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My Disneyland Candy Cane Experience! 

Its a Disneyland tradition to make their famous candy canes every holiday season, but if you have never heard about them be sure to check out the  Candy Cane History to read the magic behind them!

 

Now the tradition only happens on select days and the first day of the candy cane making was Friday Nov. 25 and the second day Saturday, Nov. 26. I had two amazing experiences both days but also completely different as well.

Day 1:

Friday November 25, 2016

Candy canes were for sale at Candy Palace in Disneyland and i got into the park about 8:40am 40 minutes after the park has opened. I immediately saw cast members outside the Candy Palace holding wristbands, there was only one person in front of me, so i didn’t have to wait.

My return time to pick up the candy cane was 10:30am so as I rode some rides and walked around the park until i picked up the candy cane, which someone was checking wristbands and letting the cashier know the amount ( 1 per guest, but there were 3 in my family) and than took our wristbands in exchange for the candy canes.

Day 2:

Saturday November 26, 2016

Over in Disney California Adventure it was Trolley Treats turn to make the candy canes and i decided to get to the parks before park opening. So i arrived at 7:15 and the gate opened at 7:30 and everyone rushed over to Trolley Treats and i was about 10th in line to get a wristband but there was so many people behind me.

The line was still moving really fast and when i got to get my wristband they asked if i wanted it now or pick up later, and i was like now please, then waited in a line to get the get the candy cane itself which took maybe a minute two at the most and after shopping and picking up gifts for my cousin we got out of the park at 7:55 am.

Overall the experience was MAGICAL and both times the candy canes were still warm and it was just an amazing experience. The cast members were crazy and i loved it they were just extra magical and made the experience amazing!

So if you are in the parks any of the days they are making candy canes i suggest getting one and don’t let the price scare you because they are worth every penny! Will you be making a special stop to get a Disneyland Candy Cane? Or have you gotten one already? If so what was your experience like? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

 

This Week In Disney!

This week in Disney is CRAZY!!! There is so much going on. Mickeys Birthday, opening of PizzaRizzo’s, Tree Trail, runDisney Paris, Moana name change and so much more! So let dig into the Magic!!

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To start us off this week is the big cheese Mickey Mouse, Happy 88th Birthday Mickey! Of course he’s been traveling non stop in his birthday month BUT the fun doest stop there, the parks will be singing happy birthday to our pal Mickey, so will you be in a park to celebrate?

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Today is the OFFICIAL opening of PizzaRizzo in Walt Disney’s Hollywood Studios, so be sure to check out his restaurant and of course be sure to check it out! Along with their regular menu you they will have an Allergy Friendly such as gluten free, vegan free and dairy free options. Oh and remember “clean it up! Your ma don’t work here!”

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Tree Trail opened Nov. 11, and will stay open until Jan. 8 2017. The trees are amazing and if you are thinking about going to check them out i highly encourage you to go and check it out plus you can tell the big guy what you would like this Christmas! My favorite tree was definitely the villains tree.

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Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Made its debut Nov 14 in Hollywood Studios in Florida. Its the new show that replace the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. The show stars many favorites including like Wayne and Lanny From “Prep & Landing” which projects animation onto the Chinese Theater. I personally thought the show was so cute and Disney of course did a great job with it but no matter what Osborne Family Lights will always have a place in my heart!

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Under The Stars: Moana This is taking place in the Polynesian Resort Sunday Nov. 20th, I’m kind of bummed that i won’t be able to go because i think the Polynesian Resort is a perfect spot to watch this fierce princess. Are you going??

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The Wonderful World Of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration hosted by the lovely siblings Derek and Julianne Hough have recently taped the thanksgiving parade and it will soon hit on ABC Nov. 24 from 8-10pm ET.

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Disney Springs Smtarbright Holidays-An Intel Collaboration will be making its debut Sunday Nov. 20 at 7:00 pm and another showing at 8:30 pm. Guests will watch as 300 show drones light up the night sky while guests listen to classic holiday music which was recorded by a full orchestra. Personally i think its going to be a pretty cool show!

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Over in DCA Princess Elena of Avalor has arrived along with all the festivities such as the festive foods in the marketplace kiosks, Festival Entertainment, Disney Viva Navidad, Princess Elena’s Grand Arrival and of course Santa’s Holiday Visit.

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Moana name change? Its been rumored that when Disney releases Moana in Italy they will be changing the films name to Oceania.

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As for runDisney Paris there are only three more days to sign up to run in Disneyland Paris so be sure to get those computers and credit cards ready because the Disneyland Paris Half Marathon weekend is a lot of fun.

There was a ton of Disney happening this week? What is your favorite??? Let me know in the comments below!

-Dezi

Disneyland Candy Canes Are Back!

The ever so famous Disneyland hand pulled Candy Canes are back! Since they are still really popular and hand made there are only a limited number of candy canes that will be available.

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Wristbands will be distributed at park opening, they will be available while supplies last. One wristband per guests which will allow the bearer to purchase one candy cane at the designated location.

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Candy Palace:

November 25 &30

December 2,5,7,9,12,14,16,19&24

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Trolley Treats:

November 26&29

December 3,6,8,10,13,15,17,20&25

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This is one of the reasons Disneyland sticks out to me during the holiday season, i love watching the candy makers go through the whole process of making such a simple and magical treat for the holiday season. So good luck to everyone who is going to try and get one, I’m sending you a lot of pixie dust. As for me i will be up extra early Friday November 25 to hopefully get a wristband so i can accumulate one of the magical hand made Disneyland Candy Canes! Will you be trying to get one this year?

