Disneyland just concluded their media event on Main Street USA with a series of announcements for the Disneyland 60th Diamond Anniversary event this year. In 2015 guests will be dazzled with sparkling decor on both Sleeping Beauty Castle and the Carthay Circle Theatre inside Disney California Adventure. Major entertainment announcements include a new Fireworks show, and Night-time Parade, and a new version of World of Color!


“World of Color – Celebrate! the Wonderful World of Walt Disney”

World of Color Celebrate Concept Art
World of Color Celebrate Concept Art

World of Color Celebrate Concept Art

Disney California Adventure will unveil a new version of World of Color centered around Walt Disney and his dream of Disneyland! Mickey Mouse will be the host as he takes guests on a journey through the imagination of Walt Disney!

The official description:

“World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” illuminates the night in a contemporary and moving celebration of Walt and his dream of Disneyland, showing that anything is possible if we never give up on our dreams.

Mickey Mouse will take guests on a fun-filled and inspirational journey through the unparalleled imagination of Walt Disney, exploring his decades-long legacy of memorable animated moments and the dream of Disneyland park.

Both epic and intimate in scope, “World of Color – Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney” brings to life the remarkable story of Walt and the Happiest Place on Earth in a first-of-its-kind spectacular, presented on the magic canvas of “World of Color” with compelling animated imagery, live-action footage, fountains, lasers, special effects and a stirring musical score.

“Paint the Night” Nighttime Parade Spectacular

At Disneyland, the “Paint the Night” parade will light up Main Street and the parade route. Think Main Street Electrical Parade for the twenty-first century!

The Official Description:

The “Paint the Night” parade brings some of the most innovative floats, vibrant costumes, dazzling special effects, unforgettable music and energetic performances ever presented at Disneyland Resort. This new, state-of-the-art nighttime parade floods Main Street, U.S.A., with stunning color, fun surprises and more than 1.5 million brilliant LED lights.

Mickey Mouse uses his vivid imagination to harness the power of Tinker Bell’s pixie dust and “Paint the Night” in Disney dreams, bringing to light beloved characters and stories from “Monsters, Inc.,” “Cars,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Toy Story,” “Frozen” and more.

“Disneyland Forever” Fireworks Spectacular 

Paint the Night Disneyland Concept

Disneyland’s major event will be a new fireworks show like nothing they have ever done before. “Disneyland Forever” will feature pyrotechnics, immersive projections on the buildings down Main Street USA, the Rivers of America, the Matterhorn, “it’s a small world” and more! Songs from the soundtrack were even written by Disney Legend Richard Sherman.

The Official Description:

“Disneyland Forever” shows just how magical the Magic Kingdom can be, in a sky-high celebration featuring sparkling pyrotechnics, immersive projections, and other effects that transform Disneyland park right before your eyes!

“Disneyland Forever” envelops you in an enthralling, breathtaking journey like never before, leveraging the largest installation of projection mapping technology in a Disney park and surprising special effects. Main Street, U.S.A., and several other Disneyland park locations become a magical canvas taking us into a world of dreams, from flying above the London skyline from “Peter Pan” to a dance with King Louie in “The Jungle Book.”

“Disneyland Forever” also features two original songs, the theme “Live the Magic” and the inspiring closing song “Kiss Goodnight,” written by Disney Legend Richard Sherman.

Walt Disney once said, “Disneyland will never be completed, as long as there is imagination left in the world.” As “Disneyland Forever” caps off each evening of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration, we discover Walt’s inspiring words still hold true today. Disneyland will continue to be home to all our dreams and adventures … forever!

The media, bloggers and guests in attendance were treated to a short demonstration of the new projection technology that will be a part of ‘Disneyland Forever’

paint the night main street projections

Disneyland’s Big 60th, Diamond Anniversary Celebration Kicks off on May 22, 2015!

What are you thoughts on the announcements thus far?