Disney Makes Plans to Remove Christmas From Resort Property

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Every year, Disneyland Resort transforms into a captivating winter wonderland during the enchanting Christmas season. However, as the festive celebrations draw to a close, it’s time for the park to bid farewell to its dazzling holiday decorations. The end of the Christmas season at Disneyland Resort marks the beginning of an intricate process where the parks meticulously dismantle and store away the stunning displays that adorn Main Street, U.S.A., and other magical corners.

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Disney Prepares to Dismantle Decorations and Ride Overlays

A sense of melancholy fills the air as Disneyland Resort bids adieu to its festive ambiance, signifying the end of a cherished chapter for both Disney Park guests and cast members alike. The meticulous removal of the theme park’s decorations is carried out with careful precision, ensuring that each ornament, garland, and light is gently taken down, preserving their magic for future seasons. Overnight, Disney Cast Members will work tirelessly to remove every park element that exudes Christmas, including the ride overlays that happen this time of year. This intricate process serves as a behind-the-scenes reminder of the dedicated efforts that go into bringing the holiday spirit to life at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Guests who visit Disneyland Resort during this transitional phase are treated to a unique experience as they witness the park’s evolution from its festive holiday splendor to its everyday charm. It is a testament to Disney’s commitment to creating unforgettable memories, where the enchantment seamlessly unfolds, regardless of the season. If you are heading to the parks the first and second week of January, here are some things you can expect to see change during your stay.

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When Will Christmas Be Done at Disney?

According to Disneyland Resort’s schedule, the last day with full Christmas festivities will be January 7. On this day, fans can expect the Christmas/Holiday parade and fireworks to take place. After Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park close on January 7, cast members will work to take down all of the decorations. By Park open on January 8, 2024, all of the major Christmas and Holiday decorations will be gone.

One January 8, the Its a Small World attraction in Disneyland Park will be closed as it switched back to its regular state. The same is planned to happen on January 22 with the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay.

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Although the Christmas decorations may have been taken down, the joyful spirit of the holiday season continues to thrive at Disneyland Resort. The park eagerly awaits the start of a new chapter, where new adventures and magical surprises will soon captivate guests of all ages. As the seasons change, Disneyland Resort remains an ever-evolving tapestry of enchantment, ensuring that the holiday magic made during the Christmas season will endure in the hearts of visitors until the next memorable Disneyland Christmas extravaganza unfolds.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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  1. At least Disney resorts in the US wait until after the New Year to take down the holiday displays. Tokyo Disney takes theirs down at close of business on Christmas Day, and if you go on December 26, you would never know the day before was Christmas!