As thousands of people flood into the Disneyland Resort to enjoy the holiday decorations, it’s hard to remember that this was once considered the slow season — a time when people were too busy shopping and cooking to think about theme parks.
But that was before the company made a massive investment in holiday fun, including over-the-top lighting and decorations. Crews bring in 300 extra trees to spread around the resort, along with some 10,000 poinsettias and 10,000 cyclamen. The decor magically appears in early November – shortly after Halloween – and stays up until Jan. 6 each year.
Though they mostly work behind the scenes – watering, trimming and planting – the resort employs squadrons of landscapers to tend to some 100,000 flowering plants, shrubs and trees.