Already been to Disneyland Park? Well, then, hop on over to California Adventure Park and complete your holiday experience!
|New DCA main gate concept|
Your first stop should be to pose with the candy cane-striped CALIFORNIA sign at the entry gate. Those photos will make great holiday cards, and they will also soon become collectors’ items. The letters will be taken down on January 4 to make room for a new entry gate that resembles the one at Florida’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is modeled after the legendary Pan-Pacific Auditorium. Disney Imagineers plan to save the iconic “CALIFORNIA” letters for possible future use.
Celebrating the opening of Walt Disney Pictures TRON: Legacy is a high-energy street party called ElecTRONica. The movie, which opens in theaters on December 17, is a sequel to the 1982 film TRON starring Jeff Bridges, in which a hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to play gladiator games. In TRON: Legacy, Jeff Bridges reprises his role as Kevin Flynn. In this feature, Kevin’s 27-year-old son, Sam, looks into his father’s disappearance and gets pulled into the same fierce gladiatorial games that have kept his father hostage for 20 years. Here’s a clip of the Poreotics Dance Crew who will performing at ElecTRONica from December 20-30, 2010:
And you’ll definitely want to make sure you see Santa before you leave! He can be found soaking up rays in Santa’s Seaside Pavilion at Paradise Pier. Visit his gazebo to tell him your wish list and get a picture with the jolly man with the snow-white beard too!
While it does indeed snow at the California Parks, the mild temperatures melt that fluffy white stuff pretty quickly. I found this great recipe at a friend’s blog, and I knew it would be the perfect project for today’s post. Serve these at upcoming holiday parties and your guests are sure to giggle!
Melted Snowman Cookies from Megan at Crazy Domestic:
Here’s what Megan used:
•1 package Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
•10 large marshmallows (one for each cookie)
•Betty Crocker Cookie White Icing
•Wilton Decorating Icing Tubes in Black, Red, Orange, Green, Blue and Pink
Here’s a summary of what Megan did:
•Prepare cookie mix according to directions. Squish golf ball sized chunks to about 1/4-1/2 inch thick and place on baking tray. Bake according to package directions.
•Spread white icing onto cooled cookies with back of a spoon, letting some dribble over the edge.
•Spray a microwave safe plate with cooking spray, and place marshmallows on the plate. Microwave for 30 seconds, stopping microwave as soon as marshmallows start to get puffy.
•Carefully transfer marshmallows to frosted cookies.
•Decorate with the Wilton frosting!
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Home Economics
SKILL LEVEL: High School (or younger with adult supervision)