See behind the scenes of Disneyland’s massive holiday decor system
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In this video, Disney shows what it takes to deck the Disneyland Resort’s halls by bringing us inside the warehouse where they store all of their holiday decorations. Mark Apepe, the lead of this impressive production, hosts this behind-the-scenes peep and shares that they use an estimated 2,000 feet of garland and 80,000 ornaments for the “Main Street package” alone.
The Disney Parks Blog adds to his numbers:
The exterior of Main Street, U.S.A., features approximately 220 garlands that measure more than four miles long, with approximately 80 wreaths and 120 bows bringing the season to life on this charming street.
It takes nearly three dozen cast members 35 days to install the glittering façade of its a small world Holiday and nearly 18 days to decorate the holiday attractions dazzling interior.
The Disneyland Christmas tree stands 60-feet tall on Main Street, U.S.A. and features 1,500 Victorian-inspired ornaments with 100 oversized faux candles.
Sleeping Beautys Winter Castle shimmers during the day and is illuminated each night with more than 126,000 twinkling LED lights, sparkling icicles and shimmering snow-capped turrets.
A 50-foot Christmas tree adorns Carthay Circle to help guests get in the holiday spirit. The tree and surrounding buildings are decorated with vintage-style ornaments in keeping with the theme of Buena Vista Street, inspired by Los Angeles as it appeared when Walt Disney arrived in the 1920s.
Like I said, impressive.