It’s that wonderful time of the year when the holidays return to the Disneyland Resort now through Nov. 2. So grab your Disney ears and wear your gear as we take you on a brief glimpse of our visit to the resort.
This year my son, cousins, and I enjoyed visiting both Disneyland and California Adventure to take in the beautiful magic on display throughout both parks. First stop was Disneyland!
Of course we took the requisite pilgrimage to Pirates of the Caribbean which has reopened with subtle changes and then ventured over to the Haunted Mansion which features an impressive Gingerbread House made by the bakery team. Yes, it’s edible but unfortunately not for guests.
“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” – transforms the attraction into Haunted Mansion Holiday. In this collision between Halloween and Christmas, Jack dresses up as “Sandy Claws” and brings ghoulish delights from Halloween Town
We highly recommend heading over to Tomorrowland and try the cream cheese filled pretzel and the Pumpkin Spice Churros. It comes with an amazing dipping sauce that makes it melt in your mouth.
We then trekked over to Disney’s California Adventure to take in Plaza de la Familia, an immersive, limited-time celebration inspired by the spirit of Día de los Muertos, returns from Sept. 2 through Nov. 2, 2022, with live entertainment, delightful foods, hands-on crafts and interactive experiences.
Guests are invited to write names of their loved ones on gold embossed papers to leave at the altar in remembrance which is inspired from the Disney film CoCo.
The chefs also whipped up specialty food items perfect for the occasion. All of the dishes were created with the input of Disney staff to ensure not only authenticity but to also pay homage to the culture.
The menu at Paradise Garden Grill features delicious offerings such as the traditional tamale plate, carnitas burrito, elote and a scrumptious “Coco” cake filled with cinnamon churro-flavored mousse.
Don’t forget to plan ahead and be sure to purchase tickets and reserve your space at disneyland.com.
The Halloween / Día de los Muertos celebration runs now through Nov. 2 with the resort then getting fully immersed for the Christmas holiday.