Disneyland has announced plans for two new additions to this year’s Halloween festivities. The plans include an overlay of Space Mountain to make it Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, as well as new fireworks. LA Times has the story:
Disneyland unveils Halloween theme for Space Mountain, fireworks show
Disneyland will add a “haunted” overlay to Space Mountain and a fireworks “spooktacular” for the Halloween season, theme park officials said.
The “Halloween Time” event, which runs from Sept. 25 through Nov. 1, is included in the price of admission to the Anaheim theme park.
The “Ghost Galaxy” Space Mountain overlay, which originally premiered at Hong Kong Disneyland in 2007, features a new soundtrack and ghostly and ghoulish projections inside the darkened roller coaster building, according to Screamscape.
The Halloween-themed fireworks show, hosted by “Master of Scaremonies” Jack Skellington of “Nightmare Before Christmas” fame, will include nods to Disney villains.
Many of those villains — Cruella de Vil (”101 Dalmatians”), Captain Hook (”Peter Pan”) and Queen of Hearts (”Alice in Wonderland”) — will also be wandering the theme park, signing autographs and passing out treats.
Across the way at Disney’s California Adventure, “Mickey’s Trick-or-Treat Party” will run on Oct. 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 and 28-31. The separate-admission event — which includes games, music and a Disney character parade — lets costumed children trick-or-treat throughout the park.
The new fireworks seem to be a obvious addition, however I do feel that other attractions could better utilize the haunted theme. While Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy does sound exciting, I think emphasizing on the haunted element of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad would be more proper. Imagine you enter the tunnel where ghoulish ghost miners are moaning and on the first lift, skulls are hidden in the rocks. With some cobwebs and other details, it would be a great addition! Ahh, if only I was an Imagineer.
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