It’s the most wonderful time of the year and for those of you blocked out of visiting the Merriest Place on Earth, we’ve got another pictorial to get you through the weekend and into the Christmas spirit! Sure, we just had an update for you yesterday but that was light on the holiday cheer and heavy on Star Wars, construction, refurbs, and gift ideas.
Today we’re taking a mostly holiday-focused look at the Disneyland Resort. We’ll stop by both the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel to take in their holiday decor plus we’ll enjoy A Christmas Fantasy Parade, Viva Navidad!, Downtown Disney, and more! ENJOY!
Is there a more magical sight to see than the Disneyland Christmas tree on the Eve of Christsmas Eve?
A Christmas Fantasy Parade
There’s a special magic, at Christmas time this year. Hearts are full of magic and full of yuletide cheer. The spirit of the season will make all dreams come true, memories of Christmas, are here for me and you!
Holiday Sweet, Treats, and Eats
Gingerbread Funnel Cake Fries
These were good but not as good as we were hoping. Maybe our batch wasn’t fresh, they were denser and chewier than we would have hoped. It almost tasted like a gingerbread churro but without the delightfully light fluffy crispy crunch. Worth a try but I really wish they had Gingerbread Churros now.
Hand-made Candy Canes
Tomorrow and Monday are the last days for handmade Candy Canes! Wristbands required for purchase, available on a first come first serve basis. Much hype. Not necessarily spectacular, IMO.
Candy Apples and Krispy Treats
Cotton Candy (Candy Cane and Apple Pie flavors)
Viva Navidad Snacks
Festive of Holidays Food Marketplaces
The Disney Holidays are officially here and that means the Festival of Holidays is back once more at Disney California Adventure. This year’s menu offers up a slew of bites, sips, and tastes to please every palate. We tried just a small sampling of the menu offerings so far this year but have a complete look at everything that you’ll want to try! BON APPÉTIT!
More Info: REVIEW: A quick taste of the 2017 FESTIVAL OF HOLIDAYS Festive Foods Marketplace
Haunted Mansion Holiday
This ride-through of the Haunted Mansion is dedicated to our friend Michelle. Love ya!
“it’s a small world” holiday
No better way to close out the night and the park! @DisneylandToday #DisneylandHolidays❄ pic.twitter.com/RVx4FL1XZR
— MouseInfo (@MouseInfo) December 3, 2017
Holidays in Cars Land
The Disney Holidays are here once more and the residents of Radiator Springs once again wish everyone Season’s Speedings with their assortment of holiday decorations through-out their town. New this year are two attraction layovers bringing holiday themed music to the smaller attractions in the land which means you can now enjoy Mater’s Jingle Jamboree and Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl.
More Info: WATCH: Holiday-themed attractions debut in CARS LAND for the 2017 Disney Holidays
It’s back again and just as wonderful as ever. ¡Viva Navidad! made its return this weekend for the 2017 Disney Holidays season and brings with it a familiar assortment of entertainment, dining, activities and more. Princess Elena of Avalor has also returned once more this year with her Musical Grand Arrival. All of this and more are back once more to add some spice and life to the season!
More Info: PICTORIAL: 2017 ¡Viva Navidad! brings familiar sights, sounds, and tastes for the #DisneyHolidays
Santa’s Holiday Visit
Meet the man in the big red suit, you can also partake in Elf Games, decorate cookies, take a scavenger hunt and more! It’s a really wonderful way to experience the holidays in a natural woodsy setting. With all the decorations it’s like a whole new land that arises just for the holidays.
More Info: PICTORIAL: You have to visit Santa in this magical forest setting for the #DisneyHolidays!
Around Disney California Adventure
Fairies in a jar along the Grizzly Trail.
Around Downtown Disney
Around the Hotels
You better not pout.
Special holiday menu at Trader Sams…
Off menu item: COCONUT CAKE. SO GOOD!!!!
Ok, we had dinner at Steakhouse 55. There’s nothing holiday about this but it’s SO good we had to talk about it.
Piedmontese for two.
Amazing cut of meat with mushrooms, onions, butter, sauce. Magic magic magic.
Off menu item: Crispy Spinach. Flash fried and topped with cheese, served with lemon. WOW!!
Loaded Baked Potato. This is not your TGI Fridays loaded baked potato. So good!
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Christmas wish! #DisneylandHolidays❄ https://t.co/RTZ8dRvT7N pic.twitter.com/WpCaO3uNx3
— MouseInfo (@MouseInfo) December 17, 2017
You can get the 2017 Haunted Mansion Gingerbread House made with actual gingerbread… $285
Purchase with Purchase Offer!
Patience is a virtue
If you’re going to be in the parks during this time of year just remember to keep a cool head and be patient. There’s A LOT of people trying to experience the same magic. Bring patience in abundance! Just try and remember to make it a…
Here you leave today and enter a world of crowds, delays, and MaxPass. pic.twitter.com/Hmn0Mczh7g
— MouseInfo (@MouseInfo) December 3, 2017
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Great update – thanks for sharing