Last Week at Disneyland Resort (9/9/2012 – 9/15/2012)

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The Halloween season kicked off last week at Disneyland, attracting spooks and ghouls of all shapes and sizes to the Anaheim resort during what is otherwise an exceptionally slow season.

Crowd Calendar

Busiest Day: Saturday 9/15 was a 6 out of 10 at the resort, with DCA crowds at 6.5 and Disneyland Park at 5.4.

Quietest Day: Monday 9/10 through Wednesday 9/12 were 1 out of 10 at the resort, with DCA crowds at 1.1 and Disneyland Park at 1.1.

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Special Events

Openings, Closings, and Refurbishments

  • Haunted Mansion: Reopened on 9/14 after installation of the Nightmare Before Christmas-themed Hauntend Mansion Holiday overlay. Unlike in past years, FASTPASS was not offered for the attraction during opening weekend. Look for a reference to the film Frankenweenie in the Mansion pet cemetery.
  • Indiana Jones Adventure: Closed through 12/7/12 for a much needed refurbishment.
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats and Casey Jr. Circus Train: Closed through 11/15/12.
  • Big Thunder Ranch: Reopened 9/14 after installation of Halloween Carnival decor.
  • Space Mountain: Reopened 9/14 after installation the Ghost Galaxy seasonal overlay.
  • Construction continues through 2013 on the new Princess Fantasy Faire and Fantasyland Theatre.
  • Snow White’s wishing well and grotto are currently undergoing refurbishment.
  • Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port is closed until 9/21 for refurbishment.
Disney California Adventure
  • Muppet*Vision 3D was closed 9/10/12 through 9/13/12, and will screen a 4D preview of the Frankenweenie film now through 10/31.
  • The Art of Animation lobby was closed 9/10/13 through 9/13/13 to install a Frankenweenie exhibit, but the other attractions inside remained open. In celebration of the new exhibit, the hot dog stand across the street is selling a bacon wrapped weenie.
Downtown Disney
  • Construction continues on Earl of Sandwich, with no opening date announced yet.

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Seth Kubersky

Author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando. Co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland and Beyond Disney. Contributor to Unofficial Guides to WDW and Las Vegas. Live Active Cultures columnist for the Orlando Weekly. Travel and arts journalist. Theatrical director and producer.

One thought on “Last Week at Disneyland Resort (9/9/2012 – 9/15/2012)

  • September 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    My husband and I rode single rider on Soarin last Friday and he ended up sitting next to Dylan McDermott!


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