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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  • shae1210

    Disneyland has got to be the best place on Earth to spend the holidays. We went there a couple years ago for my birthday and early Christmas and was fascinated by all the deco’s and the “snow”. Hoping to get to come back very soon and take my baby girl so she can enjoy it too.

  • PinBrian

    Trader Sam’s looks great! (And I really have a craving to go there now)

    Do the freshly made candy canes taste any different than the not freshly made ones? Can someone describe it? (Never had a fresh candy cane, and I am VERY curious as to the difference in terms of taste.)

  • tgrbabe

    Love the update – and I am so excited!! We just found out we were selected for the Candlelight processional. I have never been and always wanted to – and what makes it 100% better?? It’s one of the nights Dick Van Dyke will be the narrator!! Who could possibly be more Disney than that?? I cannot wait!! Now I need to try a fresh candy cane and Christmas at Disneyland will be complete!! ;)

  • sucho23

    Would love to be able to get a Candy Cane but never there when they are making them. Also can’t wait for Indy to reopen.


    Thanks for the update! Just curious, what makes the fresh-made candy canes so unique from other candy canes? Do they just taste better/fresher?

  • Melonballer

    Trader Sams looks great and….

    Wait a second.

    Is that?

    Holy Smokes! It is Santa Slappy! So that is where he ended up after he got evicted by Disney from Pleasure Island.

  • mysteriouspnai

    I love looking at these updates every week!

  • disneyseeker

    Great update! I’m loving these throwback update pictures. Hard to believe it’s already been 5 years.

  • Keala76

    Awesome update!! What type of refurbishment would be in the plans to keep BTM and Silly Symphony Swings closed for soo long?

  • fitztwg

    Great update!

  • dl_appurtenant

    Love those flashbacks!

  • Irving

    Wonderful update! It’s great to go back and see how the resort had evolved in just a cople of years.

  • disneylandfan8

    Another fabulous update! I getting so anxious for my next trip – in 4 days – and seeing these photos is helping me get ready!

    I’ve never seen Candlelight and can’t wait to see it next Monday with the man I’ve been in love with since I was a child (some ?? years ago) – Kurt Russell!!! Merry Christmas to me!

  • scottc

    I also love to see some of the old construction photographs. Thanks for the update. Thanks for the heads up on the candy canes, hate to buy one thinking it was a fresh homemade one!

  • AstateEditor

    Great update as always! Thanks, Andy.