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New Pressed Coins Debut for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

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


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Last month, my fellow Disney Parks Blog author and friend, Shannon Swanson, got a “Penny For Your Thoughts” as she took you inside the Electromechanical Shop and behind-the-scenes of the making of coin presses at the Disneyland Resort. Shannon mentioned that I would have exciting news to share, and I do — as part of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, we are introducing sixty (60) new pressed coins themed to favorite attractions, icons and characters!

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How can you tell which designs are being introduced for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration? Here are a few tips to help you out!

  • Look for the special 60-D symbol which appears on the art for each new die.
  • Each coin will bear a special back-stamp that says Est. July 17 1955 – Disneyland Resort 60-D!

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One of my favorite things is the new Pressed Coin Location Guide that features all of the presses throughout the Disneyland Resort. All of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration pressed coins can be found by simply locating the diamond icon next to the coin image. Where can you find the pressed coin location guides? Great question — the new guides are available here on the Disney Parks Blog! Take a look at the images below or download the PDF here. You can also find printed brochures at City Hall in Disneyland park, Chamber of Commerce at Disney California Adventure park and select merchandise locations throughout the Disneyland Resort.

Tip: There is a specially designed Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration collector’s book to help you keep track of your collection.

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Finally, there’s one last thing before I go: keep an eye out for special ‘Decades’ presses in the Downtown Disney District that will only be available for limited period of time.

Are you ready for the Pressed Coin Challenge? Let us know which coins you are looking forward to adding to your collection in the comments below!

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It’s Lunchtime at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


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It’s lunchtime and I have a hankerin’ for a turkey leg. Don’t mind if I do! I even traveled to Frontierland just so I could snap a shot with my turkey leg while wearing a coonskin cap. It seemed so apropos.

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When I eat a meal, I often find myself craving something sweet (especially while visiting a Disney Park). This delicious churro sure did do the trick. Afterwards, I burned off some of those churro calories taking a tour of the Swiss Family Treehouse. So. Many. Stairs.

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I needed a beverage to go with my turkey leg and churro. So I stopped and got a Diet Coke in one of these awesome Orange Bird sippers from the Sunshine Tree Terrace. (I even took a breather after those Treehouse stairs to enjoy it.) Everything tastes better, I swear, when you’re sipping it from inside of one of these awesome beverage vessels!

I’ll be back again soon with some more snackin’ fun.

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Challenge Accepted – Conquering the Mountains of Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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A few weeks ago, my fellow author Jennifer Fickley-Baker shared some ideas for spending 24-hours at Magic Kingdom Park. I was inspired by her article to do a couple of challenges today while kicking off the “Coolest Summer Ever” at Walt Disney World Resort.

For my first challenge, I’ll be riding the four attractions with mountains, which include Space Mountain (my favorite), Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain. I’ll share some additional photos after the challenge is completed. Wish me luck!

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Special Menu Items Available at The Lunching Pad at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


Are you having fun kicking off the Coolest Summer Ever at Magic Kingdom Park? Why not take a break to refuel at The Lunching Pad. What’s on the menu? A specialty hot dog topped with pulled pork and slaw, refreshing watermelon lemonade and a crisped rice treat adorably shaped like a flip-flop. Hurry, these items are only available until 9 p.m. when the beach party ends!

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Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Has Officially Begun

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


It’s here! A celebration 60 years in the making is now underway. This morning, thousands of guests helped us kick off the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration and our 24-hour event.

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Enjoying 24 Hours of Snacks at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


When they asked me to spend the day snacking my way around Magic Kingdom Park to kick off the Coolest Summer Ever at Walt Disney World Resort, I was honored. It is not every day you find yourself getting paid to eat delicious treats. I kicked off my morning with a trip to Starbucks on Main Street, U.S.A.

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Watch the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration 24-Hour Event LIVE on Disney Parks Blog

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


We’re just about to kick off the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration with a 24-hour event! If you can’t be here to celebrate with us, don’t worry! You can follow all the fun from home with our six live web cameras, positioned throughout the Disneyland Resort.

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Disney Parks Blog ‘Tomorrowland’ Event Kicks Off at Magic Kingdom Park

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


We just kicked off our celebration of the “Coolest Summer Ever” with a special event for 500 of our readers in Tomorrowland here at Magic Kingdom Park. Right now, our guests are showing their #DisneySide and enjoying photo ops. Here’s a sneak peek inside:

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Where to Find Special ‘Frozen’-Themed Treats at Magic Kingdom Park Today

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Pam Brandon, Disney Parks Food Writer


Some of our favorite food and beverage offerings have turned blue today – like the cotton candy and lemonade – to help us kick off the “Coolest Summer Ever.” Don’t forget to try the specialty cupcake, topped with blue buttercream and the 24-Hour Kickoff to Summer logo, available at Main Street Bakery and Gaston’s Tavern. Guests love the Olaf-shaped sipper, too!

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Magic Kingdom Park Kicks off The ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ & 24 Hours of Fun

posted on May 22nd, 2015 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


Our “Coolest Summer Ever” at Disney Parks just kicked off moments ago here at Magic Kingdom Park.

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