A 'Nightmare' Event, and more soap stars

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer

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A little bird filled me in on the latest information about the Nightmare Before Christmas - Haunted Mansion Holiday event in October. Everything I see and hear about this event simply gets me that much more excited. This should be a very special evening.

The $2000 Haunted Mansion dinners have had to be postponed to a later date. Do not fear - they are coming! The new dates have not been set yet, but we will let you know as soon as we can.

The official announcements for the Enchanted Evening go out in the mail sometime next week. The split event, offering two different package options, is still on for October 3rd. The first option runs $85 a person ($65 for Annual Passholders and Cast Members) and includes a trip through the newly rethemed mansion, a gift, and the panel discussion. At this time, both Tim Burton and Danny Elfman are confirmed participants in this very special panel.

The second option includes all of the above and a few extras, including a haunting dinner experience. There is more that we will let you know about once the official announcements hit the post office. This option costs $200 a person and is limited to approximately 200 ghouls, er, um guests. There are no discounts offered on the second package.

I am told that the event merchandise that will be offered is simply incredible. The merchandise will be sold in the same fashion as the Diva's Event last year. Your confirmation packet will include a list of all merchandise. Return those order forms quickly as Disneyland will fill your requests in the order they receive the forms. There will also be hotel packages available at the three resort hotels.

The Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction is scheduled to open to the public on October 5th. Keep checking this column for the latest information about this event - it's sure to be a... scream!

Soap Stars again...

Al asked me as a favor if I could include the Disney publicity photos from last Friday's California Adventure Soap Star appearances here in the column today for all of you who are interested. Here's the latest batch:

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Jacklyn Zeman (Bobbie Spencer on "General Hospital")

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Tamara Braun (Carly Corinthos on "General Hospital")

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Julie Pinson (Dr. Eve Lambert on "Port Charles")

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Thorsten Kaye (Ian Thornhart on "Port Charles")

If you want to meet up with any of the upcoming listed actors, this forum could be worth your time. Here's who's still on the way:

August 17 - Wally Kurth (Ned Ashton on "General Hospital"), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis on "General Hospital"), Kelly Monaco (Livvie Locke on "Port Charles") and Brian Presley (Jack Ramsey on "Port Charles").

August 24 - Marisa Ramirez (Gia Campbell on "General Hospital"), Coltin Scott (Nikolas Cassadine on "General Hospital"), Erin Hershey (Alison Barrington on "Port Charles") and Kiko Ellsworth (Jamal Woods on "Port Charles").

Thoughts, questions, or comments? Contact Adrienne here.

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Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix is the super-shopper behind MouseShoppe, your personal and unofficial shopping service for the Disneyland Resort, and the owner of CharmingShoppe, a Disney collectibles store located in Anaheim.

In addition to scouring the park to find you the latest and greatest merchandise, she keeps you updated on all of the merchandise events happening in the parks.

If you want to talk to her about this column, merchandise, or events, contact her here.


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