Disneyland Diamond Celebration Past and Future

Image ©Disney

Image ©Disney

As you know, My Dreams of Disney is traveling on the road in July to celebrate the Disneyland Diamond Celebration!  We’re going to be there on July 17th, drinking it all in, and sharing with all of you some of the grandeur and spectacle that will be found on that day.  As part of our run-up to that wonderful day, we are taking a look at some of the great things that will be part of that celebration.  In today’s post, we’re going to share a little bit with you about what special celebrations Disneyland has up their sleeve, and also share with you a great look back at the beginning as well!

World of Color – Celebrate!

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Image ©dpost.jp

As I’m sure you all have heard, a new World of Color — Celebrate! — is coming to Disney’s California Adventure Park.  I’m certain that this show will captivate audiences just as much as the original show has since it was first introduced!  For more information on this show, check out the Disney Parks Blog.

Paint the Night Electric Parade!

Image ©Disney Parks

Image ©Disney Parks

Another new show that is coming to Disneyland is the Paint the Night Electric Parade!  This special parade is similar to the Main Street Electrical Parade, and a version currently exists at Hong Kong Disneyland.  This is going to be a great parade, I believe, and can’t wait to see it!  Read all about it at the Disney Parks Blog!

Disneyland Forever

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Image ©Disney Enterprises

The Disneyland Forever Fireworks show looks to be a great upgrade on the existing Fireworks show that you can see at Disneyland, and I can’t wait to see it!  This image is an artist rendition, and if the real show is anything like this image, it’s going to be great!  Read all about this at the Disney Parks Blog for more details!

All of these changes start on May 22nd with the kickoff of the Diamond Celebration.  Before you leave, though, have a look at this look back at the making of Disneyland — special h/t to my friend Sheila for sharing with me!

What other celebrations does Disneyland have up it’s sleeves?  Are you going to be able to go to Disneyland to celebrate the birthday?  Let us know in the comments, and thanks!

Magical Blogorail Red: Live Resort Entertainment I can’t wait to see again!

Welcome to those of you joining me from Growing Up Disney and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Image courtesy my good friend Denny! Thanks Denny!

This month’s theme is Live Resort Entertainment I can’t wait to see again, and when I heard the theme, I couldn’t wait to get started on this loop.  There are so many great live events that happen at Walt Disney World, that it’s hard to know where to start.  For me, I decided to take this loop on a slightly different route.  The live entertainment that I can’t wait to see again is actually something that I haven’t seen before!  I can’t wait until the time comes when I can visit Epcot and enjoy the Candlelight Processional.

For those that don’t know about it, the Candlelight Processional is held during the Christmas season at Epcot’s World Showcase.  Performed at the America Gardens Theater at the American Adventure Pavilion, the Candlelight Processional is known for it’s incredible cast of narrators, everyone from Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Patrick Harris, Andy Garcia, and more top names.  For 2012 the Candlelight Processional is being held from November 23 – December 30.

My favorite time of the whole year is the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  It’s a crazy, busy time, but it’s the time of the year when I feel closest to my Savior, and I think visiting Walt Disney World, and specifically Epcot, to see how countries around the world celebrate Christmas in their country would be a joyous, meaningful trip that would yield memories to last a lifetime. How many of you have been to Walt Disney World at Christmas time?  Have you experienced the Candlelight Processional or any of the other great special events that they have during this season?  If so, what is your favorite event?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!

Image courtesy my good friend Denny! Thanks Denny!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney Donna Kay.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ A World View

2nd Stop ~ Growing Up Disney

3rd Stop ~ My Dreams Of Disney

4th Stop ~ Disney Donna Kay

Final Stop ~ Heidi’s Head