On July 17, 2014, Disneyland celebrated its 59th Anniversary.
Starting off with some numbers by the Dapper Dans ranging from "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room," to "Miracles from Molecules," the Celebration Moment continued as the quartet was quickly joined by a plethora of characters and cast members.
The host of the affair, the Mayor of Disneyland, announced that the Diamond Celebration of Disneyland's 60th Anniversary would begin in the Spring of 2015, and would kick off with a photo contest, rules here: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/disneyland-60-rules/ (Entries must be received by 8/27/14)
Ultimately the new logo for the upcoming 60th Anniversary was unveiled with the typical Disney panache.
Afterwards, a reception was held in the Opera House for some lucky Disney Parks Blog readers which included commemorative cupcakes and multiple meet and greet and photo opportunities:
Mickey and Minnie...
The new logo...
Anna and Elsa (minus the four hour wait)...
And even Social Media Director and America's Sweetheart, Erin Glover!
Diamonds were certainly the motif of the day, from the decor, down to the giveaways.
Reception guests were gifted with several amenities, including a D60 diamond paperweight keepsake, and fastpasses in the form of the old-style ticket books.
While we wait for news of what to expect for next year's 60th Anniversary, it's probably worth noting that 59 years is nothing to sneeze at either. Happy Birthday Disneyland!
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