Disneyland has officially kicked off its 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration with the beginning of a 24 hour celebration at the Disneyland Resort. This morning, Main Street, USA and beyond was packed with fans eager to be among the first to enter Disneyland or Disney California Adventure for this historic day. Some people began lining up as early as 6:00 PM the night before. Around 4, many were moved onto Main Street, USA where DJs lit up the early morning with energetic music and interactions with the crowd. Mickey Mouse and Pluto stopped by to help hype up the crowd as well.
Minutes before 6:00 AM things began to kick off as guests were coached on how to walk safely into Disneyland. This was followed by a brief fireworks demonstration before the waves of crowds began to stream into Disneyland. There was a solid flow of people for over a half hour entering Disneyland. There were many different destinations for those entering the parks. A quick stroll around Disneyland showed that the merchandise locations were incredibly popular, as were breakfast locations. The Matterhorn also quickly had a ridiculously long line that was snaking around the base of the mountain and beyond.
The Disneyland Resort will remain open for 24 hours and unveil several new offerings to Disneyland guests for the first time. This includes World of Color – Celebrate!, Paint the Night parade, and the new Disneyland Forever! fireworks. Mad T Party will also be making its return to Disney California Adventure. Throughout the day guests will find merchandise opportunities, unique food options, and some other special bits of magic sprinkled about.