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Holidays at the Disneyland Resort Shows and Attractions Join ‘Paint the Night’ Parade, ‘Disneyland Forever’ Fireworks and More

posted on September 14th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort begins November 13, and today I’m excited to share details on what this dazzling holiday season will bring to Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park and the Downtown Disney District.

“A Christmas Fantasy” Parade at Disneyland Park

At Disneyland park, “A Christmas Fantasy” parade returns, showing daily along with the new “Paint the Night” parade each night. “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” will return in January after the holiday season ends. Each night, the all-new “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will light up the park as we continue the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration; “Believe … in Holiday Magic” fireworks will not be presented this year.

World of Color – Celebrate!” continues throughout the season at Disney California Adventure park, along with “World of Color – Winter Dreams.”

Be sure to check the calendar page of for details on daily times for all shows and spectaculars.

Also at Disneyland park, Santa Claus will greet guests at a new location in Critter Country. When he visits Disney California Adventure park, Santa can be found at Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street.

Here’s a look at this year’s returning favorites during Holidays at the Disneyland Resort:

Jingle Cruise at Disneyland Park

Disneyland Park

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Disney ¡Viva Navidad!
  • Holiday decor in Cars Land, “a bug’s land” and Buena Vista Street
  • Olaf’s Snow Fest
  • Buena Vista Street Community Choir

Downtown Disney District

  • Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink

Join us for Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, November 13 through January 6, 2016!

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Complete Guide to Eats During Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort

posted on September 11th, 2015 by Rachel Bshero, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator

Trick or treat? Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort brings many tasty treats to eat! Conjure this list anytime you find yourself looking for some frightfully delicious food.

Disneyland Park

Blue Bayou Restaurant

  • Cajun-Rubbed Pork Chop – Bone-in Cajun-rubbed pork chop with sautéed spinach, goat cheese mashed potatoes with a smoked pepper tomato jus

Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue

  • Sugar Cookie Bake dusted with powdered sugar and a cinnamon-orange mulling spice, topped with vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce

Café Orleans

  • Flat Iron Steak with Peppercorn and Cognac Sauce served with garlic mashed potatoes, butternut squash and green beans
  • Pumpkin Beignets served with vanilla crème Anglaise

Carnation Café

  • Mickey’s Frightfully Spicy Chicken Sandwich – Fried chicken served with pepper jack cheese, spicy Sriracha sauce, coleslaw and breaded and fried jalapenos served on a brioche bun with a side of French fries

French Market Restaurant

  • Haunted Mansion Cake
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Traditional Shrimp Po’Boy – Deep fried popcorn shrimp, lettuce, tomato, vinegar dressing and Cajun remoulade sauce on a toasted potato roll

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor

  • Halloween Premium Cone

The Golden Horseshoe

  • Ice Cream Nachos
  • Halloween sprinkles

Central Plaza Cappuccino Cart

  • Bat Mickey Cookie
  • Pumpkin Muffin

Hungry Bear Restaurant

  • Apple Pie Funnel Cake
  • Pulled Pork Hot Dog – Topped with citrus slaw, fried jalapenos and fresh cilantro

Jolly Holiday Bakery Café

  • Bat Mickey Cookie
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Muffin
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte

Market House

  • Bat Mickey Cookie

Maurice’s Treats

  • Pumpkin Twist

Mint Julep Bar

  • Pumpkin Beignets

Plaza Inn

  • Pumpkin Pie

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

  • Pork Tamale and Cheese Enchilada
  • Orange Pumpkin Flan

Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port

  • Supernova Pizza Special – Pastrami with mustard oil, Mozzarella cheese, battered pickle chips topped with Horseradish mustard sauce

Royal Street Veranda

  • Banana Fritters with crème Anglaise

Tomorrowland Terrace

  • Cheeseburger Combo with sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickles and grilled onions served with French fries covered in a ghostly Parmesan-ranch “ooze.”

