Disney Characters Decorate Disneyland Park Through the Years

Heather Hust Rivera

by , Vice President, Consumer Products

You told us a couple weeks ago that you wanted to see more historical photos, but what about video? Do you want to see more video from our archives? Let us know in the comments.

Today we have video of holiday decorations at Disneyland park from the β€˜60s through the β€˜80s. Take a look at the Christmas trees from different years. Can you imagine what it takes to flock a tree of that size?

I particularly like the tradition of Disney characters helping dress up Disneyland park for the holidays. It makes sense to me that Mickey and Donald decorate their home just like we decorate ours.

What do you think?


  • I wasn’t even planning on visiting this site today…I’m so glad I did! OMG! More, give me MORE!!! LOVE Disneyland history!

  • Love the videos and pictures from current day to the archives. Please keep them all coming. Love the Disney Parks Blog!

  • The more Disney history with vintage stills and video the better!! Thank You for your efforts!!

  • I love the reindeer with the tongues!!!

  • that was great cant wait to return

  • Yes, yes, yes, More videos please – loved this ! Although we’ve been to Disney parks many times in the Spring and Fall before , we will be visiting Disneyland during the holiday season for the first time this year. Seven more sleeps !!! (can’t sleep – I’m so excited)

  • How magical, just came back, but wish I was there again! I love how no detail is left out, everything is meticulously decorated and it is just amazing. Love it!!!

  • That was a great video! YES please post more archive videos!

  • The much simpler days of my childhood…….thanks for the reminder!

  • I love seeing old videos of Disneyland!!! More please! πŸ™‚

  • Keep the videos coming! They’re even better than the photos. ;o) I miss the live tree at Disneyland, I always thought that was so special.

  • Yes, more old and obscure videos please! I’m sure there’s a treasure trove of stuff no one has seen before and that we couldn’t get elsewhere!

    Heather dear, you never did get back to us on the quiz you set up earlier in December about how many Christmas Trees and such were at Disneyland. Care to return and fill us in? But, a very Merry Christmas to you!

  • Great footage, please, next time longer. It’s never enough.

  • Great idea with the historic videos! Keep them coming!

  • Historical video? YES PLEASE!

    Love this!

  • Amazing video! Great job and keep those historic videos coming. It’s so great that Disney Co. has finally realized they can have a meaningful, fun and intelligent conversation with its fan base via the Disney Parks Blog. Combined with the advances made by D23 on the same front, 2009 has been a banner year for us fans!

    Best regards,


  • It’s always exciting to see the characters in the parks, decorating, playing and enjoying the attractions!

  • How fun! I’d love to see more. =)

  • I love the videos you post! Helps fill the time between visits and I love learning about the history of the park! It’s fun seeing the similiarities (and differences) over the years! Thanks for this awesome blog….its wonderful for the Disney fans!!!!

    Terri from Texas

  • Oh, Wow….I like seeing old footage of Disneyland. Keep them coming.

  • Who would say, “NO, don’t post videos from the archives!”????

  • I would definitely love to see archive videos as well as the photos!

  • Yes, more please! πŸ™‚

  • Great footage! Thanks for sharing that!

  • Great video! I love seeing Christmas at Disneyland through the years! I miss the white trees in the castle moat!

  • Nice video. I’d also appreciate more videos like that!

    Greetings and Merry Christmas from Germany
    Chris πŸ™‚

  • Archive video is fantastic! Keep posting amazing things! πŸ™‚

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