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Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1976)

I missed this when it first aired. I have no idea if it ever aired again but thank goodness for YouTube!!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Is Disneyland HAUNTED?! REAL Paranormal Ex-Cast Member Ghost Stories

First of all, sorry I missed last Friday! Dang! So sorry!

It's that time of year folks. Time for ghosts and goblins and witches and monsters. In other words, my peeps, LOL

I've heard stories of possible hauntings at Disneyland and I've even heard one from a very reputable source while I worked at the Park . I am trying to coordinate a recording session with two former castmembers so we can tell our various Disneyland ghost stories. Keep your fingers crossed and if I manage to pull this off, you will be the first to hear about it.

That being said, it took a while to find a decent video to share with you guys. This one has three stories and in all honestly,I only the third story to be actually creepy.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Another Visit To The Parks

I had to go back to the Parks because I had missed a few things and...well...I just love it there, LOL. This little guy by Mater's Jam-BOO-ree is adorable!

I tried several times to get a decent shot of the window displays in Ramon's but the lighting was never quite right. This one reminded me of Sugar Skull art and I'm willing to bet there is a hidden Mickey somewhere in there!

I completely missed this little guy the last time I was there.

It wasn't dark enough to see but the trees are full of purple lights. It looks great!

Believe it or not, I did not notice the bats flying out of the tower on my last visit. Let it be known that I would make a terrible eye witness!

This is such a cute idea!

Now we are at Disneyland and I am sitting on the upper level of the Hungry Bear restaurant. I noticed the cranes and just sat there, staring. I wondered to myself if it was "good show" that the tops of the buildings could be seen above the trees and then realized that by the time Galaxy's Edge opens, the trees will be tall enough to block this view from the Hungry Bear.
At least I hope so!

After I ate, I examined the new path that will lead guests to Galaxy's Edge.

As I was leaving the Hungry Bear, I stopped to take a few pics of this building. Yes, it's a store but I recently learned that it is a very special store. Not because of the merchandise contained within but because this little building has been here since Disneyland opened in 1955! This are was originally part of the Indian Village and at that time, it was used as a trading post. Pretty cool, no?

By this time, I'm getting tired and ready to go home so a couple of quick pics of the Haunted Mansion and then I'm headed home!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Halloween Is In The Air! Part 5

And now...a brief visit to Disneyland!

I love seeing all the Fall colors in the Park, especially in the planters.

Yes, I had to take advantage of this, LOL.

I decided to ride the Mark Twain...It was nice to see one of the keel boats.

It was also nice to see guests enjoying the island!

They have added quite a few Weeping Willows along the shoreline. I think it's a nice touch.

It's also a lot easier to see the Fort now. I just wish they would put roofs on the towers so that it at least looks like it used to even if we no longer have access to it.

Here is a brief video of some of the noticeable changes along the river.

It's been a while since I've been on the island. Seeing these stairs made me want to go back and explore it again.

Now we're chasing The Columbia, LOL!!

It was really hot and muggy so I decided to leave and relax a while in the lobby of the Grand Californian. On my way out, I checked out the goodies in the Candy Palace. These rice crispy treats are BEYOND adorable!

It was nice to see the planters in Downtown Disney looking festive!

Well folks, our visit has come to an end but don't worry, I went back a few days later!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Halloween Is In The Air! Part 4

Now I am in Elias and Co. which I love. First thing that caught my eye were the new purses by Kate Spade. I had no idea she was now making Disney purses.

I actually fell in love with this purse so if anyone is wanting to buy me a gift, here you go!

And now for some vintage Halloween decor. I absolutely LOVE what they in the upper section of the store!!

Correct me if I'm wrong but Disney has never put out a plush of Lucifer, have they? I mean, I stopped dead in my tracks! Could it be because Halloween is coming? It took everything I had in me not to pull out my credit card!

I spent quite a while window shopping and then it was time to check out Disneyland...which we will cover in the next post!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Halloween Is In The Air! Part 3

You know, Halloween time in Cars Land made me fall in love with it all over again! Look at the ADORABLE witch car silhouette on this building!

When I noticed the faces on these gas pumps, I literally squealed with delight. If you enlarge the photo I think you'll be able to see the icky stuff on the tops of the metal drums. (I didn't notice that while I was there or I would have taken a close up shot.)

THIS. This is adorable.

Photo opp!

Even Luigi's is getting festive.

A stage was set up for the evening entertainment which sadly, I was going to miss.

Does anyone have an idea as to why this caught my eye? Well...my mouth was watering. When I was a kid, my aunt one of these in her yard and whenever the fruit would ripen, she and my mom would harvest it. I remember it was sooo good! I could hardly wait for my mom to peel it.

And this shot? Just because!

I walked over to the wharf area but didn't see any Halloween decorations. By this time, the weather was warming up so I knew it was time go get something cold to drink.

I ended up at Starbucks on Buena Vista Street and got a large cup of ice water. On an impulse, I bought the cup of grapes. WOW, they were so good! Sweet and cold! A great snack!

After a nice relaxing break I did some window shopping which I will cover in the next post.