Exciting news! The all-new Magic Happens parade will make its debut at Disneyland park, beginning Feb. 28, 2020.
“Magic Happens” celebrates awe-inspiring moments of magic that are at the heart of so many Disney stories. Mickey Mouse leads this new daytime spectacular down Main Street, U.S.A., revealing a parade of stunning floats, beautiful costumes and beloved Disney characters. “Magic Happens” will also feature an energetic musical score and a new song, co-composed by singer-songwriter Todrick Hall.
Here are some highlights of the new Magic Happens parade, including a few more sneak peeks:
From Walt Disney Animation Studios’ record-breaking hit “Frozen 2,” Anna and Elsa explore the mysteries of an enchanted forest protected by Nokk, the mystical water spirit, as their friends Kristoff, Sven and Olaf tag along.
On her voyager canoe, Moana journeys forth on the crest of a towering wave, inspired by beautiful koa wood carvings and inset with dazzling, animated glimpses into the magic the ocean holds.
Joining Moana on her journey is legendary demigod, Maui, making his Disneyland Resort debut on his own magical island, along with Moana’s adorable pet pig, Pua.
Miguel appears in person for the first time, celebrating the magic that happens when he strums the guitar of Ernesto de la Cruz in the Disney and Pixar film, “Coco.” This spectacular float bridges the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead with vibrant marigolds, and fantastical alebrije spirit animals join the procession, along with Miguel’s dog Danté.
The regal grand finale of the Magic Happens parade celebrates magical moments from several classic Disney stories, including the happily-ever-after scene from “Sleeping Beauty” with a trio of fairies and Princess Aurora’s gown shimmering between hues of pink and blue.
“Magic Happens” will remind us we don’t need wings to fly, that shooting stars were made to wish upon, and that magic doesn’t stop at midnight.
There are many who have entered the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy inside Disneyland park, but have you taken the time to look closer at Walt’s original Magic Kingdom in detail? How did Disneyland come to be? Well, to those interested in learning more about this happy place, welcome! Let’s take a closer look at the “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” Guided Tour and see how your next visit to the Disneyland Resort could be transformed with this extra magical experience.
The “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” Guided Tour is a special tour that explores Walt’s crafting of The Happiest Place on Earth—from his early years during park conception to his final visit.
Throughout Disneyland park, the tour stops to reveal special moments from Disneyland’s beginnings, including information about classic attractions. Guests are also able to hear historical fun facts thanks to a special tour headset, which plays archived recordings, including Walt’s opening day speech.
On the tour, you will encounter magic at historically significant locations throughout the park. For example, when you walk down Main Street, U.S.A., your guide will explain how Walt’s childhood town inspired the design process for his old-fashioned Main Street. Your guide might even share the significance of the names on the windows above. Each person played an important role in the development of Disneyland, including Disney family members, cast members and Imagineers! You will then hop aboard the Disneyland Railroad, where you’ll learn about Walt’s love for locomotives and how it’s seen throughout the parks today. You’ll also stop by the five-ton petrified tree in Frontierland, where you’ll learn why Walt gave this tree to his wife Lillian!
You’ll also hear inspirational stories from Walt’s upbringing in Marceline, Missouri. For example, you will learn about Walt’s early inspirations for Fantasyland. Walt saw the play “Peter Pan” as a young boy and was inspired by the performance. He was so influenced by the story that he created a flight harness so that he could become Peter Pan, always turning his dreams into reality. Later, in a school performance, Walt took the lead role as Peter Pan and used a hoist and tackle to fly! On the tour, you’ll also learn about his 1958 attraction dedicated to Alice in Wonderland, as well as the opening day attraction King Arthur Carrousel with the famous horse “Jingles.”
Further along your journey retracing Walt’s footsteps, your guide will whisk you through historic details found inside the plans for the park and will explain how Walt’s persistence towards his goals was made in strides. You will see where Walt experienced many successes, as well as setbacks, leading to the grand opening of Disneyland in 1955. For example, at Central Plaza next to the Partners Statue, you will learn why Walt artistically designed this location to be the central location to the theme park. You’ll also learn how, on opening day – later referred to by some who were there as “Black Sunday” – was just as exciting as it was logistically challenging.
