Saturday, December 22, 2012

Disneyland's New Orleans Square at Christmas

Disneyland’s New Orleans Square at Christmas

New Orleans Square is the first area to start getting Christmas decorations every year. It starts mid-September with the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay of the Haunted Mansion.

The Haunted Mansion Holiday Overlay is not just on the inside it is outside as well with Jack Skellington scare crows, Jack-O-Lanterns, Christmas lights and Sandy Claws Naught/Nice list hanging off the roof.
When the overlay happens to the Haunted Mansion a mix of Halloween and Christmas decor starts to show up around the area. Black garland with sculls are placed above the entrances of some of the restaurants’ such as the French Market Café.

In early November the regular Christmas décor starts to show up on 2nd story ‘apartment’ balconies on the side street and in the big trees next to the restaurants. By the time it is all done in mid-November the area is awash with vibrant colors. Mardi Gras beads hang over the balcony railings along with Christmas lights.

This is one area I must stop and see during Christmas. It is both colorful and whimsical.  There are also several romantic spots to just sit and listen to the music or just watch people.

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