If this weekend is any indication, summer visitors to Disneyland in Anaheim, California, are in for some magical moments. It all started on Friday, May 22, when the theme park spread the joy with a spectacular new nighttime parade and an innovative fireworks-and-projection show for its gala Disneyland Diamond Celebration. The magic continued throughout the Memorial Day weekend with 24-hour party at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks that kicked off the theme park’s 60th anniversary and the opening of the popular summer family travel season.
“Few companies have both a legendary past as well as a limitless future,” said Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company. “But we had the great fortune to be founded with a spirit of creativity and innovation — one that continues to define this phenomenal company, allowing us to keep moving forward to meet the future without ever losing sight of who we are and where it all started. We’re thrilled to usher in Disneyland’s Diamond Anniversary and celebrate the triumph of imagination in a place where dreams really do come true.” When you visit the park this summer you won’t believe your eyes.
- For starters there’s the “Paint the Night – All-New Electrical Parade” a glowing procession of vibrant colors blazing down by Main Street, U.S.A. by Tinker Bell with an array of Disney characters and more than 1.5 million brilliant LED lights that flash and glow as Mickey Mouse uses his vivid imagination to “Paint the Night.” With dazzling special effects, unforgettable music, energetic performances, fun surprises and spectacular floats, “Paint the Night” is more vibrant than any parade in 60 years at the Disneyland Resort. Even the choreography glows, as parade performers light up with their props and costumes.
- Next to check out is “Disneyland Forever,” presented by Honda – dazzling new fireworks that light up the sky and park ” and for the first time in Disneyland pyrotechnics history, Nemo will keep swimming in the skies above Sleeping Beauty Castle, as the Matterhorn is transformed into the fiery peak of Mt. Wannahockaloogie.
- You won’t want to miss the “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” – with award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris joining Mickey Mouse on a magical water canvas. There will be three new shows premiering on the night sof May 22 during the 24-hour party – 6 a.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday, May 23* – along with the many other magical features that will make the Disneyland Resort sparkle as never before during its Diamond Celebration.
There no doubt about it folks, Disneyland will be more magical than ever this summer with diamonds in the sky forever and wondrous moments for children and adults to remember forever.