Posts Tagged ‘Haunted Mansion Holiday’

Halloweentime is coming

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

It’s almost September, which means that Disneyland will soon begin preparing for Halloweentime in the park. This year there will be several completely new elements to help celebrate the Halloween season, including:

  • The giant jack-o-lantern on Main Street will, for the first time, be carved from a real, gigantic mutant pumpkin.
  • During after-hours events, all popcorn will be “horrifyingly stale.”
  • The over-sized gingerbread house in the Haunted Mansion Holiday ballroom will be an actual, working, scale model of the original Haunted Mansion.
  • Turkey legs will still have the feet attached.
  • The Big Thunder Ranch petting area will feature an animatronic “Hatbox Goat.”
  • The Little Red Wagon corn dog stand on Main Street will offer Frankenweenies.
  • Marvel-comics-themed costumes are being custom made for all the park’s feral cats.
  • Special Mickey Mouse ears hats will be available that look like the top has been bitten off and the wearer’s brains are showing.
  • Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island will become Haunted Ghost Pirate’s Lair on Zombie Tom Sawyer Mysterious Island.
  • This year’s costume for the Partners statue: The Wizard of Oz and Dorothy.

Disney only recognizes corrections from little girls

Monday, May 10th, 2010

A recent UPI story describes how a fourth grader spotted a grammar mistake in signage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, prompting immediate response from management, including the shutting down of the attraction and erecting a safety perimeter until such time as corrective measures could be taken. Well goody for her.

It’s not that we’re bitter or anything, but we’ve been complaining to Disney for years, using every means of communication imaginable, about the horrible grammar mistake in their annual Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay, and we haven’t gotten so much as a “thank you” letter (and no, the restraining order doesn’t count). This revelation that Disney might have listened to us if we were a little girl is the last straw — we are sending the company an ultimatum. This year, if the grammatically obscene description of Jack’s decorations as “unlike no other” is not corrected in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday, the entire staff of pledges that we will never, again, so long as any of us shall live, dump our deceased friends’ and relatives’ cremains in the Haunted Mansion. Not even once. So there.