Thursday, November 7, 2019

Holidays at Disneyland 2019

It's been quite a few years since we've been able to visit Disneyland during the holidays, and to be totally honest, we miss it! So we love doing these seasonal updates so people who are lucky enough to be planning a trip to the Disneyland Resort this holiday season can plan ahead, or people like us who are staying home this year can dream about their next trip! The most wonderful time of the year begins at Disneyland starting November 8 and we've got your details below. From shows to ride overlays, food to decorations, there's a lot to go through. So let's dive in!


It's a Small World Holiday Lighting

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Beginning at dusk, and then every 30 minutes throughout the night, there's an adorable projection show with music, lights, and holiday fun right on the front of the ride itself!

California Adventure Tree Lighting

If you're not heading over to the Small World show at dusk, head over to the Christmas tree at California Adventure. They'll be doing a tree lighting ceremony every evening!

Christmas Fantasy Parade

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See all of your favorite Disney and Pixar friends ready for the holidays, followed by a visit from Santa! (Santa!!!!!!) Keep in mind that the parade is weather permitting, but there's not usually much of an issue with that in Southern California.

World of Color Season of Light

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Where are my World of Color fans at??? World of Color returns for the holiday season with a special show. Don't forget to get Fastpasses for the show near the Little Mermaid Adventure or book a dining package for guaranteed seats. There's also open viewing area but space is limited!

Believe in Holiday Magic Fireworks Show

Finish off your night with the always amazing Believe in Holiday Magic. Who doesn't love a little Disney snow??

Ride Overlays
Sadly, the Jingle Cruise still isn't returning to Disneyland this year (boo!), but the classics are still coming back, one with a new twist!

It's a Small World Holiday

The It's a Small World holiday transformation is back, and this year we've got a new twist...3 scents!! Head over to the classic attraction and get your sniffer ready for cinnamon in South America, coconut in the South Seas, and cherry blossom in Asia. Personally, I think this should stay year round. I'd love to see (smell?) scents of the world incorporated into the regular version of the ride, just like Soarin'!

Haunted Mansion Holiday

My all time favorite attraction. No competition. This year, you can admire the Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary gingerbread house in the ballroom scene.

Let's Talk Food!!!
There are A LOT of special seasonal food offerings this year.

Festival of the Holidays

This food spectacular is back at DCA and there are some amazing choices. Too many, in fact, for us to try to come up with highlights. Good thing Disney Food Blog was here to make this handy guide for us all!

Credit: Disney Food Blog 

Other Seasonal Offerings

You should be able to find seasonal menu items all over the parks, but we recommend:

  • Pumpkin Soup in a bread bowl at Boudin
  • Pecan Monkey Bread at the Bengal BBQ
  • Santa's Cookies and Milk Churro at the churro cart near Casey Jr
  • Peppermint Holiday Sundae at the Gibson Girl
  • Hot Chocolate Beignets at Cafe Orleans
  • Thanks-mas Sandwich (Oven-roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce on rustic bread) at the Jolly Holiday)

You know Disney is going to decorate the parks right! Take a look at some of this beauty!

What do you think?? What looks best to you? Anything new you're excited to see? Sound off in the comments and don't forget to stay tuned to our Facebook Page for info on Candy Canes as soon as it becomes available. Happy Holidays!!!

1 comment:

  1. I really wish that at least some of the items had prices. This would help those families who want a variety without breaking the bank.��