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4 Things I Hope to Experience at Disneyland in 2015

There are 4 things that I am most looking forward to experience at Disneyland in 2015.

1. Disneyland's 60th Birthday 

On July 17, 2015, Disneyland will officially turn 60 years old. As a fan of Disneyland heritage, I am in awe of how the Park has grown up. I remember the 35th (Pardi Gras), 40th (40 years of Adventures, and the golden 50th anniversaries. I feel like the 60th is a big milestone when you look at how big and worldwide Disney Parks has become. All the other Disney Parks imitate and take their inspiration from Disneyland, The Original. It has taken 60 years for Disneyland to mature and be the magical place for all ages. It's the only Disney Park that Walt Disney ever walked on and saw to some of the day to day operations. 

According to MiceChat, official 60th anniversary plans will be unveiled later this month. I have low expectations since anything planned for Disneyland always feels like an afterthought. Disneyland Parks is like the senior citizen of Disney Parks. This 60th birthday plans seem like it may be last minute and short. It doesn't seem right in the scheme of how important Disneyland Park is in the scheme of Disney heritage.

Image from Disney Parks Blog

Image from Disney Parks Blog

I AM excited for the big Diamond Celebration. I am sure it will be filled with all things Disney. I am happy to see some attention to Disneyland Parks. Anything not already leaked will be a good surprise. 

 

2. Star Wars Inaugural Run

Image fron runDisney

Image fron runDisney

Star Wars + Disneyland = so much fun!

Next week is the first ever Star Wars Run at Disneyland. My kids and I are running the inaugural 5K at 0-dark-hundred. We've got our costumed running gear and lots of spirit. I just want to high five an Ewok. I am looking forward to the seeing all the creative running gear that runners will show up in.

 

3. A New Parade at Disneyland

Disneyland's current parade, Mickey's Soundsational, has been around since May 2011. It is pretty lively. It is filled with lots of Disney characters and cool parade floats. In the past, a big anniversary has dictated a new parade and fireworks show. Rumor has it that Disneyland has been working on some kind of version of Hong Kong Disneyland's Paint the Night parade. This parade employs some innovative technology that would so fun to see. Disneyland is overdue for some kind of fabulous night time parade so I am hopeful. 

 

4. Take a Disneyland Guided Tour

One of the things that I have never done at Disneyland is to sign up for Guided Tours. Over the years there have been a variety of tours offered at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. I am hoping to cross this off my list in 2015. I just really want to learn more about Disneyland Parks through this experience. 

 

There are many new things and events planned at Disneyland 2015. These 4 things are on my personal list that I hope to experience at Disneyland in 2015.

Sending some pixie dust your way!

-Daisy