Haunted Mansion Holiday 2011

With Halloween Time coming up at the Disneyland Resort, spooky preparations are taking place all aroundDisneyland park. A guest favorite each year is Haunted Mansion Holiday. Soon Jack Skellington and co. will take over the Haunted Mansion, complete with a new Gingerbread House. As we get ready for the opening of Haunted Mansion Holiday, here are some fun facts you might not know:

  • More than 400 flickering candles and 100 Jack-O-Lanterns create a ghostly glow on the façade of the Haunted Mansion.
  • Jack’s faithful dog Zero gathered more than 200 bones to use as décor, garland, and presents.
  • More than two dozen additional animated figures “materialize” inside the Haunted Mansion during Haunted Mansion Holiday.
  • Imagineer Kim Irvine, daughter of the original Madame Leota, makes a special spirited performance as the Haunted Mansion’s favorite psychic during Haunted Mansion Holiday. Leota Toombs, Disney Legend and long-time Imagineer, gave life to the head that for decades has floated inside the Haunted Mansion’s Crystal Ball in the Séance Room.
  • Every year, a new ghoulish concept is created and Resort Foods bakes up a brand new Gingerbread House for the celebration scene in the Mansion’s Grand Hall.

The six-foot-tall house is on display through Christmas, thus the “Jack Skellington Meets Santa Claus” theme. The holiday-themed Haunted Mansion Holiday opened Friday, so take a ride through and let us know what you think!

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland park, but there was one celebration you might not have known about. Each year, some very different teams from across Disneyland Resort gather for a very special project: the Haunted Mansion Holiday gingerbread house. Cast members from teams like Operations, Engineering, Creative Development and Food and Beverage all work together to bring this spooky but tasty creation to life. In this video, we learn how they do it and what they do to mark their special reunion each year.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy There Mates!  AAAAaaarrrrr It’s Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Make Yourself a Pirate! – www.pirateyourself.com

Here is the odd background about the day : 

International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon,[1] U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.[1] For example, an observer of this holidaywould greet friends not with “Hello,” but with “Ahoy, matey!” The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized view of the Golden Age of Piracy. It has become a holiday for members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.



Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Boxing Day (You know who you are Claire) 😉 and Happy New Year to all my friends and family! We love you all and thanks for a GREAT YEAR! Looking foward to a even better 2007! LOVE ROB, JOS and NICKY!

T.M.X. Elmo

So I keep hearing about the new Tickle Me Elmo! I did a little research and T.M.X. Elmo looks pretty cool! Santa will be bringing the Nick Knack And his cousin Cocco 2 Elmos! I got to see the little guy in action and it’s pretty cool! Check it out!

“T.M.X.” Elmo


Nickel Nicky was Pooh for his very first Halloween, his first BIG holiday! He had a jam packed weekend, attending his cousin’s 1st Birthday / Halloween party and trick or treating with his other cousins back in NJ 🙂 All in all Nicky loved the holiday and is looking foward to next year’s big adventure 😉

Happy 4th Of July 2004

Another year another 4th Of July! We came out to Long Island again this year to Frank an Marianne’s 🙂 The can sure throw a party! Great food and a great fireworks show proved to be a good time for all! Pino was the bartender and he defiantly rocked! He claimed I did’nt refuse 1 drink! hehe I am starting to sound like an alcoholic 🙁 hehe O well!

Francesca, Pietra, Anna And The Fuz

Tomorrow is my pal Gene’s Birthday!

Will prob go out with him tomorrow night to celebrate!

The biggest news of the day, THE METS SWEPT THE YANKEES! WHAT A WEEKEND! I am purely shocked the turn around the Mets have done over the past few weeks! It was a real treat to hang out in the beautiful sun and watch the TV Frank brought outside 🙂