Mom And Son Red Car Trolly; mickey balloons; Main Street; mother and son;
  • On Aug 29, 2013
    Rhonda Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello, my ext. family (6 adults, 4 children under 4) are going to Disneyland Dec 22-27 2013 and I am planning our days. I would like to find a nice restaurant for Christmas dinner, also want to know about other special Christmas activities we shouldnt miss

    Hi, Rhonda!

    I’m glad to hear you’re planning a visit to The Happiest Place on Earth this holiday season! That’s one of my favorite times of year to explore Disney Parks because of the festive decorations, entertainment and special treats. My favorite dessert at the Disneyland Resort is the Yule Log cake at Plaza Inn restaurant, a treat only available during the holidays. It’s a chocolate and cream swirl cake with a layer of ganache that’s decorated to look like wood bark…indulgent and delicious!

    My suggestion for your Christmas dinner is Carthay Circle Restaurant at Disney California Adventure Park, where the 1930s Hollywood atmosphere will make for a special meal. It’s on the second floor of the park’s reproduction of Carthay Circle Theatre, where Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered, so the much of the restaurant’s décor pays homage to the film and Walt Disney. This restaurant is luxurious and rich with history, but in spite of its elegance, there is a kids menu available for the children in your party. We took my son there when he was 2 years old, and it was a great dining experience for everyone.

    You  won’t want to miss the Haunted Mansion Holiday and “it’s a small world” Holiday attractions, and the "Believe...In Holiday Magic" fireworks show’s finale of snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A. is a must-see. On the “Holiday Time at Disneyland” Tour, you'll hear holiday tales from Disneyland Park history, experience seasonal attractions and watch A Christmas Fantasy Parade from a reserved viewing area while enjoying a delicious treat and warm beverage. Please call (714) 781-TOUR (8687) to reserve your spot up to one month in advance.  

    I hope this helps, Rhonda. Please write back with more questions as you plan your pixie-dusted holiday vacation!

    Wishing you magic,

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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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