Disneyland Resort Photo Report for September 10, 2012

Welcome Back to the Disneyland Resort

Fall Colors on Main Street


With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, expect light crowds this week. TouringPlans.com can help you navigate the parks with our per-park Crowd CalendarLines – Mobile Wait Times App that gives access to current and estimated wait times for attractions, and Touring Plans detailing the best plan of attack for hitting the attractions. Now more than ever, it’s a good time to subscribe to TouringPlans.com to plan your strategy to avoid the crowds!

Below are the predicted resort-wide crowd numbers for select days generated by the TouringPlans professional statisticians as measured for the upcoming week. For the access to the full year and per-park crowd level predictions, visit our Crowd Calendar.

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Day
Resort Crowd Prediction
Tues, September 11, 2012
1 out of 10
Weds, September 12, 2012
2 out of 10
Thurs, September 13, 2012
out of 10
Fri, September 14, 2012
out of 10

Here are some quick-hit notes that we hope you’ll find helpful as you prepare your visits for the week:

  • Expect this to be one of the lightest weeks of the year.
  • Partial blockouts on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Disneyland Park has a very low crowd level (1.1) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week.
  • Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort begins on Friday, September 14. On that day, Haunted Mansion Holiday and Big Thunder Ranch Halloween Carnival open.
  • Due to its incredibly low capacity, consider riding Luigi’s Flying Tires standby right after starting your day by grabbing a FASTPASS for Radiator Springs Racers.

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Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle

Disneyland - Sleeping Beauty Castle

Off Season Crowds…For Now

With Labor Day behind us, schools back in session and the huge 2012 summer season behind us, the crowd levels have dropped to very manageable levels.  In fact, the photos below were taken of some of the most congested areas of Disneyland park at 10:00 a.m. on a Saturday!

New Orleans Square - Disneyland

New Orleans Square - Disneyland

Fronteirland - Disneyland

Adventureland - Disneyland

Disneyland Wait TIme Board

Haunted Mansion Holiday Installation

The annual transformation of the Haunted Mansion into the Haunted Mansion Holiday is nearly complete.  Guests can see most, if not all of the exterior decorations already.  Jack Skellington will take guests through his version of Christmas starting September 14, 2012 – the first week of January 2013.

Learn more about the 2012 Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

Haunted Mansion Holiday Installation - Disneyland

Haunted Mansion Holiday Installation - Disneyland

Haunted Mansion Holiday Installation - Disneyland

Haunted Mansion Holiday Installation - Disneyland

Haunted Mansion Holiday Installation - Disneyland

Haunted Mansion Holiday Installation - Disneyland

Haunted Mansion Holiday Installation - Disneyland

Haunted Mansion Holiday Installation - Disneyland

Disneyland Adds Halloween Carnival to this Year’s Halloween Time

In addition to the already popular Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday overlays, Disneyland will be adding a “Halloween Carnival” to this year’s Halloween Time celebration.  The Halloween Carnival will be added to theBig Thunder Ranch Jamboree on the backside of Frontierland.  The Halloween Carnival, a holiday themed rebranding of entertainment currently available in the area as well as activities from years past, will feature entertainment, pumpkin carvers, activities, crafts, merchandise, treats, midway carnival games such as a ring toss, and your favorite Disney characters in their Halloween costumes.

Disney Villains will also make visits at the Halloween Carnival, and a Magic Cauldron Sideshow will entertain guests.

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Haunted Mansion Holiday Installation - Disneyland

The Disney Parks Blog is holding yet another meet up later this month, this time surrounding the upcoming Halloween Time.  This new meet up was announced on Wednesday afternoon and filled up within about 15 minutes!  Disney allowed online registration for the first 100 readers who were able to RSVP quick enough.  Some of the event details can be seen in the article excerpt below.

Let the Ghoul Times Roll at Our Disney Parks Blog ‘Get Spookier’ Meet-Up at Disneyland Park

From the Disney Parks Blog

The Happiest Place on Earth is about to get spookier, and you and a guest could get the chance to see how we create all the Halloween Time fun at our next Disney Parks Blog meet-up! Join us on September 17, 2012, at Disneyland park for our Disney Parks Blog “Get Spookier” Meet-up, which will include:

  • Panel discussion with Disneyland Resort Halloween Decor Experts
  • David Caranci, Manager of Resort Enhancement (Who Disney Parks Blog readers will remember from this story)
  • Brian Sandahl, Senior Designer for Disney Entertainment Creative Development
  • Opportunity to ride Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction
  • Dessert party at French Market Restaurant (anyone remember that chocolate buffet from our Midnight Snack?)
  • Special spooky surprises
Read More on the Disney Parks Blog

Esplanade Street Sign, New Orelans Square - Disneyland

Join the Crew at the Pirates League

The Pirates League makeover and merchandise location, which has set up shop in the Court of Angels section of New Orleans Square, opened up last weekend.

Pirate's Leauge - Disneyland

Pirate's Leauge - Disneyland

Pirate's Leauge - Disneyland

Pirate's Leauge - Disneyland

Pirate's Leauge - Disneyland

Pirate's Leauge - Disneyland

Pirate's Leauge - Disneyland

Pirate's Leauge - Disneyland

Pirate's Leauge - Disneyland