drumroll please....


I reached inside Oogie's bag of tricks and pulled out a name.
The lucky winner of two tickets to see Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" in 4-D on Halloween, courtesy of the El Capitan Theatre is...

Kristen "Rotten O" Nelson!

Congratulations! I know you and Harry will have a wonderful time!

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No Trick... Just a Really Fabulous Treat!


I am absolutely thrilled to have TWO TICKETS to give away for Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" in 4-D on Sunday, October 31st at the El Capitan Theatre! Can you think of anything better to do on Halloween? The lucky winner even gets to choose which show time they would like to attend. (Show times are 10am, 12:15pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 7pm and 9:15pm.)
Want a chance to win the tickets? Just leave a comment on this blog post telling me about your favorite scene or character in "The Nightmare Before Chistmas" and don't forget to leave your name and contact information and tell me which show time works for you.
If you don't want your contact information in the comment section here, please send me an email to CupcakeVonRotten@me.com with your information after you make your post. I must be able to contact the winner.
(Your contact information will only be shared with DC Publicity in order for them to have your tickets ready.)

I will draw a name at random on Monday, Oct 25th.
The winner will be announced here!

Good luck!

Tickets are courtesy of El Capitan Theatre.

What’s this? What’s this?


Experience Spine Tingling Surprises in 4-D!

Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre

Offers new thrills in special annual engagement of

Walt Disney Pictures Presents

Tim Burton’s


See the movie in Disney Digital 3-D™

Plus Special 4-D Sensory Effects!

Tim Burton's “The Nightmare Before Christmas” makes its highly anticipated annual return to its favorite haunt - Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre - for a special engagement from October 21 through October 31, and for the first time ever, in 4-D.

The film will be presented in Disney Digital 3-D™, and there will be exciting sensory effects for guests to experience at the same time – including wind, snow, fog, and much more. It’s a way of seeing “The Nightmare Before Christmas” like never before.

The engagement kicks off on Thursday October 21 at 7:00 pm with opening night festivities hosted by Disney producer Don Hahn ("Beauty and the Beast," "The Lion King," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"), and there will be special ghoulish frights and delights for opening night guests as well.

The film screens daily at 10:00 am, 12:15 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm, 7:00 pm, and 9:15 pm. Special late night Halloween weekend shows will be given at 11:15 pm Fridays and Saturdays only.

photo credit: Disney

And the NEW WINNER is...


(Edited post at 9:30 am Thursday)
Sadly for her, the original winner did not contact me and the deadline was even extended. So, I had to draw a new winner.

The Winner is Amanda from Sun City!
Congratulations! Please contact me at CupcakeVonRotten@me.com by 12pm sharp today to claim your tickets or forfeit your prize.

Thanks to all who entered. Better luck next time!

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Win ElecTRONica Tickets - CLOSED!


** CLOSED! Watch for winner to be announced before 5:45pm tonight. **

Here's your chance to win two tickets to Disney's California Adventure Park to attend the new ElecTRONica Party on this Friday, October 8th!

Simply leave a comment here telling me your name, location (city is fine) and why you want to go attend ElecTRONica. (I would love a link to your blog if you have one.) I, with the help of my children, will pick a winner out of a hat on Wednesday afternoon. I can either deliver tickets to the winner or ship them overnight, depending on where he/she lives.

Don't know what ElecTRONica is? Read all about it in Disney's Press Release below.

New Nighttime Party at Disney California Adventure Park Immerses Guests in the Digital World of ‘TRON: Legacy’

ANAHEIM, Calif., September 24, 2010 – Fun-seeking families will join science fiction fans and party-goers of all ages to enter the colorful and exciting world of the upcoming Disney movie “TRON: Legacy” when “ElecTRONica,” a new, nighttime party, premieres in Disney California Adventure park on Friday, Oct. 8. “TRON: Legacy” debuts in theaters Dec. 17.

Combining dynamic music and dance, fun food and drink, and the computer-world environment of “TRON: Legacy,” the “ElecTRONica” festivities will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights this fall, plus all week Thanksgiving week, Nov. 19 -28, and nightly during the Christmas vacation period Friday, Dec. 17, through Sunday, Jan 2. “ElecTRONica” is expected to continue through mid-to-late April 2011.

The adventure will begin in Sunshine Plaza at a “TRON”-themed stage where, at 6 p.m., an exciting music, video and dance show will welcome guests and prepare them to enter the world of TRON.

