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Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Disneyland Christmas

Just when you think the Happiest Place on Earth can't possibly get any better, it does for the holidays. I dare you to find a more magical place at Christmastime than Disneyland.
The first sign of the holidays is the candy-cane themed "California" sign at the entrance.
Inside Disneyland, lights and garland and wreaths abound, and the whole park is adorned in Christmas magic.
This magic naturally includes snow in Anaheim and a certain jolly old mouse.
We meandered around Main Street for a bit before heading to New Orleans Square to visit the tree at the blue stairs and eat clam chowder in a bread bowl as we watched the fireworks show (which was set to holiday music, of course).
All of the rides were ready for the holidays, and Matt and I were ready for them!
Main Street is beautiful this time of year, but Sleeping Beauty's castle provides pretty stiff competition. It looks so pretty decked out in white lights!
Pretty enough to remind us that we hadn't actually walked through it yet, so we got on that stat. So cute.
By then, the park was closing so we made our way to the Christmas tree for a few final pictures.
Matt and I love big, beautiful Christmas trees--and we love a Disneyland Christmas!

18 comments:

  1. Aweee what a special time! I always enjoyed disney world and their decor for christmas and often wondered what it was like at disney land and now i know! thank you for sharing girl! :) you and your hubs is so cute together and the pixtures are magnificient!:)

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  2. Gosh, I thought Brandon and I were cool cause we got season passes to Lagoon!! Lagoon's got NOTHIN' on Disneyland!! I can imagine the conversations. "Well, what should we do today?" "Oh I don't know, we could always go to Disneyland" (the place which most people save their pennies for and look forward to for months as a magical vacation spot)How would it be...

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  3. WOW.. speechless!! That is probably one of the most beautiful places at Christmas! I have never seen it like that before!! I am glad you are enjoying your stay!! Merry Christmas!!! Enjoy the magic!!

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  4. Beautiful pictures! :) Wow. Lucky girl.

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  5. Donna and I loved this post! We have always wanted to see Disney during the Christmas season. It looks like they really deck it out. Great Pictures.

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  6. How fun! The castle looks beautiful with all the lights on it. I can't wait to go there myself sometime! Maybe we'll get passes next year!

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  7. WOW WOW WOW!! It is so neat to be able to see Disney land at christmas time (as well as Halloween time when you went)! It's sooooo pretty with the lights and the christmas trees and the holiday spirit! My favorite picture is of you, Matt, and Mickey mouse!! It's soooo cute!

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  8. What amazing pictures!! Makes me want to come visit CA :)

    A silly question I have is how do you get so many pictures of the 2 of you together? That is one thing that is always difficult when DH and I go out somewhere..

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  9. These pictures are so amazing!! Love them all!

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  10. Lauren- It really is the best! Haha, and you're right about those conversations. We actually had other plans for the day we went and then we were like, you know what? Let's go to Disneyland instead.

    Anonymous- Usually, we do a combination of using the 10-second timer and just asking nice-looking strangers to take them of us (actually, we usually see a family getting a half family picture, offer to take one of all of them, and then they offer back. It works out great). Disneyland is the BEST for couple pictures, though, because they have dedicated photographers all over. They'll take one with their Disneyland camera and one with yours, and it's fantastic. Other times, a cast member will see you taking a picture and just offer. And every now and again, you might have to bother a stranger :-)

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  11. Your pix turned out so amazing! Love your camera! Maybe mine could look like that too if i knew how to use the settings. Lol. I went to DL at Christmastime in 2009 and it was soo awesome. Hope to do that again someday. I dont recall the CA Adventure being candycane stripes though!Do they do that every year?

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  12. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog -- yes those pictures are priceless and always a story behind each one ! I'm glad to know my mom is not the only mom that did that to her children ha! I was going to email you in reply to your comment but i dont have it! :( but hope you and your family have a great holiday!

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  13. isnt disneyland the best for the holidays!!!! it is so beautiful. we went there 2 years ago for my bday (12/9) and it was so gorgeous!!! :)

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  14. My family & I spend Christmas at Disney World one year and it was amazing. The decorations are just incredible!

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  15. We were thinking about going and after seeing your pictures we are for sure! Thanks for sharing and stopping by the round-up!
    Heidi

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  16. Disneyland is lots of fun!! I love the whimsy of their decorations...they really do go all out for the holidays!

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  17. Wow - Disney really goes all out. I love how they pay attention to every little detail. It looks magical!

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