Disneyland celebrates 60th anniversary with huge crowds, special character entertainment

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Today marks Disneyland’s 60th anniversary and from the moment the gates opened early this morning, it was clear fans were very excited to be there for the milestone birthday.

At 6:30am, the size of the crowd waiting outside was huge:


Everyone entering received some swag, including a special map, newspaper, and button:

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Inside, characters donned special costumes for the Diamond Celebration, including Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and more:

When the rope dropped, the massive crowd made their way down Main Street USA after a special announcement:

Over at Disney California Adventure, the Mad T Party put on a special performance:

A rededication ceremony also took place with a song performed by Richard Sherman on piano:

(Thanks to Steve Fox and Danielle Ernest for the updates.)


  1. I wanted to know if there were any give aways or contests that I could enter to get a couple of tickets to Disneyland. I’ve always loved Disneyland since it opened in 1955. A cousin used to take me and my brother there much back then, I, now, have been very sick and multiple operations. I’d like to got to see the new park as a guest before anything happens to me. It may not, I seem to be getting better, but this is on my bucket list before I pass on. Anything you could do with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for always being the happiest place on Earth.

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