If you’ve ever wondered the significance of the Main Street Opera House, then you are in luck! You will browse through the amazing galleries of photos and artwork on the walls, while your guide explains their significance to Walt’s vision for the resort. After a showing of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, you will be able to better understand the true meaning of liberty in the eyes of Walt himself.
The tour is filled with wonderful surprises along the way, too, including the chance to experience classic attractions that connect with Walt’s very personal vision for the park. For even more magic, you will also take home an impressive collectible pin, alongside your own personalized button! Opening like a small book, the pin includes an inspirational quote from Walt Disney.
Here are some things you should know about the “Walk in Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps” Guided Tour:
The tour is approximately three-hours long.
Depending on the time of day, you will end the tour with a delicious lunch or dinner on Main Street U.S.A., provided for all tour participants by the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe.
Theme park admission for Disneyland park is required to attend the tour.
Tour or tour elements are also subject to cancellation without notice due to, and without limitation to, attraction availability, inclement weather or other conditions.
For pricing and booking information, call 714-781-TOUR (8687). Also, be sure to check out the other Disneyland Resort Guided Tours at Disneyland.com.
The heart-warming tale of the unstoppable sisters Anna and Elsa continues in the recently released “Frozen 2” film. This holiday season, see “Frozen 2” now in theaters and come experience the magic of “Frozen” and “Frozen 2” with these ten Frozen experiences at Disneyland Resort:
At Disney California Adventure Park
1. Travel to Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome at the Disney Animation building and meet the loving sisters who are now appearing in their new looks inspired by the recently released “Frozen 2” film.
2. Catch the sensational theatrical production of “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion,” giving you a chance to relive the story of the first movie. For a limited time, a special look at moments from “Frozen 2” will be presented prior to the production.
3. Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Learn to “build” Olaf in a unique class taught by a Disney artist at the Animation Academy. The finished piece of art makes for a unique holiday season souvenir. And, beginning in December, guests can come nose-to-carrot with this lovable character and get a warm hug.
4. Experience the return of “World of Color – Season of Light” featuring favorite “Frozen” characters. Watch as young Anna and Elsa play in the snow with Olaf trailing along, and feel the love as Anna and Kristoff kiss at the end of a scene that features the holiday classic, “Baby, it’s Cold Outside.”
At Disneyland Park
5. Enjoy “A Christmas Fantasy” parade, which includes appearances by Anna, Elsa and Olaf bidding you a warm winter welcome from their magical “Frozen” float.
6. Head to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique where young royalty-in-training can transform into Anna and Elsa with hairstyles, outfits, makeup, nail polish and accessories inspired by both films. To reserve this package, visit Disneyland.com or call 714 -781-STYLE (714-781-7895). Separate theme park admission is required.
At the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort
7. Guests staying at one of the three on-property hotels can give the gift of a “Frozen”-themed in-room celebration from Disney Floral and Gifts. To add to your magical stay, this package includes a “Frozen” door banner, snowflake confetti, pillow blanket, tote, light-up lanyards, autograph book and more.
9. Celebrate your love for “Frozen” with something to take home as a souvenir! Items include Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Sven plush; ornaments, apparel, drinkware and pins – plus new roleplay inspired by Anna and Elsa. You can also show off your “Frozen” fandom with the latest Arendelle Aqua collection inspired by the films with headwear, accessories and men’s and women’s apparel.
Check out the video below to see the “Frozen” fun at the Disneyland Resort:
Ready to book your Disneyland vacation so your family can enjoy these Frozen experiences at Disneyland? Head on over to the Disneyland Resort to warm your hearts with these magical “Frozen” experiences!
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1. Celebrate Peace on Earth and board “it’s a small world” Holiday together
Your little ones will be in awe as they experience this classic attraction’s transformation into a festive yuletide winter wonderland with delight at every turn. New this year, you and your little ones will experience three immersive scents, including cherry blossom in Asia, holiday cinnamon in South America and coconut in the South Seas.
2. Take a gander at the festively funny garland around Mickey’s Toontown
Mickey will be home for the holidays and all are welcome to his wacky wonderland town complete with “toon” trees and decorations that celebrate Mickey and his pals’ seasonal styles. While you’re in town, take a tour of Mickey’s house and Minnie’s house for a greeting of a lifetime!
