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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Feb. 1, 2015

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week at Disneyland park, Tom Staggs, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration marking the resort’s 60th anniversary, will begin Friday, May 22.

Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Park Will Receive a Diamond Medallion Featuring the Letter 'D' for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Carthay Circle Theatre in Disneyland California Adventure Park Will Receive a Diamond Medallion Featuring the Letter 'D' for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

Erin shared that the Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland park and Carthay Circle Theatre in Disney California Adventure park will glisten and gleam, each with its own diamond medallion featuring the letter “D” for the celebration. Disney California Adventure park will present a special edition of the popular “World of Color” show and a new “Paint the Night” parade and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular will be featured at Disneyland park.

Check out Erin’s original story for more details and images, as well as a special video.

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Also this week at the Walt Disney World Resort, we celebrated a significant milestone for MagicBands – 10 million distributed. Since our original announcement, MagicBands have become a favorite way for guests to make their visit easier, more personal and magical.

Recently, MagicBand was named one of Fortune Magazine’s “26 Coolest Gadgets of 2014.” MyMagic+ was also honored with an “Innovation by Design” award by the popular magazine and website, Fast Company. Visit our original story to read more.

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

Exciting Ways to Explore Italy with Adventures by Disney – Planning a visit to Italy? Here’s a snippet about what each Adventures by Disney Italy vacation offers to get you started.

Wildlife Wednesday: 11 Facts That Show There’s Something for Everyone on the ‘Treks & Trails’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! – Check out some of the sights from Maharajah Jungle Trek in Asia, Pangani Forest Exploration Trail in Africa and last, but certainly not least, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, all at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Hollywood Tower Hotel Authentic Merchandise Drops Into Disney Parks on February 13, 2015 – Disney Parks Blog author Steven Miller reveals new Hollywood Tower Hotel apparel, glassware, pins and other souvenirs coming to Disney Parks on Friday, February 13.

Governor Awards Disneyland Resort California’s Highest Environmental Honor – The Disneyland Resort was recently honored with a Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for waste reduction efforts. Click through to learn more!

Get a Sneak Preview of ‘Cinderella’ at Disney California Adventure Park – Find out how you can get an extended preview at Disney California Adventure Park of Disney’s all-new live-action feature, “Cinderella,” arriving in theaters March 13.

Every Role a Starring Role – Disneyland Resort Topiary Engineer – Watch Topiary Engineer Sarah Day at work and learn where you can spot all the animal topiaries at Disneyland Resort.