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September 21, 2007

Disney's HalloweenTime Event Returns To Disneyland Resort Theme Parks

Anaheim, CA -- Both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure theme parks have once again been transformed to create Disney's HalloweenTime in celebration of the Autumn Holiday. The event returns after last year's inaugural season with several new additions.

Disney Characters in Halloween CostumesDisney's HalloweenTime features a lively mix of Disney characters in seasonal costumes, whimsical decor, decked-out attractions, themed shows and tasty treats designed with the whole family in mind. New this year is "Candy Corn Acres" inside Disney's California Adventure Park. The candy corn farm has taken root in Sunshine Plaza and features more than 6,000 pieces of decorative and colorful candy.

At Disneyland, Disney's HalloweenTime also marks the return of a Halloween tradition: the transformation of the Haunted Mansion into "Haunted Mansion Holiday."Jack Skellington and his friends transform the Haunted Mansion in New Orleans Square into the popular seasonal Haunted Mansion Holiday. Inspired by the innovative animated film Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, Haunted Mansion Holiday depicts the holiday mayhem that occurs when Halloween and Christmas traditions collide.The fun begins outside the parks' entrances. Jack-o'-lantern creations resembling Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto and Goofy adorn the top of the Main Entrance to Disneyland.

Across the Esplanade, at the entrance to Disney's California Adventure park, the iconic 11-foot-tall California letters are transformed into giant pieces of candy corn.

In addition to the new Candy Corn Acres, Disney's HalloweenTime personality Jimmy C. Corn will host games and activities in the area.Spooky seasonal decorations can also be found on the grounds of the Hollywood Tower Hotel, the site of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror thrill ride. The Golden Dreams Theater has been transformed into the Golden Screams Theater and has rolled out the black carpet to present the "Golden Screams Awards Ceremony," where the audience screams for their favorite foe to determine which Disney Villain will receive the coveted "Chernie" award for "Best Scream.

"Disney's California Adventure is also hosting a separate ticket nighttime event after the park has closed to day guests. Mickey's HalloweenTreat gives kids and their families the opportunity to dress in their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat throughout the park.

This year's Mickey's HalloweenTreat will offer tricksters of all ages more treat locations along with fun character encounters and an all-new "Mickey's Trick-or-Treat in the Street" nightly cavalcade, plus interactive games and spirited music.

Mickey's HalloweenTreat takes place Thursday and Fridays beginning October 4, plus Monday - Wednesday, October 29 - 31.

At Disneyland, the entire park has been decked out for the Autumn holiday. Main Street, U.S.A. features the Main Street Pumpkin Festival where guests are greeted there by Constable Jack O'Leary and Miss Cobbler, who has been selected as this year's Miss Pumpkin Festival.More than 300 jack-o'-lanterns peek out of shop windows, while festive orange and yellow bunting graces the quaint Victorian buildings. The whimsical 12-foot tall Mickey Mouse jack-o'-lantern, complete with pumpkin ears, highlights Town Square, smiling at guests as they enter Main Street and giving them a playful wink when they depart.

"Woody's Halloween Roundup" has taken over Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland. The Roundup fun includes a visit with the animals in the "Petting Boo," crafts and musical activities including a Halloween Hoedown and a spooky interactive sing-along version of "Old McDonald Had a Farm" featuring black cats, ghosts and werewolves. Woody, Jessie and Bullseye from the Disney-Pixar Toy Story movies appear throughout the day on stage in comic adventure tales hosted by a guitar playing, storytelling cowboy.

Throughout the Disneyland Resort during Disney's HalloweenTime, families can enjoy unique Halloween-themed food items including Zero's Ghostly Ghoulash, a favorite of Jack Skellington's pet in Haunted Mansion Holiday, and merchandise including Disney costumes, collectible pins and coins, and a special set of Halloween-themed Mickey Mouse ears resembling a Mickey jack-o'-lantern.

Disney's HalloweenTime continues at both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure now through October 31. Tickets for Mickey's HalloweenTreat may be purchased online at www.disneyland.com/mhtm.For more information, see Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure or visit disneyland.comPhoto courtesy of Disneyland Resort. All rights reserved.

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