Good Bye 60th Anniversary

They say that all good things must come to and end; and after months of great parties and special events celebrating Disneyland’s 60th anniversary, it all ends tonight, September 5, 2016.  The beautiful lights, shows, fireworks, and the make-over of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle celebrating a once-in-a-lifetime event will all be just a memory.  With that, we must say “Good Bye” to all that we have come to love over the past year.

Sleeping Beauty's Castle - Disneyland. 77 feet tall.

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle dressed for the 60th Anniversary.

Disney sure knows how to throw a shindig!  This magical celebration ran for more than 16 months, beginning on May 22, 2015, crossing into the actual anniversary date of July 17, 2015 and covering the 61st anniversary in July of this year.

The 60th Anniversary overlay of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle had to have been one of the best we have ever seen.  Every fall, the castle is decorated for Christmas, but nothing like this.  If you missed it, unfortunately it is gone forever and you may have to wait until the 75th Anniversary to see something like this again.

Disneyland 60th Anniversary Entrance

Disneyland 60th Anniversary Entrance

A specific anniversary only comes around once, and we were privileged to be a part of Disneyland’s 50th & 60th celebrations.  While every July 17th will be another anniversary, they just won’t be the same as a milestone year.

But don’t fret.  Disney parks are not in short supply of anniversaries.  Many attractions, especially those in Disneyland, are celebrating milestones.  In addition, in just five short years, we will be celebrating Walt Disney World’s Golden Anniversary.

60th Anniversary Pins and Lanyard

60th Anniversary Pins and Lanyard

Considering what Disney has learned in these celebrations, we can’t wait to see what magic they have in store!

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