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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Disneyland Details - Holiday Decorations

Details abound in Disney Parks, and Disneyland in December is certainly no exception. The holiday decorations are a visual treat.

As you would expect, everything blends seamlessly with its visual and thematic surroundings. Be it the turn-of-the-century elegance of Main Street, U.S.A:

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...the rustic garlands in Frontierland:
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... the home-spun charms of Big Thunder Ranch:
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... the nutcracker toys outside It's a Small World:

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... the festive ornamentation of New Orleans Square:
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... or the refined interior of the Club 33 lobby:
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Then there's the fabulous holiday overlays like Haunted Mansion Holiday:

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... and Small World Holiday:
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But the visually inquisitive are often rewarded with additional hidden gems. For example, am I dreaming, or are there Heffalumps flying overhead in Critter Country?

Critter Country - Scenery (20)

The diminutive residents of Storybookland have also gotten into the act:
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Toontown is awash in these details. Look at the sporting theme in this wreath adorning the Horace Horsecollar Gym:

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... and the pyrotechnics hanging outside the fireworks factory:

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It looks like Donald has made use of some handy nautical rope in his decorating:

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The detailing continues across the esplanade in DCA. Check out this wreath hanging outside the Rushin' River Outfitters:

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All images were taken in December, 2007.

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Karen said...

Wow, is this your first comment ever? Just wanted to say welcome.

Great photos.

Cory Gross said...

Hi and welcome to the Disneysphere! ^_^

I have a hard time imagining Christmas without snow and would probably find the decorations at Disneyland dissonance-inducing, but they look very pretty nonetheless ^_^

Gator Chris said...

Thanks for the warm welcome.

Interesting point about the snow. I grew up in Florida, so it's not a problem for me.

Rick said...

Great pictures! I'm happy to hear there is..."Yet Another Disney Blog!"

Anonymous said...

Good stuff man!

Cory Gross said...

Ah, I can see if you're a Florida native... Being Canadian, if I'm not snowed in by a blizzard on Christmas Day, something ain't right! ^_^

D.O.C. said...

Welcome to the blogsphere!

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