Prepare to be Dazzled

This year Disneyland celebrates its 60th anniversary, and in keeping with landmark anniversary traditions, like with the 50th, in which the park gleamed in gold, this year, the park has been bedazzled in diamonds. While the actual anniversary of Disneyland is not until July 17th, the Resort kicked off the celebration (which is slated to last a year) Friday by keeping the Disneyland Resort open 24 hours.

While this isn’t the first time the Resort has been open for 24 straight hours, it was the first time I had attended one of these events, and it sure was crazy, but worth it to be among some of the first to watch the new nighttime parade, Paint the Night, (which offers nice nods to the beloved Main Street Electrical Parade) as well as the new fireworks show, Disneyland Forever. Patrick and I did not stay for the full 24 hours, we left around 1:30 in the morning. And, yes, I did have to work that day, but thankfully I lucked out with a short shift in the afternoon, leaving the morning and evening available to enjoy the park.

We spent most of our time running to the various new pressed coin machines. I guess now is as good of time as any to admit I am obsessed with those pressed coin souvenir machines that are throughout the Disneyland Resort, as well as overjoyed when I see them at other tourist locations. I have been collecting Disney’s pressed coins for over ten years now. We also peeked into the shops to gaze upon the mounds of new merchandise commemorating the anniversary, including these new rhinestone and sequin Minnie ears!

We snapped loads of pictures of the lovely decorations along Main Street, and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle sparkles from top to bottom! Also be prepared for lots of photos through the 60th anniversary celebration! Especially as we didn’t even set foot over in Disney’s California Adventure, which also received the dazzling diamond treatment!

For those interested in visiting the Disneyland during the Diamond Celebration, but sure to keep an eye out on the Disney Parks Blog, specifically the Disneyland Resort tag to learn about all of the fun offerings throughout the celebration.

Fleece Sweater: Simply Vintage, Portland, Oregon
Skirt: I honestly don’t remember!
Shoes: Actually my work shoes…Target
Disneyland Scarf: World Vintage Fashion
Disneyland Charm Bracelet: Expo I think…
Disneyland D Brooch: Match Accessories
Disneyland Compact: Christmas gift
Minnie Ears & Purse: Disneyland

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