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24-Hour Events Kick Off Summer at Disney Parks

posted on May 23rd, 2015 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


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This weekend, we kicked off summer with 24 straight hours of fun at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. And during our live blog coverage from both coasts, we shared nearly 50 stories beginning with the official start to the “Coolest Summer Ever” in Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World and then continuing with coverage from the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Here’s a look at some of our favorite highlights.

During the 24 hours, many of you watched the experiences on our live video feeds and showed off your Disney Side with some amazing costumes.

Now, it’s time to look forward to all of the summer experiences at Disney Parks.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Has Officially Begun – It’s here! A celebration 60 years in the making is now underway. Thousands of guests helped us kick off the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration and our 24-hour event.

‘Paint the Night’ Parade and ‘Disneyland Forever’ Fireworks Premiere at Disneyland Park – The all-new “Paint the Night” parade and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks open for Disneyland park guests as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration.

PHOTOS: Step Inside Our Disney Parks Blog ‘Tomorrowland’ Breakfast & Screening – The Disney Parks Blog team kicked off our 24-hours of fun here at Walt Disney World Resort by hosting a special “Tomorrowland” – themed event for 500 of our readers.

Behind the Scenes: Building Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the team worked together to bring Harambe Market to life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

New Construction Milestone as Golden Spire Tops Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disney Resort – Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated a major construction milestone this week with the topping out of the Enchanted Storybook Castle.

Enter the Coolest Summer Disney Side Contest for a Chance to Win a Sleepover in the Cinderella Castle Suite! – Enter for a chance to win a Walt Disney World Resort package including a night’s stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite – the ultimate Summer sleepover!

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‘We’re Just Getting Started …’ Here at the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

posted on May 23rd, 2015 by Tyler Slater, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations


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“Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our company!” After 24-hours of dazzling magic and entertainment, the kickoff to the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration has officially concluded.

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From opening performances of “Paint the Night” parade, “Disneyland Forever” fireworks and “World of Color – Celebrate!” … to sparkling merchandise and food offerings, we hope you enjoyed our updates on the Disney Parks Blog.

Even though our 24-hour party is over, our Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration is just beginning. In fact, we’d like to leave you with a quote from Walt Disney himself: “We’re just getting started …”

See you real soon!

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TLT Dance CLUB Dazzles Into the Early Morning at Disneyland Park

posted on May 23rd, 2015 by Tyler Slater, Public Relations Manager, Disney Destinations


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The land of Tomorrow continues to dazzle during the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration 24-hour party kickoff! Guests are dancing straight on ‘til morning to iconic dance tunes at the TLT Dance CLUB at Disneyland park.

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With just a few hours left, what has been your favorite moment of kicking off the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration? Tell us in the comments below!

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Disneyland Park Rocks and Swings Into the Night

posted on May 23rd, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


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'Hard Day’s Night – A Tribute to The Beatles' at Tomorrowland Terrace at Disneyland Resort 'Hard Day’s Night – A Tribute to The Beatles' at Tomorrowland Terrace at Disneyland Resort

Every corner of Disneyland park is alive with music tonight, as guests continue to celebrate the kickoff of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Earlier this evening, guests enjoyed the sounds of the Fab Four with “Hard Day’s Night – A Tribute to The Beatles” at Tomorrowland Terrace.

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Over at Fantasy Faire, guests whirled and twirled to the music of Swingtown at the Royal Swing Big Band Ball.

And there’s still more to come! TLT Dance CLUB continues in Tomorrowland, and over at Pacific Wharf, a DJ spices things up with a Latin dance party – both until 5 a.m.

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Late-Night Snacking at the Disneyland Resort

posted on May 23rd, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator


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We’re still having fun, but it’s time for a late-night snack! I found myself in need of a sugar boost, so I picked up some cotton candy in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.

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Other ways to refuel include an out-of-this-world Breakfast Burrito from Tomorrowland Terrace in Disneyland park, filled with eggs, chorizo, pico de gallo, salsa, queso fresco, and black beans wrapped in a flour tortilla, served with fresh fruit.

