Rain washes out the first nights of Candlelight at Disneyland

Written by Andy Castro. Posted in Dateline Disneyland, Disneyland Resort

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Published on December 03, 2012 at 5:05 am with 225 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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  • nursemelis374

    Another person enjoying the flashback series!

    I didn’t realize they had to do so much staging for CP!

    Great update as always!

  • igrules

    It would be great if Candlelight could be held in a covered space so that it would take place rain or shine. It’s been 2 years in a row of getting rained out. I’m all for tradition, but I wouldn’t mind having Candlelight in the Fantasyland Theater once it’s remodeled.

  • bayouguy

    We need a Christmas miracle of real snow falling on Disneyland DCA for the holidays. Place looks fantastic!

  • Algernon

    They should leave Captain Eo closed, and bring back Magic Journeys. I’m getting a 2D to 3D conversion computer monitor for Christmas so I can watch YouTube videos of the old Disneyland in 3D, before all the railings and other garbage ruined it. In March the Oculus Rift virtual reality glasses will be coming out. Sooner or later somebody will recreate a virtual reality old Disneyland that I can “go” to, as this Disneyland slowly becomes an overly priced Coney Island.

  • mabelkitty

    Thank you Andy for another wonderful update! Wishing everyone who braves the next couple of weeks at the park lots of good luck and patience dealing with the crowds – but it’s a pretty nice place to be no matter what. :-)

  • KENfromOC

    Got at California Adventure at 7AM on Saturday to get in line for the candy canes – And yes I got one. Very tasty!

  • Irving

    What a great idea to have this 5 year look back. It is amazong to see how California Adventure has improved in just this past years!

  • ewokrights

    I wonder what happened to the AP’s whose Candlelight performances were rained out? Great update!!

  • tad4irsh

    I have been gone or almost a year…I can’t wait to get back and finally get my chance to see all the great additions to Disneyland! All of it looks fantastic and thanks for the updates — even though from week to week it seems slow progress is being made…it is still fun to take a walk through the changes with you! Only four more months (!!!) before I will get the chance to take my own pictures of the magic!!! Thanks guys!

  • dolewhipdude

    Many thanks Andy. Even on a slow news week, it’s great to get an update and see inside the parks!

  • acavanias

    Great update! Thank you!!

  • Lorrain

    Great Update as always!

  • mrdv28

    Another Great Update!

  • fish biscuits

    I didn’t win Candlelight tickets, but I’m hoping to enjoy some Christmas goodness at a visit to the parks this week. I’m dying to catch the bell ringers!

    (Not sure if my first comment posted)

  • eicarr

    A fake roof extension with roof tiles would look much better than the colorful banners, but they are doing the best they can. I think the whole idea of a full month of candlelight is not well thought out. Heavily expanding and commercializing such a small and special thing does not seem like a good idea. But hey, if it works, and people are clamoring for it…..

    I used to move quickly through the DCA update after taking my time with the Disneyland update, now its just the opposite. I’m all about DCA now, especially since Disneyland gets nothing new but minor refurbishments, retail outlets and meet-and-greet areas. I’m just glad my new favorite park is next to Disneyland.