Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree at Disneyland
Halloween season is in full swing at Disneyland. The cooler weather today is cooperating to make it feel more like fall in Southern California. There are Mickey pumpkins and other Disney-themed jack-o-lanterns on Main Street, U.S.A. but do you know about the Halloween Tree at Disneyland?
In 1972, Ray Bradbury's novel, The Halloween Tree was published. Bradbury was a personal friend of Walt Disney. On Halloween night 2007, Disneyland dedicated The Halloween Tree in gratitude for Bradbury's contribution as a consultant for Spaceship Earth at Ecpot.
You'll have to go to Frontierland to see The Halloween Tree. There is a dedication plaque to let Guests know that the tree is not just your average tree decorated with pumpkins and lights. Too bad they don't sell a copy of the book. The Halloween Tree would serve as a great background for a cart selling this book and other Disney seasonal books.
If you want to see some what the tree looks like all lit up at night, I found THIS POST from Tree Topper. There is also a video of the 2007 dinner ceremony led by Disney Legend, Tony Baxter honoring Ray Bradbury.
The Halloween decorations come down pretty fast after October 31st. You only have a couple more weeks if you want to The Halloween Tree in person.