I have returned from an, as always, amazing trip to the Disneyland Resort, and I have plenty of photos to share with everyone, so let’s get straight to it:
The holidays hit you as soon as you step inside Disneyland Park
The Believe in Holiday Magic poster is up under the train tracks
Beautiful holiday decorations up and down Main Street USA
The spectacular 60ft tall Main Street Christmas tree
Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle is the heart of the holidays at Disneyland
Storybook Land (as well as the Casey Jr. Circus Train) has re-opened from a lengthy refurbishment
The refurbishment did some great freshening up to the ride
Ariel’s cold weather outfit
Belle’s cold weather coat
Aurora’s cold weather coat is a little weird
Troubadour Tavern has opened replacing The Enchanted Cottage at the Princess Fantasy Faire
Here’s a look at the menu
Seating for the restaurant
Some of the awesome holiday wreaths along Small World Mall
We’ll return to look at It’s a Small World Holiday a little later in the photo report
Casey Jr. Circus Train open and operating for guests
New automatic doors (the second set in) at the Village Haus
Some more holiday decorations have been put up in New Orleans Square since Holidays at the Disneyland Resort started last week
This photo-op on the streets of New Orleans Square is still up. Never quite got why Maleficant is with Jack and Sally…
“The Princess and the Frog” meet ‘n greet
Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen
The Mark Twain Riverboat getting ready for Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee
Performers in Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee recruiting guests to perform in the show
The performers and guests heading towards the Mark Twain
Let’s play spot Dr. Facilier!?
Now for some shots of Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee!
Now everyone aboard and let’s go rolling down the bayou!
The Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes still go by when the show is going on
The Sailing Ship Columbia ready to depart with guests right after Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee goes rolling down the bayou
Santa’s Reindeer Round-up is just up the trail from Big Thunder Mountain
Okay, who really knows who Alameda Slim is anymore?
Let’s take a look around Santa’s Reindeer Round-up
The line to meet Santa Clause
Hi Mrs. Clause!
I wouldn’t think you’d want to battle with those horns…
Pluto having fun with some kids
Now let’s take a look at some of the new holiday decorations next door at Big Thunder Barbecue (not everything is new)
This cart is outside the Ranch on Big Thunder Trail
They even decorate the Main Street Vehicles for the season
The outdoor vending carts are decorated too
Cookie decorating has moved to the Plaza Pavilion
More Christmas on Main Street
Some close-ups on the Christmas tree
The Dapper Dans getting on-board the Horse Drawn Streetcar to perform
The Opera House marque has been taken down
I don’t believe there ever used to be a pathway between the Opera House and the Mad Hatter store
Two new displays right at the Opera House entrance
A new display has been uncovered in the back of the Opera House, looking at the Disneyland of yesterday, today, and tomorrow
The first third looks at some of the most memorable extinct attractions
The middle section takes a look at some recent additions at the park, like The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Sleeping Beauty Castle Walk-through
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
And the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
The final section is the most exciting, taking a look at Star Tours II!
The concept art we’ve all seen of Star Tours II
A Disney Imagineer working on designs for a new version of Rex
Finally, a model of the new design for your Starspeeder
For some reason they added little 30 second gaps through-out The 50 Magical Years film. The gaps are placed really awkwardly
Just about a month until Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln opens!
Now let’s make our way back up Main Street so we can head towards It’s a Small World Holiday
Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle
This is the only tower that isn’t covered in snow
Now finally over to It’s a Small World Holiday!
Even the control booths get decorated
Now is this a reindeer or a moose? :)
Let the ride begin!
The Disney characters are new to the holiday overlay this year
I love the Elvis statue in front of Lilo and Stitch. A great touch
The holiday decorations in the America room are also new this year
The snowflakes in the Goodbye room are new
Now for a ride on the recently refurbished Storybook Land Canal Boats
Everything is freshly painted and looks great
Some of the miniature houses are decked out with Christmas trees and other decorations
See if you can guess which film each miniature set is from…
Now for some shots from Disneyland’s holiday parade, A Christmas Fantasy
The Winnie the Pooh characters on sleds are new this year
Winnie the Pooh seems to be sad about or afraid of something
I love the “D” on this snowman’s hat
Lucky Eeyore gets to pull his broken sled!
She said: “He’s my cookie!”
The Ugly Stepsisters are a great deal of fun
It’s good to have the Princesses back in a Disneyland Park parade
One of my favorite Christmas stories
Geppetto is in charge of building
Jiminy Cricket is in charge of painting
And Pinocchio is in charge of wrapping
Can you spot the Disney plush?
“Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!”
Aladdin was nowhere to be found at Aladdin’s Oasis. Only Jasmine was doing meet ‘n greets
D23’s winter issue is now being sold through-out the Resort
Vinylmation Park Series #3 is now available at the Disneyland Resort
Disneyana didn’t have that many left when I checked
Also available are two special holiday designs. You can find out more about these special Vinylmation, as well as anything else about Disney’s newest collectible at our new website, The Vinylmation Station
The Emporium however had loads of Park Series #3 boxes still available
The beauty that is Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle at night
The Christmas tree is quite beautiful too
I hope you all enjoyed this photo report!
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