Sunday, October 18, 2015

Disneyland Celebrations (Part 5: 06--15)

Part 5 is least favorite of my Disneyland Celebration posts...

At this point, most of the promotional themes are generic "Disney Parks" themes...nothing unique to honor Disneyland (or conversely, Walt Disney World) except notable anniversary years.

The entire DISNEYLAND CELEBRATION set of images
are available at my website page:

2006-2007 Year of a Million Dreams

2007-2008 Where Dreams Come True

2009-2010 What Will You Celebrate?

2011-2013 Let the Memories Begin

2013-2015 Show Your Disney Side

2015-2016 Disneyland Diamond Celebration (60 Years)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Disneyland Celebrations (Part 4: 95-2005)

Disneyland in its 40's was still a unique and wonderful place to celebrate a unique and wonderful park!
 1991 didn't have much to celebrate, but it did have its own logo!

 1995 introduced the Indiana Jones Adventure to the park and the 40th logo shared that Indy look.

1996 was, sadly, the last year the Main Street Electrical Parade traveled down Main Street, USA.

 1997 introduced Light Magic...  and quickly discontinued it!

2005 was Disneyland's Golden "50th" Anniversary and was wonderfully celebrated the entire year.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Disneyland Celebrations (Part 3: 86-90)

These are the "Mini-Celebration" Years!
After a successful previous year, the Gift-Giver stayed through 1986 to issue some additional prizes. 

For about 2 months in the Springs of 1986, 1987, and 1988, the Circus invaded Disneyland 

 Also in 1986, a "Flashdance" inspired Minnie Mouse marched down Main Street, twice daily.

Following the Circus, 1987 & 1988 had State Fair celebrations in the Fall...complete with Ferris Wheels (at/on the Main Street Railroad tracks, within the central Plaza Hub, and Big Thunder Ranch)

Spring 1988 introduced the 1950's inspired "Blast to the Past".  The delayed opening of Splash Mountain in 1989 likely inspired a second year of the 50's theme.
In 1990, Disneyland hit the milestone of 35 years (of Magic)!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Disneyland Celebrations (Part 2: 76-85)

The annual celebrations at Disneyland started using outside themes in 1976 and continued to develop over the next 10 years.
In 1976, the Bicentennial of  America was celebrated coast-to-coast, including California and Florida.

Jan 1-Dec 31 1980 had Disneyland celebrating its own 25 years with a Family Reunion.

 In 1983, a new Fantasyland premiered at Disneyland and the year celebrated with Fantastic pride.

Can you believe 1984 was Donald's 50th Birthday!!?

In 1985, the Gift-Giver Extraordinaire offered every guest a birthday gift!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Disneyland Celebrations (Part 1: 55-75)

The annual celebrations at Disneyland, also known as promotions, are often unique and wonderful happenings that really help define a visit.  Come join me as we visit some of the celebrations of the past:

1959 was the year the Matterhorn Bobsleds, the Monorail and the Submarine Voyage premiered..and the E-Ticket!!!  What a great first year to celebrate

In 1965, Disneyland celebrated its 10th birthday, or rather, its Tencennial Celebration!

1966 saw the opening of its a small world and New Orleans Square

1975 and Disneyland celebrates its 20th year...Come Live It Again!