Disneyland 60th Anniversary to kick off with 24 hour party at both parks!


The Magic Kingdom will be home to a massive 24 hour party to kick off the summer at Walt Disney World Resort. Not to be left out, or outdone,  Disneyland will kick off their 60th anniversary celebration with a huge 24 hour party. Unlike Walt Disney World,  Disneyland will have both parks open, and along with the special merchandise, treats and shows just for the 24 hour party, they will be premiering their all new shows!

No, it’s not Frozen,  it’s a tad better. Three all new shows will be making their debut during the 23 hour party, and it’s only the beginning!  There will be tons of surprises in store for the Diamond Celebration.

Here’s a look at what’s in store:

“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.

The park will kick off the party at 6 a.m. on the 22nd and it will rock all throughout the night until 6 a.m. on the 23rd.
So that’s 22, 23 for 24!

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