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  • Fri, 12:03: Enjoyed my burrito and coffee in the cool of the morning on the Ranco el Zocalo terrace. Sounds of Big Thunder Mine Train testing behind me
  • Fri, 12:05: Strolled back to front of park to Tour Gardens, checked in, placed lunch order fr limited Jolly Holliday menu, got button so guide can ID me
  • Fri, 12:13: Characters meeting in Town Square in Halloween costume. Goofy as skeleton, Mickey=Dracula (maybe), Chip&Dale=cops, Pluto has purple collar
  • Fri, 12:30: Tour is "Walk in Walt's Footsteps". Looks like we'll be about at the 15 person limit.
  • Fri, 12:35: Guide has appeared with the headphones
  • Fri, 12:39: First stop, the fire house for Disney childhood story. https://t.co/wFucz2UdmT
  • Fri, 12:49: Goofy briefly joined the tour as we headed up Main St to the castle
  • Fri, 12:59: Clydesdales pulling the Main St streetcars are braided up for Halloween.
  • Fri, 12:59: https://t.co/ZHnII2chhY
  • Fri, 13:03: Guide has lots of recorded sound bites from Walt to play as he takes about the park history.
  • Fri, 13:16: Rode Alice in Wonderland as example of updated classic dark ride.
  • Fri, 13:37: Over to Frontierland for Walts WWI experience, marriage.
  • Fri, 13:44: New Orleans Square--first land added to DL. Club 33 history too. Also secret dining room in Plaza Inn which served alcohol too
  • Fri, 13:47: Walt died before Club 33 and other private lounges opened, except Plaza Inn room.
  • Fri, 13:50: Dixieland Band as we go by towards Haunted Mansion. https://t.co/4Rc5LyhhjX
  • Fri, 14:06: Got HM stories, then to Tiki Room area for the planned break near Adventureland restrooms.
  • Fri, 14:15: Off to Tomorrowland, only Autopia is left of original attractions.
  • Fri, 14:21: Talking about 'fixes' to Tomorrowland after opening. Submarine Voyage. Also added Bobsleds, Monorail same week.
  • Fri, 14:24: Matterhorn is 1:100 scale replica, in part built to hide supports for the Skyway buckets.
  • Fri, 14:25: Matterhorn Bobsleds was first tubular steel coaster, allows for very tight turns.
  • Fri, 14:29: In front of small world to talk about Worlds Fair participation.
  • Fri, 14:48: Actually rode small world, spotted designer Mary Blair figure on Eiffel Tower second level w red balloon
  • Fri, 15:13: Back to Partners statue to wrap up. Now on corner of Jolly Holiday porch to eat lunches.
  • Fri, 15:14: https://t.co/vL1mOV9YxK
  • Fri, 15:14: Matterhorn macaroon https://t.co/BFeLuJFdNI
  • Fri, 15:38: The tour pin is beautiful! https://t.co/IKXwBbPzMj
  • Fri, 17:02: After we ate, second guide showed up to take us thru the Dream Suite, above Pirates ride. *So* cool.
  • Fri, 17:05: No pics allowed except one he took of each party to prove you were there. Mirror is reflecting castle painting acro… https://t.co/GZd3xegKhs
  • Fri, 17:06: Best "kiss good night" special effect is in the kids room. Model train circles room on high ledge, models come to life w sounds, lights
  • Fri, 17:08: Crossed to DCA, met up w woman from Facebook to sell Halloween Party ticket I'd bought for Krissi before she decided she couldn't make it.
  • Fri, 17:09: Will chill a few minutes w iced coffee then check out AP Days, for Annual Passholders.
  • Fri, 17:30: Newsies group with Mickey doing a street show https://t.co/BxvZT3czVx
  • Fri, 19:54: Checked out AP Days in both Hollywoodland and Paradise Gardens, circling the lagoon. AP Days pretty limited, and the pin was sold out. :(
  • Fri, 19:55: Did a little more Pokemon wandering in DCA before heading into hotel thru back gate. Pokemon has lots of stops, not as many 'Mon as DL
  • Fri, 20:01: Am dressed in my Figment costume and off the the Halloween party.
  • Fri, 20:19: Security lines long as the party crowd starts to arrive--party starts at 7 but can enter on the ticket after 4.
  • Fri, 20:20: Separate entrance areas for party and regular, of course I went to the wrong one first....
  • Fri, 20:28: Made it in with party wristband and map. Got an hour and a half before special stuff starts. Catching the Disneyland band.
