LIVE News: Food and Fun at the Disney Parks 24-Hour Events!

Two MAJOR events are kicking off today at Disney Parks on both coasts in a BIG way!

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Both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on the west coast and Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on the east coast are pulling all-nighters once again! All three parks are open today, May 22nd, from 6 am and they’re not closing until the following morning at 6 am.

That means 24 straight hours of fun and FOOD!

That’s right… the 24-Hour Day that started in 2012 for One More Disney Day continued in 2013 to launch a Monstrous Summer. Last year we Rocked our Disney Side, and now what was originally presumed to be a one-time gig is now a start-of-summer tradition!

Things are working a little differently this year, though, thanks to the 60th Birthday of Disneyland. While folks in Disney World are kicking off the “Coolest Summer Ever,” Disneyland guests will begin the official celebration of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration!

As for us here at the DFB, we’re celebrating BOTH! We’ll be updating this post throughout the day with pics from our awesome DFB Readers, as well as MY pictures from right here in Walt’s original park, Disneyland!

Oh, and… HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to the Happiest Place on Earth!

Happy 60th Anniversary, Disneyland!

Happy 60th Anniversary, Disneyland!

Disneyland

Disneyland

Sleeping Beauty Castle

Sleeping Beauty Castle with BLING!

Disneyland

Check out the pre-opening crowds (and the 24 Hour MICKEY EARS!!) in the early wee hours ready for the party to start at Disneyland!! Many thanks to Bill Cody (@VegasBiLL) for the pics!

Disneyland pre-opening

Disneyland pre-opening

Disneyland pre-opening

Disneyland pre-opening

TWENTY-FOUR HOURS!!

Hours of operation

Hours of operation

Open at 6 am

Open at 6 am!

Look who got all dressed up for the big Diamond Celebration!

Diamond Celebration Mickey Candy Apple

Diamond Celebration Mickey Candy Apple

And I’m loving Minnie’s beautiful diamond bow!

Diamond Celebration Minnie Candy Apple

Diamond Celebration Minnie Candy Apple

Diamond Celebration Krispy Treats

Mickey and Minnie Diamond Celebration Krispy Treats

And I know this is just a cup… but it is SO NOT just a cup! Disneyland guests will be spotting these beauties for their beverages!

Diamond Celebration Cups

Diamond Celebration Cups

What the Specialty 24-Hour Celebration Dopey Cupcake says is totally true…

"Being Up All Night Makes Me Dopey"

“Being Up All Night Makes Me Dopey”

2015 24 Hour Event Logo

2015 24 Hour Event Logo

Don’t forget that special treats are

ALL OVER Disneyland today! Bill Cody (@VegasBiLL) snapped this shot of a display of some of the celebratory food.

Diamond Celebration Food Display

Diamond Celebration Food Display

That was before he stopped by Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe to enjoy this scrumptious Egg and Bacon Croissant.

Egg and Bacon Croissant at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

Egg and Bacon Croissant at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

There are more breakfast goodies than you can shake a stick at around here… @guyselga started the day with this breakfast sandwich over at White Water Snacks!

Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast Sandwich

I enjoyed a glass of Honey Bee Frozen Lemonade from Hungry Bear Restaurant.

Honey Bee Frozen Lemonade

Honey Bee Frozen Lemonade

And beyond breakfast… how about some Creamy Corn Chowder in a Mickey Bread Bowl from French Market Restaurant?

Creamy Corn Chowder

Creamy Corn Chowder

Oh, my… @DisneyandBeyond got to try the Fried Chicken and Waffles at Plaza Inn! And if I may quote: “Waited longer than I did for Star Tours for these, but well worth the wait!”

Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and Waffles

Aaaand I’m officially jealous: Milestogo Prevention enjoyed a double whammy: the Mac and Cheese Pizza at Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta, AND a new Dinoco Oil Can Sipper!

Mac and Cheese Pizza and Dinoco Sipper

Mac and Cheese Pizza and Dinoco Sipper

Oh, and souvenir Diamond Celebration glow cubes can be added to specialty drinks around the park!

Light Up Drink Diamond sign

Light Up Drink Diamond sign

I picked up a couple of sips at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe: The Very Berry Iced Tea

Specialty beverages

Very Berry Iced Tea

… and the Frozen Pomegranate Silver Sparkler.

Specialty beverages

Specialty beverages

Mine came with the souvenir Diamond Glow Cube, and here it is in action!!

