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Disneyland Resort is spreading holiday cheer

The Happiest Place on Earth celebrates the holidays by creating new traditions and cherishing the old

by Kara VaporeanPublished: November 01, 2012 10:15 AM

The Disneyland Resort gets merry as The Magic Kingdom, Disney California Adventure and the Downtown Disney District spread holiday magic starting Nov. 12 through the New Year. Visitors will recognize the resort’s traditional holiday makeover throughout Disneyland, and the resort will be creating some new memories this holiday season in the newly expanded California Adventure. Downtown Disney and resort hotels will share the cheer with holiday entertainment, decorations and the Disney magic.

The Happiest Place on Earth will spread holiday cheer throughout California Adventure as the park celebrates its first holiday season with Cars Land and Buena Vista Street. Cars Land will display whimsical “snowcars,” Radiator Springs’ rendition of a traditional snowman, along with Cars-themed holiday décor for each address down Route 66. In addition, a 50-foot Christmas tree will embrace Buena Vista Street with 1920’s décor and vintage-style ornaments much like it appeared when Walt Disney arrived to Los Angeles in 1923.

California Adventure will also feature seasonal entertainment at the “Mad T Party” hosted by fairy tale favorites Alice and the Mad Hatter in Hollywood Land, Flik and his bug buddies will magnify “a bug’s land” with giant Christmas lights and decorations, “Phineas and Ferb’s Rockin’ Rollin’ Dance Party” holiday show, a seasonal “World of Color” with special “elf” guests and an appearance by every child’s favorite seasonal celebrity, Santa Claus.

Familiar holiday cheer will fill the Disneyland Park with traditional dangling icicles and snowdrifts in “Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle” and evenings will be filled with holiday lighting down Main Street, U.S.A. to the 60-foot Disneyland Christmas tree in Town Square. Each night will feature three acts with a dash of snowfall down Main Street and end with the celebrated “Believe… in Holiday Magic” fireworks show.

Other holiday favorites in the Park will include “A Christmas Fantasy” parade featuring the arrival of Santa Claus and none other than Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Haunted Mansion Holiday with a celebration of Halloween and Christmas in “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Jingle Jangle Jamboree in Big Thunder Ranch, Frontierland.

Tinker Bell and her sister Periwinkle are bringing new experiences to the Disneyland Resort with a new outdoor ice-skating rink in the Downtown Disney District. Skaters will have the opportunity to glide through Tinker Bell’s fairy world as seen in her new movie, “The Secret of the Wings.”

Holiday shopping is available throughout the Disneyland Resort and the Downtown Disney District. Resort hotels will also holiday festivities, entertainment and holiday menus.
The Disneyland Resort will have extended hours beginning Monday, Nov. 12 for the holiday season.

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