Anyone who has strolled through Fantasyland at
Disneyland park knows the familiar double-honk from the Disneyland Monorail as it begins to make its way around the Matterhorn. Its course takes it past some of our classic attractions, and thanks to some clever maneuvering, Disneyland Chief Photographer Paul Hiffmeyer was able to catch these shots of the Disneyland Monorail as it passed “ it’s a small world” and Alice in Wonderland.
Disneyland Resort attractions are your favorite to spy from aboard the Disneyland Monorail?
On Memorial Day,
Disneyland park guests lined Main Street, U.S.A. during the daily flag retreat ceremony to pay respect to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Dozens of veterans, reservists and active duty members of the armed forces came to participate in the ceremony.
During his official dedication of Disneyland park, Walt Disney said Disneyland is dedicated to “the hard facts that have created America” – a sentiment evidenced by this photo.
UPDATE – Truffles are now available to guests without dining reservations at all three locations.
Looking for a dazzling way to complete your meal?
Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Truffles will be offered at select signature restaurants throughout Disneyland Resort — Blue Bayou Restaurant, Carthay Circle Restaurant and Steakhouse 55.
Each beautifully themed box contains four truffles with flavors inspired by the location:
Blue Bayou Restaurant Truffle Flavors
Crème Brule – crème, brown sugar and vanilla
Bananas Foster – banana, vanilla ice cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum and banana liqueur
King Cake – confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice
Mint Julep – sugar, lime juice, lemon juice and crème de menthe
Carthay Circle Restaurant Truffle Flavors
Carthay Manhattan – American whiskey, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters and Luxardo maraschino cherries
Brown Derby – bourbon, fresh grapefruit juice and honey
B52 Coffee – Grand Marnier, Kahlua, Irish cream, coffee and whipped cream
Hazelnut Tiramisu – classic tiramisu with hazelnut
Steakhouse 55 Truffle Flavors
Cosmopolitan – vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime
Kahlua – coffee, brown sugar, vanilla
24-Layer Chocolate Cake – milk chocolate, hazelnut and a hint of vanilla
Primitivo – raspberry, blackberry, cherry, plums and raisin
For Carthay Circle Restaurant and Steakhouse 55, guests must be 21 years of age to purchase due to the alcohol content by volume.
Which box of truffles will you be bringing home?
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
Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.
– 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. Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Has Officially Begun
– The all-new “Paint the Night” parade and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks open for Disneyland park guests as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. ‘Paint the Night’ Parade and ‘Disneyland Forever’ Fireworks Premiere at Disneyland Park
– 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. PHOTOS: Step Inside Our Disney Parks Blog ‘Tomorrowland’ Breakfast & Screening
– Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the team worked together to bring Harambe Market to life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Behind the Scenes: Building Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
– Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated a major construction milestone this week with the topping out of the Enchanted Storybook Castle. New Construction Milestone as Golden Spire Tops Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disney Resort
– 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! Enter the Coolest Summer Disney Side Contest for a Chance to Win a Sleepover in the Cinderella Castle Suite!
“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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Earlier today, I checked out
exhibit at Drawing Disneyland: The Early Years – Imagineers Who Helped Bring Walt’s Dream To Life 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!
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.
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.
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!