3. Indulge in sweet holiday treats with your little sweeties
Children will enjoy the smells and tastes of the holidays with delicious holiday sweet treats! Take them to taste treats like the Mickey gingerbread man, Sugar Cookie Churro and Mickey & Minnie Crispy Treats at select locations throughout the Disneyland Resort.
This classic parade has returned for the holiday season with magical floats and joyous characters. Enjoy seeing your children light up like a Christmas tree when they see the reindeer prance and the toy soldiers dance! Dazzling floats include Elsa and Anna from “Frozen,” Woody and Buzz from “Toy Story,” the Disney Princesses and more!
Gaze at gorgeous Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle as it sparkles before you during this nighttime pyrotechnical spectacle – perfect for all ages! Your little ones will be amazed by the shimmering lights above and the “snow” that falls after the celebration!
Disney California Adventure Park
1. Dance along to the beat during “Mickey’s Happy Holidays” character celebration
Come cheer, the party’s here! As part of Disney Festival of Holidays, kids will love seeing their favorite characters from Disney and Pixar dance down the street to holiday rhythms beat by the Holiday Toy Drummers.
Walk along and stop at the various Festival Foods Marketplace locations to experience belly-loving bites sure to please any little one. Some offerings include the holiday stuffing mac & cheese and hot cocoa marshmallow macaron. In between bites, take some time to make multicultural crafts — which are complimentary for kids!
3. Have yourselves a “haul-y” jolly season while exploring Cars Land
The residents of Radiator Springs have transformed the town with holiday décor for all to see! Two attractions have embraced the holiday spirit: Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl and Mater’s Jingle Jamboree. Your little ones will love singing along to “car-tunes,” such as “We Wish You Season’s Speedings” and “Carol of the Horns.”
4. Visit with Santa at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
Make your list and check it twice before heading to see Santa’s Holiday Visit at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. Make sure to utilize Disney PhotoPass to capture memories of this holly jolly encounter.
Disneyland After Dark—the specially themed, after-hours park experience featuring unique entertainment, special food, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities, collectible merchandise and more—kicks off 2020 with four distinct events at the Disneyland Resort! Four unique themes are planned for the early 2020 Disneyland After Dark events.
These separately ticketed evening events grant you special access to either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure park after closing. Select attractions will also remain open exclusively for event guests, usually with shorter wait times! In addition, you’ll receive unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos taken during the party to capture all of your Disneyland After Dark memories.
The Happiest Place on Earth will once again transform into the most romantic—with an extra pinch of pixie dust! If you missed last year’s Sweethearts’ Nite, now is your chance to experience the ultimate date night in style with:
Love song-themed dance parties throughout the park, as well as a glitzy royal ball.
Encounters with darling Disney couples, including Cinderella and Prince Charming, Aladdin and Jasmine, and of course, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
Romantic photo opportunities featuring sweet scenes from iconic Disney films.
Lovely décor, food, beverages and merchandise offerings.
Spend an exciting night celebrating some of the world’s best-loved stories and characters from Pixar Animation Studios! Proudly wear your Pixar-best and check out all that Pixar Nite has to offer, including:
Interactive dance parties themed to favorite Pixar stories, including the retro-cool Incredibles family and scare-tastic gang from Monsters, Inc.
Encounters with crowd-pleasing Pixar pals, including Russel and Carl from “Up” and Joy and Sadness from “Inside Out.”
Playfully fun photo opportunities.
Whimsical décor, food, beverages and merchandise offerings.
Access to Disney California Adventure park starting at 5 p.m.
Unleash your inner villain at a deliciously sinister soiree bursting with Disney’s most mischievous misfits! Villains Nite will summon you to come dressed in garb inspired by Disney Villains and experience:
Villains Cabaret with a cast of outlaws singing and dancing their way through a riff-raff-lovin’ revue.
Spellbinding DJ-hosted dance parties and sing-alongs throughout the park.
Encounters with some of Disney’s famously nefarious fiends or their henchmen!
Photo opportunities themed to popular villain lairs and thrones.
Dastardly décor, food, beverages and merchandise offerings.
Access to Disney California Adventure park starting at 6 p.m.
