Photo Report: November 9th, 2012 - Jingle Jangle Jamboree, Cars Land Christmas Decorations, Santa at Elias & Company...

  • 11-25-2012


Please enjoy our latest item, a photo report from November 9th, 2012:

Christmas has officially arrived at Disneyland! Wreaths are on all the Main Street lamp-posts...

... and garland is hung from all the buildings

The tree is up in Town Square...

... and the poinsettia balls are hanging from the lights

Sadly the Fortuosity Shop has lost its watch designers

This beautiful angel statue is on the balcony above the Court of Angels

Many of the New Orleans Square planters are full of greenery, Mardi Gras beads, and poinsettias

Mr. Oogie Boogie's shadow inside Haunted Mansion Holiday

The singing busts are replaced with singing pumpkins for the holidays

An animatronic Oogie Boogie doles out Tricks and Treats at the end of the ride

The Jingle Jangle Jamboree is now open back at Big Thunder Ranch

Western style Christmas decorations are found throughout the Big Thunder Ranch area

Old-fashioned Christmas lights line the pathway

Wreaths are on every lamppost

Leather details are everywhere

Billy Hill and the Holiday Hillbillies are now performing on the Jingle Jangle Jamboree Stage

The stage is all decorated for the show

Looks like someone's getting a tuba for Christmas!

Seasonal treats are available, including Candy Cane Cotton Candy and Sleigh Ride Hot Cider. Yum!

All of the tables have Christmas tablecloths

At Mrs. Claus' Tasty Treats, guests can decorate their own cookie!

Cookie shapes include Mickey Mouse, stockings, and a Mickey Snowman

This is also where guests can meet Santa, who has been relocated from his former location at Miss Chris' Cabin

Pluto, wearing his reindeer antlers, is coloring with some small guests

Minnie Mouse was also greeting guests, wearing her nice holiday outfit

Construction on the new Fantasy Faire is going vertical!

The buildings are really starting to take shape

Sleeping Beauty's Winter Castle glistens under the bright sun

Donald was out on Main Street with the Straw Hatters

He had his own drum

Now let's head over to Disney California Adventure to look at all of the new decorations

Garland hangs from the turnstiles

Oswald's is decked out with garland and wreaths

Holly berries and bells are a nice touch

All of the flower beds are full of classic red poinsettias

Garland hangs from the Hyperion Bridge and wraps around every lamppost

The Buena Vista Street Community Bell Ringers, now performing daily, drew quite the crowd!

Take a closer look at some of their 1920s-style costumes

Like on Main Street, all of the buildings of Buena Vista Street have been decorated inside and out

Unique garland made of beads of candy hangs from the ceiling of Trolley Treats

Popcorn and beads, as well as various taffies and hard candies hang from the garland

Candy canes!

This tree is found inside Atwater Ink and Paint

Trolley Treats is selling special holiday cupcakes

The candy-colored garland inside Clarbelle's Ice Cream Shop has ice cream cones on it

Over at Elias and Company, the mannequins in the men's clothing department are ready for the holidays

They've hung garland, trimmed the tree, and wrapped their presents

They're all dressed up in their holiday finest

Beautiful ornaments can be found hanging from the trees throughout the store

In the jewelry department, Santa is meeting with guests this Christmas season

His elves hand out small candy canes to guests as they leave the meet 'n greet

We'll meet Santa later in the photo report

The centerpiece of Christmas on Buena Vista Street is, of course, the giant tree in Carthay Circle

The tree is covered in 1920s-style ornaments. We'll take a closer look at some of them later in the report

Mickey has gotten a great new outfit for the holiday season

A giant wreath hangs from Carthay Circle Theater

This cute little tree is inside the Carthay Circle Restaurant lobby area

Even the light fixtures have been decorated

Now for a look at the Cars Land Christmas decorations

Tire wreaths hang from the garlands...

... as do these wrench snowflakes

The garland itself is made from air filters. How clever!

The sign at the entrance to Cars Land has been traded out for this Christmas one

A cute little Snow Car is parked next to it

At Fillmore's Taste-In, these rusty trees have peace sign ornaments

Over at Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, the sign has a Santa hat

Mater has also hung some tire wreaths...

... as only Mater can!

Even Mater's tree is made of tires...

... with a spark plug tree topper!

Further up the road, the Cozy Cone Motel is decorated with, what else, orange safety cone decorations!

