ANAHEIM, Calif. (KGTV) – It’s the happiest time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than with a trip to the happiest place on Earth.
Here’s a look at how you can celebrate the California Disneyland Park and California Adventure Park vacation.
After almost two years, Disneyland is cheerful and bright again, welcoming guests from near and far.
The Christmas Fantasy Parade spreads holiday cheer twice a day, every day. There are 100 artists, countless floats and beloved characters covering the streets of the park.
You are sure to feel some childhood nostalgia.
And while some traditions have remained the same, some attractions have acquired a bit of Disney magic.
Rides like “It’s a Small World” and the “Haunted Mansion” are decorated in a Christmas atmosphere.
You can also expect the Season’s Greetings to be in full force on Main Street USA. There’s the 60-foot Christmas tree covered in nearly 2,000 Victorian ornaments.
Sleeping Beauty’s castle is also transformed into a winter wonderland, morning and evening, all season long.
“It’s covered with over 80,000 twinkling LED lights and those snowy torrents,” said Rebecca Moss, head of government relations. “And there is a snowy place like Main Street USA. You can enjoy and believe in the magical fireworks of a spectacular vacation where snow will fall on you and your loved ones.”
As you admire the wonders of Disneyland, you might meet some of your favorite friends, like Mickey, Minnie or Goofy, dressed in their special holiday outfits.
And you can match! This holiday season, Disneyland unveiled its new “Plaza Point Holiday Shop” where you can purchase personalized ornaments and festive decorations. The store will change throughout the year, to celebrate Hanukkah, the Lunar New Year, and even Easter.
“We just want to celebrate everyone and the diverse cultures around the world,” says Kim Wilson, Senior Guest Experience Manager. “And this store really allows us to showcase that and their traditions.”
The “happiest place on earth” will be celebrating the holidays until January 9, ready to decorate rooms all winter.
You must make reservations to access the park.
California Adventure Park:
As you enter California Adventure Park, you can be sure to be greeted with the sound of the season’s greetings! “Mistletoes are just one of the many live entertainment attractions at California Adventure Park. There are several singing groups that will be sharing their singing gift throughout the park.
In Paradise Gardens, guests will be emerged in “Viva Navidad”. The celebration features different Latin and Hispanic cultures. You can see everything from Mexican mariachi bands to Brazilian samba dancers.
You can even get a glimpse into the world of Disney’s latest film “Encanto”, by meeting Mirabel Madrigal herself! You can also learn about Colombian culture and customs.
At Radiator Springs, they go all out. Route 66 is adorned with a festive “self-theme” decor.
But we cannot forget the food. During the “Holiday Festival”, guests can visit one of eight different markets to get a taste of what different cultures eat during Diwali, Hanukkah and Three Kings Day.
Guests also have the option to splurge with a “Sip and Savor” pass to make sure you don’t miss a bite.
“We have to remember that Disneyland Resort is about storytelling. This is how we deliver these great deals,” said Princeton Parker, a cast member of Disneyland Resort. “We start with ‘What’s the story? What makes us come to life, you, me and all of our guests? “And then how do we pull out of these stories and create these deals where you can take a bite and be like I’m not home, but you just took me there!”
This year, until January 9, the park wants to spread the joy of Christmas and appreciate how other people around the world are participating in their festivities.
If you wish to participate in these festivities, you must make a reservation before entering the park.