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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  • TheHopper

    Love the updates…I was just there Friday and it all looks amazing!

    Tried the Earl of Sandwich…it was ok but nothing spectacular about it

  • Turp

    I can’t believe I’ve been reading this column for five years. I still love it though, so keep up the good work.

  • jcruise86

    Wow, lots of comments today! :)

    I’ll miss the real reindeer, but the Disneyland resort looks great,
    (except for those large Route 66 signs on that little Christmas tree.)

    Congrats to Disney for making Carsland a creative, Christmas wonderland that fits the land’s theme!

    I’m looking forward to going and hearing the carolers and bell ringers!

    And thank you once again, Andy!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    • jcruise86

      One tree honoring each state on Route 66 would be cool, including some laminated old post cards from each state, TIED to the trees. (One trip to a “vintage paper”/postcard show will provide all the cards you’ll need.)

  • Just Brian

    Great update as always!!

  • MrStuMan

    Here’s hoping Santa helps me with our Annual Passes as we miss it!

  • trebor13

    What a difference a week makes. I was just down there a week ago and didn’t see hardly any of this. Next year I’ll have to plan that better!

  • melissaisgreat

    Great update, one day I’ll visit during the holidays!

  • Sparky

    Happy Birthday, Dateline Disneyland! I saw the DCA Christmas decorations and atmosphere entertainment over the weekend. They really knocked it out of the ballpark. DCA could just become my new favorite Disney Christmas park! On Saturday I saw some filming going on in DCA with Sophia Grace and Rosie, the two little girls that Ellen features on her show on occasion. I think it was for the Disney Parks Christmas Day special. DCA now has some cool new Cars Land merchandise. As a postcard collector, I was overjoyed to find a whole “carload” of new Cars Land postcards. Yay!

  • JDN

    Thanks for 5 years of fantastic photo park coverage! I was just thinking about the old DCA Screamin’ mickey ears – so good to see it here. Also I’m excited to see the Christmas decorations this year. I’m worried about carsland’s neon beauty being overtaken with the xmas lights, but I guess I’ll have to see for myself! Thanks.

  • Mac Daddy

    Beautiful column today, Andy. Easily one of the best I’ve ever seen. Hard to believe it’s already been FIVE years! I remember when you simply posted an ongoing thread, much the same way that you have done with the Tracker threads, and simply let us know what was going on in the parks. Then you got your own column, and the rest is history. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: THANK YOU for all of your hard work and incredible photography! Looking forward to the next five and beyond!

  • rallyhappy

    Thanks for the great update… love the bell

    ringers and the Cars Land decorations are a crack up! I hope I can get there before the huge crowds!

  • Mpalmieri1203

    I’d love to win! Can’t wait to go to DLR this Christmas!

  • Magicguy

    I love Christmas Time at the Disneyland Resort! IT always gets me into the holiday spirit!

  • agent321

    Its great to see Buena Vista Street look so dapper for the holidays. Its details like these that make the Disney difference!

    I really enjoyed the trip in the way-back machine, I think that it may be fun to post a look back at past updates on a regular biases.

    I can’t believe that its been 5 years already! Thanks for all the good times, can’t wait to see what the future brings!

  • tamarab13

    It looks beautiful…I would love to take my family!!!