The cone tree...

... is powered by a car battery and jumper cables

Cone stars...

... cone garland...

... even a gingerbread recreation of the motel!

Mater's got a Santa hat for the season

He still meets guests in front of the Cozy Cone Motel

Ramone's Pear of Dice Soda can be purchased at the Popcone. It's delicious!

Over at Sarge's Surplus Hut, the tree is covered in red, white, and blue ornaments and a jeep hood serves as a tree topper

Inside, Sarge's tree is made of army pillows

Lizzie has transformed her store into Radiator Springs Winter Curios

She's filled the flower pots with poinsettias...

... lined her signage with snow...

... and created this unique tree out of Route 66 road signs

The sign in front of Flo's V8 Cafe has this cute Oil Can decoration

Outside, Flo's made a tree from cans of Motor Oil

The tree topper features the logo of her restaurant

Inside, Flo has a cute silver tree, remiscent of 1950s holiday decorations

Flo's indoor tree has blue and purple ornaments

This destructive little kid was shooting his bow and arrow at every target he could find in Radiator Springs!

Luigi has decorated his Leaning Tower of Tires with an Italian Flag colored garland

A giant air filter wreath hangs on the Courthouse

Stanley has a Santa hat and sack of gifts for the season.

The main tree in Radiator Springs is covered in hub caps

The tree topper has some exhaust pipes attached to it

At the base of the tree are some tire planters full of poinsettias

A look down the main street of Radiator Springs from the courthouse end

It's time for Dancin' with Disney! The Ladies of Disney are leading this group

The adorable Marie from The Aristocats


Clara Cluck

Anastasia and Drizella, the not-so-ugly stepsisters

It's Dot from DJ's Dance n' Drive

The sun is going down over Cadillac Range

Did you know some of the rock formations are shaped like cars?

Now for a ride on Radiator Springs Racers

The main entrance features the logos of various Radiator Springs clubs and groups, like the Knights of Combustion...

... and the Loyal Order of the Lugnut

World Famous Bottle House- made entirely of oil bottles!

This is it!

Another car formation in the rocks

Want to tip some tractors with Mater?

Getting a new paint job at Ramone's House of Body Art

Luigi is ready for the race to begin!

There they are, your Disneyland Gazette Staff Photographers!

The sun is nearly gone now

A Hidden Mickey!

Another cool car formation

Let's take another look at the cool Cars Land Christmas decorations... after dark!

A tree made of rusted car parts can be found inside Radiator Springs Winter Curios

Be sure to check out all of the new Cars Land merchandise, like this Motorama Girls sweatshirt

A Hidden Mickey!

The tree inside the Cozy Cone Motel is all lit up

Sarge's Surplus Hut has quite the patriotic light display

"Hey! Maybe Bean could light off the fireworks!"

Lots of camoflauge is used inside Sarge's store. Love the sirens where bells should be!

Rebar Christmas tree with more patriotic ornaments

This cool LEGO set is available

The trees at Fillmore's Taste-In put on quite the psychedelic light show at night

One last look at Cars Land before we head back to Buena Vista Street

The wreath on Carthay Circle Theater is lighted at night

So is the beautiful tree. Let's take a closer look at some of the ornaments...

Goofy in his original animation style

Mickey and Minnie

The Red Car Trolley!

Some old-fashioned ornaments are on the tree as well, like this Santa...

... and this one

There are lots of vintage looking Disney gifts under the tree, as well as this cool model train

Phi Phi the Dog Lady was out and about this evening

Since the morning, six panels featuring verses from The Night Before Christmas were added to the Santa meet-and-greet at Elias and Co.

Lots of cute ornaments on the tree

It's Santa's helper, Sparkle!

And the moment you've all been waiting for... Santa Claus!

His chair is large enough to accomodate the whole family

The windows of Elias and Company feature scenes from an old Silly Symphony cartoon, "Santa's Workshop"

Across the way, windows are filled with faux ornament sets...

... and lots of real merchandise as well

The Buena Vista Street garland is all lit up at night

Thanks for viewing this photo report!

Comments (3)

Kim Schroeder
Said this on 11-25-2012 At 06:31 pm

Beautiful photos, David and Myrna! You guys really outdid yourselves with this one.

Said this on 11-27-2012 At 10:55 pm


Said this on 11-29-2012 At 05:51 pm

Beautiful !!!

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