Christmas comes to Disneyland with unique new holiday offerings in Cars Land and Buena Vista Street

Written by Andy Castro. Posted in Buena Vista Street, Cars Land, Dateline Disneyland, Disneyland Resort

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Published on November 12, 2012 at 5:05 am with 359 Comments

About Andy Castro

Andy is a Southern California native, raised with Disneyland and a life-long fan of Disney theme parks and animation. Andy writes the weekly Dateline Disneyland column, which can be found every Monday on MiceChat.

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  • flinflanflon

    Entering to win. Fingers crossed!

    • E Ticket 1

      It looks like no stops were made for the Cars Land decorations.

  • tigga please

    These updates always get me this time of year! If I win my god daughter is going to get the best xmas ever!

  • mratigan

    love the look back
    great update

  • FlynnRider99

    Thanks Dateline Disney, I look forward to your updates each week. Helps me feel connected to the parks even when I can’t be there. And it would be fun to win a prize!

  • tigga please

    More importantly, Happy Birthday Dateline Disney!

  • Disneymike

    Thanks for the update Andy. As to how the cars put up the holiday decorations, maybe it was outsourced? ;) And yes, it can snow in the desert.

  • Happy 5th anniversary Andy! You’ve covered all the changes at Disneyland with style and beautiful photos. I can’t think of a better way to start the week than early every Monday morning with you!

  • SueinSac

    I wanted to click “Like” on the bell-ringers!

  • DisneyMomma74

    For the past 2 years I have looked forward to reading Dateline Disneyland to get my DLR fix. We visit 2-3 times a year but it is never enough! I love the decorations for Buena Vista Street area. I was desperately hoping Disney would include the old animated figures in the Elias & Co. store front windows. I remember going to the downtown department store just to see the holiday displays as a child. Overall I am impressed. Sure wish I could be there right now!

  • fandelraton

    Great, love the update.

  • whamo

    I love the Christmas tree decorations. It’s time to start buying gifts.

  • wishyouwell

    I wish I can see all these decorations in person, they are so beautiful!! Maybe one year I will take a specail trip to Disneyland resort around Christmas.

  • crmwed

    Great update, as always! There’s something special about Disneyland during the Holidays. I love it!

  • indianajack

    What foolishness to not have reindeers for Christmas! And then to evict Santa from the warm, cozy cabin that exuded magic for a cheap outdoor meet ‘n greet! Who makes such boneheaded decisions at Disney? They should be fired for being utterly clueless.

    Thanks Andy for putting so much hard work into Dateline Disneyland, it is much appreciated!

    • JMazz

      The cabin was getting too small and cramped. HUGE families were mobing Santa. We’re talking 15-20 family members piling in the cabin. It just cannot take that type of visitation.

      “Long ago”, it was more normal to have smaller family units visit Disneyland, but with these massive families, a set up outside is much more logical. It isn’t like they are demo’ing the cabin.

  • Dhawkins1

    Love the update. My two favorite things, Disney and Christmas. Can’t wait to be there in a few weeks.

    • urbanleadership

      Awesome update!