5 Reasons to Visit Disneyland Resort During the Holidays

Thanks to my friends at Get Away Today, I have 5 reasons to visit Disneyland Resort during the Holidays.

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Reasons to Visit Disneyland Resort During the Holidays: Decor
If you’ve ever been to Disneyland, then you know it’s a little like stepping out of ordinary life and into a fairytale. The sights and music throughout the Parks transport you to different places, like Cars Land, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and beyond. Well, Disneyland Resort during the Holidays is like that, but with festive holiday spirit! Nearly all buildings are adorned with lights during the Holidays, as are trees and bushes throughout the Resort. Lamp posts feature wreaths and ribbons, and there’s even a snowcar waiting to greet you in Disney California Adventure Park. Here are some more details about
Disneyland decor during the Holidays.

Main Street, U.S.A., Disneyland: Storefronts and rooftops are decked with boughs and lights, with a giant tree serving as the crowning glory.
Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, Disneyland: Garlands, icicles and tens of thousands of lights make Sleepy Beauty’s Castle shimmer and shine like no other time of year. Look for snow-capped turrets, even on sunny days!
Buena Vista Street, Disney California Adventure Park: Enter a winter wonderland of the 1930s during the Holidays. Carthay Circle is outfitted with a wreath and a 50-foot tree towers in the plaza outside Elias & Co.

Cars Land, Disney California Adventure Park: As mentioned above, a snowcar is parked outside Radiator Springs to welcome holiday guests. Additionally, the traditional “postcard” sign at the entrance to Cars Land gets a festive makeover. Cruise down Route 66 to see Holidays lights at every turn.
Downtown Disney District: Trees and shops offer enchantment with lights and ornaments all through Downtown Disney. Enjoy holiday music as well.
Disneyland Resort Hotels: Holiday touches can be found in each of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels. Look for decorated trees, lights and more that give each property a special touch during the Holidays.

Reasons to Visit Disneyland Resort During the Holidays: Seasonal Foods

Menu items vary from year to year, but you can always count on something delicious popping up at Disneyland Resort during the Holidays. Whether it’s unique hot chocolate flavor combos you’re after, or maybe just a Santa-hat-shaped crispy treat, you’re bound to find it during the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort!
Festival of Holidays, Disney California Adventure Park: This is compared to Disney’s Food and Wine Festival, but with a holiday twist. About a dozen marketplace vendors offer limited- time menus, including Latin-inspired dishes such as tamales, spiced peanut brittle, pomegranate lemonade and so much more. Look for bites such as braised short ribs, vanilla
pudding compote with apple and cinnamon and all sorts of pumpkin or peppermint-infused goodies.
Other seasonal foods to look for during the Holidays might include the following:
● Yule Log at Plaza Inn Restaurant, Disneyland
● Holiday-Shaped Macarons at Jolly Holiday Bakery, Disneyland
● Holiday Brownie at Jolly Holiday Bakery, Disneyland
● Churro Sundaes with Peppermint at Golden Horseshoe, Disneyland
● Hand-made Candy Canes, Disneyland
● Santa’s Lumps of Coal Beignets at Cafe Orleans, Disneyland
● Peppermint Ice Cream at Gibson Girl, Disney California Adventure Park

Reasons to Visit Disneyland Resort During the Holidays: Ride Overlays & Limited-Time Attractions

Some experiences in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park offer limited-time holiday-themed overlays November – December. Additionally, seasonal celebrations pop up each year so you can enjoy the Holidays in new and unique ways.

A Christmas Fantasy Parade, Disneyland: Line up and catch Santa as he parades down Main Street, U.S.A. with floats, reindeer, toy soldiers and Disney Characters including Mickey, Minnie, Chip & Dale, Elsa, Anna, Olaf and more.

“Believe…In Holiday Magic” Fireworks Spectacular, Disneyland:Above Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle, you can catch a pyrotechnics show like no other! Fireworks, light projections and even falling snow make it a magical experience to remember. Check the Disneyland app for viewing times.

“it’s a small world,” Disneyland: The exterior of this ride undergoes and dazzling transformation with lights, and there is a time display every thirty minutes during the Holidays. Inside, you can experience the gentle water ride with Holiday-themed music in addition to the traditional song “it’s a small world.”

Haunted Mansion Holiday, Disneyland: Tour the Haunted Mansion while it’s decorated with Holiday decor! The crew from Nightmare Before Christmas did their best to dress up the mansion in its holiday finest.

Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, Disney California Adventure Park: During the Holidays at Disneyland, this ride gets a temporary makeover and becomes Mater’s Jingle Jamboree. Hop aboard a tractor and take a spin to holiday tunes.

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters, Disney California Adventure Park: Whirl and twirl to the sights and sounds of the Holidays in one of Luigi’s little Italian cars. The Rollickin’ Roadsters become Joy to the Whirl during the Holidays.

Disney Viva Navidad!, Paradise Gardens Park, Disney California Adventure Park: With Latin-infused flair, The Three Caballeros celebrate the Holidays during a street party. Enjoy mariachi music, dancers and giant puppets.

World of Color – Season of Light, Disney California Adventure Park: This spectacular water display gets a holiday makeover, featuring classic holiday music and iconic Disney scenes from Bambi, Fantasia, Beauty and the Beast and more.

Reasons to Visit Disneyland Resort During the Holidays: Character Encounters

Throughout Disneyland Resort during the Holidays, Disney Characters will be dressed in their best holiday attire. Additionally, you can meet Santa at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail during the Holidays until December 24. When you queue to meet him, you can enjoy outdoor games and a hunt for hidden decor, ornaments and toys along the Trail.

Reasons to Visit Disneyland Resort During the Holidays: Unlimited PhotoPass Downloads

Now that you know some of the wonderful reasons to visit Disneyland Resort during the Holidays, how about a tip for capturing all the memories? Instead of fumbling for your own camera or phone during magical encounters with characters, photo opportunities in front of beautiful backdrops or while on rides, you can take advantage of unlimited PhotoPass
downloads. If you’re not familiar with PhotoPass, it’s Disneyland’s photography service throughout both Parks. The photo spots can be located via the Disneyland app, and you can digitally download the photos taken by designated PhotoPass photographers during your trip. PhotoPass by itself is typically a $69.95 charge. However, my friends at Get Away Today have a tip for getting it much cheaper! In order to access unlimited PhotoPass downloads, simply purchase MaxPass for one or more people in your travel group. For $15 per person, per day, you can use MaxPass to electronically request FastPass for a number of rides. This will save you tons of time waiting in lines, and it also gives you free, unlimited PhotoPass downloads! Plus, if you just want to use MaxPass for the PhotoPass benefits, only one person in your group has to purchase. Book Now for to Visit Disneyland Resort During the Holidays

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