New Holiday Additions to Disneyland Resort including More Frozen

The holidays officially begin at the Disneyland Resort on November 13. Disney released info on this already however they have now announced a few for additions that wasn’t part of the original release.

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According to the Disney Parks Blog, they will be adding some more, “Frozen” touches. Anna and Elsa will be featured in A Christmas Fantasy Parade, and also MORE songs from Frozen will be added to World of Color Winter Dreams. That show already has, “Let it Go” and “In Summer”. So maybe we will see, “Do you Want to Build a Snowman” and “For the First Time in Forever” sequences. Also returning to complete the Frozen trifecta is Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink.

But not everything is Frozen. A new show featuring all-new comedy and music that invites guests to sing along in a wacky tale of Christmas in the West. This show will be hosted at the Jingle Jangle Jamboree.

Finally, in this announcement “Jingle Cruise” will be returning.

Here is a recap of returning favorites:

Disneyland Park

  • Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle
  • “Believe… in Holiday Magic” fireworks
  • A Christmas Fantasy Parade
  • “it’s a small world” Holiday
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday
  • Jingle Cruise
  • Jingle Jangle Jamboree
  • “Holiday Time at the Disneyland Resort” guided tour

Disney California Adventure Park

  • “World of Color – Winter Dreams”
  • Disney ¡Viva Navidad! (featuring Three Kings Day celebration, January 2-6, 2015)

Downtown Disney District

  • Downtown Disney Winter Village, featuring Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink

No word on the rumoured Frozen takeover in Hollywoodland at Disney California Adventure. However I feel that will be a non-holiday event. We’ll see.

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Disneyland Resort Candy Canes Schedule for 2014

One of the main traditions of the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort is the making of the very popular homemade Candy Canes. This is the most popular food item you can get at the resort during the holidays. Due to the nature of how they are made, you can only get them on select days and even on those days you have to wait in line and get a wristband.

Take a look at this video from the Disney Parks Blog to see what all the fuss is about:

 

The candy canes can be obtained over at the Candy Palace on Main Street USA at Disneyland or Trolley Treats over at Buena Vista Street a Disney California Adventure.

Here is the schedule for Candy Canes 2014:

Candy Palace

November 28

December 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 21, 23, & 24

Trolley Treats

November 29

December 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, & 25

Caney Canes

Photo to from The Disneyland Traveler Blog

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Disneyland Resort Holiday Season Begins Nov. 13 with Christmas Parade, ‘Holiday Magic’ Fireworks, ‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ and ‘Disney ¡Viva Navidad!’

Official Press Release:

Additional Highlights Include Snowfall in Disneyland Park, ‘Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink’ at the Winter Village in Downtown Disney, Spectacular Holiday Décor Throughout the Resort

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (Oct. 09, 2014) – The Happiest Place on Earth gets merrier beginning Thursday, Nov. 13, when the traditional warm and festive Disneyland Resort holiday celebration begins, bringing themed entertainment, sparkling decorations, delicious treats and holiday shopping to locations throughout the Resort.

The season, Nov. 13 through Jan. 6, 2015 (ending with Three Kings Day) will welcome the return of the breathtaking “World of Color – Winter Dreams” holiday spectacular and “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” holiday celebration in Disney California Adventure Park along with beloved Disneyland Park holiday traditions.

At Disneyland, the popular “A Christmas Fantasy” parade will be presented daily, with Disney characters celebrating the holidays and a special appearance by Santa Claus who, through Dec. 24, will also be greeting guests and listening to holiday wishes at Big Thunder Ranch. Over in Disney California Adventure, guests may find Santa in a familiar department store setting, greeting guests at Elias & Co. on Buena Vista Street.

Guests won’t want to miss the special seasonal transformations of “it’s a small world” into “it’s a small world” Holiday or Haunted Mansion into Haunted Mansion Holiday. And nighttime in Disneyland during the holiday season is highlighted by the lights of Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle and the “Believe…in Holiday Magic” fireworks show followed by a holiday snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A., New Orleans Square and “it’s a small world” mall.

