Dining in Disneyland: The Incredible Pumpkin Carvers of 2014

Happy Halloween everyone! In honor of this spooktacular holiday, we thought it would be fun to keep with the tradition of sharing some fabulous Disneyland Pumpkins with you.

The Incredible Pumpkin Carvers are back at the Big Thunder Ranch Halloween Carnival and they’ve been busy!

Jack Skellington Shares a Spot with the Haunted Mansion Hat Box Ghost

Jack Skellington Shares a Spot with the Haunted Mansion Hat Box Ghost

Carved and decorated by a small handful of Disney artists, I noticed two incredible talents that were at the ranch on several occasions during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort.  Both Disneyland carving veterans, Bridget McCarty and Joe Yakovetic can turn a pumpkin into a masterpiece.

Mickey Mouse with Mini Pumpkin Ears

Mickey Mouse with Mini Pumpkin Ears

Some pumpkins are carved, some are painted, some are carved and painted.  There are sparkly pumpkins, embellished pumpkins and even pumpkins on pumpkins.

Anna, Elsa & Olaf

Anna, Elsa & Olaf

They’re all so unique, but what they do have in common??? Their awesomeness.  Let’s take a look at some of these amazing creations!

Jack and Sally Pumpkin

Jack and Sally Pumpkin

Jack Skellington with Spider Pumpkin

Jack Skellington with Spider Ornament Pumpkin

Zero Pumpkin

Zero Pumpkin

Oogie Boogie Pumpkin

Oogie Boogie Pumpkin

Pirates of the Caribbean Pumpkin

Pirates of the Caribbean Pumpkin

Elvis Stitch Pumpkin

Elvis Stitch Pumpkin

Winnie the Pooh Pumpkin

Winnie the Pooh Pumpkin

Minnie with Mini Pumpkin Ears

Minnie with Mini Pumpkin Ears

Jiminy Cricket Pumpkin

Jiminy Cricket Pumpkin

Mary Blair Inspired Small World Pumpkin

Mary Blair Inspired Small World Pumpkin

Mickey About to Board the Tower of Terror Elevator

Mickey About to Board the Tower of Terror Elevator

A Grand Portrait of Mr. Toad

A Grand Portrait of Mr. Toad

Maleficent Pumpkin

Maleficent Pumpkin

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum Pumpkins

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum Pumpkins

Alice in Wonderland Doorknob Pumpkin

Alice in Wonderland Doorknob Pumpkin

Hades Pumpkin

Hades Pumpkin

Groot Pumpkin

Groot Pumpkin

 

Hitchhiking Ghosts Pumpkin

Hitchhiking Ghosts Pumpkin

Ursula and Ariel Pumpkins

Ursula and Ariel Pumpkins

Splash Mountain Pumpkin Featuring Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear and Brer Fox

Splash Mountain Pumpkin Featuring Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear and Brer Fox

Mickey's 3D Profile Carving

3D Mickey Profile Carving

Smee Pumpkin

Smee Pumpkin

Baymax Pumpkin

Baymax Pumpkin

Alice in Wonderland Caterpillar Pumpkin

Alice in Wonderland Caterpillar Pumpkin

Wicked Queen with Mask Pumpkin

Wicked Queen with Mask Pumpkin

Flick and Dot Pumpkin

Flick and Dot Pumpkin

Oswald Pumpkin

Oswald Pumpkin

Jack Sparrow Pumpkin

Jack Sparrow Pumpkin

Jafar Pumpkin

Jafar “Double” Pumpkin

Mary Poppins Animated Band with Pearl Embellishments

And last but not least, the Mary Poppins animated band with pearl embellishments pumpkin. My favorite!

Have you visited the Incredible Pumpkin Carvers at the Halloween Carnival at Big Thunder Ranch?  Which pumpkin is your favorite? It’s so hard to choose!

Did you carve a Disney inspired pumpkin this year?  Let us know in the comments below!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Comments

  1. Kelly M says

    Such brilliant creativity and artistry! Kudos to the artists. I want them all! (ToT and small world especially)

  2. Heather Sievers says

    @Kelly M – That Small World one is a favorite of mine too!

    @Jenny – I agree!

    @Hannah – I think so too. I noticed much more painting this year. I like the ones that are a combination of both.

    @Rosemary – Yes! That one is so great. Love how the carving was done sideways on the pumpkin.

  3. Essie says

    I may never get to DLR, but at least you bring the fun to us. Thanks so much; those pumpkins were great!

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