Disneyland celebrates its 59th birthday with plans for its 60th
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.
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!
"So, Disney offered no announcement of the expected new parade or any other features of the Diamond Celebration..."
At least the diamond-covered castle should look nice.
59 years and still the second most popular theme park in America. What an amazing testament to the vision and greatness of Walt Disney and all the folks who have made this park a favorite for anyone with a love of imagination, story, and wonder.
so if you don;t have a smart phone you are not eligible?
You can use Twitter on computers and tablets as well as phones.
Your Dad seems to be enjoying that ice cream bar, but bless her heart... your Mom looks exhausted! I have a lot of photos from vacations with the exact same look on my Mom's fact too.
Actually, that's my grandfather behind me in both photos. It's my mother feeding me the ice cream in the top photo, and my grandmother obscured behind the Mickey ears in the bottom. (Which is a family in-joke, because she *always* was trying to hide from the camera.)
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