Disneyland Resort Announces 2019 Holiday Season


Whenever I visit the resort, I often find myself at Disney California Adventure Park. Don’t get me wrong, I love both but I just naturally gravitate toward this one. One of the best things about visiting Disney California Adventure Park during this time of year is seeing how they celebrate cultural diversity on top of the regular holiday shenanigans the resort gets up to.

  • The Iconic Christmas Tree: Situated in Carthay Circle on Buena Vista Street, Disney California Adventure Park’s tree soars to a height of 50 feet!
  • The Nighttime Show: “World of Color – Season of Light” takes over for “World of Color.” If they’re distributing FastPasses, make sure to get one to secure your viewing area. There may or may not be standing room available. This show is approximately 25 minutes long.

  • Disney Festival of Holidays returns to Paradise Gardens near Goofy’s Sky School. Have fun at one of the arts and crafts stations or try one of the dishes and beverages exclusive to this time of year.
  • If you’re a fan of street parties, don’t forget to watch Disney ¡Viva Navidad! hosted by The Three Caballeros. Join Donald Duck, Jose Carioca (representing Brazil), and Panchito Pistoles (representing Mexico) as they lead a talented cast of musicians and dancers. They’ll also be joined by Mickey and Minnie for the occasion. The show ends with a group singalong to “Feliz Navidad.”

  • No Disney California Adventure Park trip is complete without a visit to Cars Land. Take a photo with the “Snowcar,” ride on Mater’s Jingle Jamboree/Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl, or see how many of the other cars you can meet. MATER ROCKS A GOOD SANTA HAT, OKAY.
  • Santa Claus: There’s only one place where you can meet him and that’s at Santa’s Holiday Visit at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.
  • Disney Animation Building: You can meet Arendelle sisters Elsa and Anna here. If you want to see their show “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” that’s just right around the corner at the Hyperion Theatre. Don’t forget to catch Disney’s Frozen 2 in theaters nationwide on November 22, 2019.

In addition to the two theme parks, the Downtown Disney District and Hotels of the Disneyland Resort also get a holiday facelift.


OH! One more thing before we sign off. Do some research on the Candlelight processional and ceremony. It’s one of my favorite Disney events of the year and I’m not just saying that because I was in the Cast Choir for a season.

What are some of your favorite Disney holiday memories? Are you going to visit the resort later this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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