Village Haus Restaurant

  • Pleasure Island Fiery Chicken Flatbread – Glazed buffalo chicken with Serrano chilies, diced red peppers, tomato sauce, Mozzarella cheese and chipotle sauce

Disney California Adventure Park

Award Wieners

  • Bat Mickey Cookie

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta

  • Anti-Vampire Chicken Pizza with roasted garlic sauce, chicken, smoked Gouda, Mozzarella, roasted red peppers and a drizzle of tomato Harissa sauce
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Bat Mickey Cookie

Boudin Bread Cart

  • Pumpkin-shaped Bread

Carthay Circle Restaurant

  • Poison Apple-Tini – Crown Royal Apple, Dekuyper Pucker Sour Apple Schnapps and cranberry juice

Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream

  • Halloween Sprinkles

Cove Bar

  • Poison Apple-Tini – Crown Royal Apple, Dekuyper Pucker Sour Apple Schnapps and cranberry juice

Cozy Cone Motel

  • Pumpkin Twist

Fiddler Fifer & Practical Cafe

  • Bat Mickey Cookie

Flo’s V8 Café

  • Pumpkin Pie

Mortimer’s Market

  • Pumpkin-shaped Bread

Pacific Wharf Beer Truck

  • Karl Strauss Oktoberfest beer

Pacific Wharf Café

  • Pumpkin Muffin with Streusel Topping
  • Bat Mickey Cookie
  • Pumpkin-shaped Bread
  • Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding


  • Caramel Apple Smoothie

Smokejumpers Grill

  • “Cobweb-Style” Topping – Top any burger with a “cobweb” of Swiss cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms

Disneyland Hotel

Steakhouse 55 Lounge

  • Poison Apple-Tini – Crown Royal Apple, Dekuyper Pucker Sour Apple Schnapps and cranberry juice

The Coffee House

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Caramel Apple Cider
  • Pumpkin Muffin
  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie
  • Spiced Bundt Cake

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Whitewater Snacks

  • Bat Mickey Cookie
  • Pumpkin Muffin with Streusel Topping
  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie
  • Spiced Bundt Cake

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

PCH Grill

  • Seasonal Halloween Dessert Buffet

Surfside Lounge

  • Pumpkin Muffin with Streusel Topping
  • Bat Mickey Cookie
  • Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie
  • Spiced Bundt Cake
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A Unique Point of View: Redwood Creek Slide at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

posted on September 10th, 2015 by Michael Ramirez, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations

At Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort, the pool area is set amid woodsy grounds and rugged boulders. The Redwood Pool features the Redwood Creek Slide, a 90-foot-long waterslide that curves around a giant Redwood tree stump. As we did with the Monorail Pool slides at Disneyland Hotel, our talented video team and friendly lifeguards helped create a unique point of view of sliding down the Redwood Creek Slide. Enjoy the video below!

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All New ‘Frozen’-Inspired Stage Musical Coming to Disney California Adventure Park in 2016

posted on September 9th, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment

Disney’s blockbuster musical “Frozen” has become a true phenomenon around the world and soon, the story of “Frozen” will come to spectacular life in an all-new theatrical production in summer 2016 at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure park.


This new show will immerse you in the world of “Frozen” as never before, with elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects and surprising scenic transformations.

“Our stage production of ‘Frozen’ will stay true to the heart and soul of the film,” says Dana Harrel, Portfolio Creative Entertainment Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Anna and Elsa will carry the audience on an emotional journey that includes show-stopping production numbers and a few unique theatrical twists. We can’t wait for everyone to see it!”

With a new show set to open at the Hyperion Theater, it’s time for Aladdin to make his final wish and set the Genie free, as the cast of the award-winning “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” prepares to take its final curtain call on January 10, 2016 after nearly 14,000 shows.


“Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” has taken millions of guests wonder by wonder since its debut in January 2003, bringing with it such fantastic theatrical delights as Aladdin’s entrance on the elephant, a magic carpet ride over the audience, an original song by Alan Menken and the ever-evolving, tour-de-force performance of the wise-cracking Genie. To this day, the incredible talent of the show’s captivating cast has made every turn a surprise, every moment red letter.

“Thanks to our amazing cast and the many, many fans, ‘Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular’ has enjoyed a longer run at Disney California Adventure park than we could have ever imagined,” said Kris Theiler, Vice President of Operations for Disney California Adventure park. “Today, we are excited to share more exciting news about another story that will soon come to life for guests at the Hyperion Theater. With larger-than-life musical numbers, wondrous scenery and lovable characters, ‘Frozen’ will begin entertaining guests in 2016.”

“Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” is scheduled to be performed several times daily through January 10, 2016, so fans of the show still have plenty of opportunities left to catch a magic carpet ride to Agrabah. Additionally, the Broadway production of “Aladdin” continues its successful run in New York. Stay tuned to Disney Parks Blog in the coming months for details on how we plan to celebrate the Disney California Adventure park favorite before, as Genie says, he’s “outta here!”

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Happy Birthday to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

posted on September 5th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager

On this day in Disney history, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit made his on-screen debut in the 1927 short “Trolley Troubles.”

Created by Walt Disney and (now Disney Legend) Ub Iwerks, Oswald was Walt’s first hit animated character, who appeared in 26 shorts and was so popular that Oswald became the first Disney character to inspire a merchandise line. Unfortunately, Oswald was lost to another company in a business deal in 1928. But the loss of Oswald went on to be a blessing in disguise, however, as losing his most successful character yet motivated Walt Disney to create Mickey Mouse, who debuted on screen in late 1928.


The Walt Disney Company regained the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in 2006, and in the years since, he’s begun greeting guests at Tokyo DisneySea and Disney California Adventure park. He can also be found on merchandise at Disney Parks around the globe.


In addition to his theme park success, Oswald continues to be a fan favorite, especially for those who love Disney history. In 2013, Disney Parks Blog readers voted Oswald as the #1 character they wanted our fellow author and artist, Will Gay, to feature as the subject of his latest downloadable wallpaper. (To get the wallpaper, click on the image above – be sure to check out the terms of use about using the wallpaper before you download it).

And in honor of Oswald’s birthday, we’d like to share with you our popular “Learn to Draw” tutorial so you can learn how you can bring this historic character to life yourself! Check it out below.

Want to learn to draw other Disney characters? Check out our full list of tutorials below.

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It’s an Endless Summer at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Disney California Adventure Park

posted on September 3rd, 2015 by Shannon Swanson, Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

If your summer vacation has passed you by without a chance to enjoy the great outdoors, fear not! Redwood Creek Challenge Trail in Disney California Adventure park is open year-round to Wilderness Explorers of all ages. I recently camped out in the creek to give you a glimpse of the scenic sites found in this majestic redwood forest. Relax and enjoy!

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Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration September Pin Releases

posted on September 2nd, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

If you have been collecting the Diamond Decades pins for the past several months at the Disneyland Resort, be sure to mark your calendars as final releases in this series are set to debut this month. On September 10, add to your collection with Cars Land, Soarin’, Star Tours and Toy Story Mania.


On September 17, look for additional releases from the series including “Fantasmic!,” Grizzly River Run and Paradise Pier.


Pins will be available to purchase on their release dates at the following locations:

Which Diamond Decades pin is your favorite?

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Top 9 Disney Parks Recipes for Fall

posted on September 2nd, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer

While we’re still sweltering in Florida, temperatures are beginning to cool across the U.S., with thoughts of fall – apples and pumpkins, gingerbread and comforting bowls of soup.

So we’re getting ready and rounded up nine of your favorite recipes that we’ve posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Here they are, all in one spot, so take your pick: a hot, crisp gingerbread beignet from Disneyland park, perhaps? Or maybe something fancy like Chef Scott Hunnel’s pan-seared sablefish from Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort.

