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What's Happening at Disneyland December 1st through 31st 2011

The Holidays are in full swing at the Disneyland Resort in California!

 

 

If it rains it is important to know the following:

 

Fact: Fantasmic! will be cancelled if it rains because of live performers.

 

Fact: Fireworks are not cancelled due to rain, but if there is wind, they will be cancelled as well.

 

Fact: World of Color is not supposed to cancel in the rain.

 

All new restaurants are open now on Paradise Pier at Disney's California Adventure.  The food is wonderful at both.  Pizza crust is very crispy, and the skewers at the Garden Grill are on a bed of rice that tastes wonderful.  Enjoy a skewer or a pizza on your trip!

 

 

 

Disney's California Adventure:

 

 

Boards, Boards, Boards - Due to all of the construction at Disney's California Adventure you will see boards up just about everywhere you go!

 

The entrance is now open (and it looks beautiful) and you immediately run into boards.  Your trip into the park includes a pass through backstage as you go behind Soarin' Over California.

 

New: Russell and Doug from the movie UP will be in Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

 

Grizzly River Run Fastpass machines are still being used for World of Color Fastpass Tickets. Get in line early - it does move fast. Now they do have a few machines dedicated to the ride itself so be sure to get that fastpass early too on the hot summer days.

 

 

The Cars Land entrance has new signage, and during the day you just may find Mater and Lightning McQueen here for a picture opportunity. The sign looks beautiful at night.

 

 

The Little Mermaid is a fun ride with long lines but the queue moves quickly so plan your time wisely and dedicate some of it to standing in this line.

 

Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta, Paradise Garden Grill, and Bayside Brews are all now open for business.

 

Phineas and Ferb's Rockin' Rollin' Dance Party debuted at Disney's California Adventure and can be seen several times daily.  This is a fun dance party for kids with many well-known Phineas and Ferb songs.

 

World of Color is scheduled for at least once nightly showings.  A holiday portion has been added to the show.

 

Disneyland:

 

A Christmas Fantasy Parade is done daily throughout December and into January.

 

Believe...In Holiday Magic is shown nightly when the hours permit.

 

Wintertime Enchantment Holiday Lighting is done twice nightly when hours permit.  This is the lighting of Sleeping Beauty Castle and the Hub.

 

it's a small world holiday will brighten anyone's day with their show and ride.

 

Fantasmic! is shown on weekends only until December 14th when it begins showing twice nightly.

 

Santa's Reindeer Roundup is open for visitors.  Enjoy a little show, have a snack, or visit the big man himself here.

 

Disneyland will close at 6:00pm on December 12th and 13th for a special event.  (Cast Member Parties I believe)

 

Disneyland will remain open until 2:00am on December 31st.

 

Crowds will be heavy on December 3rd and 4th for the annual Candlelight Processional.  Rumor has it that Gary Sinise from CSI: NY and Forest Gump fame will be the celebrity Narrator this year.

 

 

Star Tours II - The Adventure Continues is open and fastpass is gone by 10:00 each morning so if you want to ride, grab that fastpass first. And you will find a queue for the fastpass as well. Lines wait times are usually over an hour for this new ride. The queue is fantastic and the ride amazing. So yes, it IS worth the wait.

 

Rapunzel's Tower is beautiful. Warning - her queue will reach 90 minutes before she even arrives, and once it does, the queue is closed until 1pm. If you want to see Rapunzel, get in the line early. You may even get to see Flynn at the same time. This is Disney's newest Princess and she is in very high demand.

 

 

 

 

 

Ride Refurbs for December:

 

 

Disneyland

 

Jungle Cruise will be closed on December 5th

 

Indiana Jones will close on December 6th and 7th.

 

Disney's California Adventure

 

 

No scheduled refurbs.

 


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