This week marked some significant milestones here at the Disneyland Resort. On Thursday, July 17, we celebrated the resort’s 59th birthday. Check out video of the celebration here.
As part of the festivities, we also announced the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, coming spring 2015 to mark 60 years at the Happiest Place on Earth. We also asked fans to share their favorite Disneyland Resort memories for a chance to win a trip to the kick-off of the celebration next year! Find out how to enter here.
Also on July 17, Splash Mountain at Disneyland park marked 25 years of splashdowns. Paul Hiffmeyer commemorated the anniversary with a lovely view of the attraction after dark. And Valarie shared a fun video of the attraction’s opening day here.
This “Disney Parks After Dark” post is in celebration of 25 “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” years of Splash Mountain at Disneyland park. Splash Mountain opened on July 17, 1989, in Critter Country and features the story of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox and Brer Bear. Most Disneyland park guests ride Splash Mountain to cool off on a hot summer day, but I enjoy riding it after dark because it makes the five-story splashdown that much more thrilling.
Can you name the other Disney Parks that have Splash Mountain and the name of the lands they are in?
Tonight’s “Disney Parks After Dark” image is by far one of the best I’ve seen of the statue of Roy O. Disney and Minnie Mouse. This statue, which is of Walt Disney’s older brother and longtime business partner, sits near the flagpole on Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom Park.
Earlier this week, we shared the exciting news that a bevvy of new “Frozen” -inspired entertainment options will debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios very soon. Here are some of the first photos of Anna and Elsa at the park.
Beginning July 5 (yes, just one week from today!), Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be the home to the Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome procession, a For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration, a “Frozen” fireworks spectacular and much more. Be sure to check out Shawn’s original blog post for all of the exciting details!
Tell us – will you be at the park July 5 for the “Frozen” debut? Which offering are you most excited to experience?
To join the conversation online, use the hashtag #FrozenSummer.
Check out this amazing image, which was shot by photographer Tom Bricker. It depicts sunset from Beast’s Castle in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park.
Is this one of your favorite areas of the park to watch the sunset? Tell us in the “Comments” section below and be sure to click through the gallery for more after dark shots snapped at Disney Parks.
This photo seems to be all about a full moon … but is it? With a closer look, you’ll see that it’s framed by the neon lights on top of Luigi’s Casa della Tires – the entrance to Luigi’s Flying Tires in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park. I wanted to share this photo with you as part of our “Disney Parks After Dark” series because even though it is a bit abstract, unique details still make it a recognizable location at the Disneyland Resort.
This week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” image was shot by photographer Tom Bricker at Magic Kingdom Park, after hours. I never get tired of looking at beautiful images of this lovely icon. Doesn’t Cinderella Castle look so calm and serene?
One of the most picturesque places to hit up at Walt Disney World Resort this week was the brand-new Marketplace Co-Op at Downtown Disney. As Steven Miller shared earlier, this location includes six boutiques of unique Disney Parks merchandise, including dedicated areas for Beautifully Disney makeup, D-Tech On Demand products, Zoey & Pickles girls’ clothing, and more.
Be sure to click through the gallery above for a full look inside. Which area are you most excited to explore?
This week’s Disney Parks After Dark photo was snapped at Downtown Disney and features three of the location’s new food trucks – Namaste Cafe, Fantasy Fare and World Showcase of Flavors – just after closing time.
Have you tried any of the delicious menu items from these trucks? Tell us in the “Comments” section below.
This week’s “Disney Parks After Dark” image was snapped at the Boneyard at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Is this one of your child’s favorite places to explore during the day? The dino skeleton at night sure looks pretty cool, too.