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Disney Parks Blog Celebrates the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

Sleeping Beauty Castle Ready to Dazzle for Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


In a special ceremony this afternoon, Disneyland Resort President Michael Colglazier unveiled the dazzling Sleeping Beauty Castle, sparkling for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, beginning tomorrow. During the ceremony, Colglazier recognized our 28,000 Disneyland Resort cast members – each of whom contribute to making this the Happiest Place on Earth.

As Michael said during the ceremony, Walt Disney knew it would take very special people to make his dream come true, and our Disneyland Resort cast members are the ones who make this the Happiest Place on Earth.

Take a look back at the ceremony in the video below.

Thanks to our Disneyland Resort cast members for all you do to make magic for our guests every day!

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Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Begins Tomorrow, Celebrating 60 Years of the Happiest Place on Earth

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Tomorrow begins a celebration 60 years in the making … the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Featuring a glittering parade, street-to-sky fireworks and an all-new “World of Color,” it will be a celebration of the innovation and wonder for which the Disneyland Resort and Disney Parks around the world have become known.

“It’s amazing to contemplate all that Disneyland has come to mean to so many people around the world,” said Tom Staggs, COO of the Walt Disney Company. “For 60 years, millions of guests have come here to celebrate their special occasions, and now we’re excited to invite everyone to share the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration with us. And, of course, none of this would be possible without our exceptional cast members who bring the magic to life.”

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At Disneyland park, the new “Paint the Night” parade will bring some of the most innovative floats, vibrant costumes and dazzling special effects ever presented at the Disneyland Resort. This new, state-of-the-art nighttime parade floods Main Street, U.S.A., with stunning color and more than 1.5 million LED lights.

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Also at Disneyland park, the new “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will be a sky-high celebration featuring sparkling pyrotechnics, immersive projections and effects that transform the park right before your eyes. “Disneyland Forever” envelops you in an enthralling, breathtaking journey like never before, leveraging the largest installation of projection mapping technology in a Disney park and surprising special effects.

Disney California Adventure park will present a special edition of the popular “World of Color” show, hosted by award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris. In “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney,” Mickey Mouse and Neil take guests on a journey through the imagination of Walt Disney, exploring his decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments and the dream of Disneyland.

The Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration will also bring dazzling decor and special surprises throughout both parks, the Downtown Disney District and the Disneyland Resort hotels. Make plans now to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

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Creating Custom Animation for the All-New ‘World of Color – Celebrate!’ at Disney California Adventure Park

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment


When it debuts tomorrow for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, the all-new “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” will illuminate the night at Disney California Adventure park like never before! In this celebration of the unparalleled imagination of Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse and host Neil Patrick Harris take us on a fun-filled and inspirational journey that explores Walt’s decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments and the dream of Disneyland.

In this behind-the-scenes video, Dave Bossert from Walt Disney Animation Studios shares a look at the making of some of the new animated sequences created just for this show.

“World of Color – Celebrate!” is part of our dazzling Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, which kicks off May 22 along with the new “Paint the Night” parade and the fully-immersive new “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular.

Keep following Disney Parks Blog for more updates, and join the conversation with hashtag #Disneyland60.

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First Look: Cinderella Castle Adds Regal Turrets at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Throughout the year, we’ve been bringing you updates on the enhancements that are being made in the Central Plaza area between the end of Main Street and Cinderella Castle, which include new pathways, gardens, and fireworks viewing areas.

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‘World of Color – Celebrate!’ Premieres at Disney California Adventure Park, Opens for Guests May 22

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Last night, we welcomed fans and media to the premiere performance of “World of Color – Celebrate!” New for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, this nighttime spectacular is a contemporary and moving celebration of Walt Disney and his dream of Disneyland, hosted by Mickey Mouse and award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris.

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Behind the Scenes: Creating the Music for ‘Tangled: The Musical’ for Disney Cruise Line

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line


Last month, we gave you a first look at the production of “Tangled: The Musical,” coming to the Disney Magic this November. Today we continue our all-access pass with an exclusive video all about the development of the spectacular music for this show—which will include three new songs that weren’t in the movie!

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Disney Days of Past: Celebrating DINOSAUR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

posted on May 21st, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


This week in 1999 the film “Dinosaur” was released. “Dinosaur” stars an iguanodon, Aladar, who should be familiar to fans of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the attraction DINOSAUR in DinoLand U.S.A.

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Mixology Class on a Disney Cruise

posted on May 20th, 2015 by Salah Chetbi, Dining and Beverage Standards and Consistency Manager, Disney Cruise Line


Over the past several weeks, I’ve told you about 10 of our guest-favorite beverage tastings on a Disney cruise. Now it’s time to talk about our seminar that gives you the chance to polish your own bar-tending skills!

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#DisneySide Sports Style: Disney Memorial Day Soccer Shootout at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

posted on May 20th, 2015 by Aubrey Hang, Sports Marketing Community Manager, runDisney


With the Disney Memorial Day Soccer Shootout presented by Danimals coming up at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex athletes have the opportunity to show their #DisneySide during competition.

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Downtown Disney District Extended Hours for Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration 24-Hour Event, May 22-23

posted on May 20th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


If you’re still mapping out your plan for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration 24-hour event this week, I’ve got more information for you. In addition to Downtown Disney District locations that will operate during their normal business hours on May 22-23, the locations below have extended their hours to serve our guests who will be here to celebrate with us.

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