Disney,  Travel

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort 2018

What better day to kick off our Disneyland series than Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday! Wishing a very happy birthday to the mouse who started it all – Mickey! Our lives would not be the same without you.

Last November (2017), we traveled to Disney World to enjoy Disney magic combined with holiday decor.

This year, we decided to visit the place where it all began, Disneyland in Anaheim California.

Disneyland is personally our favorite park. It is the original, Walt’s park. There is just something special and charming about Disneyland. Just like last year, we decided to go during the holidays.

This year, the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort run from November 9, 2018- January 6, 2019. We went during the first weekend, and had a blast!

The Food

Disneyland Resort went all out with their special holiday food and even prepared a Foodie Guide to 2018 Holidays at Disney Resort! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all the options the resort was offering in 2018. They also have the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure and prepared yet another Foodie Guide to 2018 Festival of Holidays. There was honestly no way for us to eat everything in two days, so we just enjoyed a few. Here’s a list of what we had:

Disneyland Park

  • Peppermint Holiday Sundae at Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
  • Gingerbread Creme Brulee at Blue Bayou
  • Churro with crushed pretzel and peppermint  at the churro cart near Big Thunder Mountain
  • Candy Cane Beignets – Mint Julep Bar
  • Lumps of Coal Beignets – Cafe Orleans

California Adventure

  • Peppermint Churro at the churro cart near the Redwood Creek Trail

Festival of Holidays

  • Reuben Potato Tots with Russian Dressing and Rye Toast at Favorite Things

Our ultimate favorites that we would definitely eat again are the peppermint holiday sundae, gingerbread creme brulee, candy cane beignets, and the peppermint churro. 

The Decor

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…holidays plus Disney is the best combination. We simply can’t get enough.

I wish we had more time to take it all in. Disney does it best! I mean just look at how magical the castle and it’s a small world look. The rest of the park is decked out too!

If you can, try to visit the parks during the holiday season. It can get really crowded, but if you utilize MaxPass and take some time to relax or sit down for a meal, the crowds don’t seem too bad. Trust us, you won’t regret it!

I’ll do another post in the coming weeks that shows everything we did each day! There’s simply nothing like walking down Main Street USA toward Sleeping Beauty Castle during the holidays. It might even snow on you!

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