On the evening of November 12, we officially kicked off Holidays at the Disneyland Resort with the ceremonial lighting of “it’s a small world” Holiday! Retired United States Marine Corps Sergeant Juan Valdez – a Purple Heart recipient – along with his wife Christen and service dog Midas, joined Disney pals Mickey Mouse and Pluto to turn on the more than 300,000 twinkling lights at the famous Disneyland park attraction. Take a look back at this special moment in the video below.
Join us for Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, now through January 6, 2016!
The holiday season is here! And to celebrate, we’re sharing with you eleven of our best Disney Parks Blog holiday wallpapers.
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New York City is always one of my favorite places to visit. But I have to say, seeing “The Big Apple” with Adventures by Disney is by far my favorite way to explore this iconic city.
I truly had no idea what a treat I was in for when I set off on this 4-day, 3-night Long Weekend trip. I’ve been to Manhattan many times and, while I knew there was still a seemingly endless amount of things that I had yet to uncover, this adventure opened my eyes to some experiences I couldn’t have even imagined.
Case in point – the private Adventures by Disney experience at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Here we stepped inside restored apartments from several different time periods. In each apartment we met costumed interpreters who played the part of past residents in the building, sharing with us their authentic life story (as learned from research about the actual families who lived there). It was a moving experience I’ll never forget.
After visiting the tenements, our group delighted in a meal of small plates prepared by local eateries. These culinary treats represented the foods eaten by immigrants who have come to the area. While everything was delicious, it also provided many in our group with the opportunity to sample something they would be hesitant to order off a menu otherwise (the pickled pineapple was a personal favorite of mine).
We also got to spend a very good morning at “Good Morning America.” Sure, you might start every day by watching this popular ABC show, but how often do you get to watch it live inside the Disney’s Times Square Studios in New York? Our group got to do just that! And I even got to go back into the control booth. It was a morning I’ll never forget.
But all this was just the beginning! Stay tuned for my next post where I cut a rug, channel my inner Ariel and explore more of New York City with Adventures by Disney!
With the holiday season returning to Disney Parks, here are my top gift items created especially for Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resorts. To make holiday shopping even easier this year, try using the free Shop Disney Parks mobile app to order and ship select item listed below to your home.
As part of our Thanksgiving celebration this week, we shared a special behind-the-scenes look two unforgettable holiday stories from the Walt Disney World Resort that you may have seen on ABC’s Good Morning America. They’re two heartwarming stories involving members of our military from the United States Air Force and United States Navy – and both have surprising twists.
Neighbors helping neighbors – random acts of kindness going above and beyond to help someone. It’s something we have all experienced and are thankful when it happens. Sometimes those acts of kindness are small, and sometimes they are big. Air Force Lt. Colonel Jack Spencer from Georgia and his family experienced that unconditional kindness in a big way.
Now that the tryptophan is wearing off, you’ll need some energy if holiday shopping is part of your seasonal tradition.
The feasting may be done, but don’t let your guests leave just yet! They could help you win an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort in the Frozen – Say Freeze Family Photo Contest.
Let us help you find the perfect gift for the ones you love this holiday season. Here are a few Disney Theme Park Merchandise events taking place this December at the Disneyland Resort that I highly recommend you add to your list!
The gorgeous sounds you’ll hear from the America Gardens Theatre tonight is the return of one of our most beloved holiday traditions at Epcot: the Candlelight Processional.