Yesterday, July 17th, the Disneyland Resort celebrated its 59th anniversary with a festive ceremony for guests! We are always up for a party, especially one celebrating the happiest place on earth!
Happy Birthday Disneyland!
"The popularity of Disneyland through the past 59 years celebrates Walt Disney’s dream of a place where family members of all ages can have fun together in a safe, clean atmosphere that emphasizes imagination and extraordinary guest service. Since 1955, dignitaries, heads of state, celebrities and more than 700 million guests have passed through the gates of a place that Walt imagined as “a source of joy and inspiration to the world.”
Looking ahead to next year to the 60th anniversary, Disneyland Resort will launch a dazzling yearlong Diamond Celebration that salutes 60 years of magic, in the spring of 2015. We are so excited for the things to come! Next year is going to be awesome! The Diamond Celebration logo was also unveiled yesterday as part of the annual July 17 anniversary celebration. That's enough bling to make any Princess swoon.
Guests visiting Disneyland yesterday, were lucky enough to join fifty-nine Disney characters on Main Street, U.S.A., (that's a lot of characters) to hear a recording of Walt Disney’s opening day “welcome” speech (which always gives us the chills) and sing “Happy Birthday” in a festive marking of the 59th anniversary. You can see the video HERE.
Disney invites generations of guests to share their favorite memories through photos taken at the Disneyland Resort. You can submit photos that represent your memories from the Disneyland Decades – 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000 to the present. Using the hashtag #Disneyland60Contest, then share your photos via Twitter or Instagram by August 27, 2014. For complete rules, see the post on the Disney Parks Blog. Readers of the Disney Parks Blog will vote for the top photos and one lucky guest will have a chance to win a trip to the Disneyland Resort for the start of the 60th anniversary celebration in Spring 2015.
Look for more Diamond Celebration updates throughout the year on Disney Sisters and the Disney Parks Blog.
Both park images courtesy of Disneyland Park.
Diamond Celebration Logo © Disney.