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Holidays at Disneyland

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As most of you know last weekend my family and I were invited to the Mom Blogger Holiday Event at Disneyland. The girls had a blast!  We started our day off at Build-A-Bear Workshop for the ABC Family Event:  Holly & Hal Moose  introducing the new ABC Family movie Holly & Hal Moose: Our Uplifting Christmas Adventure.

After the fun party at Build-A-Bear my family and I enjoyed a few hours at Disneyland before heading to California Grand Hotel for an awesome Mom Blogger Reception.

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Here is Samantha getting/after she got her Disney 365 Makeover:

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Sarah was in love with Minnie and Mickey. She literally sat with them all night!

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The next day my family and I went back to Disneyland to enjoy a second day of the Holiday Magic that happens at Disneyland at Christmastime! Disneyland at Christmastime is so magical. You can’t help but smile and have a great time. Not to mention the weather is beautiful! Oh and I really, really wanted the Santa Hat Minnie ears but Hubby said no… boo on him!

What can you expect to see this Holiday Season:

This holiday season, guests will get to see and meet the newest Disney princess, Tiana, the star of a new show in New Orleans Square at Disneyland Park.  In addition, they will enjoy the return of special holiday versions of “it’s a small world” and Haunted Mansion, along with beautiful holiday décor, “A Christmas Fantasy” parade and a nightly snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.  

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      Other returning holiday favorites at Disneyland Park:

  • “it’s a small world” holiday transforms the iconic attraction into a worldwide celebration of the season. It also boasts more than 300,000 glittering lights on the “it’s a small world” facade. 
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday presents a madcap celebration as the traditions of Halloween and Christmas collide.  The ghoulish but well-meaning Jack Skellington from the Tim Burton film “The Nightmare Before Christmas” has come to the Haunted Mansion to transform it with his skewed vision of the holidays.
  • A few new characters have been added to “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, presented daily through Jan. 3, on Main Street, U.S.A.  This ever-popular procession depicts an enchanting collection of holiday scenes, music and a cast of Disney characters and performers in yuletide vignettes. 
  • Santa Claus and his reindeer return to greet Disneyland guests at “Santa’s Reindeer Round-up” in Big Thunder Ranch.  Kids and their families will chat with St. Nick and see real reindeer grazing in a corral.

 

Disney’s California Adventure park celebrates the season with its own fanciful park-wide decorations and lively entertainment.  

  • Guests approaching the park immediately get in the holiday mood as they encounter the iconic “CALIFORNIA” letters transformed to appear as swirling red and white peppermint sticks.
  • “a bug’s land” transforms as Flik and his bug buddies spread giant Christmas lights and oversized ornaments throughout their realm. 
  • The holiday scene along the Paradise Bay boardwalk includes a beautifully decorated Christmas tree.  Beside it stands “Santa’s Seaside Pavilion,” a quaint Victorian gazebo where, through Dec. 24, guests will find Santa Claus dressed in his most dapper Victorian holiday attire.
  • The ever-popular “Disney’s Electrical Parade” will be presented nightly at the height of the holiday season, Dec. 18 through Jan. 3, 2010.
  • As always, on Dec. 31, both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure park will celebrate the arrival of the New Year with special fireworks, noisemakers, music, dancing and extended park hours, all included with regular park admission.

With so much to celebrate this season, the Disneyland Resort is offering expanded park hours and special savings on vacation packages on selected days.  For a preview of the holiday entertainment, along with games, video and special offers, visit www.disneyland.com/holidays.

Disneyland invited me and my family to check out the Holidays. Our Park Tickets and Hotel was paid for.

About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 14,11, 5 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in Texas.

3 Responses to “Holidays at Disneyland”

  1. Jennifer @ J. Leigh Designz says:

    So jealous! That looks like an absolute ball!
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  2. kristin says:

    omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited. Seriously I’m sitting here like a 4 year old. bouncing up and down. 😀

  3. Wow, looks like you had a great time! I love the makeovers, so cute! I am hoping to take a trip to Disneyland in the near future, and your post has made me so much more excited!

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