Disneyland to Launch New Parade, Fireworks for 60th Anniversary

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The Disneyland resort in Anaheim will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year with a new parade, an upgraded fireworks show and other changes that park officials describe as “amazing.”

An artist's rendering of the new projection and pyrotechnics show that will be part of the park's 60th-anniversary celebration. (Credit: Disneyland Resort)

An artist’s rendering of the new projection and pyrotechnics show that will be part of the park’s 60th-anniversary celebration. (Credit: Disneyland Resort)

Disney officials unveiled details of its Diamond Celebration during a presentation Wednesday night that included a brief explosion of fireworks and a light projection show on Disneyland’s Main Street. The new celebration is set to start at the park May 22 with no end date scheduled.

“It’s really going to be amazing,” said Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Officials said the celebration will include a new nighttime parade, inspired by the Main Street Electrical Parade, which ended at Disneyland in 1996. The new parade, dubbed “Paint the Night,” is to feature more than 1.5 million LED lights that will be in synch with the music and the lights of the costumed characters in the parade.

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