  • Fri, 21:31: Used my any-attraction pass from the tour to ride Ghost Galaxy in the Fast Pass line. It's the Space Mtn coaster with ghosts
  • Fri, 21:32: Took advantage of this photo op in Town Square. https://t.co/Ql7lDt0vEt
  • Fri, 21:46: Treat trail in Star Wars exhibits owned early, about 5-6 stops inside. Got some Figment recognition from cast and a guest or two.
  • Fri, 21:50: Toontown is packed, party starts early here. Character greets, treat trail, etc.
  • Fri, 21:59: Another coaster ride: Gadgets Go Coaster. Not in the Space Mtn league. :)
  • Fri, 22:01: Treat trail line. Note the tape on the pavement to make zigzag line. Don't need candy this bad, thanks. https://t.co/kPpT5MPSdc
  • Fri, 22:41: Out to Town Square to buy pins, now must take the back diversion to get back to the hub. Probably parade control already, 70 min ahead.
  • Fri, 22:50: Huh, maybe the diversion was crowd control, but also was a treat trail.
  • Fri, 22:51: I need some non-sugar calories, let's go for fat: Plaza Inn fried chicken
  • Fri, 23:17: Found a parade viewing spot across from the Alice-themed restrooms. Area is seated viewing only, and I'm about 5 "rows" back.
  • Fri, 23:17: Headless Horseman should be soon...
  • Fri, 23:37: I really can't photograph the Headless Horseman with my cell phone camera. Horse was walking, incidentally... https://t.co/QU3IPueaxM
  • Sat, 00:16: I liked the parade. It's not supplanting Boo to You as a favorite, but it was good. Dramatic last float w very tall Maleficent dragon.
  • Sat, 00:18: Last float had many of the villains, a few others--Hook, Q of Hearts, Governor--walked before it.
  • Sat, 00:19: A couple of units were similar to Boo to You--ghostly dancers fr Haunted Mansion, grave diggers w shovels, but different choreography.
  • Sat, 00:20: Have found a spot in the crowd in front of Partners statue for fireworks. Must stand and wait. about 20 min before they start.
  • Sat, 01:02: Fireworks are awesome. Last minute shoulder kid in front of me blocked view to the left, but still great.
  • Sat, 01:04: Off to special AP treat area behind Big Thunder Mtn. Gave out a thin fabric bag and a few pieces of candy. https://t.co/wztvYRDiCh
  • Sat, 01:04: Since in here will ride Big Thunder, always great at night.
  • Sat, 01:28: The Big Thunder explosion finale is great at night. Also some nice views of the Halloween Tree, not so nice of SW construction lights.
  • Sat, 01:29: Found a spot on Main St for the second parade, just behind those on curb. Think that means I stand for the parade, but can sit to wait.
  • Sat, 01:32: Projections on MainSt adding to atmosphere. Nice group in front of me scootched together and gave me some curb space.
  • Sat, 01:34: Better Headless Horseman photo, though still blurry https://t.co/cmTMaZ893l
  • Sat, 01:35: More atmosphere in Rivers of America which were filled with fog and lighting effects.
  • Sat, 02:22: Much better view of parade! https://t.co/5cKmq1wpXJ
  • Sat, 02:24: More parade https://t.co/BrlTzWLQEz
  • Sat, 02:47: Have found a bench in front of the train station to wait out the last 15 min of party, see if they do a Villains Farewell tonight.
  • Sat, 02:53: Can see 2 villains meet areas. Left side swapped Queen of Hearts for Cruella. Group up for Cruella incl 2 kids plus infant as Dalmatians
  • Sat, 02:54: R side was Evil Queen, now Maleficient. All are really into the roles.
  • Sat, 02:56: The Passholder treat bag....or bag treat. Maybe both. https://t.co/sUcpjCisJT
  • Sat, 03:03: No villains farewell--the "party's over, go home" announcement just played. Off to my hotel.
  • Sat, 11:23: Looks like those "be in the park at early opening at 7" aren't happening. Slept in until 7:30--didn't settle down for bed til 2 after party
  • Sat, 11:24: Think I'll poke around DCA this morning since I missed early hour at DL. Breakfast at White Water Snacks at hotel first.
  • Sat, 11:35: Mickey waffles and a side of bacon, eaten on the outside tables with DCA walkway visible through screening greenery… https://t.co/gIhlmQo5iW



Nancy Barber

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