Today is the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland, and I’m there to cover the festivities! If you’ve been following this blog, you know I am super hyped about the Disneyland Diamond Celebration, and are really excited to be there to celebrate the momentous anniversary in person. In this post we will offer some info about the day’s events, and be updating all day long with live photos.
While today, July 17, 2015 is the official date of the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland (but not Disney California Adventure…that came a few years later), those of you who aren’t Disneyland locals or have been living under a rock should know that the Diamond Celebration will continue at least through the end of 2015, and probably until the end of 2016 (making it roughly an 18-month celebration, which is about par for the course on these things).
As for today’s festivities, let’s take a look at what’s on the agenda…
Highlights will include a Celebratory Moment hosted by Disneyland Resort president Michael Colglazier at 10 a.m. that will be broadcast on video screens throughout the park, in Disney California Adventure, and in Downtown Disney at ESPN Zone. Additionally, there will be a pre-parade before Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, with a cavalcade honoring original 1955 Cast Members.
Other special offerings will include six 1955-themed photo spots throughout both parks; 1950’s dance parties at Tomorrowland Terrace from 7 until 11:30 p.m., and in Carthay Circle from 6 until 10:30 p.m.; the first day of performance from the new-look Disneyland Band; plus, additional performances of World of Color and Paint the Night, among other things likely to be announced on the day of.
Oh, and you better believe there will be a special cupcake or two memorializing the occasion! 😉
Photos from today are posted here. Check back as we post live updates throughout the day:
Newspaper, map, and button handed out to guests entering today.