With the holiday season just around the corner that means getting ready to do some traveling. Whether it is heading on some exotic vacations to warmer climates to traveling to visit family for Thanksgiving, the key to traveling? Having the right essentials!
Ya’ll I am SO excited because the best time of the year at Disney is just days away…Holiday Time! November 8th kicks off the Holiday Season at Disneyland + California Adventure! From tasty new treats, to festive decor to redesigned experiences to amazing holiday merch, Disney for the holidays is my FAVORITE place to be! Since I get right in the holiday spirit immediately after Halloween ends, I figured I’d get a jump start on my holiday Disney outfits like this one I shot at the park last week + round up some of the exciting happenings arriving soon!
If you are like me you LOVE a good Disney parade, especially a Christmas themed one! The parade is about 40 minutes long + runs along Main Street and the Castle every night. With prancing reindeer, marching toy soldiers, dancing gingerbread cookies and more, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Disneyland Park!
Believe…In Holiday Magic Fireworks Spectacular
My favorite part of every evening at Disneyland is a great fireworks display + that means I am beyond excited to see the Holiday fireworks display above Sleeping Beauty’s Castle which is decorated for the winter wonder season as well! Check for exact showtimes on the Disneyland app to make the most of your trip!
It’s A Small World Holiday Lighting
A magical moment I always love to watch is when ‘It’s a Small World’ lights up at night decorated with Holiday accents + twinkling lights!
Haunted Mansion Holiday
Jack Skelington from Nightmare Before Christmas takes over the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland to give it a Nightmare Before Christmas makeover with amazing decor + interactive elements!
Tasty Treats on Main Street
No trip to Disneyland is complete without some yummy treats on Main Street USA. Enjoy hot cocoa, holiday themed desserts, savory dishes + so much more!
Both parks have the best Disney Holiday gear from exclusive holiday Minnie Ears, to custom holiday ornaments, decor, apparel + more, you can step into a winter wonderland of Disney merchandise and fill up your stockings with all of the best goodies!
I always love California Adventure for their yummy dishes inspired by cultures all around the world and holiday time that experience is amplified thanks to the tasty offerings during Festival Feasting! From pastries to cuisine there is a little something for everyone!
Festival Of Holidays
California Adventure brings world cultures to live through their multi-cultural festival celebration which has a little something for everyone. This fun celebration also includes Disney Viva Navidad filled with delicious meals, spectacular performances and so much more!
Buena Vista Street Holiday Tree Lighting
One of my favorite parts of California Adventure during the Holidays is the gorgeous Christmas Tree in Hollywood Land on Buena Vista Street. It’s a hot spot for photos, character sightings + embracing the Holiday season in the most magical way.
World Of Color – Season Of Light
I always love the World Of Color show which takes place every night at California Adventure but I love their spin on it for the holiday season even more! It’s festive, fun + a great show for the whole family to experience.
Looking for what to wear to the park this holiday season?
Whether you are heading to the Disney parks this holiday season or simply looking for the best magical gifts for the Disney lover in your life, I am rounding up the best Disney Holiday 2019 style + gift picks for you + your fellow Mouseketeers! From holiday themed gear for the park to Christmas tree lights, ornaments + apparel, if you or someone you know is a Disney lover like me, they are bound (hehe get it like #DisneyBound) to love any of these picks all available at ShopDisney.com or Etsy + all at affordable price points!
Halloween is one of my favorite times of year, especially at Disneyland! As you may know by now, I am always up for a magical day at Disney (heading back again tomorrow) and one of the best times to experience Disney is during the fall season and especially October to experience all of the fun Halloween themed activities they have in store.
From limited edition merchandise to tasty treats to the spooky decorated streets of Main Street USA, Halloween is in full force at the most magical place on earth.
One of my favorite Disney buys for the spooky season has been this Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Backpack – it is a great size to wear to the park and I LOVE how on theme it is for the rest of the Disneyland park.
2. Spooky Decor, Updates + Shows
Disneyland goes all out for Halloween – like literally ALL OUT! There is so much to experience and see at Disneyland during the month of October, but here are a few decor, ride + show highlights to check out:
The Haunted Mansion Ride – Ya’ll I am so excited about this update for the spooky season because The Haunted Mansion Ride got a little Nightmare Before Christmas makeover for the spooky season. The entire ride has been taken over by Jack Skeleton + you will not want to miss this beautifully executed Haunted Mansion remake and luckily you have time! This redesign will be live from now till January 6th, 2020.
Main Street Pumpkin Festival – The first image in this post is from the absolutely amazing Pumpkin Festival on Main Street in Disneyland! Main Street is covered with pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, fall decor + more giving you all the fall feels for a fun day ahead. I love the intricate details of the carved gourds + even Downtown Disney has some awesome themed pumpkin statues + decor throughout the area.
Spooky Shows – Both California Adventure + Disneyland have a few spooky nighttime shows that the whole family will enjoy. One of my favorite shows is at Disneyland park – Halloween Screams. It is a 10 minute show filled with fireworks, spooky projections + clips of your favorite Disney villains and songs from the movies (because hey why not embrace you evil side around Halloween time right? :p) At California Adventure you can experience the Oogie Boogie Bash which is a ticketed event but it’s well worth the price tag with an appearance from grave diggers, the headless horseman + so much more.
Haunted Happenings at California Adventure – Throughout California Adventure park you can experience Halloween takeover in Cars Land, the Guardians of the Galaxy ride + so much more! I love the spooky touches throughout the park because let’s be real…they are IG approved hehe :p
3. Tasty Treats
Halloween Popcorn Buckets + Reusable Cups – OK this is one of my MUST buys every time I head to the park, a souvenir popcorn bucket so naturally I HAD to get the new ones they have at the park this Halloween season. They have a few options from a Purple Cauldron to a Mickey Pumpkin – you’ll want to snag one before you leave the park…I love collecting them and displaying them around my place as fond memories of a magical day. I am also obsessed with this Poison Apple Mug available at both parks that can be refilled at various spots throughout your park stay.
Delightfully Spooky Desserts – From Coco Churros to Oogie’s Worm & Dirt Funnel Cake to a Mummy Donut, both California Adventure + Disneyland park will have your taste buds watering with these yummy treats throughout the end of the month!
Ya’ll I am SO EXCITED because Halloween is upon us and while I LOVE Halloween what I love even more is Disney Halloween! From fun costumes to spooky decor to the perfect Halloween ears, my Disney heart bursts with joy knowing that Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween and Oogie Boogie Bash are finally here!! I am heading to Disneyland tomorrow for a fun Social Media Conference and I can’t wait to explore all of the Halloween festivities at the park afterwards! From the redesigned Haunted Mansion specifically for Halloween to the pumpkin filled Main Street, I am bound to take tons of spooky photos, enjoy some haunting treats + share tons of amazing haunts with you guys! To prep for tomorrow’s Disney Day, I am rounding up my favorite Disney Halloween gear below!