Disneyland kicks off an event of a lifetime starting May 22, the Diamond Celebration at the Disneyland Resort. Every day it’s now a party there, a party that’s been in the making since Walt Disney first opened the gates to the Happiest Place on Earth, July 17, 1955. It’s time to pull out all the stops to celebrate six decades of magic and plan a visit.
You can expect three new amazing nighttime spectaculars that bring to life the stories, characters, music and magic they love – in all new ways: “Paint the Night,” the new nighttime electrical parade, has been described as a river of color flowing down Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Park. “Disneyland Forever” is a new fireworks and projection show that is so immersive, the experience starts at your toes and reaches high into the sky above. At Disney California Adventure, “World of Color – Celebrate!” is bigger than ever and now features award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris! Neil joins Mickey Mouse and they take guests on a fun-filled journey of exploration of Walt Disney’s life and his dream of Disneyland.
Pack these two guides before you go: The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland, $18.95, publisher: Keen Communications, by Bob Sehlinger & Seth Kubersky makes Disneyland one of the most accessible theme parks in the world. With advice that is direct, prescriptive, and detailed, it takes the guesswork out of the reader’s vacation. Whether they are at Disneyland for a day or a week, there is a plan for any group or family. They can enjoy the entertainment instead of spending their time in lines. Comprehensive information is presented in a way that permits easy comparisons and facilitates decision-making. Detailed plans and profiles of hotels, restaurants, and attractions are presented in “at-a-glance” formats, providing for effortless communication of the most salient information. Profiles are supplemented by indexes. In short, a plan for every reader. From the publisher of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland comes The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream, by Sam Gennawey, the story of how Walt Disney’s greatest creation was conceived, nurtured, and how it grew into a source of joy and inspiration for generations of visitors. Despite his successors’ battles with the whims of history and their own doubts and egos, Walt’s vision maintained momentum, thrived, and taught future generations how to do it Walt Disney’s way. Both are available on Amazon.com.