Returning to Disney California Adventure after its successful 2013 debut, “World of Color − Winter Dreams” is hosted by Olaf the snowman from Walt Disney Pictures’ hit animated feature “Frozen.” The holiday version of the popular nighttime “World of Color” show features classic winter scenes from such beloved Disney films as “Bambi,” “Fantasia,” “Toy Story” and, of course, “Frozen.”

Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks get spectacular seasonal makeovers with towering Christmas trees, wreaths and, in Disney California Adventure, festive – and often whimsical – holiday décor in Cars Land, “a bug’s land,” Paradise Pier and Buena Vista Street. “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” at Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure is a daily celebration inspired by the warmth and joyous spirit of Latino culture and holiday traditions, with festive music and dancing, vibrant colors, delicious food, Disney character appearances and the lively “Disney Viva Navidad! Street Party.” “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” will conclude with a five-day celebration of the traditional Three Kings Day, Sunday through Tuesday, Jan. 4 through 6.

In the Downtown Disney District, guests may take a break from their holiday shopping and dining to go skating on “Olaf’s Frozen Ice Rink,” part of the seasonal Downtown Disney Winter Village where shoppers will find additional holiday gift items on sale from the windows of the charming village houses. Disneyland Resort hotels join in the holiday festivities with twinkling lights and ornaments, special entertainment and holiday dining with themed menus.  Expanded hours at both Disneyland Resort theme parks extend the family fun and offer more time for guests to enjoy all there is to see and do at the Disneyland Resort. .

For more information about the Disneyland Resort, visit www.disneyland.com/holidays.  For ticket and hotel offers, visit www.disneyland.com/offers.

About the Disneyland Resort
The Disneyland Resort features two spectacular theme parks – Disneyland (the original Disney theme park) and the newly reimagined Disney California Adventure Park – plus three hotels and the Downtown Disney District, comprised of unique dining, entertainment and shopping experiences.  The Resort’s hotels are the luxurious, 948-room Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which also features 50 two-bedroom equivalent Disney Vacation Club units; the magical 973-room Disneyland Hotel – both AAA Four Diamond properties – and the 481-room Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel with its “day-at-the-beach” fun. For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit www.disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY or contact local travel agents.

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Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Returns September 27

Today in “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet” news, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage Returns September 27!

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While rumored that the subs would close forever last winter, we here at The DisGeek Podcast have since day one maintained that it would return. We don’t have an inside contact. We just used common sense. I do feel that one day the subs WILL close but today is not that day.

Another complaint from those who claim to know everything but don’t is that Disney is evil for reopening the Subs. After all California is in its worst drought ever and Disney is wasting millions of gallons of water refilling the lagoon. Wrong again..

In any event here is what the Disney Parks blog had to say about it:

Quite a bit of work has been done over the course of this year to renew this favorite attraction. Many of the attraction’s scenes, rockwork and coral have been refreshed and repainted; as a result, guests will see a more colorful and vibrant underwater experience than ever before.

To accomplish this work, 5 million gallons of water had to be drained from the lagoon and later replaced. The Disneyland Resort began working with the Orange County Water District (OCWD) in 2009, when Paradise Bay in Disney California Adventure park was drained to prepare for “World of Color.” This partnership allows the water we drain to be treated and stored, instead of being released to the ocean through storm drains. Now, every time we must drain a large body of water, it is sent to the OCWD’s Groundwater Replenishment System, where it is purified and added to Orange County’s underground water supply. The water is then refilled at the Disneyland Resort from the same system. This process works so well, the Disneyland Resort was recognized in 2009 with the state of California Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for this and other earth-friendly efforts.

So enjoy this sparkling, like-new guest favorite when Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage reopens September 27

And to my complete amusement one of the first comments from the blog post is saying, “I guess the Ewok Village is not happening.” ::sigh::

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