In no particular order, the Top 9:

  1. Apple Crisp from Napa Rose, Disneyland Resort. What’s not to love about warm apples with splash of apple brandy, and a topping of sugar, oats, pecans and coconut? Bring on the vanilla ice cream.

Gingerbread Beignets from Café Orleans at Disneyland Park

  1. Gingerbread Beignets from Café Orleans, Disneyland park. Frying makes everything better — gingerbread never tasted this good.

Pumpkin Mousse with Ocean Spray Craisins and Orange Sauce at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

  1. Pumpkin Mousse from Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Forget pumpkin pie. Impress your guests with layers of pumpkin, streusel and apricot-orange sauce.

Pumpkin Beignets From Club 33 at Disneyland Park

  1. Pumpkin Beignets from Club 33, Disneyland park. We love pumpkin. We love beignets. Add a warm maple glaze and watch them disappear.

  1. Hearty Pozole Soup, Paradise Garden Grill, Disney California Adventure park. “Pozole” is just a fancy word for old-fashioned hominy, giving substance to this tomato broth along with pork. We love the crunchy toppings, too: radishes, lime, cilantro and more.

  1. Harvest Salad, Carthay Circle Restaurant, Disney California Adventure park. This is really a fancy dinner in a bowl, with duck and caramelized apples (perfect pairing) with the crunch of fresh greens. This one takes a little time, but it’s worth it.

  1. Pumpkin Twists from Maurice’s Treats, Disneyland park. Our readers love pumpkin, and this baked treat is made with frozen puff pastry and pureed pumpkin. Easier than it looks.


  1. Pumpkin Muffins. Breakfast or dessert, you decide. With pumpkin, golden raisins and a crunchy streusel topping, we could go either way. Or have for both breakfast and dessert.

  1. Pan-Seared Sablefish, Victoria & Albert’s, Walt Disney World Resort. If you’re p for a kitchen challenge, this fine dish from Chef Scott Hunnel will elicit praise. If you can’t find sablefish, Chilean sea bass work well. Bon appétit!
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Toffee Gourmet Treats are Back at the Disneyland Resort

posted on August 31st, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort

How many of you are toffee fans? If you find yourself visiting the Disneyland Resort this September, you’re in luck because I have a special treat for you! Candy locations throughout the resort will begin offering toffee gourmet goodies again, beginning September 1.


This scrumptious apple is once again covered in creamy caramel, dipped in sweet milk chocolate and is topped with crunchy toffee pieces, roasted almonds and chocolate drizzle, as the final touch. Of course, our candy makers didn’t stop there. They have incorporated many of the toffee ingredients used for the apples for marshmallow wands, crispy treats and bark. Yes, you read that right.


Look for these delicious treats and more at Candy Palace on Main Street, U.S.A., in Disneyland park; Trolley Treats on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure park; and Marceline’s Confectionery in the Downtown Disney District.

I’m probably not the only one wishing today was September 1, am I? Will you give this one a try?

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California Family Wins a Disneyland Diamond Days Prize

posted on August 28th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort

Last week, we hosted Thomas Lyons and his family, from Manhattan Beach, Calif. – winner of one of the prizes being awarded during Disneyland Diamond Days! In the video below, join Thomas, his wife Faith and daughters Grace and Phoebe as they enjoy their last Disneyland Resort visit before Grace and Phoebe head to college this semester. The visit was made extra special with their prize package, which included a three-day, two-night Disneyland Resort vacation and an exclusive tour of Disney California Adventure park before the park opened for the day, capped off with a special ride in the Red Car Trolley with Mickey Mouse.

For details, Official Rules and to learn more about Disneyland Diamond Days, visit

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S., D.C., Mexico and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are age of majority as of date of entry. Sweepstakes ends 6:59 AM PT on 9/11/15. Disney Memories, 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, CA 91521, U.S.A.

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