Two MAJOR events are kicking off today at Disney Parks on both coasts in a BIG way!
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!
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!
Look who got all dressed up for the big Diamond Celebration!
And I’m loving Minnie’s beautiful diamond bow!
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 once the gates open up on the west coast!
Don’t forget that special treats are ALL OVER Disneyland today! A few specialty beverages available at Jolly Holiday Bakery come with these incredible souvenir Diamond Celebration glow cubes.
Even better… here it is in action!!
Speaking of souvenirs…
I think I’m in love with the Disneyland Balloon Popcorn Bucket!
It’s a perfect day for capturing LOTS of memories… be on the lookout for Diamond Celebration photo spots!
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 and @WDWTableFinder sent in these great pics of breakfast in Tomorrowland!
Caffeine fix, anyone? It’s a great idea… thanks to @StephenMcD40 for the shot!
And @AdamDale has already called the first “SNACK TIME”!!! Not a bad choice, if I do say so myself…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!