Disneyland Resort Press Release
DISNEYLAND RESORT GUESTS RECEIVE A CHRISTMAS GIFT OF MORE TIME
A Fourth Night Free and the Magic of the Season Await Guests During Disney Parks’ Year of a Million Dreams Celebration
ANAHEIM, Calif. (October 15, 2007) - In traditional holiday spirit, Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks will become dazzling winter wonderlands featuring spectacular entertainment, amazing decorations, festive foods and favorite adventures and attractions during the season that runs Nov. 16 through Jan. 6.
This year, Disneyland Resort offers vacation guests the gift of more time with a fourth night free added to the purchase of a three-night vacation package.
One additional night provides more time to explore the many holiday happenings. Disneyland Resort theme park hours are also extended for much of the season, and the Downtown Disney District and three Disneyland Resort hotels join in the merriment with special entertainment and holiday dining.
The festive transformation at the Resort will come during Disney Parks’ ongoing Year of a Million Dreams celebration where guests’ dreams, large and small, are coming true through the Disney Dreams Giveaway.
Disneyland will present a seasonal array of holiday shows, attractions and lively entertainment. Guests entering Main Street, U.S.A. will find the traditional 60-foot-tall evergreen Christmas tree in Town Square, grandly decorated with 10,000 ornaments and holiday lights. The park’s annual holiday parade, “A Christmas Fantasy,” will run daily during the season.
“Santa’s Reindeer Round-up” will come back to Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland. Kids and their families can chat with St. Nick, see real reindeer grazing in a corral and join in holiday line dances with music from a Western trio. The popular “Haunted Mansion Holiday” features the collision of Halloween and Christmas themes. Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas transforms the Haunted Mansion to match his odd vision of the holidays. And in Fantasyland, the classic “it’s a small world” becomes “it’s a small world Holiday” with a seasonal overlay of over 300,000 colorful twinkling lights.
The legendary fireworks spectacular, “Believe…In Holiday Magic,” will return with new surprises. The highlight of the evening, this enchanting show will take guests on a magical journey of sights and sounds of the season that will feature a new musical score, special effects, a series of dazzling snowfall sequences and the park’s signature Sleeping Beauty Castle glistening with a blanket of freshly-fallen snow. The nighttime spectacular will end with a touching rendition of “White Christmas” and one of the park’s most beloved holiday traditions: a climatic snowfall that swirls down on Main Street, U.S.A., small world mall and New Orleans Square.
Disney’s California Adventure will celebrate the season with park-wide decorations and lively entertainment. Inside “a bug’s land,” Flik and his bug buddies have spread giant Christmas lights, oversized ornaments and towering candy canes throughout their realm. Alongside Paradise Bay, a resplendent Christmas tree provides a dazzling sight as other nearby trees sparkle with hundreds of lights and wreathes adorn lampposts.
Sunshine Plaza will become “Santa’s Beach Blast,” where the Disney characters blend classic holiday images with the California beach lifestyle. Santa the Surfer greets guests near a Woody wagon sleigh, and the area is filled with seaside-style holiday decorations.
For travel completed by December 12, 2007, guests receive one additional night with the purchase of a three-night stay vacation package at any one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels – The Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The offer is also available to guests at one of any participating Anaheim-area Good Neighbor Hotels when traveling by December 16, 2007. Packages including the fourth-night-free offer start at $315 per adult for Disneyland Resort hotels and $227 per adult for Good Neighbor Hotels based on quad occupancy. The packages include Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Bonus Tickets, Early Entry access to select attractions at Disneyland park including Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, entrance to Mickey’s Toontown Morning Madness - an interactive guest and character experience available before Disneyland opens to the general public – and preferred viewing for select shows at Disney’s California Adventure.On designated mornings, the Early Entry program allows guests who have purchased a vacation package with a three-day Park hopper ticket to enter Disneyland park up to one hour before it opens to regular guests. In addition to enjoying Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, guests can visit other popular attractions in the adjacent Fantasyland. This lets guests experience these attractions first, then spend the rest of the day exploring the park and going on adventures to exciting new places such as Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island. Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and Disney's California Adventure park – plus the Downtown Disney District comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences. The Resort’s three guest-welcoming hotels are the luxurious 745-room Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the magical 988-room Disneyland Hotel and the "day-at-the-beach" fun of the 489-room Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. For information on new attractions, the Year of a Million Dreams celebration and vacations at Disneyland Resort visit www.disneyland.com, call (866) 60-DISNEY or contact local travel agents.