Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Extravaganza!

To celebrate Christmas, here is a selection of photos from my most recent trip to Disneyland. They sure do a wonderful job of transforming the park into a Winter Wonderland!

I love the early morning light as it warms up the Main Street Train Station:

Main Street U.S.A. is adorned with plenty of festive garland & wreaths:

The tree in Town Square is huge...and I mean huuuuuuuge.

It is literally crammed full of bare spots on this tree!

The gas lamps along Main Street all have wreaths to designate the holiday season:

The Partner's Statue is encircled with the flaming red color of the poinsettias:

Sleeping Beauty Castle defies the Southern California sunshine with a fake blanket of snow and icicles:

Over in Frontierland at the Big Thunder Ranch, guests can enjoy a more rustic Christmas:

Clang clang clang went the cash register. Really Disney...are a few extra bucks worth how tacky this looks? One of my favorite "quiet" spots of the park has been transformed into a schlocky merchandise mart. Get that s&*t out of there.

Between the Disneyland Hotel & Downtown Disney area, another large tree stands to spread a little festive joy to those not inside the park just yet:

Nighttime is still the best for holiday magic, beginning with the colorful trees in Downtown Disney:

The fake-looking snow on the castle is transformed at night into a magical vision:

Over at the Grand Californian, a quartet of Dickens Carolers gathers around the Christmas tree in the lobby:

For those of you that celebrate Christmas, I hope that today is the best ever for you!

See more vintage & current Disneyland Christmas photos on my Disneyland Christmas web page.


stu29573 said...

Merry Christmas, Dave! Best Wishes in everything!!!

Connie Moreno said...

Merry Christmas, Dave. You make me wish I was at Disneyland right now, LOL!

pixiegirltink said...

Gorgeous pics, Dave! I especially love the pictures that look like nobody is around. Well done, friend.