We are now well into the second half of the summer season, in fact my kids and I return to school in less than a month. Now is a great time to visit the Disneyland Resort. We were invited to visit this past weekend and found the park amazingly uncrowded. Yes, there were lines but the waits were manageable, the park was easy to navigate and there is so much to see right now! We are down to the last few weeks of Disneyland’s Diamond Anniversary Celebration.
Now through Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, you can catch the three spectacular after-dark shows created for the Disneyland’s 60th anniversary – the “Paint the Night” parade, the immersive “Disneyland Forever” fireworks show and the all-new “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney.”
“Paint the Night – All-New Electrical Parade” – This luminescent parade creates a river of color flowing down Main Street, U.S.A., with an array of Disney characters and more than 1.5 million brilliant LED lights that flash and glow as Mickey Mouse uses his vivid imagination to “Paint the Night.” With dazzling special effects, unforgettable music, energetic performances, fun surprises and spectacular floats, “Paint the Night” is more vibrant than any parade in 60 years at the Disneyland Resort. It’s a must-see show at Disneyland.
“Disneyland Forever,” The dazzling fireworks spectacular is an immersive experience like nothing seen before at the Disneyland Resort. It’s more than just a firework show as you become surrounded by the worlds of timeless Disney tales, from the tips of their toes to the sky high above, thanks to the largest installation of projection mapping technology in a Disney park and surprising special effects.
In Disney California Adventure Park:
“World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” – Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris joins Mickey Mouse on a magical water canvas to entertain guests in this fun-filled new presentation of the popular, nighttime “World of Color” spectacular in Disney California Adventure. Both epic and intimate in scope, “World of Color – Celebrate!” brings to life the remarkable story of Walt and The Happiest Place on Earth with animated imagery, live-action film, fountains, lasers, special effects and a stirring musical score. “World of Color – Celebrate!” reminds guests that, if they always hold onto their dreams, anything is possible.
And the newest piece of entertainment, found only at Disney California Adventure is ‘FROZEN – LIVE AT THE HYPERION’ — A new theatrical interpretation for the stage based on Disney’s animated blockbuster film, Frozen is now playing at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure Park. The show immerses audiences in the emotional journey of Anna and Elsa with all of the excitement of live theater, including elaborate costumes and sets, stunning special effects and show-stopping production numbers. My son said he enjoyed the show even more than the movie!
For information on attractions and vacations at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com, call (866) 43-DISNEY. Open daily, year-round.
*Disneyland invited us to the resort in exchange for this post, but all opinions are my own.