It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the happiest place on Earth!

Disneyland Christmas Castle

As you read this, I’m over at the magical city of Anaheim, California, visiting Disneyland for the umpteenth time in my life. It’s said to be the “happiest place on Earth” and I wholeheartedly agree. Sure, any day you visit, it’ll be packed to the nines, guaranteed, and a bottle of water or a coffee might set you back 5 dollars, but it’s a place where everything reeks of joy and cheer. I love it.

Disneyland is breathtakingly beautiful all year round, but it’s especially awesome during Christmas. Decorations cover the entire park and some attractions even change entirely to fit the season. Last time I was here wasn’t so long ago (about 3 years), but I’m as excited about this trip as if I was a toddler, visiting for the first time.

Christmas and Disney are a match made in heaven and I can’t wait to experience everything all over again: a warm drink while strolling the park on a cold night, the long lines made fun by the company and the anticipation, the souvenirs, the parades, the rides, the fireworks show, the nostalgia.

Have you been to a Disney park during the Christmas season? If not, would you care to share your favorite thing, experience or memory involving the “most wonderful time of the year” and the “happiest place on Earth”?