We will be at the park today, posting photos to Twitter (@ThemePark) and right here, helping you celebrate the big day with us... wherever you are!
If you're in the park today, please say hello if you see us... and if you're not at Disneyland today, send us your photo and coverage requests in the comments. The hashtag for all Disneyland coverage today is #Disneyland60.
Want to see what the park was like 60 years ago today? Here is the original ABC telecast of the opening event, hosted by Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings... and future US president Ronald Reagan:
Disneyland also will recreate the opening day on its Twitter feed, with the #LiveFrom55 hashtag. The park is encouraging visitors to dress up as if it were 1955 today, too.
Happy #Disneyland60 Day! pic.twitter.com/kvfyK8j6Jb— Theme Park Insider (@ThemePark) July 17, 2015
Free #Disneyland60 cupcakes pic.twitter.com/AIaoxuD75R— Theme Park Insider (@ThemePark) July 17, 2015
Here are highlights from the 10am "Happy Birthday" ceremony in front of the castle:
The best choice for lunch on #Disneyland60, or any day @Disneyland pic.twitter.com/wzqfu5OcCC— Theme Park Insider (@ThemePark) July 17, 2015
Just before lunch, I watched the premiere performance of the Disneyland Band, which offers a much younger and more diverse group of musicians, performing a lively collection of songs from Disney attractions and movies, including "Let it Go" and "Hooked on a Feeling."
3:15pm Waited over an hour for Peter Pan's Flight, the only newly upgraded attraction for the 60th I hadn't experienced yet.
The crowds seem to have evened out -- it appears to have been an early arriving crowd. Waits are on the long side but it doesn't appear that there's much risk of the park hitting capacity.
The party continues through midnight, with performances of the Diamond Celebration shows, Paint the Night and Disneyland Forever.
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