-Dezi

Disneyland: Security Checkpoint

In hopes to make things easier for guests visiting Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, Disney will move one checkpoint and will add two new ones.

 

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This starts a bit controversial in the Disney world, some people are for it and other against it. Personally i think its really smart of Disney and i am all for this change. Let me know your thoughts on the change, are you for it? or against it?? Leave your comments below!

-Dezi

Goodbye Disneyland 60th

Now its time to say goodbye to 60th anniversary celebration…the celebration kicked off May 22, 2015 with a 24 hour event where the park was open from 6am-6am this is also where Disney premiered three new nighttime shows, Paint The Night, Disneyland Forever and of course World Of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney!

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Unfortunately all good things must come to an end…which brings me to September 5…the official last day of the Diamond Celebration. It was an emotional trip for me because  I love all the diamond celebration shows so its hard to see them go away. Thankfully i know that Paint The Night will be returning after he holiday festivities, which i am so excited about!

 

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We have the new Frightfully Fun parade along with the headless horseman to look forward too and of course trick or treating in the park so as sad as it is to see some things go we can look forward to the castle returning back to normal, Halloween decorations, new park merchandise, I am hoping that Disneyland Forever will come back as well. What are you sad to see go with the Diamond Celebration? and what are the things you are most looking forward to seeing after the Diamond Celebration?

-Dezi

runDisney: Disneyland Half Marathon

Let the races BEGIN!!!

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I am so excited for the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend and all the festivities are starting, we have the Expo today, 5k tomorrow, 10k on Saturday and the Half Marathon on Sunday!

 

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Although i am not participating in this run i will be down there cheering on my cousins! I have my baby cousin doing the 200 meter dash, and two out of my three older cousins will be participating in the Dumbo Double Dare for the fourth year in a row while my other cousin will be doing the Half Marathon so this weekend i have a lot of cheering to do!

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I LOVE race weekend it is magical! The whole atmosphere of Disney is different and positive and i just love it! Let me know if you are going to be there and what race you are going to be doing because i would LOVE to cheer you guys on as well! Good luck runners!!! Have a great and safe weekend and don’t forget to stay hydrated and have a magical time!!!

-Dezi

Final Days…ToT

As we already know Disneyland’s Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror will be getting a bit of a makeover to Guardians of The Galaxy  so we only have a limited time to step into the Twilight Zone.

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Disney has officially announced that ToT’s final ride will be January 2, 2017. To make things more excited Disney said there will be a celebrating ToT final days by treating guests to a ‘late check out’ which means guests will get to experience the ride like they have never before.

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With all the celebrating guests can find some commemorative merchandise items as well as food and beverage items through the celebration. Guests can also take a commemorative picture “checking out” with a special photo location in front of the Tower of Terror Hotel marquee, with luggage and the nods to the landmarks story.

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Each day during Halloween Time the Hollywood Hotel will host a special performance by the Silver Lake Sisters, Dolly, Dottie and Ethel bounds along with the veterans of the vaudeville circuit know  professionally as Fiddler, Fifer and Practical for as a tribute to the hotel, be sure to stop by the cafe for some extra spooktacular fun!

As sad as i am to see ToT go i am really happy and excited Disney is doing this tribute because it is loved and it will be missed, so i am making sure i step into the Twilight Zone as much as i can before its makeover. Will you be visiting the hotel one more time?

-Dezi

Disneyland’s Frightfully Fun Parade!

First the Headless Horseman and now a new Halloween parade? I don’t think my little heart can take all this excitement!

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The parade will start with a warning from the Headless Horseman himself riding down letting us know that his spooky friends from the other side will be coming shortly.

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Halloween is one of my FAVORITE holidays aside from Christmas of course and my ALL TIME FAVORITE ride during this holiday season is The Haunted Mansion because it gets a pretty cheerfully spooky holiday makeover by none other than the pumpkin king himself Jack Skelington BUT the pumpkin king has out done himself this year and will be bringing some frightfully greeting from his friends in Halloweentown.

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I know this is AMAZING as it is BUT it gets spookier because Jack has let out some Grim Grinning Ghost to socialize, they will be dancing there way down Main Street USA along with some gravediggers, and of course everybody’s favorite’s Gus, Phineas and Ezra known as the Hitchhiking Ghosts.

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Of course it wouldn’t be the same without the villains so our favorite bad guys will be coming out of the darkness ready to stir up some trouble! Now all the spooktacular fun will start September 23 and end October 31, 2016 so be sure to get your tickets for this Frightfully Fun party!

-Dezi

 

Disneyland Luxury Hotel

On Tuesday Disneyland filed a proposal to build a new 700 room 4-diamond luxury hotel on 10 acres of the property with a 5,000 spot parking structure at 1401 Disneyland Drive at the north end of the Downtown Disney parking lot. This will make the fourth Disney-Themed Hotel at the resort.

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Imagineers said guests will dine in an upscale rooftop restaurant while watching the Disneyland fireworks over Sleeping Beauty Castle with the nightly rate off about $450 rate. The hotel will have two pools, concierge service, a kids play area and a fitness facility.

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With the 14 acre Star Wars land expansion, the park is expected to increase in attendance which is why in nearly 20 years the resort is building a new hotel, in preparation for the guests. In order to receive the four-diamond rating, Disney has to spend the minimum of $225,000 per guest room including $30,000 in furniture, fixtures and equipment.

Although Disney has no theme yet for the hotel, i am quite anxious to see what Disney does with its new hotel. There is a lot of changes happening to Disneyland, but like Walt Disney said “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world. It is something that will never be finished. Something that I can keep developing and adding to.” 

-Dezi

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