Visit Disneyland.com for more details and pricing for these early 2020 Disneyland After Dark events. Parking fees are not included in the ticket price. A limited quantity of tickets for each event will be available beginning next week:
Dec. 3: Tickets on sale for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders
*The number of tickets available are limited and valid only for the specific event date and hours. Parking fees are not included in the ticket price. Tickets can be purchased online, at Disney Desk locations in participating Good Neighbor Hotels, or by calling (714) 781-4636 until the day before the event, or at any Disneyland® Resort Ticket Booth. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, and no discounts apply. Tickets not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Tickets are non-transferable, non-refundable and may not be resold. Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive; please check special event costume guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/faq/parks/dress/ for restrictions. Offer and event elements are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice.
2. Grand Gingerbread House and Holiday Treats: In the lobby at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is a giant gingerbread replica of the hotel. Standing 7-feet tall and 12-feet wide, it is made from 600 pounds of gingerbread, 600 pounds of powdered sugar, 250 pounds of fondant, 1 pound of “pixie dust” and 25 hidden Mickeys! Nearby, purchase sweet treats from the lobby holiday cart.
3. A Grand Gingerbread House Experience: At this hands-on workshop, you can work with the resort’s pastry chefs to make a miniature gingerbread house, wear a souvenir apron and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. The class is open to the public and takes place at Storytellers Café on select dates Nov. 30 – Dec. 22, 2019. For workshop details, please call (714) 781-DINE or visit Disneyland.com.
4. Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures, Holiday Style: Share special moments with several Disney Princesses while enjoying a three-course brunch at Napa Rose. A dozen new Winter Holiday menu items include orange scones, a Tangled Ham and Cranberry Cheese Sandwich, Mini Chicken and Mickey Pumpkin Spice Waffles, Ariel’s Under the Sea Peppermint Shells and Frozen Gingerbread Cake Pops. The morning includes activities, story time, a private portrait location and premium keepsakes. The breakfast is offered year-round, 8 a.m. to Noon, Thursdays through Mondays.* The Winter Holiday menu is offered Nov. 29, 2019 – Jan. 6, 2020.
5. A Very Merry Holiday Tea: Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel offers an elegant afternoon tea on select days from noon to 3 p.m., now through Dec. 31. Savor scones, tea sandwiches, desserts and more. Throughout the year, make plans to attend other themed afternoon tea events, including Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, summer and Halloween. Reservations are recommended.
6. Santa Claus and Carolers: Santa is visiting each Disneyland Resort hotel Nov. 28 through Dec. 24. Meet, greet and take a seat with St. Nick! Then, enjoy the joyful sounds of the Holiday Harmony carolers strolling the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel Dec.15-25, and The Handbell Carolers perform at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Nov. 23, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020.
7. In-Room Holiday Celebration: Families can deck the halls of their Disneyland Resort hotel room with a little magic from Mickey Mouse. The experience begins as guests discover a holiday banner on the hotel room door, then luminaries give a warm glow throughout the room, leading the family to discover a collection of gifts for all. To arrange this surprise, call Disney Floral & Gifts at (714) 781-4438 or visit www.disneyfloralandgifts.com for details.
8. Holiday Animation Cel Class: Experience what it might have been like to be a Disney Ink & Paint artist! Paint Santa Mickey or Minnie and learn about the history of the Disney hand-drawn animation cel process. This complimentary, one-hour class at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is for overnight guests of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort and is recommended for ages 6 and older. Supplies are provided; space is limited and registration is required.
9. Extra Magic Hour: With easy, convenient access to both parks, guests staying at the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort can make the most of their visit with Extra Magic Hour admission with their valid theme park ticket. Extra Magic Hour offers park admission to a designated theme park one hour earlier than the general public. Separate theme park admission is required.**
10. Seasons of Savings: Save up to 25% off select stays during the 2019 holidays at the Hotels of Disneyland Resort most Sunday through Thursday nights now through December 19, 2019. Book now through December 5.*** Or, give the gift of a spring getaway! Save up to 25% off select rooms at a Disneyland Resort Hotel for stays from January 5, 2020 to April 6, 2020, when booked by March 14, 2020.****
*The Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures event includes five hours of valet parking at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made, upon availability, up to 60 days in advance. For more details, please visit Disneyland.com or call (714) 781-DINE. Character appearances and offerings are subject to change.
**Extra Magic Hour is valid for registered Disneyland Resort Hotel Guests for admission to select attractions at designated theme park before the park opens to the general public. Check Disneyland.com for schedule of when each park offers Extra Magic Hour. Each registered hotel Guest (ages 3 and older) must have a valid theme park ticket and active hotel room key card. Applicable theme park, days and times of operation and attractions, offerings and services may vary and are subject to change without notice. Subject to capacity, cancellation and other restrictions.
***Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights now through 12/19/19. Book through 12/5/19; travel must be completed by 12/20/19. Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and Artisan, Paradise, Junior and Family suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate theme park admission required to enjoy the parks.
****Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights from 1/5/20 through 4/16/20. Book from 11/12/19 through 3/14/20; travel must be completed by 4/17/20. Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Family suites. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate theme park admission required to enjoy the parks.
This guide has everything you need to know about this year’s marketplaces and additional locations with festival-inspired offerings. You can even grab a Disney Festival of Holidays 2019 Tasting Passport at any of the marketplaces to guide you on your yummy holiday journey. As you visit each marketplace, get your passport stamped and when you’ve filled your passport, you’ll get a special completion stamp! How cool is that?
In addition, available for all guests is the Sip and Savor Pass, which gives you the opportunity to taste your way through your choice of eight different dishes or non-alcoholic beverages from participating Festival Foods Marketplace locations. This pass can be purchased at various locations throughout the park, including Festival Merchandise Carts, Seaside Souvenirs, Kingswell Camera Shop, and Rushin’ River Outfitters.
Holiday Duets Marketplace
Braised Pork Belly Adobo – With garlic fried rice
Shrimp & Grits – With Andouille sausage
Mickey & Minnie Cookies
Churro Toffee Cold Brew (Non-Alcoholic)
Brews & Bites Marketplace
Chorizo Fundido – Served with House-made Tortilla Chips
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, American Light Lager
Cerveza Rrëy, Kölsch
SLO Brew, Cali-Squeeze, Blood Orange Hefeweizen
Two Pitcher’s Brewing, Nordic Jam, Berry Lager
The Bruery Or Xata, Horchata Blonde
Einstök Beer Company, Arctic Pale Ale
Lost Winds Brewing Company, Reddy or Not, Amber Ale
Alaskan Brewing, Winter, English Olde Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Celebration, IPA
Saint Archer Brewing Company, Mosaic, Double IPA
Karl Strauss® Brewing Company, 10 Beers for Breakfast, Maple Stout
Festive Progressive Beer Flight – Rrëy Kölsch, Einstök Arctic Pale Ale, Alaskan Winter English Olde Ale, and Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA
Flavors of the Season Beer Flight – SLO Brew Cali-Squeeze Hefeweizen, Two Pitcher’s Nordic Jam Lager, The Bruery Or Xata Blonde, and Karl Strauss 10 Beers for Breakfast Stout
Winter Sliderland Marketplace
Fried Turkey Slider – With cranberry sauce
Beef Pot Roast – Served on a potato roll with horseradish cream
Bourbon Cranberry Cocktail
Warm Peppermint Chocolate Float (Non-Alcoholic)
Grandma’s Recipes Marketplace
Shepherd’s Upside-down Pie (Plant-Based)
Curried Cauliflower & Chicken – With lemon tahini sauce and black garlic drizzle
Crimson Pear Cocktail
Modelo Negro, Dark Lager
Navidad Punch (Non-Alcoholic)
A Twist on Tradition Marketplace
Reimagined Beef Wellington
Reuben Potato Tots with Russian Dressing and Rye Toast
Vanilla Pear Mule
Skyside, Cabernet Sauvignon
Making Spirits Bright Marketplace
Caramelized Apple Cake – With Crème Anglaise and Salted Caramel Sauce
Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Macaron (Gluten-Friendly)
Grgich Hill Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
William Hill Estate, Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Gérard Bertrand Côte Des Roses, Rosé, France
Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi
Louis Latour, Pinot Noir, Bourgogne
Austin Hope, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
Chandon, Sparkling Wine
White Wine Flight
Red Wine Flight
Favorite Things Marketplace
Glazed Ham Shanks – With Honey Crumble
Holiday Stuffing Mac & Cheese
Gingerbread Mickey Cookie
Warm Bourbon Cider
Bell’s Brewery, Lager of the Lakes, Czech-style Pilsner
Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, Witbier
Modern Times Beer, Space Ways, Hazy IPA
Legends Brewery, Cookies Galore Beer, Chocolate Cookie Milk Stout
Stone Brewing, 2014 Imperial Russian Stout
Beer Flight – Bell’s Brewery Lager of the Lakes, Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, Modern Times Beer Space Ways, and Legends Brewery Cookies Galore
Merry Mashups Marketplace
Turkey & Stuffing Tamale – With Cranberry Relish
Pork al Pastor Naan Taco – With Pineapple Pico de Gallo and Cilantro-Lime Crema
Holidays at the Disneyland Resort brings magical entertainment, sparkling décor, festive foods, specialty merchandise and of course, seasonal attractions! From now through Jan. 6, 2020, enjoy Disney magic with friends and family on attractions themed especially for the holidays. There are four Disneyland attractions with holiday overlays that you won’t want to miss this season!
