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Disneyland saluted 60 years with its diamond celebration

In 2015, the Disneyland Resort hosted a year-long diamond celebration that greeted 60 years of magic. Three new electrifying shows will premiere, adding to the lineup of family fun and attractions every day.

The celebration began on May 22, 2015 and ended on September 5, 2016.

As part of the celebration, the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland and the Carthay Circle Theater at Disney California Adventure each received their own diamond medallion with the letter “D”. The Disneyland Resort and surrounding streets were decorated with Diamond Celebration decorations and festive banners in shades of Disneyland blue. In addition, there were special Diamond Celebration food and meal items to complement the celebration.

Since opening on July 17, 1955, the Disneyland Resort has grown from a single park to a world-class family destination with two highly popular theme parks, three hotels, and the shopping, dining and entertainment district known as Downtown Disney.

Highlights of the Disneyland Diamond Celebration

  • Paint the Night” Parade : This nighttime celebration on Main Street, USA, from Disneyland Park is a dazzling display of technology and wild imagination with more than 1.5 million bright LED lights. It is the first all-LED parade at the Disneyland Resort. In this luminescent parade, Mickey Mouse uses his imagination to “Paint the Night” in eight different Disney dreams that include guest appearances by Mickey’s friends and beloved characters from tales such as “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Little Mermaid ». , «» Beauty and the Beast «,» Toy Story «and» Frozen «. The parade features special effects, music, spirited performances, and spectacular floats, with Mickey leading the grand finale.
  • Spectacular » Disneyland Forever» Fireworks: The Disneyland tradition of fantastic fireworks was taken to a new level with projections throughout the Disneyland park, fantastic music and other special effects. Thanks to the largest installation of projection mapping technology in a Disney park and innovative special effects, guests are transported to beloved Disney and Disney / Pixar movies, including a dance with King Louie from “The Jungle Book” and a flight over London with characters from “Peter Pan.” Disneyland Forever “will be visible from Main Street, USA, and several other Disneyland locations.
  • » World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney «: The Waters in Paradise Bay Lagoon at Disney California Adventure is the setting for a completely new presentation of» World of Color «during the Diamond Celebration. “World of Color – Celebrate!” Celebrate Walt Disney and his Disneyland dream with over 1,200 fonts, lasers, special effects, an exciting musical score featuring Tony and Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris and Mickey Mouse as host.

In addition, for the Diamond Celebration, several of the Disneyland attractions received new additions. For example, the Matterhorn received new Yeti figures and the Haunted Mansion brought back the Ghost Hatbox.

The original Disney theme park

When Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, it had 18 attractions, no Disney hotels, and very little except the surrounding orange trees. Today, the original theme park has expanded to become a world-class family resort destination with two Disney parks, nearly 100 attractions, three hotels, and the shopping, dining, and entertainment district known as Downtown Disney.

The popularity of Disneyland is a testament to Walt Disney’s dream of a place where family members of all ages can have fun together in a safe and clean environment that emphasizes imagination and excellent guest service. Since 1955, dignitaries, heads of state, celebrities and more than 700 million guests have passed through the doors of a place that Walt envisioned as “a source of joy and inspiration to the world.”

Disneyland transformed the amusement industry with a whole new concept in family entertainment: a “theme park” where rides, shows and characters become part of a total storytelling environment. In the nearly six decades since its opening, the Disneyland Resort has delivered on Walt’s promise that “Disneyland will never be completed … as long as there is imagination in the world.”

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