Happy Birthday Disneyland! 60th Anniversary

Walt Disney's Disneyland Diamond Celebrationtoday is marks the 60th anniversary of Disneyland! sixty years ago on July 15, 1955, Walt Disney opened the worlds most beloved theme park–which has created magical memories for people all over the world who have visited the resort. Disneyland is celebrating their 60 year anniversary with the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. we visited the p;ark a few weeks ago too check it all out.

Disneyland 60th Celebrationas you can see, the diamond is the official icon of the Diamond Celebration–where the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park and Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure Park have been magically transformed with glistening, gleaming, Diamond Celebration enhancements. Main Street, U.S.A. is also decked out for the occasion with shimmering banners and glittering decorations.

Disneyland 60th Diamond Celebration DecorationsDisneyland 60th Anniversary Main Street one of my favorite parts of the celebration is Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. i love how it has been decked out in diamonds, especially the sparkling turrets and royal blue banners and flags.Disneyland 60th Diamond CelebrationDisneyland 60th Celebration Sleeping Beauty Castle

and here is the back of the castle. Disneyland 60th Diamond Celebration Sleeping Beauty Castle BackDisneyland 60th Birthday

to commemorate 60 years of Disney magic, Disneyland Resort has created some special dazzling entertainment and sparkling surprises, including 3 new nighttime spectaculars–the Disneyland Forever firework show, the Paint the Night parade, and World of Color – Celebrate!

we really loved the Paint the Night parade! check out some of the photos we took.

Disney Paint the Night Parade Disney Paint the Night Electric ParadeDisney Paint the Night Parade King Triton Disney Paint the Night Parade Frozen Disneyland Paint the Night Parade SlinkyDisneyland Paint the Night Paradeand there are more ways to celebrate the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. you can go to the Mad T Party Diamond Celebration, enter the Diamond Days Sweepstakes with a chance to win magical prizes including real diamonds, and purchase commemorative Diamond Celebration merchandise. (phot0 credit Disneyland Resort)

Disneyland 60th Anniversary Merchandise

don’t forget to get a sparkly treat! taste special cocktails, cupcakes, desserts, popcorn buckets and other diamond treats that are 60 years in the baking.  (photo credit: Living Mi Vida Loca)
Disneyland 60th Diamond Celebration Cupcake

it all started with a dream and a mouse, now Disneyland has become a place where children and adults alike come for magical memories and dreams. i know i will be bringing my boys for years to come.Disneyland Fantasmic Steamboat Willie

Happy 60th Birthday Disneyland!!!!

Disneyland 60th Diamond Celebration Ticket Booth

Disneyland Halloween Food and Treats

Disneyland Halloween Treats

you know how much i love Halloween Time at Disneyland, and one of the reasons is the fabulous Halloween food found at Disneyland Resort. Disney does Halloween food and treats like no one else. so creative and fun and not to mention yummy, every time i visit the park during Halloween Time i have to get one….but there are so many to choose from.

first of all, check out these amazing Halloween themed caramel apples, crispy treats and marshmallow pops. these are just a few of the Halloween designs Disneyland offers. i just love them all.

Disneyland Halloween Candy Applesbut my personal fave is found at the French Market, so that i could pick up this sweet and spooky dessert featuring Sally from Nightmare before Christmas. the Oreo mousse and Oreo cookie crumbs are the main reason i love it so, and i was lucky to get a few bites, as my boys also loved it.
Jack Skellington Chocolate Tomb and if you are looking for some more Nightmare Before Christmas fun, get a Halloween drink filled with these ghostly light-up Jack Skellington glow cubesJack Skellington Ice Cubesduring the week of Halloween, Disneyland will offer some special menu items that are to die for! you can get the ooey, gooey, cheesy, Munster Chicken Sausage Sandwich at Carnation Cafe. it is covered in muenster cheese, onions, red bell peppers, and mushrooms and all the yumminess that comes along with it.

Disneyland Muenster Chicken Sausage Sandwich how about this Zinfandel Spaghetti with roasted golden beets, pine nuts and golden raisins. you can find it at Storytellers Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. the pasta gets its “seasonal” color from wine and it’s only available the week of Halloween. so fun!

Disneyland Zinfandel Spaghettiand vampires will stay away with this delicious slice of Anti-Vampire Garlic Chicken Flatbread pizza. its cheesy goodness is from Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta. this Halloween pizza delight is topped with roasted garlic sauce, chicken, smoked gouda, mozzarella, roasted red peppers and a tomato harissa sauce drizzle.

Disneyland Halloween FoodPumpkin Seed Brittle? oh yes!!!!

Disneyland Pumpkin Seed Brittle
another one one of my favorite treats of the Halloween bunch were these Pumpkin Twists…it’s flaky, pumpkiny and cinnamony, covered in sugar crystals. stop by Maurice’s Treats for these fantastic Pumpkin Twists.

Disneyland Pumpkin Twistsif you like pumpkin and cheesecake, then be sure to try one of the yummy pumpkin cheesecakes. you can pick one up at the Jolly Holiday Bakery or at one of the sit down restaurants inside Disneyland.Disneyland Pumpkin Cheesecake

throughout the Disneyland Resort, you will find so many fun souvenir Popcorn Buckets. i love these because you can keep the containers after the popcorn is finished.
Halloween Souvenier Popcorn

Disneyland Halloween Popcorn

Jack Skellington Souvenier Popcorn

or how about this Malificent Souvenir cup!