Over in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park, the residents are racing to celebrate the season. Two attractions rely on holiday magic to celebrate the haul-idays:
Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl – Luigi and his extended family of roadsters are celebrating the season in style. Take a seat and take a merry spin as the cars cruise to festive tunes, including “We Wish You Season’s Speedings,” “Joy To The Whirl,” “Jolly Joyous Santa Car,” “Carol Of The Horns” and “Jingle Bells.”
Mater’s Jingle Jamboree – This haul-iday tractor spins through a festively decorated junkyard. Mater croons classic holiday tunes, including “Christmas In Radiator Springs,” “Mater’s Jingle Jamboree,” “Radiator Rockin’ Holiday,” “The Gifts of the Mater” and “Tractors, Tractors, Tractors.”
In Disneyland park, two popular attractions also transform just for the season:
“it’s a small world” Holiday – The beloved attraction takes you around the world and back as dolls and toys representing children enjoy the distinctive holiday traditions of their countries. In the evenings, the attraction’s facade twinkles with 50,000-plus colorful lights, music and video projections.
AP Bonus: Annual Passholders can enjoy an extra hour at “it’s a small world” Holiday after park closing on Nov. 18-22 (Nov. 18-21 starting at 10 p.m. and Nov. 22 starting at midnight), as well as a special photo opportunity. Blockout dates apply.
Haunted Mansion Holiday – ‘Twas “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and all through the Haunted Mansion, Jack Skellington and his friends are causing a collision between Christmas and Halloween. Enjoy the frightfully festive décor and familiar characters from the classic film, including Sally, Zero and Oogie Boogie.
AP Bonus: Annual Passholders can enjoy an extra hour at Haunted Mansion Holiday after park closing on Dec. 9-11 (Dec. 9 and 11 starting at midnight and Dec. 10 starting at 11 p.m.). Blockout dates apply.
What are your favorite Disneyland attractions with holiday overlays?
The most magical time of the year is finally here – the 2019 Holidays at the Disneyland Resort have arrived! They have got everything from candy cane beignets and gingerbread men to eggnog and holiday cocktails.
Throughout the holiday season, you’ll be able to feast on all of these yummy goodies! For more information on all of the seasonal festivities happening around Disneyland Resort this year, check out the Disneyland Resort website.
To bring more holiday cheer to your visit, many of these seasonal items are available for mobile ordering through the Disneyland App! Mobile ordering makes it easier than ever for you to order, pay and pick up fresh food while spending a day at the parks. Check out the full list here of participating quick-service restaurants around both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks.
And with that, here is the official guide to the 2019 Holidays at the Disneyland Resort – happy snacking!
