Saturday, September 14, 2013

Zombies at Disneyland

I went to Disneyland yesterday just looking to take in a nice show and relax. I've become fond of the Mad T Party in California Adventure over the last month or so. It features Wonderland characters as a band in fun, rocked out outfits playing dance music, pop songs, classic rock, and mashups. There are also dancers at the House of Cards and a White Rabbit DJ to entertain in between the band's sets. I had no idea there would be zombies there! As you know, it was Friday the 13th, which is a big Villain Day celebration at Disneyland. Plus they chose that date to kick off their kickass Halloween decorations and Halloween themed rides (the Haunted Mansion invaded by The Nightmare Before Christmas and Space Mountain: Ghost Galaxy).

Anyways, the set starts out like usual. The band is energetic and plays through their usual three sets (with half hour breaks in betwee). But at the end of each of them, they close with this awesome song:

Do they look different in the second version to you? They started out with normal stage makeup and then with each set, the make up got darker and more sinister, hollowing out their cheek bones and eye sockets. They also would randomly shuffle, walk stiffly, or look like they felt woozy in the middle of songs, slowly succumbing to the zombie plague.The final transformation included black light makeup, heavier zombie makeup, and cobwebs.

Their final set was all new and never before seen. They performed Enter Sandman by Metallica, Bring Me to Life by Evanescence, Devil Inside by INXS, One Way or Another by Blondie, Disturbia by Rhianna, The Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Thriller by Michael Jackson. Here are my favorites of the set:

This show was amazing. The crowd was the biggest I've ever seen there and the energy and excitement were contagious. So, zombies at Disneyland. Who would've thought?

* First picture from Dani Kerry's Facebook and the rest from Melanie K Photography.

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