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Behind the Scenes: Creating Main Street Enchanted Windows at Disneyland Park

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


Two of the six new Main Street Enchanted Windows designed for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration are now on display at Disneyland park. In the video below, we take you behind the scenes to see how these new animated windows were created and introduce you to the talented team of artists and designers who are bringing them to life.

The first two Main Street Enchanted Windows, featuring the stories of “Peter Pan” and “Cinderella,” are open now, soon to be followed by windows featuring scenes from “Frozen,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Toy Story” and “Aladdin.”

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Create Your Own Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Video

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


For the past few months, we’ve been inviting guests to celebrate 60 years of magic and memories with us during the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Now we have a way for you to celebrate at home – with some of your own favorite memories!

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Visit mydisneylandvideo.com, upload your favorite Disneyland Resort photos and create your own video to share! It’s quick and easy to create your Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration video, and when you’re finished you can share your video with friends and family.

Share your Disneyland Resort memories in a whole new way at mydisneylandvideo.com!

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Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Celebrates 50 Years at Disneyland Park

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


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On July 18, 1965, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln officially opened at the Main Street Opera House in Disneyland park. Walt Disney first debuted the attraction honoring our 16th president in 1964 at the New York World’s Fair, and after earning international acclaim, made Main Street, U.S.A., its permanent home the following year.

Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln not only pays tribute to history, but it marks a milestone in Audio-Animatronics technology. Debuting one year after Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room introduced Audio-Animatronics figures, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln was the very first attraction to use the breakthrough technology to create a lifelike human figure.

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In 2009, the classic attraction was refined to incorporate advanced Audio-Animatronics technology. Before the opening of The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, we gave you an in-depth look at the Lincoln figure’s extraordinarily realistic expressions and took you behind the programming board to see how Walt Disney Imagineering integrated modern enhancements with elements of the original show.

Now, fifty years after its original opening, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln continues to bring history to life and dazzle guests at Disneyland park.

What is one of your favorite moments from Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln?

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Guests Show Their 1955 Disney Side to Celebrate the Official 60th Anniversary of the Disneyland Resort

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


A few weeks ago, we invited fans visiting for the official 60th anniversary of the Disneyland Resort to come dressed in their finest 1955 Disney Side. And they sure did come out in style! Take a look at some of the sharp and snazzy ensembles sported by some of our guests on Friday, July 17.

Guests Show Their 1955 Disney Side to Celebrate the Official 60th Anniversary of the Disneyland Resort

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Disneyland Resort Marks 60th Anniversary of Opening Day With Special Celebrations

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


On Friday, we marked 60 years of happiness at the Disneyland Resort with a day full of celebrations. From thousands of cupcakes to special photo locations, guests joined in to help us commemorate the anniversary of Disneyland opening day – July 17, 1955. Take a look back!

Did you celebrate the 60th anniversary of Disneyland opening day with us on Friday? Tell us about it in the comments!

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This Week in Disney Parks Photos: Disneyland Resort Celebrates 60 Years

posted on July 18th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


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Yesterday we marked the 60th anniversary of the opening day of Disneyland on July 17, 1955. The day started with a special ceremony at Sleeping Beauty Castle. Check out the video recap here.

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Disneyland Resort guests were even treated to special cupcakes to commemorate the day!

Please join me in wishing a happy 60th anniversary to Disneyland!

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‘Ant-Man’ Is a Hit With Disney Parks Blog Readers at Special Advanced Screening at the Disneyland Resort

posted on July 18th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Last weekend, 500 Disney Parks Blog readers enjoyed a special advanced screening of “Ant-Man” here at AMC Downtown Disney 12 at the Disneyland Resort. Many guests even showed their super hero side and attend in costume. Hear what they had to say about the film!

“Ant-Man,” directed by Peyton Reed and starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, introduces us to a hero armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength. Master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Be sure to catch “Ant-Man” now in theaters!

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Special Ceremony Commemorates Official 60th Anniversary of the Disneyland Resort

posted on July 17th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


This morning, Disneyland Resort President Michael Colglazier was joined by Mickey Mouse and special guests at Sleeping Beauty Castle to commemorate the Resort’s official 60th anniversary. On this day in 1955, Walt Disney first welcomed guests to “this happy place,” and today we honored that historic day with a special ceremony.

The ceremony at Sleeping Beauty Castle also included the tradition of playing the recording of Walt Disney’s July 17, 1955, welcome to the first Disneyland guests. Mickey Mouse and all his friends were in attendance, and Disney Legend and Academy Award-winning composer Richard M. Sherman (“Mary Poppins”) was joined by actress and singer Ashley Brown (star of “Mary Poppins” on Broadway) singing “Feed the Birds” and leading Disneyland park guests in singing “Happy Birthday.”

Take a look back in the video below.

Be sure to check back on Monday, and we’ll have another video showing even more of the fun from this magical day.

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Disneyland Resort Celebrates 60th Anniversary and Announces Million Dollar Dazzle Program Benefiting Local Nonprofits

posted on July 17th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


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Sixty years ago today, Walt Disney dedicated his dream project: Disneyland – a land beyond the boundaries of the motion pictures with which he’d made his reputation, a park where families and guests of all ages could be immersed in worlds of fantasy and adventure.

As part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, we announced this morning that we will honor 60 years of Walt’s dream with our Million Dollar Dazzle program. Each month during the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, the Million Dollar Dazzle Crew will surprise one or more Southern California nonprofits with a $60,000 gift, totaling more than $1 million. Girl Scouts of Orange County was surprised with the first gift at the ceremony today.

Check back later today for video from this special ceremony!

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Disneyland Resort Guests Treated to Cupcakes for 60th Anniversary Celebration Today

posted on July 17th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


Guests visiting the Disneyland Resort to celebrate our 60th anniversary today will be treated to a sweet surprise! More than 100,000 cupcakes are being shared with guests and cast members to commemorate this special day.

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Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog today as we bring you updates from our celebration. And follow along on Twitter and Instagram with @Disneyland, on Facebook.com/Disneyland, and with the hashtag #Disneyland60.

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