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Disneyland is celebrating 60 years of bringing magic and fun to the lives of millions of theme park goers with its Diamond Celebration. This means special decorations, unique entertainment, sparkling souvenirs, and themed food and beverages at Disneyland this year to commemorate the park’s diamond anniversary. Can’t get there to join in the fun? Not to worry – I’ve brought some Disneyland Diamond Anniversary goodies home with me to give to one lucky Travel Mamas reader.

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Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Celebration Giveaway

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Celebration Giveaway

Disneyland Diamond Decor

Draped in dazzling blue and clear “diamonds,” Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland is even more impressive than usual with its celebratory Diamond Anniversary decorations. You’ll find other special touches throughout Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Keep your eyes open for Enchanted window displays along Main Street USA.

Carthay Circle at Disney California Adventure Park dolled up for the Disneyland Diamond Celebration

Carthay Circle at Disney California Adventure Park dolled up for the Disneyland Diamond Celebration (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Diamond Anniversary Sweets

What’s a party without a sweet treat or two? At both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks you will find special Diamond Anniversary desserts and candies to tempt your taste buds. Sprinkled with glittery blue sugar, choose from such yummies as chocolate-covered apples, Diamond Celebration Cupcakes (lemon-flavored in Disneyland and orange-flavored at Disney California Adventure), crisped rice treats, hand-dipped marshmallow sticks, and more.

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Sweet Treats

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary sweet treats (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

60th Anniversary Grown-Up Goodies

Disneyland also offers some grown-up goodies to tempt adult palates. At the Disneyland Resort’s fanciest theme park restaurant, Carthay Circle in Disney California Adventure, guests can order a Carthay Diamond Manhattan. Pictured below, the drink features Bulleit Rye Small Batch American Whiskey, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters, and Luxardo Gourmet Maraschino Cherries (my husband’s favorite!) served with a diamond shaped ice cube. For dessert, do as I did and order the Diamond Celebration Truffles, delectable chocolates laced with liqueurs.

Carthay Diamond Martini at Carthay Circle, Disney California Adventure Park

Carthay Diamond Manhattan at Carthay Circle, Disney California Adventure Park (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Celebratory Disneyland Parades

Everyone loves a parade, especially a Disney parade! During the day, you can join a daily Diamond March-Along up Main Street USA with the Disneyland Band and Disney characters in their dazzling Diamond Celebration costumes. At Disney California Adventure Park, your inner “Joy” will be tickled to watch a new Pre-Pixar Play Parade featuring all of the Inside Out characters.

Do you miss the Disney Main Street Electrical Parade? A new and improved glowing nighttime parade has taken its place, called “Paint the Night.” With over one million colorful lights, it’s the biggest and brightest parade in Disneyland’s history.

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Parades

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary parades (Daytime photos by Colleen Lanin; nighttime photos by Disneyland)

Nighttime Celebrations

End your Disneyland Diamond Celebration with a bang at Disneyland with the “Disneyland Forever fireworks” show. Or, watch a special edition World of Color featuring Neil Patrick Harris in “World of Color – Celebrate” at California Adventure Park.

Disneyland Forever fireworks

Disneyland Forever fireworks (Photo credit: Disney)

Diamond Anniversary Merchandise

Take some of the Diamond Anniversary magic home with you. More than 500 anniversary mementos are available, including clothing, jewelry, collector’s pins, toys, tea cups, mouse ears (like the $2,000 crystal-encrusted pair below) and more.

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Souvenirs

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary souvenirs, including $2,000 crystal-encrusted Mickey Mouse ears (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Giveaway

Enter to win a prize pack of Disneyland Diamond Anniversary goodies including:

  • Disneyland Diamond Celebration Cake Lollipop
  • Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Collectible Pin
  • Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Pen Set
  • Disney Parks Classic Collage E-tablet Case (or Handbag) with Shoulder Strap

 

Win this Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Giveaway prize pack from TravelMamas.com

Disneyland Diamond Anniversary Giveaway prize pack (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Estimated prize value is $58. You must be 18+ and a resident of the Continental U.S. to enter. Neither Travel Mamas nor Disneyland can be held liable for this giveaway.

