Disney Parks Are Bringing Back Guest-Favorite Holiday Overlays

‘Tis the season to book a trip to The MERRIEST Place on Earth! Magic is here at Disneyland, and today, Disney Parks Blog announced all of the exciting holiday happenings for this year’s holiday season at the Disneyland Resort.

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Of course, something Guests love about the holidays at Disneyland are the attraction overlays. A few attractions at Disneyland Resort receive holiday overlays year after year. We have the latest Disneyland holiday overlay news right here — here is what you can expect!

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In this article, we’re diving into all of the holiday overlays coming to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. If you are a Walt Disney World Resort fan and you want to know about which holday overlays are coming to the Florida Disney Parks (spoiler alert: Jungle Cruise will be transformed into Jingle Cruise once again at Magic Kingdom!), click here!


This year, two attractions at Disneyland Park, the original Magic Kingdom, will receive holiday overlays.

“it’s a small world” Holiday

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Returning for the 2021 holiday season is “it’s a small world” Holiday. The entire “it’s a small world” attraction is transformed into a winder wonderland, with a holiday theme throughout the attraction and, of course, dazzling Christmas lights on the attraction’s exterior. It is truly a sight to behold!

“it’s a small world” Holiday is located in Fantasyland in Disneyland Park.

Haunted Mansion Holiday

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Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion transforms every holiday season with a holiday overlay themed after Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.This year will ve the 20th presentation of Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park. Of course, this holiday overlay is unique because it is where “two holidays collide.” The Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay officially returns this year during the Halloween Time season starting September 3, but it will run through the entirety of the Christmas celebrations, which end on January 9.

Haunted Mansion Holiday is located in New Orleans Square in Disneyland Park.

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Over at Disney California Adventure Park, two attractions will get decked out for the holiday season.

Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl

Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters will get their annual holiday transformation with the Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl holiday overlay. Enjoy some adorable Christmas decorations and marvelous tunes as ou swirl and twirl on this fun-filled ride in Cars Land.

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Mater’s Jingle Jamboree

Also in Cars Land is Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, which transformes annually into Mater’s Jingle Jamboree. We always nejoy hearing Mater’s take on the holidays, and this ride is sure to give you a laugh and put you in the holiday spirit.

More on the Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort

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The holiday season at the Disneyland Resort runs from November 12, 2021, through January 9, 2022. During this special time, the entire Resort becomes the merriest place on Earth, offering delightful entertainment, delicious food, and unique experiences for Guests of all ages. There truly is so much fun to be had in the two theme parks, at the Downtown Disney District, and at all three Disney hotels.

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Visit the official website for even more information and click here to book a trip!

Are you excited to see these holiday overlays return to four Disneyland Resort theme park attractions this year? Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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