I think just about everyone can agree that spending the holidays at Disneyland is a special time.
With such a special place, how could it not be?!
People plan for this trip all year long and, trust me, the planning is worth it.
As I’m currently packing and getting ready to head to Disneyland myself for the last runDisney event of the year, I’m in a “holidays at the Disneyland resort” frame of mind.
And it looks like I show up just in time to enjoy it all!
Disneyland is undergoing it’s holiday transformation right now, with a kick-off date of November 10th.
Celebrating the Holidays at Disneyland 2017
The Festival of Holidays
Back for 2017 is the popular Festival of Holidays, with heartwarming holiday festivities inspired by cultural traditions from around the world.
Disney California Adventure Park is the place to be!
A new twist to this celebration presents the popular Festive Foods Marketplace with a mix of holiday comfort dishes that bridge many diverse cultures and family traditions.
Stops to consider: beef corn tamale a la plancha with spicy rojo sauce, braised lamb cheeks with Mediterranean cauliflower, sweet
potato pie and fruit and nut rugelach.
My stomach is growling already!
A daily lineup of entertainment will include unique shows including special Disney characters, street parties, cavalcades, music, and dance.
Disney’s first Latina Princess, Elena of Avalor will be back for meet and greets!
The celebrations include Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas/Navidad and Three Kings Day.
Disney ¡Viva Navidad!
As part of the Festival of the Holidays, Disney ¡Viva Navidad! returns.
This is a show you don’t want to miss when visiting Disney California Adventure.
It’s vibrant and exciting and you won’t be able to stop dancing.
World of Color – Season of Light brings the spirit of the holidays to the favorite nighttime water spectacular, with its 1,200 powerful fountains shooting water as high as 200 feet to help tell the story.
The show’s musical soundtrack features some well-known musical artists performing popular holiday tunes.
I bet you won’t be able to stop singing along!
With classic holiday music, humor and memorable moments from Disney animated films, this is a crowd pleaser.
Cars Land Seasons Speedings
Route 66 is getting in on the holiday action this year as well!
This is a Disney California Adventure first and if it’s as well done as Haul-O-Ween was, I expect it will be just darling all around.
Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters becomes Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree becomes Mater’s Jingle Jamboree.
Mater and Luigi add even more cheer to the seasonal fun by singing new holiday tunes for the occasion.
I loved the Halloween version of the land and can’t wait to experience a Cars Land decked out for Christmas too!
Two attractions get special treatment with holiday overlays: you don’t want to miss these!
it’s a small world and Haunted Mansion undergo special treatments during this season.
Be sure to visit each attraction for these unique experiences.
There will be additional FASTPASS opportunities this year, helping to make the lines a bit more manageable!
Disneyland during the holidays can be one of the best times to visit, but it can also come with some challenges.
Here are a few tips for surviving Christmas at Disneyland; I think the second one is the most important to remember for your trip!
Happy holidays, everyone!