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win now!
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Want to save money on your Disneyland vacation? Of course you do! Use discount code TravelMamas to get $10 off any two-night or longer Southern California package (hotel and two ticket minimum) when you book through Get Away Today. Just want tickets? Buy discounted Disneyland Park tickets now!

Consider booking a character meal to add even more magic to your visit. Read our Disneyland character meal reviews to choose the best one for your family.

A Note from The Travel Mama: My family received complimentary one-day Disneyland Park Hopper tickets for purposes of this post. I purchased all of the giveaway items with my own money. All opinions are mine, as always.

About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of TravelMamas.com. As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show, NBCNews.com, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

Comments
  1. I love MICKEY!

  2. Amazing giveaway

  3. Donald Duck

  4. I think Belle is probably my favorite Disney character.

  5. Leslie H (tripswithtykes) says

    I love Peter Pan! 😉

  6. Erica D. says

    OMG how adorable! This is really exciting that you went! I’m headed back to Disney World in October. I wouldn’t mind sporting this adorable purse 🙂 And of course, BELLE! 🙂

  7. mine is Tigger

  8. Carolsue says

    My favorite is Elsa the Snow Queen

  9. cool!

  10. Mary Jenkins says

    The Evil Queen. Love my villains!

  11. Erin Ellis says

    Belle is my favorite! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin

  12. Elizabeth Ray says

    Gotta go with my main mouse, Mickey!

  13. minnie is my favorite

  14. Rhonda M. says

    I would have to say Ariel. I love so many Disney characters though.

  15. Tiffany C (@sweetmatcha) says

    I love Little Mermaid, I watched that movie so many times as a kid!

  16. heather s says

    I love Mickey Mouse the best

  17. My favorite Disney character is Goofy. Even typing his name makes me smile. 🙂

  18. I haven’t been to Disneyland in several years–I think I need to take them this year. My fave character is Goofy

  19. Trish Dowling says

    Minnie Mouse!

  20. Ashley C says

    I love Pluto!

  21. Minnie Mouse is my favorite.

  22. Kayla Allen says

    Dug from Up!

  23. Minnie Mouse

  24. Stephanie Phelps says

    I love love love Goofy he is my all time favorite!

  25. Belle is my favorite Disney chqracter.

  26. Can I pick a duo – Chip and Dale!

  27. Rebekkah P. says

    Pocahontas!

  28. stephanie buchanan says

    My favorite Disney character is Genie.

  29. jeccica simpson says

    Ariel

  30. Austin Baroudi says

    Mickey Mouse of course!

  31. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    I’ve always loved Eeyore!

  32. Nicki J. says

    Snow white or Tink!

  33. Wait where in the article does it say to comment a Disney character?? I’m so confused.

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Kathryn – In the Rafflecopter entry form, when you click on “Leave a blog post comment,” it says, “What is your favorite Disney character?”

  34. Diana Cote says

    Pluto.

  35. Sonya Morris says

    My favorite is Rapunzel.

  36. My favorite is Minnie Mouse.

  37. A.b. Allen says

    Ariel is my favorite character.

  38. I love Stitch and Mulan

  39. chickie brewer says

    My favorite character would have to be Mickey Mouse!

  40. Tracie Cooper says

    I love Baloo and Belle!

  41. I love Minnie Mouse

  42. Eugenia Hall says

    Winnie the Pooh!

  43. Buzz Lightyear & Pluto 🙂

  44. I love Maleficent!

  45. Vilma Crissien says

    The Little Mermaid!

  46. jeannine d says

    My favorite character is Belle

  47. Bryan Sauro says

    Tigger

  48. Debbie Terry says

    My granddaughter would go crazy!

  49. Mrs.Potts or Donald Duck 🙂

  50. My favorite Disney character is Woody!

  51. I like Goofy!

  52. My favorite is Winnie the Pooh.

  53. Mickey is for me!

  54. Laurie Emerson says

    My favorite Disney character is Goofy.

  55. Minnie Mouse obsessed over here!!!

  56. tina reynolds says

    Minnie mouse is my favorite disney character

  57. Milan is my favorite Disney character.

  58. I love asking my kids these questions, I love my 15 year old answers. He said Groot or Thanos and then proceeded to explain to me that Disney now own Marvel. Do I really still have yet another week until school starts. Thank you

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