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Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure

November 5, 2016

Festival of Holidays

 

The holiday season kicks off at Disney California Adventure® Park with the debut of Festival of Holidays on Nov. 10, 2016. You are invited to come celebrate heartwarming holiday festivities inspired by cultural traditions from around the world. You’ll create new memories as you share in delicious food and drink, fun craft making and the universal language of music and dance.

Wonderful entertainment experiences throughout the park draw on the diverse celebrations that bring joy during this festive time of year, including Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas/Navidad and Three Kings Day.

  • Blue13 Dance Company – The spirited performers of Blue13 Dance Company turn up the fun with traditional Indian dances that build to a Bollywood party for all.
  • Mostly Kosher – Klezmer band Mostly Kosher showcases an entertaining and eclectic musical tapestry that weaves together jazz, Latin, rock and hip-hop.
  • RAISE – This uplifting a cappella vocal group brings a powerful, harmonious R&B spin to new and popular holiday songs.
  • Holiday Toy Drummers – The mischievous Holiday Toy Drummers march to their own merry beat as they perform precision drills with holiday cheer.
  • Mariachi Divas – GRAMMY Award-winning Mariachi Divas showcase their signature repertoire of catchy tunes.
  • Disney ¡Viva Navidad! – You can enjoy holiday foods, crafts, Disney Character greetings and Latin American bands. Plus, The Three Caballeros host a fun street party featuring folklórico and samba dancers, live musicians and Mickey and Minnie in their fiesta best!
  • Princess Elena’s Musical Grand Arrival – Elena of Avalor makes her Disneyland®Resort debut during Festival of Holidays! You can welcome the adventurous and kind-hearted Crown Princess, her royal dancers and magical friend Skylar as they celebrate the holidays with an uplifting musical cavalcade.

All this, plus an array of Disney Character experiences and kid-friendly activities!

During Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park, you can stop by Redwood Creek Challenge Trail for Santa’s Holiday Visit, where you’ll meet Santa and see how his joyful elves have transformed the area into a jolly playground of holiday fun and games.

As the sun sets, you won’t want to miss the evening concert at Paradise Park, featuring performances from two of the festival’s musical groups. And, a day of celebrating the season wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the all-new, nighttime water and light spectacular, “World of Color – Season of Light,” combining classic holiday songs with beloved characters and heartwarming moments from Disney and Pixar animation to create a sparkling winter fantasy filled with magic!

Festival of Holidays kicks off Nov. 10, 2016 at Disney California Adventure Park and continues daily through Jan. 8, 2017.

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Frightfully Fun Parade to Debut During Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

August 29, 2016

Beginning this year, you are invited to gather for chills and thrills when the all-new Frightfully Fun Parade takes to the streets at Disneyland® Park, featuring a spectacle of spooky spirits from the deepest bayous of New Orleans to Halloweentown and beyond.

 

DL Frightfully Fun Parade

 

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow sets the mood as he arrives on his ghostly black steed just ahead of the parade itself, carrying a flickering jack-o-lantern as a warning to everyone along the parade route.

From “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas,” Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King brings greetings from Halloweentown, as residents arrive to celebrate their favorite time of year. Grim, grinning ghosts come out to socialize when Disney’s iconic Haunted Mansion attraction comes to “afterlife,” with swirling ballroom dancers, ominous gravediggers and a trio of hitchhiking ghosts. Inspired by Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,” Dr. Facilier calls on mystical powers, summoning his Shadow Men from the bayou to loom large over his strange and twisted Voodoo parlor, and the mischievous Disney Villains appear out of the darkness, ready to stir up some trouble. A dark and dungeon-like lair takes over the parade route, bringing with it a wicked gathering of villainy from Hades and the Evil Queen to Jafar, Cruella and more!

The “Frightfully Fun Parade” will be presented exclusively during Mickey’s Halloween Party, a separately ticketed event at Disneyland Park hosted over 17 nights from Sept. 23-Oct. 31, 2016. Reserve tickets for your today!

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Here’s some more important information:

Parking is not included in the ticket price and parking fees will apply. Mickey’s Halloween Party is a nonsmoking event. Smoking will be permitted in designated areas outside Disneyland park in the Main Entrance Plaza.

Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets are subject to availability and are valid only for specific event dates and hours. Space is limited and event dates may sell out. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be resold. Tickets are not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Costumes subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive. Parking is not included. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Entertainment may be cancelled due to inclement weather or otherwise.

Don’t Miss the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration!

June 17, 2016

Sleeping Beauty Castle Diamond Celebration

 

The Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration has so many dazzling experiences – one day just isn’t enough to see it all! Watch this video to discover how both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure shimmer like never before. Don’t miss your last chance to see it all dazzle before the celebration ends September 5th, 2016.

 

 

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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

November 18, 2015

CarsLand Holiday

Experience the Holidays at the Disneyland® Resort now through January 6, 2016!

You can enjoy exciting attractions, such as “it’s a small world” Holiday, Haunted Mansion Holiday, “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” and “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, along with the spectacular new nighttime Diamond spectaculars: “Paint the Night” parade and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks in Disneyland Park, plus “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Disney” in Disney California Adventure Park. Each evening throughout the holiday season, two versions of “World of Color” will be presented: “World of Color-Celebrate!” and the enchanting holiday version “World of Color – Winter Dreams.”

