Tourism

Disneyland dazzles for Diamond Celebrations

Hannah Edensor

Three sensational new night-time spectaculars will dazzle guests at the Disneyland Resort when the Diamond Celebration begins Friday May 22 2015.

Nighttime will glitter as the latest technology and special effects lift the “Paint the Night” parade and “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular high above the Disneyland Park.

Over in Disney California Adventure Park, a new “World of Color” show featuring Mickey Mouse will tell the story of Walt Disney and the Happiest Place on Earth through fountains, film, animation, music and a host of visual surprises.

The new shows will take guests into the worlds of Disney stories like never before, as it celebrates 60 years of magic with a nighttime parade that beams with more than 1.5 million individually controlled lights.

In addition, the iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland and Carthay Circle Theatre in Disney California Adventure will light up for the celebration, each with its own diamond medallion.

Also bearing the diamond anniversary theme, creative merchandise and food items will be designed to complement the celebrations.

“Sixty years ago, Walt Disney welcomed the first guests to Disneyland. Nearly 3 billion guest visits later, it’s amazing to contemplate all that Disney Parks and Resorts represents to so many people around the world,” Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ chairman Tom Staggs said.

“We’ve conceived the Disneyland Diamond Anniversary as a celebration of this special place that started it all. Disneyland was envisioned as a place that encourages all of us to be ‘forever young,’ in part by being forever young itself … so we’re celebrating not just the last 60 years, but all that is yet to come.”

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