Disneyland Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Polish, Sparkle, and Bombast


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Disney will add plenty of polish, sparkle, and bombast starting May 22 as the Anaheim theme park celebrates its6 0th anniversary. Disney has some surprises in store including, the “World of Color” water show will get a new story overlay dedicated to the history of Walt Disney and his first theme park, the new “Paint the Night” parade, and the “Disneyland Forever” firework show, states latimes.com. “The Imagineers found that balance we were looking for,” said Mark Niven, vice president of Disneyland Park.


The “World of Color- Celebrate! the Wonderful World of Walt Disney” water show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and Mickey Mouse, illuminates the night in a contemporary and moving celebration of Walt and his dream of Disneyland, showing that anything is possible if we never give up on our dreams, according to dlandlive.com. This never before seen water show will feature soaring fountains, fire and laser effects, stirring music and towering screens that come to life with new and classic Disney animation, states disneyland.disney.go.com.

At the new “Paint the Night” parade, watch in wonder as the vivid imagination of Mickey Mouse and Tinkerbell’s enchanted pixie dust paint the night with dazzling Disney dreams, complete with a colorful palette of more than one million glowing lights, according to disneyland.disney.go.com. Mickey conjures up spectacular Disney visions right before your eyes. Gaze in awe at luminescent floats, costumed performers, and beloved characters from Disney and Pixar stories as they flow down Main Street. Some of the characters you can expect to see include; TinkerBell, PeterPan, Lightning McQueen, Mike and Sulley, Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, Anna and Elsa, and Buzz and Woody, states disneyland.disney.go.com.

“Disneyland Forever” shows just how magical the Magic Kingdom can be, in a sky-high celebration, sparkling pyrotechnics, immersive projections, and other effects that transform Disney right before your eyes, states disneyparks.disney.go.com. Main Street becomes a magical canvas taking us into a world of dreams, from flying above the London skyline from “PeterPan” to a dance with King Louie from “The Jungle Book.” The firework show will also feature two original songs, the theme “Live the Magic” and the inspiring closing song “Kiss Goodnight,” written by Disney legend Richard Sherman, according to disneyparks.go.com.