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The Holiday Season - Disneyland Resort
The holidays are here, and that means Santa Claus, snowmen, twinkling lights and bulb-covered garland have taken over! You might know your favorite sweet treat or holiday-themed attraction, but here are a few things about Holidays at the Disneyland Resort you might not know:
The Disneyland Christmas tree in Town Square stands 60 feet tall and has 280,000 pine-tip branches. It is decorated with more than 2,000 ornaments, including the three-foot star on top, and nearly 4,800 energy-efficient LED lights.
When Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle show reaches its finale, more than 60,000 LED lights and 1,200 strobe lights combine to create the effect.
Each performance of “A Christmas Fantasy” parade features 105 performers, 18 float drivers and 12 musicians. With daily parade performances, it takes approximately 200 performers to stage the parade during the holiday season.
Decorators use 50,000 Christmas lights on the façade of “it’s a small world” Holiday, and an additional 200,000 mini-lights in the trees, hedges and topiaries surrounding the attraction.
The graveyard in the Haunted Mansion Holiday finale is covered with 7,500 square feet of snow. Trees in the graveyard are decked out with 1,000 tiny orange lights.

Ready for Disney holidays?

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The Holiday Season - Disneyland Resort

The holidays are here, and that means Santa Claus, snowmen, twinkling lights and bulb-covered garland have taken over! You might know your favorite sweet treat or holiday-themed attraction, but here are a few things about Holidays at the Disneyland Resort you might not know:

  • The Disneyland Christmas tree in Town Square stands 60 feet tall and has 280,000 pine-tip branches. It is decorated with more than 2,000 ornaments, including the three-foot star on top, and nearly 4,800 energy-efficient LED lights.
  • When Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle show reaches its finale, more than 60,000 LED lights and 1,200 strobe lights combine to create the effect.
  • Each performance of “A Christmas Fantasy” parade features 105 performers, 18 float drivers and 12 musicians. With daily parade performances, it takes approximately 200 performers to stage the parade during the holiday season.
  • Decorators use 50,000 Christmas lights on the façade of “it’s a small world” Holiday, and an additional 200,000 mini-lights in the trees, hedges and topiaries surrounding the attraction.
  • The graveyard in the Haunted Mansion Holiday finale is covered with 7,500 square feet of snow. Trees in the graveyard are decked out with 1,000 tiny orange lights.

Ready for Disney holidays?

Mickey made his grand debut in “Steamboat Willie,” which was released at the Colony Theater in New York on November 18, 1928. (read more)
Happy birthday, Mickey!

Mickey made his grand debut in “Steamboat Willie,” which was released at the Colony Theater in New York on November 18, 1928. (read more)

Happy birthday, Mickey!

Trailer for Disney Pixar’s Brave, in US theatres June 22, 2012.

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Disney Music - Dreams of Christmas

I stumbled across this INCREDIBLE mix of Disney music at Christmas from around the globe yesterday, and I literally had to share it with you all! It has every Disney Christmas parade/show soundtrack going, all combined into one 21 minute video (it also includes some lovely photos). 

Take a listen above, I strongly recommend it! 

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Halloween balloons by Princess Shari on Flickr (via disneyparkshalloween)

Halloween balloons by Princess Shari on Flickr (via disneyparkshalloween)

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Mickey-shaped pumpkins? This is how it happens! Check out the behind the scenes magic at Disneyland Paris (via)

Google honored Disney’s Legendary Animation Artist, Mary Blair’s 100th Birthday today!

Google honored Disney’s Legendary Animation Artist, Mary Blair’s 100th Birthday today!

One of the best Disney surprise reactions ever! 

Booking my next Disney trip now :) 

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