First, there were some pictures from our trip in September that we never got around to posting, so let us present them!
This store reminded us of lyschan, so we had to take a picture.
We saw this in the World of Disney store and needed a photo. As a testament to the fact that we'd eaten very very little that day, I couldn't get my hand to stop shaking enough to get the picture. I tried about four times before asking Gaston to do it.
And Minnie-san to go with it!
If we were super rich, we'd totally get these.
Back to Halloween decorations.
The Halloween-ified entrance to California Adventure:
They had a whole group of girls dressed like different candy. We only got the peppermint, because it was really crowded at the entrance.
The first character greeting spot we found, also promoted the recent release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves on Blu-ray.
(This is also an example of our bad habit of sneaking photos inbetween guests instead of just waiting in the line to meet them.)
One of three(?) party stations. This one had the witches, and kind of reminded me of Sugar Sugar Rune.
I'm not sure if it shows up very well, but this is an example of the different spotlights they used to decorate the park for Halloween.
And past the Snow White display again. We really should have had Gaston stop to talk to her about replacing her failure of a huntsman.
Another example of my inability to take non-blurry pictures. But for the subject matter, it works.
Villains out wandering around.
(Cruella is probably on her way to her photo op place.)
Awesome photo opportunity for the Sun Wheel all lit up.
(Not sure if they still call it the Sun Wheel, now that they've replaced the sun with Mickey's face, but whatever.)
I don't know if I told the story of this picture. From Alice's point of view, we were walking through the Farmer's Market towards another candy station by the entrance to A Bug's Land, when suddenly, I screamed and ran away. The reason? I spotted a character from an underrated but fantastic film, Meet the Robinsons. I give you Bowler Hat Guy.
Apparently all the obscure villains were out that night.
(Okay, maybe not all of them. No Ratigan or Horned King (he's probably a little too scary for the kids) or Sykes or Frollo or Madam Medusa or... anyway, there were a few.)
Here is the little community built by the cast members in the Animation Building who were in charge of handing out raisins. They clearly had a lot of time on their hands.
And finally another picture from the tram ride back to the parking lot.
Today I'm thankful for there not being any picketers outside of Fresh & Easy today (at least not when we went), having cereal to eat, finally posting those Halloween pics (now if we can just get the rest of them and then the Christmas ones, we'll be all caught up!), raisin box communities, and getting that piece of paperwork we were waiting for.