It’s the merriest time of year, and nowhere is that more true than at the Disneyland Resort. My family had the opportunity to attend the Holiday Bloggers Event at the Disneyland Resort, and we can’t stop talking about all of the fun we had.
One thing to keep in mind during the Disney Holidays season, or any time of year to be fair, is there’s so much to do. With the countless rides and attractions to experience, the treats to eat, and the characters to meet, you really do need to have a rough plan in place. What are the must do’s for each guest? Although I really wanted to do all of the holiday offerings, we had to pick our favorites.
Merriest Cruises at Disneyland
And just as the sea calls to my boat-loving father, iconic boat rides call to me. Two of my favorite attractions this holiday season are boat rides: “It’s a Small World” Holiday and The Jingle Cruise.
“It’s a Small World” Holiday
Baby Poppy is oblivious still, but her room is decorated with imagery from “It’s a Small World.” It was part of my plan to subliminally pass along my love for the merriest cruise in the world – and I think it’s worked!
“It’s a Small World” showcases children from around the world, singing the beloved theme song. For the holidays, the children sing carols as you sail from one country to the next. You’ll see various holiday traditions represented and a few Disney characters stop in to make the seasons bright. All of the children are dressed in the holiday attire of their nations, but the most magical part is to see all of them united as one when the costuming is all white.
But it’s not just the ride that will have you gleaming. The 300,000+ lights on the exterior of the façade are just gorgeous, as is the 3D projection on the clock face. It truly is beautiful inside and out.
To see Poppy light up on her first voyage made my heart melt. The sheer joy on her face proves this is one boat ride you just can’t miss.
The Jingle Cruise
Gone missing are all the holiday shipments! Resort guests and their trusty skippers are on the lookout throughout the jungle as the family-favorite Jungle Cruise transforms into the Jingle Cruise.
The jokes are still corny (but that’s what makes them charming), and the hippos are still bubbling. However, what’s new are the festive additions. The lions have found themselves a new friend in a delicious looking reindeer, and the primates have gotten mixed up in decorations. This Adventureland attraction is a fun one, and perfect for when your family needs a break from the fast-paced rides like Big Thunder Railroad.
Head on over to check out what Trader Sam has in store. Just make it a point to avoid angry rhinos!
The holiday season at the Disneyland Resort will continue to make guests merry until January 6, 2015. I can’t wait to share a little more of our family’s fun.
What are your favorite holiday attractions?