Caramel and Coconut Churro (Town Square Churro Cart and Churros Near Sleeping Beauty Castle)
Santa’s Cookies and Milk Churro (Churros Near Casey Jr.) – Artisan churro rolled in cookie butter sugar and served with sweet milk dipped sauce
Toffee-Flavored Churro (Tomorrowland Churro Cart) – add-on chocolate-almond or chocolate dipping sauces available
Turtle Churro (Frontierland Churro Cart) – Artisan churro rolled in chocolate sugar and served with caramel pecan dipping sauce
Sugar Plum Candy Churro (New Orleans Churro Cart) – Sweet and tart churro
Outdoor Vending Carts
Pink, Blue, and Candy Apple Cotton Candy
Fried Bolonga Sandwich – Pullman bread, mayo, fried bologna, lettuce, tomato, and pickle stackers served with fries
Pork Chop TV Dinner – Pork chop with seasoned apples, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, and a cheddar and chive scone served with caramel bread pudding
Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
Peppermint Holiday Sundae – Peppermint ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and crushed peppermint
French Dip Sandwich – Roast beef, spicy mustard, and au jus served on a crunchy French roll with chips
Jolly Holiday Bakery Café
Thanks-Mas Sandwich – Oven-roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce on rustic bread
Butternut Squash Soup
Snowman Shortbread Cookie
Santa Hat Macaron – with white mint filling and chocolate ganache
Pumpkin Muffin (available through Dec. 1)
Dutch Apple Cinnamon Muffin (available Dec. 1)
Eggnog Latte Cheesecake – with white chocolate mousse foam and a sprinkling of nutmeg
Holiday Cupcake – Vanilla bean cupcake filled with red and green chocolate pieces, finished with green and white-swirled white chocolate mousse, and chocolate swirl candy pieces
Holiday Brownie – topped with white chocolate mousse and sprinkles and finished with chocolate presents and a Christmas tree
Mickey Gingerbread Man
Holiday Strawberry Linzer Cookie
Snowman Shortbread Cookie
Mickey Gingerbread Man
Raspberry Mascarpone Yule Log – Vanilla sponge wrapped with raspberry marmalade and mascarpone filling topped with buttercream ganache and chocolate curls
Christmas Cake – Chocolate sponge cake with red, green, and white swirled chocolate mousse filling topped with buttercream and finished with sprinkles
Christmas Bundt Cake (available Dec. 1)
Red Rose Taverne
Beast’s Forbidden Pastrami Burger – Angus beef patty, uncured wagyu pastrami, Swiss-American cheese, spicy mustard aïoli, and a skewered accompaniment
Pumpkin Spice Shake
Mickey Gingerbread Man
Caramel Pecan Brownie Parfait
Steakhouse Burger – Angus beef patty, provolone, onion strings, and sweet spiced bacon on a toasted bun served with choice of yogurt or french fries
Apple Pie Slush
Nova Coffee Slush – Chocolate-mint-flavored coffee slush
Alien Pizza Planet
Bruschetta Poultrium Pizza – Tender chunks of chicken, house-made bruschetta, and assorted cheeses with spiced marinara sauce
Green Alien Holiday Macaron – with lemon filling
Alpha Broccolius Parfait – Layers of soft mint ganache, green cake, white chocolate mousse, cookies and cream streusel, and whipped topping
Rancho del Zocalo
Pan Dulce Ice Cream Sandwich – Colorful shell-like Mexican sweet bread with dulce de leche ice cream, cajeta, and churro streusel
Champurrado with Churro Bites – Rich, traditional-style Mexican hot chocolate served with cinnamon-sugar churros
Chicken Mole – Seasoned half chicken topped with mole, drizzled with sour cream, sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds, and served with Mexican rice and refried beans
Caldo de Pollo – Hearty soup of chicken, vegetables, and rice served with onions, cilantro, and lime
Frozen Abuelita Hot Chocolate – Layered with frozen horchata and topped with spiced whipped cream
Holiday Ice Cream Sandwich
Stage Door Café
Apple Pie Funnel Cake – House-made funnel cake with cajeta, whipped cream, and streusel
Hungry Bear Restaurant
Snickerdoodle Cold Brew
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Funnel Cake
Blue Bayou Restaurant
Gingerbread Crème Brûlée – with Chantilly cream and a mini chocolate gingerbread man
Hot Chocolate Beignets – Served with hot chocolate sauce and whipped cream
Holiday Pozole – plant-based pozole with slow-roasted tomatillos, hominy, and serrano chiles and served with limes, radishes, and shredded cabbage
Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Coffee
Smothered Beef – Braised beef with mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, roasted garlic, and caramelized onion jus
The Wedding Cake – Buttercream frosting, cherries, and cream cheese filling finished with a splatter of cherry sauce
Blue Velvet Cake – With blueberry purée, rice croquette brittle, and a vanilla-blueberry crisp
Mint Julep Bar
Candy Cane Beignets
Chocolate Dipping Sauce Add-On