Maificent Souvenier Cup

over at Disney California Adventure,  you can get pumpkin-shaped sourdough bread. the pumpkin shape is perfect for a Halloween dinner and a warm cup of soup. be sure to pick one up on your way home.

Disneyland Pumpkin Shaped Sourdough Bread

you can get all of these Halloween foods and treats AND MORE during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resorts. but hurry, because they will only be available until November 2nd. what are you faves?


The Magic of Mickey’s Halloween Party

mickey's halloween party i’ve posted before about how much our family loves Halloween Time at Disneyland. in addition to the fun you can have visiting Disneyland during Halloween, you can also attend Mickey’s Halloween Party. this separate ticketed event is a fun and festive Trick-or Treat party, that is only open to those who have purchased tickets. so, what is the difference between Halloween Time at Disneyland  and Mickey’s Halloween Party…well, let me tell you.

first of all, you get to wear Halloween costumes. this is so much fun for the kids, and actually for anyone of any age! here is my cutie ready to head into Mickey’s Halloween Party. he is a police dog in case you are wondering.


there are also things that are unique to Mickey’s Halloween Party that you won’t see at the park everyday during Halloween Time. like….Mickey’s Costume Party Cavalcade! a real fun Halloween parade that runs from a “The Small World” and to the Main Street Town Hall and back, with all your Disney favorites dressed up for Halloween. this is performed twice nightly.


you may even get a chance to see Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen on their magical Frozen float.

guests can get their pictures taken with Disney Villians who prowl the grounds on main street.


or attend the Monsters University Show and Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace. it’s a great place to show your Halloween dance moves. my kids had a blast dancing with their friends all over the dance floor. and they also have a Mike & Sulley spirited Monster Scare-Off which all the kids loved. it was a cute show.Read More…

Jingle Jangle Jamboree at Disneyland

the holidays are always magical at Disneyland, especially when Disneyland has been decked out for the holiday season. yep…the Happiest Place on Earth just got merrier! and it just happens to be one of Orange County’s favorite places to celebrate the holidays.

today i took baby down to Disneyland along with my friend Mary to enjoy the holiday decorations and happenings around Disneyland.  we had a wonderful time. i especially wanted to check out the Jingle Jangle Jamboree which is located in Big Thunder Ranch.

if you aren’t sure where that is, it is tucked right behind Big Thunder Mountain.

at the Jingle Jangle Jamboree, you will find the perfect holiday surprises such as, fun photo areas decked out for the holidays, The Holiday Corral petting zoo where the goats of Christmas present and the BAAAAAA Humbug Lambs live…

Billy Hill and the Holiday Hillbillies singing their favorite Christmas songs…

Mrs. Claus’ Tasty Treats, which include…

Ho-ho-hot Chocolate and Sleigh Ride Hot Cider.

and check out the peppermint cotton candies!  and if you love cookies, Jingle Jangle Jamboree has cookie decorating.

if you are looking for a family style meal, The Thunder Ranch Barbeque is where it’s at. you can gather around the stage and enjoy a holiday performance even the kiddies can participate in.

the Reindeer Games were especially a big hit with my little one…you can stack up presents…

play Christmas Tree Plinko…

and even bean bag toss into the Reindeer buckets.

and don’t forget the crafts.

you can color your very own reindeer mask and a holiday card.

be sure to get your picture taken with Holiday Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Goofy….they are all having a great time on the ranch.

and lastly, Santa Claus is waiting to hear your holiday wishes. he is truly a magical Santa.

the Jingle Jangle Jamboree is just one of the many parts of Disneyland where you can experience the magic of the Holiday Season. stay tuned for more, we’ll be sharing more of the Holidays at Disneyland soon.

Get Transformed into a Pirate at Disneyland

did you know that you can get transformed into a Pirate at Disneyland Resort? at the Pirates League in New Orleans Square, guests age three and up can live their pirate dreams and learn the ways of the seven seas by magically being transformed into a pirate!
you can choose from different pirate transformations, such as Jake from Jake and the Never Land Pirates, a First Mate, Black-eyed Jack or an Empress (created especially for pirate princesses).
(photo credits, Disneyland Resort)
this special experience is available at the Disneyland Resort for a limited time only, during Halloween Time this fall at Disneyland.
our family had a great time this year being transformed into pirates. my Kyle, husband and me….(yes me!) were turned into swashbuckling pirates with the magic of Disney.  check out the fun we had.
first you have to roll the dice to get yer new pirate name…
then you sit down in the special pirate chair and get transformed by another pirate who does yer pirate make-up.
check out my husband. yikes…he’s must have been in a pirate duel.
once your transformation is complete, you get your very own pirate sword.
and get help reciting the pirate oath.
once that is complete, you now have become a full-fledged genuine pirate.
check us out……arrrrr! i am now a Pirate Empress.
and don’t forget my little Jake from the Neverland Pirates!
do you dream of being a pirate? well look no further!
The Pirates League 
located in New Orleans Square
packages range from $29.95 – $34.95
to schedule your pirate experience, please call 714-781-STYLE
{ tip: reservations on Mickey’s Halloween Party nights will book up quickly, so be sure to call ahead }
(disclosure: i received my pirate transformation complimentary for review purposed. all thought and opinions are my own.  we had a magical experience that was awesome. thanks Disneyland and Pirates League.)