Disneyland Resort Press Release


ANAHEIM, Calif., September 12, 2005 – As its 50th Anniversary “Happiest Celebration on Earth” continues in full swing, the Disneyland Resort will be decked out for the holidays with dazzling décor, magical parades, and festive shows and attractions every day from November 11 through January 2.

Extended park hours for Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure will be in effect for much of the season, and Downtown Disney District and the Disneyland Resort hotels will join in the fun with twinkling lights and ornaments, special entertainment and holiday dining.


Disneyland will continue to showcase its 50th Anniversary throughout the Christmas season, and will add to the golden lineup with an array of holiday shows, seasonal attractions and lively entertainment.

New this year is “Santa’s Reindeer Round-Up” at Big Thunder Ranch in Frontierland. The ranch will be transformed into a “West Pole” getaway where Santa will unwind with Mrs. Claus and his team of reindeer. Kids and their families can chat with St. Nick, see real reindeer grazing in a corral, play some reindeer games, create take-home Yuletide souvenirs and join in holiday line dances with music from a Western trio.

“Haunted Mansion Holiday” returns with a madcap celebration where the traditions of Halloween and Christmas collide. The ghoulish but well-meaning Jack Skellington from the film “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” has come to the “Haunted Mansion” to transform it with his skewed vision of the holidays.

The park’s annual holiday parade, “A Christmas Fantasy,” will be presented November 18 through January 1 on Main Street, U.S.A. This ever-popular procession depicts an enchanting collection of holiday scenes, music and a cast of Disney characters and performers in Yuletide vignettes. Toy soldiers march in cadence, friendly snowmen dance and Santa waves from a soaring sleigh as his reindeer prance below.

In Fantasyland, the classic “it’s a small world” will again become “it’s a small world

Holiday” with a seasonal overlay that transforms this favorite Disneyland attraction into a holiday trip around the world. More than 300,000 glittery lights adorn the attraction’s façade.

The park will be trimmed with wreaths, lights, garland and other décor, and strolling holiday performers, including the Dickens Carolers, will make musical merriment all season long.

Disneyland’s 50th Anniversary entertainment includes the all-new nightly fireworks spectacular, “Remember… Dreams Come True,” the most elaborate pyrotechnics display in Disneyland history featuring an amazing new flight path for Tinker Bell. During the holidays, “Remember” will conclude with a stirring rendition of “White Christmas” as a magical snowfall gently flutters down on Main Street, U.S.A., Small World Mall and New Orleans Square.

“Walt Disney’s Parade of Dreams” continues daily on Main Street, U.S.A., immersing guests in the musical grandeur and visual spectacle of this innovative Disney parade.

Within the high-speed “Space Mountain” in Tomorrowland, guests will discover new special effects, a redesigned Spaceport and other surprises, while intergalactic adventurers can battle the evil Emperor Zurg in the new “Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters” attraction.

Disney’s California Adventure

Disney’s California Adventure will celebrate the season with enhanced park-wide decorations and expanded entertainment offerings.

At the new “Block Party Bash,” music and excitement are cranked to the max for this high-energy street extravaganza as Disney presents the Pixar Film pals, who invite guests to dance and play as they party along the performance corridor. Performed daily, this wild block party entertains with a non-stop musical parade that doubles as an interactive street spectacular.

Also new is “Turtle Talk with Crush” at the “Disney Animation” exhibit in Hollywood Pictures Backlot. Starring Crush, the sea turtle from the hit Disney/Pixar film “Finding Nemo,” this incredible experience gives guests the chance to chat and joke with the animated sea turtle.

Sunshine Plaza will become “Santa’s Beach Blast,” where the Disney characters playfully blend classic holiday images with the California beach lifestyle. Santa the surfer will greet guests near a Woody wagon sleigh, and the area will be filled with seaside-style holiday decorations.

The park’s lands will glow with Yuletide cheer day and night. At Flik’s Fun Fair, Flik and his bug buddies will spread giant Christmas lights, oversized ornaments and towering candy canes throughout their realm. Alongside Paradise Bay, a resplendent Christmas tree will provide a dazzling sight as other nearby trees sparkle with hundreds of lights and wreathes adorn lampposts.

For Disneyland Resort information, call (714) 781-4565 or visit www.disneyland.com.