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Disneyland Decks Out Pumpkins for Month-Long Halloween Celebration

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    Disneyland has set up decorations and festivities to celebrate Halloween during October. Toni Guinyard reports for the NBC4 News on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. (Published Friday, Sept. 30, 2016)

    Disneyland has decked out the seasonal pumpkins and spooky décor in celebration of Halloween. Showcasing its best and most villainous features until Oct. 31, the theme park has included a few new additions to the Halloween festivities that have even attracted visitors from far, far away.

    "I love all the decorations," said Karen Lees, an Australian tourist. "In Australia we don't get into Halloween as much as over here so it's a big novelty for us come and see it all."

    Although the Halloween festivities are just beginning for Disney, the spooky holiday marks the end for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The ride will close permanently within the next few months.

    "When I was up there about to go in the elevator, one of the men was saying it's going to be shut down in January," said Adam Lees, an Australian resident.

    In honor of the haunted hotel, guests who dare brave the 13-story drop after twilight will be doing so in complete darkness.

    Aside from the eerie additions to the park, Disneyland has implemented Halloween twists to classic Disney attractions.

    "There's a special fireworks show called the Halloween Screams with Jack Skellington as your MC," Miller said. "And you also have the Frightfully Fun Parade, which is brand-new this year, and features villains and Haunted Mansion ghosts."