by Michael Ramirez, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort
Happy Holidays! I’m excited to share a new batch of holiday-themed “Disney Parks in Silhouette” pieces from the Disneyland Resort. Artist Keith Lapinig explored Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks to create his yuletide works of art!
At Disneyland park, “it’s a small world” Holiday hosts the perfect tour of the world’s festive traditions. Keith pointed out, “there’s someone else who makes their own tour around the world as a tradition – Santa! To add a little Disney flair to this idea, I turned Santa into Santa Mickey while paired with a reindeer Pluto.”
“With the snow capped Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle during this time of year, it’s quite the sight considering we’re in Southern California… so I like to pretend that it’s Queen Elsa’s doing,” he said.
“The Emporium is Disneyland park’s premier destination for shopping, so I thought it would be a fun to place for Goofy after having just finished up his holiday shopping,” Keith said. “It seems he bought more than he can handle, but that’s all of us during this season!”
“Mickey’s Toontown has an abundance of holiday decorations in every corner, and I like to think it was only possible with a little bit of pixie dust,” he said. “In the early hours of the morning, I placed Tinker Bell zipping around trying to find the perfect placement for a wreath.”
Over in Disney California Adventure park, the folklórico dancers from the “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” Street Party were the perfect stars to perform next to Miguel from Disney•Pixar’s “Coco.” Here they are ready to celebrate and start the joyous family fiesta!
“With all of the stunning decorations in Cars Land every year, I didn’t want to leave this land out of my collection,” Keith mentioned. “I thought Mater would have the most fun posing in front of the entrance, so he’s donning his holiday best.”