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Five Fun Facts about the Disneyland Diamond Celebration

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The Disneyland Diamond Celebration, celebrating 60 years of Disney magic, will continue throughout the holiday season at the Disneyland Resort. Disneyland continues to be a leader of innovation with the new nighttime entertainment being the most magical yet. There is not a better place other than the Disneyland Resort to create a lifetime of memories with your children, and these are five fun facts to know about the celebration when planning your upcoming visit.

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Paint the Night” Parade is one of my favorite new additions to Disneyland that debuted at the start of the Diamond Celebration. The parade comes to life with more than 1.5 million individually controlled lights, and nearly all of them are energy-efficient LED lights. The parade has subtle hints to honor the classic “Main Street Electrical Parade,” and the tip of Tinker Bell’s wand is a light from the original Electrical Parade.

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Following the “Paint the Night” parade, diamonds begin to twinkle in the sky above Sleeping Beauty’s castle for the “Disneyland Forever” fireworks show. The closing song of the fireworks spectacular “Kiss Goodnight,” was written by Disney Legend Richard Sherman. Along with his brother, Richard Sherman also co-wrote the song “it’s and small world,” and the songs in the film “Mary Poppins.”

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“World of Color – Celebrate!” is co-hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and is a beautiful tribute to Walt Disney. There are nearly 1,200 fountains that shoot geysers as high as 200 feet in the sky. Lasers, light, music and projections bring the show to life across 120 yards – that is longer than a football field.

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Sleeping Beauty’s Castle was transformed for the Diamond Celebration by being adorned with more than 100,000 blue glass crystals. The two large diamonds on the castle facade together weigh more than a ton.

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The Disneyland Resort offers more than 6,700 food items, and the popular gluten-free Dole Whip is enjoyed by at least 2,000 people per day. During the Diamond Celebration, there are anniversary cupcakes offered at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe in Disneyland and the Fiddler, Fifer and Practical Cade in Disney California Adventure. Along with these delicious cupcakes, there is a plethora of Diamond Celebration merchandise available throughout the Disneyland Resort including new “crystal” Mickey Mouse ears.

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Since 1955, Disneyland Resort has had more than 700 million guests. “The Happiest Place on Earth” awaits your family arrival to create memories that will sparkle in the hearts of your children forever.

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