirt. Fun Fact: the number 93 celebrates the year Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was released.
** THE HAUNTED MANSION COLLECTION **
Who else is ‘dying’ to know how you could turn your humble abode into the perfect playground for the unearthly creatures this Hallow’s Eve? With the help of these delightfully dour décor inspired by the Haunted Mansion, you’ll have things go bump in the night in no time.
- Even the darkest corners of your home can be illuminated with this candlestick inspired by the grim décor of The Haunted Mansion.
- Friends and family will have no problem settling into their eternal rest with this soft velveteen pillow from The Haunted Mansion.
- The Haunted Mansion Hourglass: Time is running out! Turn the glass to see lilac sands slip away all too soon, just like the time at your theme park visit!
For more Halloween inspired products visit the Disney Store’s Halloween Shop here!
Disneyland Park // Disney Parks
Though you might have thought our favorite Disney parks were more magical during the Christmas season, but fall has tons of delicious treats that are sure to satisfy that Disney sweet tooth of yours! From now through Halloween night October 31, you can enjoy all the spooky happenings with friends and family!
** HALLOWEEN DECOR GALOR **
Main Street U.S.A.
Walk down Main Street and you’ll find pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. See if you can spot the same pumpkin twice. Also, don’t forget to take a picture with the enormous Mickey Pumpkin that greets you with a smile as you enter!
Take notice of the vibrant, traditional skeleton display that represents Dia de los Muertos in Frontierland.
Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain are fan favorites at Disneyland. During the fall season, these favorites are annually transformed to provide guests with a ghoulishly good time!
- Haunted Mansion Holiday:The mansion just got more festive. You are sure to meet hitch-hiking ghosts along the way, but don’t forget to greet Jack Skellington. The ride has been invaded by characters from the “The Nightmare Before Christmas” film to combine Halloween and Christmas. Because why not!
- Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy: In this ride, you usually find yourself defying gravity and tearing through space. During the fall season, you’ll find yourself trying to escape the clutches of wicked ghosts while traveling through space at thrilling, chilling speeds!
** Tricky Treats **
No fall holiday (let alone Halloween) would be complete without the treats! (Tip: keep a look out for Halloween time menu items displayed in front of restaurants, or ask cast members about seasonal items)
- Pumpkin beignets: These ever-popular, sugary New Orleans-style donuts are back with pumpkin flavors inside doused with generous amounts of powdered sugar!
- Caramel apple smoothies from Schmoozies in California Adventure Park: Caramel, apple flavoring, ice cream. Done.
- Seasonal candy apples and sweets at the Candy Palace on Mainstreet (connected to the Penny Arcade): Because the Evil Witch told us to get one.
- Pumpkin spice latte at the Market House/Starbucks on Main Street U.S.A.: It goes great with the pumpkin beignets!
- Fireworks: the spectaculars in front of the castle that will have you screaming for more this time around (especially if you see the special Halloween Screams show if you’re attending Mickey’s Halloween Party)!
- Happiest Haunts Guided Tour: a ghastly great tour for those looking to see how the hidden hauntings in and around the park. For specific details on dates and prices, click here.
- Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Mountain Ranch in Frontierland: Here you’ll get to meet your villainous Disney friends, pet the live animals dressed for the season at the petting zoo, play some carnival games, watch pumpkin carvers create masterpieces, and create a masterpiece of your own with Halloween crafts!
The fall weather might keep you indoors, but that’s no reason to not have fun. Entertain your friends and family this season by bringing home the magic with any of these games that are available this fall!
- Disney Infinity 2.0: Features more than 20 new interactive figures from across the Marvel universe. It is now also equipped with an all-new Toy Box mode that makes it easier for players to share their creations and levels with family and friends. Available now!
- Fantasia – Music Evolved: Inspired by Disney’s classic animated film “Fantasia”, this musical motion video game players enter the magical realm of Fantasia and explore their magical musical skills as the legendary sorcerer Yensid’s new apprentice. Available October 21, 2014.
- Planes – Fire and Rescue (The Game): Embark on adventures with all your favorite characters from the animated sequel by taking the fun to the skies with action-packed fire-fighting and more exciting challenges! Available November 4, 2014.
Walt Disney Studios
Feel like taking a break from all that gaming? The movie folks over at the Studios are providing some great upcoming films that you can watch with the whole family this season, too.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
A popular children’s book by Judith Viorst has been adapted into a comedic family film that is sure to entertain audiences. Characters undergo numerous misfortunes throughout the film that are certain to get us laughing. Who knew bad days could be so funny? Or better yet, that bad days could bring those families together?
In theaters October 10.
Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios has presented us with popular movies like “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Frozen”. Now get ready for the launching of something totally fresh this fall.
This will be the very first animated Disney action-adventure film (with some Marvel influence) and it is expected to become a family favorite just like their previous movies were. Take on the adventure with Baymax and Hiro as they team up with group of high-tech heroes in attempts to save the day!
In theaters November 7.
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Clearly, there’s so many magical things to do with Disney this fall and we hope that you try a few this season to make you ‘fall’ in love with this time of year even more so! With this extensive list of fall offerings The Walt Disney Company has for us this year, what will you be trying and experiencing? Let us know in the comments.
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DE photographer Rachel Cardenas also contributed to this story.