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Disney Parks in Silhouette: Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Michael Ramirez

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

Happy Holidays! I’m excited to share a new batch of holiday-themed “Disney Parks in Silhouette” pieces from the Disneyland Resort. Artist Keith Lapinig explored Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks to create his yuletide works of art!

At Disneyland park, “it’s a small world” Holiday hosts the perfect tour of the world’s festive traditions. Keith pointed out, “there’s someone else who makes their own tour around the world as a tradition – Santa! To add a little Disney flair to this idea, I turned Santa into Santa Mickey while paired with a reindeer Pluto.”

Elsa silhouette, Disneyland Resort

“With the snow capped Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle during this time of year, it’s quite the sight considering we’re in Southern California… so I like to pretend that it’s Queen Elsa’s doing,” he said.

Goofy silhouette, Disneyland Resort

“The Emporium is Disneyland park’s premier destination for shopping, so I thought it would be a fun to place for Goofy after having just finished up his holiday shopping,” Keith said. “It seems he bought more than he can handle, but that’s all of us during this season!”

Tinker Bell, Disneyland Resort

“Mickey’s Toontown has an abundance of holiday decorations in every corner, and I like to think it was only possible with a little bit of pixie dust,” he said. “In the early hours of the morning, I placed Tinker Bell zipping around trying to find the perfect placement for a wreath.”

“Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” Street Party

Over in Disney California Adventure park, the folklórico dancers from the “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” Street Party were the perfect stars to perform next to Miguel from Disney•Pixar’s “Coco.” Here they are ready to celebrate and start the joyous family fiesta!

Mater, Cars Land, Disneyland Resort

“With all of the stunning decorations in Cars Land every year, I didn’t want to leave this land out of my collection,” Keith mentioned. “I thought Mater would have the most fun posing in front of the entrance, so he’s donning his holiday best.”

Micket, Donald, Goofy silhouette, Disneyland Resort

Lastly, Keith shared, “I love the thought of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy cooperating to put the finishing touches to a Christmas tree.” This one is located near the Festive Foods Marketplace, part of Disney Festival of Holidays.


  • These are so wonderful. This is one of my favorite features on Disney Parks Blog. I wish copies of the silhouettes were available for purchase.

  • I just adore these silhouettes!

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