Over the weekend Patrick and I spent a day enjoying the fall festivities of Disneyland, including watching the Halloween fireworks show. I love the variety of details found throughout Disneyland, but it really gets turned up a notch during the holidays. I especially love the plethora of Jack O’lanterns scattered along Main Street. So this is just a wee little post sharing some of the sights of the season.
I just realized this is my first post about Disneyland since they introduced their “Magic Keys” aka their revamped annual passholder program. So, yes, living a mile from Disneyland meant of course we were going to get them. We have two more reservations for October, and I’ll probably do two more posts that are similar, sharing some of the lovely seasonal details of other areas of the park along with my outfit. For those unfamiliar with the situation at Disneyland…Disneyland was closed for a little over a year to help curb the spread of COVID, and as a result, each and every annual pass expired, and Disneyland chose to use this time to redo the whole system. Now, to visit the park everyone, from Guests with regular tickets to Magic Keyholders, must now book a reservation. Additionally, Keyholders are limited with how many reservations they can hold at a time. It’s a system that works, but can be mildly frustrating. It just means we have to be a little more thoughtful about our visits, which I’m honestly okay with. Also, I should mention, I still feel relatively safe at Disneyland during this pandemic, I would say safer than I do going out shopping. Mask mandates are by county now in California, and while LA County has reintroduced their indoor mask mandate, Orange County has not. However, Disneyland chose to institute their own indoor mask mandate, which I’m quite thankful for. Patrick and I still frequently wear masks while outdoors, especially in the crowded spaces of the park, and avoid eating indoors. I will say I would love to see a vaccine or negative test requirement, much like what Universal Studios and even Six Flags have introduced. Dapper Day is a little over a month away, and I’ve been on the fence about what to wear. I am debating between a 70s maxi or wearing what I intended to wear for spring Dapper Day, which I wore for my first return, or perhaps redoing the bag dress and wearing it. Additionally, I am thankful that the Expo will require proof of vaccination as well as masks.
It was a warm autumn day, and since I knew we would be spending all day at the park I opted for a comfy look, plus I recently purchased not one, but threeGargoyles shirts! I was overjoyed when I spied a guy wearing this shirt in the park awhile back and found out it was a new purchase from Hot Topic! I love seeing childhood faves getting some love. Not familiar with Gargoyles? It’s currently available to stream on Disney+.
If I’m being perfectly honest, tees and shorts or jeans have been more and more of a go-to for me. After spending over a year in pretty much PJs (I actually bought three different pajama sets during the pandemic) in which I could move very freely in, I looked at my closet to only think “Gee, all of this is rather restrictive and/or delicate.” I’ve been going through a huge shift lately, with clothing and priorities, resulting in me cleaning out my closet not once, but twice in the last year. So if you started coming here for the vintage outfits, you’ll probably be disappointed more often going forward. Just a little heads up. But maybe you’ve already noticed that.