Diamond Celebration souvenir glow cube

Diamond Celebration souvenir glow cube

Speaking of souvenirs…

Dopey t-shirt

Dopey t-shirt

Souvenir t-shirt

Souvenir t-shirt

Diamond Celebration Minnie Ears

Diamond Celebration Minnie Ears

Prepackaged Snacks

Prepackaged Snacks

I think I’m in love with the Disneyland Balloon Popcorn Bucket!

Disneyland Balloon Popcorn Bucket

Disneyland Balloon Popcorn Bucket

And have you seen the Disneyland Stein brought out for the occasion? Thanks, Bill (@VegasBiLL) for the pic!

Disneyland Stein

Disneyland Stein

Anyone up for a little lunch at Blue Bayou?

Blue Bayou menu

Blue Bayou menu

Ahh, it’s good to be back in Disneyland. I’ve missed these guys!

Roastie-Toastie!

Roastie-Toastie!

It’s a perfect day for capturing LOTS of memories… be on the lookout for Diamond Celebration photo spots!

Diamond Celebration photo stop

Diamond Celebration photo stop

Diamond Celebration photo stop

Diamond Celebration photo stop

All sorts of surprises are popping up around the park!

Diamond Days

Diamond Days

Diamond Days

Diamond Days

Diamond Days

Diamond Days

And outside of the parks, too!

Disneyland Hotel

Disneyland Hotel

The fun is happening in every corner!

Mad Tea Party

Mad Tea Party

It's a 24 hour flight for Dumbo!

It’s a 24 hour flight for Dumbo!

And it’s always fun making a few friends along the way… from the Rebel Alliance, naturally :)!

Mad Tea Party

Mad Tea Party Rebels

If this isn’t THE. COOLEST. HAIR. EVER!!!

Mickey Hair Bun

Mickey Hair Bun

And let’s have one more look at that sparkling Diamond Celebration Castle, shall we?

Sleeping Beauty Castle

Sleeping Beauty Castle

Sleeping Beauty Castle

Sleeping Beauty Castle

Of course, as fun as all that is (and it is!), I think a lot of people agree with me that there’s nothing quite like being in any of the parks at night.

Disneyland Diamond Celebration logo on street lamp

Disneyland Diamond Celebration logo on street lamp

Diamond Celebration Popcorn Box

Diamond Celebration Popcorn Box

Cars Land

Cars Land

Walt's light in the Fire Station window

Walt’s light in the Fire Station window

So as we wrap up our day (aw, who am I kidding? There’s still a few hours to go!), let’s see what are our friends on the east coast are up to!

Disney World

You simply can’t forget the most important meal of the day if you’re going to be rolling for 24 hours :) .  Our friends @laughing_place.com sent this pic of breakfast in Tomorrowland!

Breakfast in Tomorrowland

Breakfast in Tomorrowland

Thanks to @WDWTableFinder for a glimpse at these Tomorrowland Cinnamon Rolls!!

Tomorrowland Cinnamon Rolls

Tomorrowland Cinnamon Rolls

Caffeine fix, anyone? It’s a great idea… thanks to @StephenMcD40 for the shot!

COFFEE!!!

COFFEE!!!

And @AdamDale has already called the first “SNACK TIME”!!! Not a bad choice, if I do say so myself…

Dole Whip Snack Time!

Dole Whip Snack Time!

Of course, anytime is a great time for a Dole Whip break! So, Dole Whips and Pirates it is for our friends @wonderandco !

Aaargh!!!

Aaargh!!!

The day marches on, and you gotta stay well-fueled, like @jeremiahgood for lunch time!

Lunch at Magic Kingdom

Lunch at Magic Kingdom

I don’t know what I like best about this second shot we received from @StephenMcD40… the awesome “Coolest Summer Ever” Cupcake in front, or spying Goofy in the background!

Coolest Summer Ever cupcake

Coolest Summer Ever cupcake

We’ll be updating this post throughout the day, so STAY TUNED!! And send YOUR pics to @disneyfoodblog on twitter, facebook.com/disneyfoodblog, @disneyfoodblog on instagram, or to webmaster@disneyfoodblog.com!

Comments

  1. Agnes says

    Tee hee, the all-nighter Dopey is too cute. And this event looks like soooooo much fun! Have a great time, you crazy kids!

  2. Lisa says

    Hi
    Do you have any photos of the plastic souvenir drink mugs that you get from the snack or popcorn carts ? I’m a big collector of these. I kinda see one in the photo above of the Diamond Food Display. But it way in the back next to the Mickey balloon popcorn bucket. If anyone a better pic I’d love to see it.
    Thanks Lisa

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