Candy canes and Candlelight return to Disneyland as the busy holiday season continues

Written by Andy Castro. Posted in Cars Land, Dateline Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Features

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Published on November 26, 2012 at 5:05 am with 230 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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  • Trumpet

    Great Update Andy

    It is amazing how far DCA has come when you look back at the archives.
    I like the new Paradise Pier colour scheme. Does anybody know what is happening with the pool area, if they are changing the theme to the new Paradise Pier. It would really he;p to remove the puns from DCA 1.0

    Thanks Again Andy for another great article

    Trumpet

  • Carnation Dave

    I can’t believe all the changes to DCA. Thanks for the update.

  • pose2pose

    As usual, a great update–love the Buena Vista Street Christmas decor images. And the retro-looking Flo merchandise!

  • parker4fm

    I love these updates! Before Carsland opened, there was some talk of a DCA Phase 2 upgrade, but now, nothing. I am surprised that this isn’t still on the table. Hollywoodland and Bugs Land are still very “boring” areas of the park. Can anyone elaborate on this Phase 2 and if we should expect it in the near future? Say, 1 to 3 years?

  • Terrytiger

    I really enjoy the updates. Even with WDW an hour away from me here in FL, I miss Disneyland so much and can’t wait for my next trip to CA in the spring.

  • mratigan

    Thanks Andy
    It’s amazing how it took Walt one year to build the park,and it takes multiple years for a single ride.

  • DisneyMomma74

    Thanks Andy! I love seeing the beautiful Christmas trees in the resort lobby of the hotels. They look fantastic. The look back is always fun! Brings back memories when DCA was mostly a construction zone. But the wait has been well worth it!

  • SanDiegoAl

    It’s amazing to see how cheezy DCA 1.0 was. What a difference!

  • clippers6

    Aren’t the premade candy canes handmade using the same recipe as the Main Street ones except they’re made off site? Would there be a big difference in taste as I would probably not eat my candy cane until I got home anyways? I heard the big draw of the freshly made ones was eating them while they were still warm and slightly softer, but once they’ve cooled off they’re the same as the premade ones.

  • Dduck1972

    Great update! DCA is looking great,

  • crmwed

    I love looking back at the Dateline DL’s from the past. It feels like yesterday they were just taking off the orange peel. Time sure does fly!

  • Bee14

    Thanks for the update! It always starts the week off right!

  • CrazyDreamer

    Thanks as always for the wonderful update!

  • SFDave

    Love the update, I really think theyt did an awesome job on Buena Vista Street decorations. Really amazing looking back at how much construction was at DCA.

  • fitzaboo

    It never ceases to amaze me how Disney creates these places! The photos from the past, really are incredible. Love the holidays at DL. Just wish I could be there this year!