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PHOTO REPORT: Disneyland Resort 11/28/18 (Holiday Characters, Holiday Merchandise, Construction Updates, ETC.)

We took a walk around all of Disneyland Resort on Wednesday, November 28.  The holiday decor was in full swing and guests were arriving in festive attire. The construction on Mickey & Friends parking structure continues.

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The trams were down which meant large crowds of people had to walk the long way to the parks via Downtown Disney. Small children were not happy but the extra walk gave me the opportunity to enjoy the holiday decor in Downtown Disney (and grab a Sprinkles cupcake).

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It also appears that the upper deck for the new Ballast Point restaurant is coming along nicely.

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Before heading into Disneyland, I took a quick stroll through the World of Disney shop where the options for holiday gifts were endless.

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Crowds were picking through everything, and I was impressed with the clean look and bright addition of the holiday lights.

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Holiday Walkers $32.99
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Holiday Chocolate Bars $14.99

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There was also interest in anything labeled “limited time”.  $24.99 seems a tad steep for a tote, but it was rather large.

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Limited Edition Holiday Tote $24.99 with a $40 Purchase.

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The selection of ornaments and other gift choices was impressive.

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Let’s head into Disneyland Park which was crowded for a Wednesday.

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Crowds were lining up to meet holiday-themed characters.

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Under the Main Entrance Train Station, the stage was set for the 2018 Candlelight Processional.

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Main Street was busy with guests snapping pictures of the snow-covered castle.

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We also grabbed some holiday popcorn buckets.  I collect the standard white buckets available for $9 and there were still plenty of the Pluto and Toy Story Alien Holiday buckets available across the parks for $18.

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2018 Disneyland Popcorn Bucket $9.00
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2018 Disneyland Holiday Popcorn Buckets (Standard $4.50, Souvenir $9, Holiday Pluto $18)

We asked for the popcorn on the side for Pluto to make snacking easier and avoid having to clean Pluto.

Holiday Ears were available throughout the park.

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2018 Holiday Ear Headbands $27.99

I particularly enjoyed this tree with snowman and banana ornaments above the Jungle Cruise ride.

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The newly reopened Matterhorn was busy.

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The new Fastpass queue is adorable with a tiny clock.

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Let’s head over to see what can be seen with the Star Wars construction. Grey backdrops are slowly becoming more clear.

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Curious guests study the poster with a vague preview of what is to come.

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Spotted: this adorable snowman Mickey bottle topper on the way out of the park to California Adventure.

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Light-Up Mickey Bottle Topper $6.50

A quick trip through Disney California Adventure found the Festival of Holidays to be crowded. I did spot Clarabelle taking photos right across from a busy Brews n Bites booth.

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There is Festival of Holidays specific merchandise available at the stand across from the Cars Land entrance.

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2018 Festival of Holidays T-Shirt $32.99

Between shows, Elena of Avalor greets guests at the Viva Navidad area near Goofy’s Flight School.

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Viva Navidad decor offers guests entertainment while dining.

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Also spotted: Goofy in the Viva Navidad area.

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Redwood Creek also gets a holiday overhaul.

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The bears are adorable.

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As we finished our trip, we exited through the Grand Californian Hotel.  The “Grand” Gingerbread House was impressive.  Guests were stopping on both sides, front and back, for photo ops.  I’d highly suggest swinging through the hotel to check out the impressive decor.

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Here is the back side.

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And the front side.

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Guests were also enjoying browsing the specialty holiday snack and drinks stand set up near the gingerbread house.

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It was overpriced but it is the Grand Californian, so it was not unexpected.

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Last but not least, the huge Christmas tree in the Grand Californian lounge.

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I hope you enjoyed a quick trip around the Disneyland Resort with the holidays in full swing.