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Rockin’ Around the Christmas Trees of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort

posted on December 25th, 2015 by Michael Ramirez, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations


When walkin’ (or rockin’) around the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, I couldn’t help but admire all of the beautiful Christmas trees. Like some families I know, tree decorating is serious business. Our Disneyland Resort family is no exception. Our trees are, of course, themed to their location and each tree is meticulously decorated with the tiniest of thoughtful, individual details.

With our Chief Photographer Paul Hiffmeyer in tow, we captured a few of our favorite Christmas trees spread across our three resort hotels.

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Lobby and Pinocchio’s Workshop, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

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Have a Tree-ific Holiday!

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See How the Holidays Dazzle During the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

posted on December 25th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort


Merry Christmas from the Disneyland Resort! This year, the holidays are shining brighter than ever. Check out our Pinterest board for the Top 10 Ways the Holidays Dazzle During the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration!

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Tune In To ‘Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration’ at 10 a.m. EST

posted on December 25th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


Merry Christmas!

The “Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration” will debut on ABC in just a few minutes, and we hope you’ll join us for a merry look inside our parks during this time of year.

Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration

This year, “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts and Jesse Palmer will host a two-hour parade of floats and celebrity performances, including:

  • Jason Derulo, singing “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”
  • Ariana Grande, singing “Zero to Hero” and “Focus”
  • Seal, singing “This Christmas” and “Every Time I’m With You”
  • Tori Kelly, singing “Colors of the Wind” and “Winter Wonderland”
  • Andy Grammer, singing “Good to be Alive” and “Have Yourself a Merry Christmas”
  • Plus appearances by the cast of “Descendants” and more

As for parade floats, keep your eye on the horizon for a Pirates of the Caribbean float, as well as moving tributes to “Inside Out,” “Toy Story,” “Frozen” and even “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

We’ll be tweeting about the parade live on our @DisneyParks account, so follow along or join the conversation with the hashtag #DisneyHolidays.

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Disney Parks After Dark: Happy Holidays From Walt Disney World Resort

posted on December 24th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


Tonight’s “Disney Parks After Dark” image was snapped at Magic Kingdom Park during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

In it, Mickey and friends join together in front of a glittering Cinderella Castle to wish a park full of guests a happy holiday season.

Have a happy holiday and a merry Christmas Eve.

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Hear Chakranadi’s ‘Carol of the Bells’ from Disney’s Animal Kingdom

posted on December 24th, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


The Anandapur area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom has come alive with the “Festival of All Seasons” for the holidays. And one group you can find providing live entertainment is Chakranadi, the land’s virtuoso sitar and tabla duo.

Listen as Chakranadi plays “Carol of the Bells.”

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Disney Days of Past: Snowmen in Florida!

posted on December 24th, 2015 by Rose Monahan, Librarian, Walt Disney World Resort


A mild Florida winter cannot stop these Snow Men and Women from parading down Main Street U.S.A. in this snapshot from 1982. It is all part of the Disney magic! Wishing you and your family a magical Holiday Season!

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VIDEO: Disney Parks Yule Log

posted on December 24th, 2015 by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks


It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to light up our traditional Disney Parks Yule Log. Check out our HD version, created especially for Disney Parks Blog readers and enjoy the crackling fire along with some great music and a surprise character guest.

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Hit the Ice, Then Enjoy Extra Fun With Special Skating Packages at Downtown Disney District

posted on December 23rd, 2015 by John McClintock, Disney Public Relations


Now that the holidays are fully underway, with schools out and many families on vacation, Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort is a better-than-ever choice for a family recreation break, a skate date or just some chill exercise.

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To add to the fun, Downtown Disney District is offering ice skating packages with your choice of a skating session plus a movie, a visit to Build-A-Bear Workshop or gaming time at ESPN Zone.

Packages are $49 and offer your choice of:

  • Two ice skating tickets, a $25 AMC Theatres gift card plus a complimentary small popcorn coupon
  • Two ice skating tickets, a $25 Build-A-Bear Workshop gift card plus a complimentary reusable cinch bag
  • Two ice skating tickets plus a $25 ESPN Zone game card

All three options include four hours of complimentary parking validation for Downtown Disney District.

An afternoon or evening at Downtown Disney District offers something for everyone. Now you can add to your holiday enjoyment with ice skating and more this holiday season. And while you’re visiting Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink, you’ll want to spend some time in the Downtown Disney Winter Village, featuring chalets and carts offering a variety of treats and holiday gift ideas.

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Mariachi Cobre Plays ‘Fum, Fum, Fum’ at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on December 23rd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager


Earlier this month, we shared a holiday musical performance with you by Epcot’s Mariachi Cobre, one of the musical groups you can find playing seasonal tunes during the park’s Holidays Around the World.

This week we’re happy to share with you another performance by the group. The song “Fum, Fum, Fum.”

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#DisneyFamilia: Celebridades Spend Their Holiday Vacations at Walt Disney World Resort!

posted on December 23rd, 2015 by Sarah Domenech, International Public Relations Manager


We all know that the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort are very special. And some of today’s top celebrities agree!

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Teen stars Karol Sevilla and Ruggero Pasquarelli spent a few days visiting our resort that included a visit to Magic Kingdom Park. The actors and singers are the main characters in the upcoming Disney Channel Latin America series “Soy Luna”.

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Also at Magic Kingdom Park, not only did Brazilian UFC Champion Fabricio Werdum celebrate his vacation, he also made his oldest daughter’s birthday wish come true: a princess makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.

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And actress and host Jacky Bracamontes was spotted having lots of diversión with Mickey Mouse at Epcot.

What’s your favorite theme park at Walt Disney World Resort to visit during the holidays?

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