Disneyland Holiday Style: Peace on Earth

posted by Sharon December 18, 2017 14 Comments
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Disneyland is often called the “happiest place on earth.” A visit to this Magic Kingdom during the holidays will give you not only the happy feels, but on my last day spent here, I could almost feel the possibility of peace on earth.  This year has not been an easy one for our big world, so the images of children holding hands across the globe is especially poignant.Disneyland

In this tiny microcosm of the world, people swirling all around go out of their way to be kind, polite, helpful, encouraging, and smiley. Children of all ages, even the grown-up kind, gaze in wonder at the lights, the characters (“Mickey!!!”), the razzle dazzle of the rides and sounds and music. And all this is heightened at the holidays. Disneyland

The castle, centerpiece of Disneyland, is frosted for winter. Disneyland

Cars Land is cuter than ever, with its hub cap Christmas tree. Disneyland

And how can you keep from chuckling at a tree made of oil cans. Disneyland

Even Mater the truck wears a giant red Santa hat as he cruises along. Disneyland

In the afternoon, the holiday parade winds down Main Street, with a fabulous array of Disney characters decked out for the season. Disneyland

DisneylandDisneylandDisneylandDisneylandThe real enchantment comes as the sun sets and the lights twinkle on. Small World, normally sporting a white exterior, is decked out with thousands of lights of red and green. Disneyland

DisneylandInside the ride, the Small World song is intertwined with Deck the Halls. Here’s where the whole world in childlike forms comes together to celebrate. DisneylandDisneylandDisneylandDisneyland

Main Street is decked out in holiday finery, crowned with the stately Christmas Tree. You have to take a photo here, showing you and those you love celebrating the joy of the season.  DisneylandDisneyland

The day is capped by a fantastic fireworks show over the castle, with holiday music, lights painting holly and ivy on the buildings, and falling snow. It’s simply a bit of heaven on earth.  DisneylandDisneyland

DisneylandAs everyone oohs and aahs and then laughs their way out of the park, you can truly imagine a world where all is calm, all is bright, joy reigns, and peace and love settle over all. Disneyland

Wishing each one of you many moments of magic this holiday and lasting joy for the New Year!

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14 Comments

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Sandra La Flair December 18, 2017 at 4:59 am

Love your photos from the ‘happiest place on earth’. It has been many years since I visited D-land, so many changes.

Thanks for sharing the Holiday lights!!

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Kelleyn Rothaermel December 18, 2017 at 7:23 am

How fun! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin December 18, 2017 at 10:07 am

I bet Disney is even more magical during the holidays!

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Saša December 18, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Photo paradise. Happy Christmas time.

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Carol December 18, 2017 at 7:20 pm

Disney always makes everything better. I’ve been to Disney World in Orlando more times than I can count. Yup, love it.

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image-in-ing: weekly photo linkup December 18, 2017 at 7:58 pm

They certainly put on a fantastic show, as your photos well illustrate.
Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-word-ful-wordless-wednesday-on.html

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jesh StG December 18, 2017 at 8:54 pm

Love your night captures the most! After singing Christmas carols at Disney, I have a very different view of it, since when one “works” there, you see the back side, lol! Still appreciate their knack for decor and the fireworks though! Many thanks for giving the All Seasons-ers a taste of Disney. Have a very merry Christmas Sharon, you and your family, and see you back at New Years eve!

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Jim, Sydney, Australia December 18, 2017 at 9:10 pm

Great.

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A ShutterBug Explores December 18, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Lovely festive photos that are delightful this time of year and throughout the year too ~

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

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Taken For Granted December 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

Lovely photos from Disney Land. Love the bright colors.

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Photo Cache December 19, 2017 at 3:49 pm

I think my theme park days are over, but seeing this make me want to schedule a Christmas visit just for the photography value alone.

Happy Holidays!

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Mandy December 20, 2017 at 2:16 pm

I love your castle shots! The detail is beautiful! Your images have me wanting to return to Disney.

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kayni and kepi December 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm

I’ve only been to Disneyland once. Hoping to see Disney World next year. Lovely photos!

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Angie December 24, 2017 at 2:53 am

These glittering shots had me grinning from ear to ear. A couple of years ago we visited Disneyworld because our son joined his high school marching band in one of the Parades over Thanksgiving. Great memories! I agree with you – we should take some pixie dust from Disney and sprinkle it over the whole world! Peace and joy of the season to you!

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