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Additional ‘Decades’ Details and Art Revealed for Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

posted on May 28th, 2015 by Michelle Harker, Manager, Merchandise Marketing & Communications, Disneyland Resort


A couple of months ago, I shared the first piece from the Disneyland Resort Diamond CelebrationDecades” collection created by Jeff Granito. The first piece in the series of “Decades” art (1955–1964) will debut today. Here’s a look at some of the exciting merchandise featuring the art.

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I’m sure you’ve been curious to see what some of the other pieces look like, right? Wait no more. Here’s a look at additional “Decades” art celebrating attractions, icons and characters for each ten-year milestone. Keep an eye out for these pieces to debut around every 60 days on items including apparel, home décor, pins and more.

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“Decades” Merchandise will be available at the following locations:

Deluxe Print, Dessert Plate, Mug and Tee:

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Are there more to come? Of course! But you’re going to have to keep watching the Disney Parks Blog to find out.

Which one is your favorite so far?

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A Unique Point of View: Disneyland Monorail Visits Fantasyland Attractions

posted on May 27th, 2015 by Erin Glover, Social Media Director, Disneyland Resort


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.

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Which Disneyland Resort attractions are your favorite to spy from aboard the Disneyland Monorail?

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Memorial Day Flag Retreat Ceremony at Disneyland Park Honors Fallen Soldiers

posted on May 27th, 2015 by Kevin Rafferty, Jr., Communications Specialist, Disneyland Resort


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.

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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.

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Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Truffles Debut at Signature Restaurants

posted on May 26th, 2015 by Rachel Brent, Food & Beverage Marketing Communications Coordinator


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 ResortBlue Bayou Restaurant, Carthay Circle Restaurant and Steakhouse 55.

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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?

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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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