Over in Disney California Adventure park, you won’t get ‘tired’ of The Insomniac from Award Wieners — a bacon, egg and sausage dog with pepper jack cheese, topped with a maple crunch.

What has been your favorite ‘taste’ of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration 24-hour event?

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New Artist Sketch Debuts for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

posted on May 23rd, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


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Earlier today, I checked out Drawing Disneyland: The Early Years – Imagineers Who Helped Bring Walt’s Dream To Life exhibit at The Disney Gallery in The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attraction. So I figured why not make the hop, skip and a jump over to Disneyana Gifts to see what else is happening – and I’m glad I did! Our talented teams of Disneyland Resort Sketch Artists have very busy creating what I consider a “diamond in the rough” – because it’s a sketch, of course. Take a look!

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Special Tip: Have the artist add a personal touch to your sketch by adding a special date, name or message.

If you’re curious where to find the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration artist sketch and other favorites, visit Disneyana in Disneyland park or Off the Page in Disney California Adventure park.

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Disneyland Park is About to Shine its Brightest with the Debut of ‘Paint the Night’ and ‘Disneyland Forever’

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment


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The sun is setting on the West Coast, and you know what that means! It’s almost time to behold the sparkling crown jewels of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. Here in Disneyland park, our guests have staked out their spots for tonight’s opening performances. For those of you following along at home, be sure to keep your eyes glued to the live streams for the best view of the action.

The Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration live stream has concluded.

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Paint the Night” is up first, as Mickey Mouse uses his vivid imagination to harness the power of Tinker Bell’s pixie dust and bring to light beloved characters and stories from “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Toy Story,” “Frozen” and more. “Paint the Night” is running at 8:50 p.m. and 1 a.m. Pacific Time.

And at 9:30 p.m., Disneyland park will be transformed through a breathtaking journey of projections and pyrotechnics with the debut of “Disneyland Forever.” It’s going to be a beautiful sight you won’t want to miss!

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Dinnertime at the French Market Restaurant in Disneyland Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator


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It’s dinnertime at Disneyland Resort, and I’ve caught up with Erin, Tyler and Shawn at French Market Restaurant in New Orleans Square. While the regular menu will be available until 11 p.m., the items we picked—Royal Street Chicken Caesar Salad, N’Awlins Salad, Creamy Corn Chowder, Slow-Roasted Louisiana Beef Stew and the Market French Dip—will continue to be served until 3 a.m.

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What’s for dessert? The Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich and Ice Cream Sundae (complete with souvenir kitchen sink—of course) from Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor and the S’mores Bar from Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream!

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Find Your Favorite Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Souvenir During our 24-Hour Event

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


With so many dazzling Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration merchandise choices, it wasn’t hard to get caught up in the excitement during our recent shopping adventures at the Disneyland Resort. Ashley and I were all ears trying to find out what Disney fans were buzzing about!

It took Ashley and I only a moment to find our favorites.

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Erin continued to dazzle us, setting her sights on the Diamond Collection. Something sparkly for America’s Sweetheart!

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What about Tyler? Well he couldn’t resist keeping us on track with the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration train.

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Last but not least, Rachel loved the Diamond Celebration ALEX AND ANI bangles so much that she got one for her mom, too!

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Where have your shopping adventures taken you Diamond Celebration so far?

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There’s ‘Reel’ Fun to be Had Tonight at Disneyland Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Shawn Slater, Communications Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment


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Among the fun and unique happenings today at Disneyland Resort for our 24-hour event are screenings of some of your favorite movies.

Step in time to the Main Street Opera House for a special sing-along version of Walt Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins,” starting in just a few minutes at 6 p.m. It’s going to be “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” and if you can’t make it over there right away, we’re doing it all again at 10 p.m., 12:45 a.m. and 3:30 a.m.

Over at the Tomorrowland Theater, you can perch on the edge of your seat for screenings of “Guardians of the Galaxy” at 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. and “The Avengers” at 12:15 a.m.

Whichever movie you choose, it’ll be a great way to pass a couple of those hours on your way to 24!

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