Cranberry Julep – Cranberry-infused mint julep
Royal Street Veranda
Blue Lump Crab Fritters – Blue lump crab, cream cheese, herbs, citrus, and herb seasoning with cocktail sauce
River Belle Terrace
Burnt Ends Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Kansas City-style brisket ends tossed in barbecue sauce with pickle and pepperoncini relish and melted cheddar served on Texas toast
Yellow Curry Rice Plate – Outback vegetable skewer and herb-marinated tofu served on a bed of jasmine rice with peas, green onions, and a side of citrus-miso slaw
Disney California Adventure Park
Peppermint Churro (Churros Near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail) – Churro coated with crushed candy canes and chocolate and vanilla icing
Milk & Cookies Churro (Hollywood Land Churro Cart) – Churro with chocolate chip cookie and cookies and cream sugar with cookies and cream dipping sauce
Sugar Cookie Churro (Cozy Cone Motel) – Churro rolled in sugar and topped with white icing and holiday sprinkles
Horchata Churro with Condensed Milk (Churros Near Goofy’s Sky School)
Outdoor Vending Carts
Hot Chocolate Cotton Candy
Snowflake Cotton Candy
Peppermint Tree-Shaped Cotton Candy
Christmas Tree Pull-Apart Sourdough Bread Loaf (Plant-based)
Snowman-Shaped Sourdough Bread Loaf (Plant-based)
Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café
Mickey Gingerbread Man
Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream
Candy Cane Premium Cone or Waffle Cup
Red and Green Sprinkles Premium Cone
Chocolate-Peppermint Ice Cream Cone – Scoops of chocolate and peppermint ice cream in a candy cane premium cone with chocolate-dipped cookies
Chocolate-Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae – Scoops of chocolate and peppermint ice cream in a candy cane premium waffle cup topped with whipped cream, chocolate-dipped cookies, and crushed peppermint
Chocolate-Peppermint Bar – Choice of ice cream bar dipped in chocolate, drizzled in peppermint icing, and topped with crushed peppermint
Mickey Gingerbread Man
Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lounge
Sleigh Ride Cocktail – Premium gin, elderflower liqueur, fortified white wine, lemon juice, cherry bitters, and berry liqueur garnished with a lavender sprig
Cheesy “Corn” Dog – Jalapeño-cheddar sausage, tangy corn-cheese sauce, chile-lime-dusted corn fritters, pickled fresno chiles, and cilantro on a toasted potato bun
Cheesy “Corn” Fries – Filmstrip fries topped with tangy corn-cheese sauce, chili-lime-dusted corn fritters, pickled fresno chiles, and cilantro
Gingerbread Funnel Cake Fries – Churro funnel cake fries topped with crumbled gingerbread, caramel, icing, and whipped topping
Stone Xocoveza Stout Beer
Studio Catering Truck
Plant-etarium Street Tacos – Brussels sprouts, salsa verde, pickled red onions, and apple and pomegranate slaw
Specialty Holiday Cocktail – Aged tequila, mezcal, agave, hibiscus, and lemon juice
Remember, these items are only available Nov. 8, 2019 through Jan. 6, 2020, so be sure to come on by to the 2019 Holidays at the Disneyland Resort to try them for yourself! For more information, visit the Disneyland Resort website.
Right now, there are so many new things to see and do at the Disneyland Resort, that it’s a great time to visit! As the Southern California sun shines bright, here are some ways to stay cool at Disneyland during your visit:
Break away from the bright sun in a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Within the planet of Batuu, you’ll find many cool places!
In Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, you can start cooling off in the cavernous path to the Main Hold of the Millennium Falcon. Once you reach this famous space, you can hang out around the Dejarik (chess) table for a few minutes before taking the controls of the fastest ship in the galaxy toward adventure and, ah, yes, a galactic breeze.
As you roam Batuu, head over to the Milk Stand to enjoy a refreshing Blue Milk and Green Milk – these frozen concoctions are sure to cool you down.
For crafty libations, we recommend Oga’s Cantina. This watering hole is where weary travelers of all ages can join together to refuel after a long day of adventuring. Hang out with DJ R-3X and sip on one of the many out-of-this-world non-alcoholic or alcoholic beverages. Just be sure to make a reservation to visit the cantina before you go!
Head to Hollywood Land and experience the newly opened 3D movie musical “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” in the Sunset Showcase Theater. In the show, Donald stirs up some musical mayhem while you get swept into the fantastic world of classic Disney animated musical sequences, including “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Peter Pan” and “Aladdin.” Fun fact: Some scenes are super breezy!