You have all heard about Walt Disney World kicking off his “Coolest Summer Ever” with a 24 hour party at Magic Kingdom, Disneyland will also be participating in a 24 hour event of their own on May 22nd – May 23rd with the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. This event will kickstart not only the summer, but the 60th Anniversary Celebration of Walt’s dream, Disneyland.
The all day/night celebration will include dancing and special character encounters at locations in Disney’s California Adventure and Disneyland. The parks will be covered with enchanting Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration decor and of course the attractions and shows that guest love.
Here’s a look at what is coming on May 22nd when the Diamond Celebration begins..
- “Paint the Night” Parade – After dark, along the Disneyland park parade route, 24-hour event guests will be among the first to see the new “Paint the Night” parade, showcasing beloved Disney characters in dazzling parade scenes illuminated with more than 1.5 million individually controlled lights – the first all-LED parade in Disneyland Resort history.
- “Disneyland Forever” Fireworks – Disneyland park itself plays a starring role in the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks spectacular, also premiering during the 24-hour event. Breathtaking fireworks shows have long been a Disneyland Resort tradition and “Disneyland Forever” soars to new levels, immersing guests from the tips of their toes to the brilliant pyrotechnic bursts above, thanks to special effects that turn the storefronts of Main Street, U.S.A., the Matterhorn and the facade of “it’s a small world” into gigantic projection screens filled with color, characters and surprises.
- “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” – Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris and Mickey Mouse will be the hosts of the all-new “World of Color” show, premiering May 22 during the 24-hour event. “World of Color – Celebrate!” illuminates the night in a fun-filled and inspirational journey exploring Walt Disney’s decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments and his dream of Disneyland park.
More details will be forth coming as the event gets closer. C2D and Destinations in Florida will keep you updated with any news of the event, and can even help get you there. Click here for a free quote to help Disneyland kick off their Diamond Anniversary with special goodies for our Couponing to Disney readers.
Erin Benge has been a lover of all things Disney since she honeymooned there in 2001. Since then she has traveled there multiple times, enjoying it as honeymooner, a young couple, with small children and now as a DVC owner she travels with multiple generations. She has participated in runDisney events and is training for her first half marathon. Please feel free to contact her at 832-233-4468, via email at [email protected] or click here to request a quote.