Disneyland Kicks Off Diamond Celebration with a Dazzling 24-Hour Event
What's going on at Disneyland in Anaheim this May? Only a spectacular 24-hour event to launch its Diamond Celebration! By Michelle Rae Uy
“Disneyland Forever” Sparkles in the Night Sky (Courtesy Disney)
Something simply amazing is happening at Disneyland this May.
With July 17, 2015 marking the 60th anniversary of the “Happiest Place on Earth,” Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, is beckoning Disney lovers everywhere to take part in the Disneyland Diamond Celebration festivities that starts on May 22, 2015. And as is Disney tradition, the resort is going all out!
Going beyond bedazzling Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park and their iconic landmarks and locations - including the Sleeping Beauty Castle, Main Street, U.S.A, and Carthay Circle Theater - to usher in the new era, Disney has prepared a multitude of incredible events, attractions and surprises that kicks off with a 24-hour event, starting at 6am on May 22nd.
With this all day/all night party comes an array of entertainment, new attractions, and commemorative merchandise, including the debut of three nighttime spectaculars:
‘Disneyland Forever’ fireworks (Courtesy Disney)
- “Disneyland Forever” Fireworks – Disneyland ups the ante of their traditional pyrotechnic display by using Main Street, U.S.A, the Matterhorn, Rivers of America, and “it’s a small world” and featuring some of Disney’s most beloved fairy tales like Lion King, Finding Nemo, and of course, Frozen, to take their guests in a spectacular, full-on magical experience from the street to the sky.
- “Paint the Night” Parade – Dazzling lights and music will excite and astound guests, especially the little ones, with this new after dark parade at the Disneyland Park. “Paint the Night” will showcase favorite Disney characters like Tinker Bell, Lightning McQueen, Ariel, Buzz Lightyear, Belle, and Anna & Elsa like you’ve never seen them before - magically illuminated as the revelry shimmies and shimmers down Main Street, U.S.A.
- “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” – An even more impressive version of World of Color, this outdoor nighttime display, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and Mickey, will showcase the best Disney moments – from Walt’s earliest creations to the newest feature, presented in an breathtaking package topped with a water, fire and laser show that will leave spectators in awe.
"Paint the Night" Parade (Courtesy Disney)
It’s going to be an unforgettable Disney visit for you and your kids and a wonderful way to welcome the warm days of summer. So buy your park hopper tickets, book that hotel room, and get ready to celebrate!
See you all there!
Michelle Rae Uy contributed this to MiniTime. She is a travel writer based in Los Angeles and MiniTime's Head of Content, who spends her free time on adventures and film photography.