They work mostly at night but keep the park looking fresh by providing some of its most important details, the landscape and seasonal decor. Disneyland’s Horticulture and Resort Enhancement team is definitely the under-sung heroes of the resort.

From carefully manicured flowers on Main Street, U.S.A., to desert plants in Cars Land, the landscape is part of the detail that tells the “story” of each land in the parks. More than 800 species of plants indigenous to 40 nations grow at the Disneyland Resort, making it one of the most extensive and diverse botanical locales in the western United States. The Horticulture and Resort Enhancement team manages the landscape plus the annual addition of seasonal décor for Halloween and Holidays.

Here are more fun facts from Disneyland’s Horticulture and Resort Enhancement team:


If you have a Disney kid of any age in your home, there’s always that question of how to affordably and tastefully decorate their room without having to totally repaint everything every time a new movie comes out. The answer more and more families are turning to is wall decals.

Fathead has been expanding their line of removable wall decals from the many magical kingdoms of Disney and the recent batch includes some great options from Disney’s Frozen, the cast of the Muppets, and from Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue.

There is the above Queen Elsa Mural Collection and the below Frozen Mural & Assorted Collection.


This year at the Disneyland Resort you can see something you’ve never seen before, Cars Land decorated for the holidays. It’s as fabulous as it sounds.

In addition to the festive automotive decor of Cars Land (more photos at the bottom of this post) there is also the tasteful glamor of Buena Vista Street, making Disney California Adventure the perfect holiday compliment to the parade, fireworks, and jamboree fun found in Disneyland.

We visited the Magic Kingdom last weekend and were surprised to see how much of the park had been festooned with fall decorations. Specifically, September 2nd, a full two months ahead of time, seemed a bit early for the Halloween decorations to be up. I know they get away with it by claiming it’s a harvest festival, but with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party starting on the September 11th this year, I have to wonder how soon is to soon to celebrate a holiday at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom?

View our gallery with 16 pictures of Halloween decorations below the jump.

I had the luck of having a work trip in Paris, and I was able to sneak off to Disneyland Paris for a day. Below are a few photos, but if you want to see more (including a full trip report) you can find that on my personal blog. ( apologize that some of the photos are lower quality; my camera died and I had to use my iPad.)

I think this little boy thought I was taking his picture. He saw me with my camera (trying to take a picture) and stopped for a few moments. I snapped one, and then walked ahead of him to take more. But I just live this picture so much! (More below the jump)