Disneyland Explored

Disneyland explored.

Do you want to carve a pumpkin? Disneyland, style?

The Pumpkin Barker is there to greet guests,

For the past several years at Disneyland, Big Thunder Ranch gets a seasonal update. For this fall, it is billed as "Halloween Carnival at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree." There are crafts, games, entertainment, Disney characters in their Halloween costumers, and pumpkin carvers. You'll have to enter through Big Thunder Ranch BBQ and make your way to the back for fall fun. Click on each thumbnail to view larger image.

One of my favorite things to see is the pumpkin carvings that are on display. There are a world class pumpkin carvers who are present daily to create a variety of Disney-themed pumpkins. The details in both the carved and painted pumpkins are spectacular in person. Click on each of the thumbnails for a larger view. 

I found THIS POST from The Disney Food Blog, October 2012. You can see read more about the pumpkin carvers and see what they created. Here is a post from Disney Parks from a couple years ago: "The Art of Pumpkin Sculpting at Disneyland." You can hear about the tools used by the pumpkin carvers.

Some of the pumpkins can last for a couple weeks and some can only last a couple days. Luckily the weather has cooled here in SoCal so hopefully that helps. You only have until Oct 31st to see what the Pumpkin Carvers (they really are artists) create. The location also closes early so make sure to consult the Park schedule of events if you plan on going. 

Happy Fall!