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Main Street, U.S.A. Holiday Fun Facts

posted on December 2nd, 2009 by Heather Hust Rivera, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company


Christmas Tree on Main Street, U.S.A.
Did you know that a team of 10 cast members create holiday décor all year round at the Disneyland Resort? There are a ton of decorations around the parks, all three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, but here are some specific fun facts about the decorations on Main Street, U.S.A:

  • 7,410 total feet of ribbon is used to make 812 bows. That’s 1.4 miles of ribbon!
  • 2,365 ornaments on the Christmas tree on Main Street, U.S.A.
  • 79,000 ornaments all throughout Main Street.
  • 2,015 feet of garland help set the holiday tone.
  • 10,395 lights make everything sparkle and just a little bit brighter.

Want to play the numbers game? How many large Christmas trees over 20 feet can you count at the Resort? How many Christmas trees can you count in Storybook Land? I’ll give you the answer here in the comments section in 2 days.

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Joseph on December 2nd, 2009 at 12:25 pm

I love these stats and interesting tidbits. Thanks for sharing! However, as a freelance travel writer myself, I now feel compelled to once again return to Disney for yet another visit in order to confirm this information – ha ha. THANKS!

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joshua from AZ on December 2nd, 2009 at 1:02 pm

The ribbon and ornaments is a truly amazing fact but I’m disappointed with the lights. After all, Clack used 25,000 imported italian twinkle lights on his house in Christmas Vacation.

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Maryanne on December 2nd, 2009 at 1:12 pm

i’m going there tomorrow, so maybe i’ll try to find out how many 20ft+ cmas trees there are hehe

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Friend on December 2nd, 2009 at 2:51 pm

I was at Disneyland with my family over the Thanksgiving holidays, it was so beautiful to see all the christmas ornaments. The fireworks brought tears to my eyes, I felt so happy and warm inside just being with my family and sharing that moment with them.. Disneyland is the most wonderful place to be at christmas time…..

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Darren from OR on December 2nd, 2009 at 3:47 pm

I’ve been doing the decorations on my house loosely based upon Disneyland’s lights for the past twenty years. I’m surprised that they only have 10,000 lights added and assume that must be only on the Mainstreet section. I have been seriously considering applying to decorate for Disneyland as I already spend four months of the year decorating on my own home for Halloween and Christmas. I’d be curious as to if any hidden Mickeys are added during that time of year.

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Ingrid from CA on December 2nd, 2009 at 9:48 pm

I love Disneyland at Christmas time! It has been a family tradition to go to Disneyland for Christmas..going on 27 years now. Looking forward to next week when I’ll be there again :) Interesting facts about all the decorations. Thanks

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Christine from CA on December 3rd, 2009 at 12:52 pm

We visited Disneyland yesterday, 12/02. The Christmas feeling was grand! I loved the clear ornaments that decorated Small World and other areas. Unfortunately, my granddaughter, Skye, can’t go on her birthday. She’s a “Christmas baby”. We may go on Christmas when she’s a bit older.

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Mary on December 3rd, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Mary from Santa Barbara, CA…
We were there last holiday season and the decoration and the firework show was amazing!! This moment in our families life we will cherish forever!!!! I hope next year we can go back again…Thanks Disney for making all dreams and memories last a life time…

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troy on December 5th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

I’ve read other places that there were more like 100,000 lights, so maybe the 10,000 was just a typo. could you clarify on this one?

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Troy on December 11th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Heather, dear, you are killing us here! It’s been over a week and we still don’t know the answers to the Christmas quiz! Care to share the answers to the quiz you created?

 

Heather Hust Rivera on December 23rd, 2009 at 6:06 pm

I apologize for my delay in replying!

There are six trees over 20 feet tall, and they are located at Disneyland park, Disney’s California Adventure park, the Downtown Disney District, the lobby of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and two in ballrooms.

The are four mini trees in Storybook Land at Pig Island, Alice Village, Snow White Cottage and Cinderella Chateau. These decorations can change from day to day, so if you count a different number, it’s possible the Resort Enhancement team may have changed things up.

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