Disneyland celebrates its 59th birthday with plans for its 60th
Written by Robert Niles
The original Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, turns 59 years old today, and Disney marked the occasion with an announcement of a year-long "Diamond Celebration," starting in the spring of 2015, to celebrate the park's 60th birthday.Tweet
Disneyland's Twitter account introduced the #Disneyland365 hashtag, which it will use to note a daily "moment" from around the resort each day leading up to the 60th birthday on July 17, 2015.
And Disneyland will give away a trip to the Diamond Celebration kick-off, via an online photo contest. Readers can tag a photo of a past visit to Disneyland that they post to Twitter or Instagram with #Disneyland60Contest to enter. Disney will select finalists and readers of the Disney Parks Blog will pick the winner.
Update: So, Disney offered no announcement of the expected new parade or any other features of the Diamond Celebration, save the photo contest. But in the spirit of that, here are my two (and only two) 1960s and 1970s Disneyland photos:
Chilling in a sweet Disneyland stroller in the late 1960s
At home, in full Disneyland gear in the early 1970s
Probably not gonna win with either of those. But good luck to all who enter!
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