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Review: Holiday Time at Disneyland Tour

Friday, December 21, 2012

We don't usually take tours at Disneyland—not because we're locals, but because the ones we've tried have been universally disappointing. Unlike Walt Disney World, which offers actual behind-the-scenes tours on which you can actually learn actual things, Disneyland keeps its tours onstage and superficial. With the exception of the Club 33 lobby and Walt's Main ...

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Disneyland’s Candlelight Processional – With Dick Van Dyke!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

OK, you're not going to believe this, but before last Thursday, I had never seen Candlelight Processional at Disneyland, despite the fact that they've been doing it every year since 1958! Legend has it that the tradition started when Walt decided he wanted carolers on Main Street, and that eventually grew into an entire concert ...

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Photo Tour: Christmas at Disneyland!

Monday, December 10, 2012

I am often asked why I don't do more (OK, any) trip reports on Disneyland, since we're locals and visit quite often. The short answer is, Walt Disney World trip reports just seem like they have more interesting ground to cover. (The long answer is have you SEEN how long it takes me to write ...

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The Fabulous Sounds of Christmas at Disneyland – Redux!

Monday, December 3, 2012

UPDATE: Sharp-eyed reader Magic Joe spotted a missing track, an alternate version of "Ihr Kinderlein Kommet" from the Music Box Christmas album, and I've added it below. Al's track listing has it sequenced right after the Felix Slatkin version of the same tune, but that seemed like overkill to me, so I found it a ...

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From the Vault: Holiday at Bay Lake Tower…. of TERROR!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Looking for a little taste of Christmas at Walt Disney World? Got a few spare days on your hands? Why not read (or re-read) A Very Lurky Christmas: Holiday at Bay Lake Tower… of TERROR!, a leisurely account of our Christmas trip to Disney, chock full of gorgeous photos of the parks in all their ...

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The Fabulous Sounds of Christmas at Disneyland!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Several years ago, MiceAge.com's Al Lutz  posted an article (since updated – click HERE!) with a complete listing of the songs played on Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A. at the holidays. Even better, he dug up exactly which album each song came from. However, because Disneyland's Christmas music loop was created around 1972, most of the tracks on it ...

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