 

 

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Season of the Force Celebrates Star Wars at Disneyland Park!

November 16, 2015

At Disneyland® Park in Southern California, they’re celebrating the excitement around all things Star Wars with brand-new themed experiences in Tomorrowland beginning Nov. 16, 2015Season of the Force will take you to a galaxy far, far away with special experiences:

Season of the Force

 

Star Wars Launch Bay

This new area will offer opportunities to visit with favorite Star Wars characters, special exhibits, peeks at the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and much more.

Choose Your Destiny with Special Character Experiences

  • Dark Side – Encounter one of the most iconic villains from Star Wars — Darth Vader!
  • Light Side – Fly casual at this makeshift Rebel base, and meet the most famous co-pilot in the galaxy –Chewbacca the Wookie!

Explore the Dark and the Light in Themed Galleries

  • Dark Side Gallery – Get a look at authentic pieces of stormtrooper armor as well as famous Sith lightsabers once wielded by masters of the Dark Side.
  • Light Side Gallery – Explore a gallery filled with Rebel flight helmets and lightsabers once wielded by Jedi Knights.
  • Preview Gallery – See items built exclusively for Star Wars Launch Bay by the same prop makers who worked on the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Season of the Force

 

Starship Gallery – Discover models of famous starships from throughout the Star Wars saga.

Join the Battle in the Star Wars Game Center – Play the latest games from the Star Wars galaxy, including Disney Infinity 3.0 – featuring park-exclusive Toy Box levels.

Hyperspace Mountain

Guests will launch into a galaxy far, far away aboard Hyperspace Mountain, finding themselves in an action-packed battle between Rebel X-wings and Imperial TIE fighters.

Star Tours – The Adventures Continue

This popular attraction will feature a new scene inspired by the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Galactic Grill

Choose the dark side or the light at this new themed food and beverage location. In the space that currently hosts Tomorrowland Terrace, the Galactic Grill will serve up specialty menu items inspired by both sides of the Force. Here is a look at some of the menu options:

Breakfast

  • Darth Tamale – Blue corn tamale with scrambled eggs and chorizo, red chili sauce and tomatillo

Lunch and Dinner

  • First Order Specialty Burger – Angus beef and chorizo patty topped with fried cherry peppers, spicy-lime aioli on dark bun

Desserts

  • The Pastry Menace – Éclair with milk chocolate filling and a hint of cayenne pepper

Collectibles

  • BB-8 sipper
  • TIE Fighter premium popcorn bucket

Star Wars: Path of the Jedi

Re-live Luke Skywalker’s path to becoming a Jedi in a film that recaptures favorite Star Wars moments on the big screen. The Tomorrowland Theater presents Star Wars: Path of the Jedi, an exclusive cinematic event.

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple

Opening Dec. 8, 2015, Guests will experience a twist on the Jedi Training experience when they encounter new characters and a new villain from the popular Disney XD series, Star Wars Rebels.

Choose your side and experience Season of the Force at Disneyland Park in California!  Click here to begin the journey to your next Disney Vacation!

Disneyland 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration

January 29, 2015

Disneyland 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration

 

Update: If you’re looking for discounts, here are the current offers for both Disney-owned hotels and Good Neighbor Hotels.

If you ever dreamed of visiting Disneyland, 2015 is definitely the year you want to do it.  The Disneyland 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration is taking place, and the powers-that-be have put some great new additions on the table.

Disney is kicking off the celebrations with a 24 hour event on May 22 – 23, 2015.  The all-day/all-night revelry of the 24-hour party will include dancing and special character encounters at locations in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks, along with enchanting Diamond Decor (which I like to call Diamond Bling).

There will also be the the premieres of three new nighttime spectaculars: “Disneyland Forever” fireworks, “Paint the Night” parade and “World of Color – Celebrate!”

Disneyland Forever

Fireworks, projections, and other special effects combine for what promises to be a spectacular nighttime show!  I have really loved what Disney has done with projection technology in recent years (i.e., Celebrate the Magic projection show), and I’m looking forward to see how they move forward with this.  Even more exciting to me is the  new song by Disney Legend Richard Sherman that closes the show.

 

Disneyland Forever

Paint the Night Parade

I’m a big fan of the Main Street Electrical Parade, and this new parade looks even more stunning.  Floats and costumes covered in LEDs?  Yeah, I’m in.  (I just wish they did the right thing and put some Tron characters in.  If you’re going to have glowing costumes, you’ve got to have Tron!)

 

Paint the Night 1

Paint the Night 2

Paint the Night 3

 

World of Color – Celebrate!

There is a new World of Color show that celebrates Walt Disney and his dream of Disneyland.  This is your opportunity to re-introduce yourself to the man who dared to dream big — and, as a result, created The Happiest Place on Earth!  Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Houser, MD for those of you who watched television in the 80’s, and Barney from How I Met Your Mother for those of you who didn’t) and Mickey Mouse will appear in film sequences and animated imagery.  The show culminates in a madcap musical tour of Disneyland Resort attractions.  It sounds like a lot of fun!

Diamond Bling

There will be plenty of Disneyland 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration decor.  You can expect new merchandise and even food items.  And, of course, Sleeping Beauty Castle and Carthay Circle have received some major bling.  Check out the concept art!

 

Castle BlingCarthay Bling

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