Three Smashing Reasons to Spend the Holidays at Disneyland!


Disneyland is an amazing family destination, especially during the holidays. Your family will be wowed at all there is to see and do for the seasonal celebration. You’ll want to spend as much time in the parks as possible to soak in all the holiday magic. You can catch the Holidays at Disneyland from now until January 8th, 2017!

You get the best price per day when you purchase longer length of stay tickets, so it’s a win-win! Make sure to book with our favorite travel agency, Get Away Today, to save money off the gate prices. If you’re planning on booking a 2-night or longer hotel stay as well, don’t forget to use promo code F2Deals for an additional $10 off.


The holidays are already in full swing at the Disneyland Resort. Here’s what you need to know to have the most fun celebrating the season:


The seasonal fare at Disneyland during the holidays is every foodie’s dream. While in Disneyland, make sure to try the peppermint beignets from Café Orleans. But don’t be surprised if you find yourself coming back for more! The Pineapple Upside-down funnel cake from the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Frontierland is another Christmas favorite that won’t disappoint your sweet tooth.

Even more delights can be found in Disney California Adventure. All new this year is the Festival of Holidays! The event has brought a marketplace full of different cultures and foods. You’ll want to spend your whole afternoon trying out the amazing food from each kiosk. The Adobo Pork Bao and Sweet Spiced Noodle Kugel are two you won’t want to miss!


The Disneyland park doesn’t just amaze with food – they transform some of their classical rides into holiday favorites too. You’ll notice quite a few festive frights on the Haunted Mansion Holiday as Jack Skellington and his friends prepare for the night before Christmas. This holiday overlay lasts through both Halloween and Christmas since guests love it so much!

Don’t miss the Jungle Cruise in Adventureland because this boat ride becomes the Jingle Cruise just for the holidays. Keep your eye out for lost holiday decorations as you laugh all the way down different rivers across the world. The holiday fun doesn’t stop there! Head over to “it’s a small world” holiday to experience the ride in a whole new light. Your family will be awed by the regional decorations and find themselves singing a familiar tune with a touch of jingle bells.


Last, but most definitely not least, is the wide array of holiday entertainment available at the Disneyland Resort. The Festival of Holidays in Disney California Adventure doesn’t include just food, but also cultural performances and the debut of Princess Elena of Avalor. California Adventure debuted ‘World of Color – Season of Light’ this season, a new nighttime spectacular combining Disney characters and holiday classics. No visit to California Adventure would be complete without meeting the one and only Santa Claus. You can find him near the Grizzly River Run up until December 24th.  After that, Santa Goofy will take his place.


Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle is another item on the can’t-miss list for the holidays. The castle is adorned in bright lights and the focal point of the “Believe… In Holiday Magic” fireworks. The firework display is a breathtaking holiday show that even includes “snow” on Main Street! Main Street is also home to the holiday daytime parade “A Christmas Fantasy Parade.” Your family will get to see a few Disney characters dressed for the season and welcome Santa to Disneyland!

If you haven’t booked, it’s not too late to experience the magic of the holidays at Disneyland. Get Away Today still has a limited number of hotels with availability during the seasonal celebration. There are even a few that offer a 4th night free during this peak travel time. Here’s the list of hotels you’ll want to check out for a great deal:

  • Sheraton Garden Grove (free parking and shuttle!)
  • Anaheim Wyndham Garden Grove (free parking, free shuttle AND free breakfast!)
  • Springhill Suites at Anaheim Resort Convention Center (free breakfast and walking distance!)
  • Anaheim Marriott Suites (free breakfast!)

You’ll want to book now before these properties sell out. You can book online at or by calling 855-GET-AWAY. Mention our promo code F2Deals to save $10 on your 2-night or longer Disneyland package. You don’t want to miss out on this once a year opportunity to see the fun of the Holidays at Disneyland.