Monday, September 23, 2013

Disney Halloween Carnival...Vintage Holiday Fun!

More Fun Than a Barrel of Mickeys!
Ever since I was small I have loved Halloween Carnivals...you know the old-time PTA sponsored galas with Fish Pond, Bobbing for Apples, and Spook Alley.  You remember...the kind where you buy a ticket for a nickel, and a dollar paid for a night of fun for the whole family?  The lunch ladies served up sloppy joes and rootbeer in the cafeteria and you would always find popcorn balls and candy apples in the bake-sale corner.  Little kids came...wide-eyed behind their Lone Ranger masks, still clutching their grimy pillowcases full of candy...and waited their turns at the bean-bag throw.  I once won a back-scratcher in the Fish Pond...amazed at such a handy-dandy piece of technology!  Was there ever such a night of wonders?

Disneyland Halloween Carnival...
Cute Log Cabin/Scarecrow Shack
In the far back corner of Frontierland lies Big Thunder Ranch.  It's a down-homey place where they serve barbecue "family style" and there is live entertainment on both stages.  It's currently the place where my four favorite musicians perform...Billy Hill and the Hillbillies.  I have a crush on Billy...lol!  They're all named Billy!  There is a petting zoo and is often the home of whichever turkey is pardoned by the President on Thanksgiving.  I especially love it, when it is decked out for the holidays...Halloween and Christmas!
 

Poker Night in the Scaredy-Crow Shack.
You should have heard all the OMGs coming out of my mouth when I entered the cute little cabin...it was a vintage Halloween lovers dream come true!

Ceiling festooned with the cutest garlands!
All my favorite postcards blown up to poster size on the walls.

What is better than a hutch filled with black cats and jack-o-lanterns?
 
Time out for a little Dutch Oven cooking.

Miss Kitty is ready for her close-up...with you in the picture!

Carnival Time...Free Admission!

Orange and Black...the colors of Halloween Happiness!
There were Pumpkin Carvers, Crafts, Games and a Spook Alley with Disney Villains.  It was my childhood come to life!

More wonderful garlands!

Waiting for the Billy's to come onstage.
Cobwebs made from rope!

Lots of Haunted Fiddle Music.
Love my Billys...lol!

Minnie dancing a jig.
Speaking of Halloween Carnivals...
 
My Little Halloween "Scare-us Wheel"
Black Cupcake Ferris Wheel.
I still have Halloween carnivals on my mind.
I used it for George's birthday cupcakes and decided it needed
some Halloweenies to ride in it.

Spoolie Ghoulies.
I found just enough cat heads and pumpkins in my stash.
Some scraps of paper and wooden spools.
The checkered disks are for balance in the baskets.

No tickets required.
I'm thinking the wheel needs some embellishing...hmmm!
Back to the laboratory...
 
Happy Crafting, Halloweenies!
 
 
 
 

7 comments:

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Hi Shirley, what a fun place to visit. Love the pumpkin scarecrows.
Your Ferris wheel is adorable!
Dorothy

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh what a fun place to go see!! Love your ferris wheel and LOVE your spoolie Goulies!!! Those are sooo cute!! Happy fall! xo Holly

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I can't believe this exists! It's magical. I love the ticket booth, and Minnie looks so cute!
LOVE your scare-us-wheel!
Erica :)

vivian said...

I want to go there! such fun! and Im loving your spoolies on the SCare us wheel!!!! Scare-us-wheel!! how awesome!
(so many exclamation marks here! LOL)
have a great day
xoxo
vivian

Tammy's in Love said...

Oh Shirley! You made me laugh out loud about the crush on Billy; it reminded me of the Bob Newhart Show. "My brother Darrel and my other brother Darrel!" Cute idea with the Scare us Wheel and spoolies riders!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Disney and Halloween are a perfect mix. We've traveled from MI to FL three times just for their Halloween decorations. What fun! Love your Halloween spoolies. Fabulous!

Halloween hugs!

Sandy C said...

What a fun place and I love your spoolies!

Sandy