Thursday, December 10, 2015

Christmas Time at Disney California Adventure

By Daisy Sparks

The Holiday Season and the Disneyland Resort go together like coal and bad kids. It's the time of year for giving and for taking strolls around Disney Parks like Disney California Adventure which is what we are going to do in today's new article by Daisy Sparks. DCA is absolutely gorgeous this time of year and so, if you'd like to take a peek inside the Park and see all the beautiful Christmas decorations, join us in today's new article and see Christmas at Disney California Adventure...

Last week I had a chance to walk around Disney California Adventure to see all the holiday Christmas decorations in different areas of the park. It looks like fairies and Christmas elves worked together to sprinkle some holiday pixie dust just about everywhere.

One of my favorite things to do is take a walk up and down Buena Vista Street. The holiday decor reflects the era well. As you walk through the stores, you can also see vintage style Christmas trees and decorations.

The Buena Vista Community Bell Singers are wonderful and add so much atmosphere to the street.

You can also find Santa greeting many guests at Elias & Co.

The poinsettias provide a colorful background to the Storytellers statue located at the end of Buena Vista Street.

The Christmas tree is perfectly themed for Disney California Adventure. It’s all these little details that really add character and charm.

At the end of Hollywood Land is this fun sight.

An army of ants were busy decorating ‘A Bug’s Land’ for the holidays.

Cars Land really looks like what you see in the Cars movie but it’s actually REAL. It's really awesome and this time of year, it’s even more amazing with the kind of Christmas decor that you might find in Cars Land. You really have to take in all the details. There is even a small gingerbread house located within the Cozy Cone lobby.

The Pacific Wharf has some holiday sprinkles that are themed perfectly for the area.

Disney ¡Viva Navidad! has returned to Paradise Pier. It’s so lively and colorful. There is music, food, crafts, and character meet and greets, too. It’s about the only time you will see the Three Caballeros: Donald Duck and his amigos Panchito from Mexico and José Carioca from Brazil.

The holiday decor on the Little Mermaid attraction is very pretty. The garland is perfectly themed.

Finally, I walked over towards the Grizzly Peak area. If you look closely, even the big pine tree in this area got a little holiday treatment. It’s as if the park rangers made do with what they had to add some Christmas cheer to their area.

There is really a lot to see during this time of year. Disney California Adventure also has lots of holiday entertainment to offer too, like Olaf’s Snow Fest and World of Color - Winter Dreams. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle, there is nothing like a good long walk to be able to take in all the details that make this time of year, a magical one.  Hope some Christmas pixie dust finds its way to sprinkle some magic your way!



Daisy Sparks grew up in Southern California and Disneyland was a regular part of her life. While in college, she started working at Disneyland as a Main Street Merchandise Host. Her "college job" led to 12 adventurous years working with Mickey Mouse. She was a trained Magic Demonstrator, Hat Writer and was even signed off as a Disneyland Monorail Ride Operator. Daisy loved every minute of it while she held various management positions in Merchandise, Business Operations and Attractions. 

Daisy is married to her college sweetheart, David (a former Jungle Cruise Skipper). David solicited Daisy's Duck's help in memorable engagement proposal that took place at Disneyland's Club 33. Daisy left Disneyland in May 2001 to raise her two daughters. She continues to visit the Disneyland Resort multiple times a week as a Guest. Daisy particularly loves the Disneyland heritage because of all of the little details and stories that make it "the happiest place on earth."

You can read more about Daisy's Disneyland adventures over on her personal blog at DisneyDaze .

You can find all of Daisy's articles here.

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