When the high-powered Sun Plaza welcoming show has concluded, the party will transition into Hollywood Pictures Backlot. Guests will pass through an “ElecTRONica” archway to a street alive with a computerized color grid. There, they will have the sensation of being digitized and transported into the computer mainframe world of “TRON: Legacy.” Among the highlights:

· Buildings in Hollywood Pictures Backlot will be mapped with “TRON: Legacy” images. Light cycles will zoom across the building facades, while other dynamic images from the film fill the street.

· Before entering the studio area, guests will pass under the iconic Recognizer, the vigilant sentry on the lookout for unclassified “Programs” in the digital world of “TRON: Legacy.” With smoke and lights emanating from it, this ever-watchful vehicle seems to hover above the ground as it scans those who pass below.

· At the center of the party is a DJ platform, complete with a laser beam beckoning guests of all ages to the fun. Here, professional DJs will keep the energy going with electronic party music while dancers costumed as “Sirens" and “Programs” from the movie rock out at locations throughout the party.

· Also appearing on the Backlot Stage adjoining the dance floor will be Laserman, a performer who does amazing tricks to music with impressive lasers and light.

· Near the dance floor, guests will find a re-creation of Flynn’s Video Arcade, a key location in the adventure of “TRON: Legacy.” At Flynn’s, gamers will shoot for the highest scores as they enjoy classic 1980s arcade games. Outside the Arcade, guests will be able to play the unreleased “TRON: Evolution” video games for popular home consoles, and take part in a nightly tournament. The new video games, which feature the iconic light cycles and light discs in stories that bridge the gap between the two TRON films, will be released on December 7.

· Guests will get an extended glimpse of the upcoming film at “TRON: Legacy, Exclusive 3D Sneak Peek” (presented in the venue which, by day, houses Muppet*Vision 3D). The 3D preview has special effects exclusive to this theater.

· Guests will be able to purchase food from a specially-themed food truck, along with glowing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the End of Line Club, inspired by an iconic new location in the world of “TRON: Legacy.”

“ElecTRONica” will be a dynamic addition to the nighttime entertainment lineup at Disneyland Resort, which also includes nightly performances of the popular “World of Color” spectacular on Paradise Bay in Disney California Adventure. For information on planning a celebration or vacation at Disneyland Resort, guests can visit www.disneyland.com, call 866-60-DISNEY or contact local travel agents. To explore the expansion plans for Disney California Adventure, guests can visit www.DisneysCaliforniaAdventure.com.


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Eight Thumbs Up!


The Carter Family Adventure Team give Halloween Time at Disneyland eight thumbs up!

When we arrived, Drew was having second thoughts about walking around Disneyland in a tutu and fairy wings, but by the time we got through the gates, he knew he made the right costume choice. Throughout the night, we heard the words "tooth fairy" about a million times as people pointed him out, took his picture and threw him high-fives.
Our boys really get a kick out of trick-or-treating in Disneyland park. Who can blame them? The cast members are always gracious and they seem to enjoy passing out the candy just as much as the children enjoy receiving it. Sometimes the candy lines were pretty long (especially around the big attractions) so we skipped them and within minutes we would find other candy kiosks with no lines at all.
The lines for the rides were minimal. Most rides had about a five minute wait time! Noah took his first ride on Space Mountain, which had been made over as a "Ghost Galaxy". It scared the bejeezus out of him, but he loved it. Cole really enjoyed the "Nightmare Before Christmas" makeover of the Haunted Mansion.
We swung by Buzz Lightyear's Intergalactic Space Jam just in time to watch one of the green army men doing a rather good interpretation of Beyonce's "Single Ladies" dance with a couple of tiny princesses. It was hilarious! I wish I could have got it on video to share here.
The true masterpiece of the evening is the Halloween Screams fireworks show (see video below). There was squealing and cheering all around with each spectacular sequence of sparks. The kids were dancing and hopping about. There was just no way to stand still with that much excitement in the air. My son, Noah, was in absolute awe of the show and kept proclaiming, "this is the BEST night EVER!" and I had to agree.

Tickets purchased in advance for Mickey’s Halloween Party are $49 most days, while tickets purchased on the event days are $54. For October 31st, all tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party are $59.

Watch Disneyland's Halloween Screams Fireworks here.
Video courtesy of Disneyland.

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  • From Orange County, California, United States
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