If you’re the family that’s already listening to holiday music, finding gingerbread recipes, planning seasonally themed festivities and excitedly talking about Christmas — you’re in luck, Disneyland is also one of “those” families.
Transforming from the Happiest Place on Earth to the Merriest, Disneyland Resort goes full holiday mode Nov. 8, and stays that way through Jan. 6, 2020 — as close as your kids can get to their “I wish everyday was Christmas” dreams.
Kicking off at Disneyland Park, Sleeping Beauty’s Castle will be winterized, and look a lot like Elsa decorated it, with twinkling lights, icicles and guests dressed in their seasonal best filtering through day and night. And the decorations don’t stop at the castle — if your family knows anything about Disney, it’s the impeccable attention to detail. Prepare to be impressed.
A favorite seasonal visitors will remember, “World of Color – Season of Light” returns with a holiday-themed spectacular with new life, featuring lights, lasers, waterworks, fire accents and fountains shows lighting up the night.
A little something new this year, guests will enjoy an all-new Mickey’s Happy Holidays character celebration, with the mouse and friends heading to Disney California Adventure Park for some dance parties and holiday-themed fun.
Both Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park have so much planned for the holidays, it’s no wonder the season is starting so early. With enough rides and festivities for all ages, there’s plenty to entertain each day without getting grinchy.
Head over early for a Frozen adventure with Anna and Elsa in time for Frozen 2, premiering Nov. 22, or enjoy some thrilling rides in Cars Land.
Get in the spirit of all things festive with the Disney Festival of Holidays, celebrating the sounds, tastes and traditions of Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Three Kings Day, and stick around for the fireworks spectacular.
Expect holiday cheer, decorations and themed everything throughout the day, including Main Street, U.S.A.’s 60-foot-tall Christmas tree, decorated with nearly 1,500 ornaments. Take pictures with the family, meet characters, ride rides and enjoy the holiday spectacle, but be sure to stick around for various DJ-led dance parties, fireworks, light shows and more by night.
There’s truly so much to see, do and explore at each park that they will really send you and the kids into the holiday spirit. Dress up, mix, mingle and be merry while joining in the daily festivities.
No matter what your family celebrates this time of year, Disneyland Resort’s two parks have a little something for everyone. Check out tickets for both parks here and read more about what each park has to offer during the merriest time of year.
Part of a family who just loves a good scare or ghost story? This fall, wherever your travels might take you, chances are you’ll be near an Omni hotel or resort with a history of haunted sightings and other scary happenings. So, why not learn a bit about where you’re staying to make the experience all the more eerie …
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Overshadowed by nearby Portland and overlooked by tourists bound for the popular coastal towns of Camden and Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick is not on the radar of most family travelers in Maine. But couples looking for a cozy getaway will find fine dining, antiques, art and quiet streets for strolling, many lined by distinguished homes and well-kept gardens.
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? If the weather is forcing you to head indoors, you can still take advantage of a few opportunities to splash around in the waves, without even being that far from the beach — thanks to the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark, which opened this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.