Saturday, June 13, 2015

Disneyland Turns 60

From the May 31, 2015, Parade Magazine.

Disneyland opened its doors on July 17, 1955, and since then has welcomed more than 700 million visitors.  As Walt Disney himself once said, "There is nothing like it in the whole world.  I know, because I looked."The "Happiest Place on earth" is planning a year-long Diamond Celebration that has already kicked off this month.

Here are some ways Disneyland is making itself bigger and better:

LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT:  The beloved Main Street Electric Parade gets a modern-day make-over with a new Paint the Night Parade that features 1.5 million LED lights.  There is also a new fireworks show over Sleeping Beauty's Castle as well.

FANCY EATS:  New food and beverages include orange-and lemon-flavored Diamond Cel;ebration cupcakes and a Frozen Pomegranate Silver Sparkler.

NEIL PATRICK HARRIS:  Via digital technology, he co-hosts a new "World of Color--Celebrate!" show alongside Mickey Mouse, telling the story of Walt Disney's journey to create Disneyland.

And, of course there are souvenirs to honor the 60th anniversary.

The Mouse Will be Happy If You Go.  --RoadDog

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