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Hit the Ice This Holiday Season at the Downtown Disney Winter Village at the Disneyland Resort

posted on October 25th, 2013 by John McClintock, Disney Public Relations

Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort

If you feel that the holidays are incomplete without ice skating – either doing it yourself or comfortably watching others do it – the Downtown Disney District will be the place for you this holiday season.

An entire Downtown Disney Winter Village will spring up around ESPN Zone and AMC Theatres on Thursday, November 14, adding extra cheer to the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort. You’ll be able to visit quaint holiday cottages, browse for gifts in the “shopping chalets” and admire a 30-foot Christmas tree, the centerpiece of Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink, inspired by the lovable snowman in the latest Walt Disney Pictures animated feature “Frozen.”

Go ahead and lace up your skates so you can take to the ice on Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink. It’s the perfect place to get into the holiday spirit as you glide along to holiday tunes. Operating hours are 3 – 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 3 – 11:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Other activities in the Downtown Disney District scheduled for various dates and times during the holiday season will include Carolers on December 5 and December 16-25, Anaheim Ballet performing scenes from “The Nutcracker” on December 5 and 19, and Downtown Disney Unwrapped, a presentation of fun gift ideas beginning Friday, November 29 (Black Friday).

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Jana on October 26th, 2013 at 1:25 am

Will skate rentals be available?


John McClintock on October 29th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Jana – The ice skating price includes skate and a helmet rental.


Martha from CA on October 27th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

How long will the ice skating rink be there? I will be at Disneyland for New Years.


John McClintock on October 29th, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Martha – Ice skating will be available to guests November 14 – January 11.


Chad on October 29th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Having recently moved from the East Coast, I’m looking forward to some winter skating. Falling sold separately. :)


melissa on November 6th, 2013 at 10:38 am

Are there or will there be Black Friday specials this year? And what time does downtown Disney open for shopping Thanksgiving/Black Friday?


Suzanne from AB on November 6th, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Are helmet rentals absolutely mandatory? I’ve been a competitive figure skater since I was very young, so I’d rather not be wearing a helmet if I have the option.


Ann from CA on November 17th, 2013 at 2:51 am

I’m with Suzanne on the helmet issue. If the helmet is optional, my beloved skates and I will be there!

Suzanne: it’s not a very big rink and there’s a tree in the middle of it. Not sure if that deters you or not but FYI.


Kyle on November 18th, 2013 at 11:55 am

@Suzanne, not everyone is a competitive figure skater. Most southern California locals have never been on the ice.


Amanda from CA on November 26th, 2013 at 1:58 am

Will there be a annual passport shopping for black friday?


Amanda from CA on November 26th, 2013 at 1:59 am

Will there be a special shopping event for annual passport holders?