The school year is over, the weather is amazing, and everyone is enjoying their summer. Our favorite local destination to spend a summer day is at the Disneyland Resort! Whether we are going to Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park there are so many cool things to do this summer! This year it's the 60th Diamond Anniversary Celebration (Disneyland opened July 17, 1955) so there is even more magic then usual. Not to worry, we've got you covered with this list of the coolest things to experience this season at the Disneyland Resort!
5 MUST DO'S AT DISNEYLAND PARK
1. Paint the Night Parade
The coolest thing since Main Street Electrical Parade! Fantastic shimmering floats and your favorite Disney characters are all lit up in neon lights parading down Main Street U.S.A. are sure to have you and your little ones dancing in your seats!
2. Matterhorn Bobsleds
There's a new Yeti in town and he's been thrilling guests ever since the Matterhorn has been reopened (just in time for summer) after a major refurbishment. He's bigger, he's scarier and he's sure to start your summer off with a fright!
3. Disneyland Forever Fireworks
Look to the skies above for the most spectacular fireworks show yet! When the summer sun goes down things will heat up as the newest Disneyland fireworks amaze guests in this special 60th anniversary tribute to the magic.
4. Splash Mountain
Find your laughing place this summer while you float along a stream in the ultimate log ride. It's the perfect cool-down attraction when the summer heats up.
5. Haunted Mansion
Who says the haunts only come out at Halloween time. Summer is the perfect time to visit with the ghouls and goblins of Disneyland. A nice dark, cool attraction to escape the summer sun. A very special
guest ghost has returned to spook summer visitors. Will you recognize him or figure out what's in the box? And always beware of hitchhiking ghosts.
5 MUST DO'S AT DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK
1. World of Color - Celebrate!
There's an all new version of our favorite Disney California Adventure show with new host Neil Patrick Harris and special footage of Walt Disney and the mouse who started it all. Water, fire, music, magic, fountains that dance to a laser lightshow it's truly incredible!
2. Meet Anna & Elsa from Frozen
We're pretty sure that meeting the sisters from Frozen are on everyone's Summer Bucket List. You can check it off if yours when you head to Hollywood Land for a royal meet and greet with everyone's favorite sisters! Plus if you want to learn to draw a snowman go to the Royal Academy right next door, where a Disney artist will teach you how!
3. Cars Land at Night
We actually recommend seeing Cars Land during the day AND at night. (2 totally different experiences.) But when the sun goes down, it's a neon dream. Cruise down the famous Route 66 with your family and friends, you will feel like you've been transplanted to Radiator Springs in the Disney Pixar movie Cars. "Life is a Highway..."
4. Grizzly River Run
This ride is a true family classic. It will have you laughing and screaming while you float down the roaring rapids at Disney California Adventure. You will get wet, but isn't that what makes summer at a theme park fun... water rides!
5. Diamond Mad T Party
Back by popular demand! This time it's the Diamond Anniversary version of the original party, a more glitzy and glamorous trip down the rabbit hole. The Mad T Party Band will have you rocking, singing, and dancing to your favorite songs! Enjoy this one-of-a-kind concert put on by Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit DJ, and all of your favorite characters from Wonderland. Don't forget to grab a glowing drink while you're there! Cheers!
We hope you enjoy your visit this summer to the Disneyland Resort!
Tell us what your favorite thing to do during the summertime at Disneyland and California Adventure. We'd love to know!