For as long as I can remember, our must do holiday family tradition has been going to Disneyland to ride the “it’s a small world” Holiday attraction followed by a visit to see Santa Claus.
We visited Santa when he had his cabin at Disneyland…
We’ve also visited Santa at the Disneyland Hotel…
And of course we would make sure to wish Santa a very Merry Christmas while watching him in Disneyland’s Christmas Fantasy Parade.
This Year It’s Different
This year will be not be the same. There will be no Disneyland Christmas Fantasy Parade, no “it’s a small world” Holiday, and no visiting Santa with long lists of Christmas wishes. The gates of Disneyland will remain closed throughout this holiday season and on into next year. Our tradition of visiting Santa at the Happiest Place on Earth will not be happening this Christmastime.
But What If…
What if Santa, who has visited the Disneyland Resort for so many years, found a way to continue the magic?
Well, that’s exactly what’s happening. One of the 28,000 Disney Cast Members that were layed-off recently, Jerry Tomlinson, found a way. The once seasonal holiday performer and Entertainment Tech Manager is continuing to create the magic of the holidays for so many children.
Introducing: North Pole Central
Though no longer able to spread the joy and magic at Disneyland, Tomlinson, with the help of his son Cory, were able to figure out a way to keep the magic of the holiday season alive, by helping Santa’s Elves create North Pole Central.
At the North Pole Central there are a variety of options for parents to choose from. Whether it be a personalized video message from Santa for your child or a fun craft time activity virtually spent with Santa’s Elves, there are wonderful options to choose from at varying prices.
I purchased the “All Things Santa Claus Bundle” which includes a personalized video message, mail from the North Pole and a one-on-one with Santa Video Chat. My son wants to make crafts with the Elves so I’ll be looking into that as well.
I had been trying to find a way for my children to still have that special one on one face time with Santa safely this year and was very much relieved when I found North Pole Central. I was even more ecstatic to find out that a former Disneyland Resort Cast Member had created it, with the help of Santa’s Elves of course.
I am so happy to share North Pole Central with you, as I know how hard it was for me to try to figure out a way for my kids to not only see Santa this year, but actually talk to him and tell him their Christmas wishes. This seems like the best answer for me. I hope you’ll check out North Pole Central too. http://www.northpolecentral.org
*I was not paid in anyway for my endorsement of North Pole Central. I was excited to find a safe way that my children can talk to Santa Claus and tell them their Christmas wishes and wanted to share this amazing site with you. I also strongly believe in supporting Disney Cast Members, many of whom have been furloughed for 8+ months, with an additional 28,000 that have recently been layed-off. #castmemberstrong