Disneyland Resort’s Diamond Celebration!!!


This past 4th of July weekend we took the munchkins to Disneyland to check out all the new Diamond Celebration events commemorating Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary. Disney, as usual did not disappoint.


New Nighttime Spectaculars:


Disneyland Forever is the all new fireworks extravaganza that immerses you right into the show. The music and sound are amazing, the building along main street light up, the fireworks are amazing, multiple characters fly through the sky (I’m not telling who) andΒ  it even snows!!!! I have seen tons of Disney fireworks show all over the world including in Florida and Paris and I can happily say Disneyland Forever has been the best one yet!!!


Paint the Night is the newly enhanced light parade with over 1 million colorful lights!! As a kid I remember the Electrical Parade being my absolute fav. The way all the characters were lit up was like magic to me. However, my kids have never been as impressed with that parade. Just the change of times I suppose. Until NOW!! The music in this parade is fantastic… it makes you want to get out there and dance with the characters. The lights are like nothing I have ever seen before… our 20 month old could stop dancing and moving in her stroller- it was the cutest thing. My favorite was Mac from Cars… watch for him its really impressive how they made him feel like he had come to life.


World of Color, Celebrate has also been enhanced to commemorate Disney’s 60th anniversary. They’ve added host Neil Patrick Harris along with none other than Mickey Mouse to guide you through Walt’s incredible journey of imagination. It too is pretty spectacular. I recomend getting a dining package or a fast pass as they give the best viewing to those guests. Since everyone stands it is imperative you get a good spot or this show is not really worthwhile in my opinion. Just too hard to see… too hard to hold the kids up to see. You get the picture!

Extra Sparkle



Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Main Street U.S.A., Carthay’s Circle Theatre & Buena Vista Street have all been bedazzled (yeah- I just threw it back to the 90’s).Β  But, on a more serious note, I thought the added faux diamonds and glitter were a bit tacky. You can be the judge and let me know your thoughts. I also wasn’t keen on the blue bunting banners strung throughout either- sorry.

Ride Renovations


Matterhorn was completely updated inside the ride with an all new Yedi. The sound effects had me and the kids screaming and not knowing when he was going to pop out made Matterhorn a pretty thrilling adventure. We give this renovation a two thumbs up for sure!!!


Peter Pan also got some love and attention. They had updated the screens inside and so the effects were much more modern. But, still pretty much the same ride just spruced up a bit!


Alice in Wonderland also received some new LED screens and this was another renovation that completely took us by surprise. Partly because the ride just re-opened on July 4th and we had no idea it had been updated πŸ˜‰Β  I have avoided that ride for years because the wait is usually long and the ride stunk. But, I have a new found love for this old gem now.

3 Tips to help you enjoy the magic

Visit Smart Card to get your discounted Disneyland tickets.

When should you go? Check the annual pass holder calendars and visit on dates that annual pass holders are blocked out. These dates tend to be MUCH LESS crowded.

Get your parade spot at least 2 hours (maybe 3) prior to the parade.Β  Main Street USA is a great spot… we sat curbside by Starbucks. Blankets can help save a larger spot so you and your party can take turns riding rides while the other waits. Then after the parade just step right into Main Street for a perfect view of the Disneyland Forever Fireworks show. It starts about 5-10 minutes after the parade πŸ˜‰

Have you visited Disney’s Diamond Celebration? If yes, comment with your thoughts. I would love to hear them!

If not comment with your favorite Disneyland or CA Adventure Park ride.

Ours is Dumbo πŸ˜‰


*image sources- all images above unless otherwise noted are owned by Disney Parks Blog and the Disneyland website


  • How fun! Growing up in Florida, we visited Disney World a whole lot…but I’ve never been to Disneyland! I can’t wait to take the little one there in a few years!

  • I’ve actually never been to Disneyland, but taking my first trip soon!

  • Amanda llamas says:

    I love Disneyland! I used to go all the time but can’t afford it anymore πŸ™

  • Gail Molstre says:

    It would be great to bring back the old Main Street Electrical Parade. That is my favorite childhood memory of Disneyland.

  • Lisa V says:

    I haven’t been during the celebration, but my favorite ride has always been It’s a Small World

  • Samantha Scott says:

    We used to go a lot as kids, I just took my son for the first time when he was three. As kids, I always loved haunted house and the Indiana jones ride. My son loved the finding nemo submarine.

  • brigette says:

    My favorite ride is the cats ride! !

  • brigette says:

    My favorite ride is splash mountain!

  • Aimee Brown says:

    Favorite ride would have to be cars. It’s so exhilarating.

  • Isabel Harrell says:

    Favorite are the tea cups and Peter Pan!!

  • Desiree says:

    We LOVE Small world. It was the first ride we went on after we blended our family. I can’t wait to take the 2 babies on. It’s a ride we can all enjoy πŸ™‚

  • Carrie Holly says:

    We haven’t been to the Disney Diamond Celebration. We would love to take our son for the first time. My favorite ride is Pirates of the Caribbean.

  • Lisa Chan says:

    Disneyland is always so magical! Now I get to see my kids enjoy it as much as I did when I was their age. We love it all, especially Autopia!

  • Jill Gibler says:

    I just love Pirates of the Caribbean.. just my fav

  • Suzette says:

    My fondest memory is the last time we went to Disneyland which was over 12 years ago, the look on my boys face was priceless. They could not believe that there could be so many people in one place at one time. They had so much fun running from one ride to another. We haven’t been able to make it back yet but hope to go soon now that they are grown it should be a whole new experience.

  • Dallas Nevin says:

    My favorite “ride” is the Haunted Mansion during Halloween with Nightmare Before Christmas dΓ©cor.

  • laura najera says:

    I use to take my kids to Disneyland a lot when they were little. My favorite memories are when my daughter would wear her favorite princess costume. The excitement and joy in their eyes is priceless. I have never been to the Diamond celebration and would love to take my kids. The prices are too high for me (single mom) but one day we will join in on the fun!

  • Claire says:

    I love Disneyland! My family and I have annual passes so we try to go as often as possible. The fireworks show is definitely not one to miss.

  • Lori Wise says:

    Love Disneyland!! I just wish they made it more affordable for everyone. At least one day out of the year have a major discount!

  • Alexandria Griffin says:

    Hi there, I have so many wonderful memories of Disneyland but one of my favorite memories is when my mom and I spent the night in Anaheim so we could get up early to get on the Lilly Bell. It was a rare privilege since Disney only brings it out certain times of the year for only a few runs each time.

  • Katie T says:

    Radiator Springs!

  • katrina says:

    best memory so far is watching 50th fireworks as a family!!!

  • Kristi Lewis says:

    I always love The Pirates of the Carribean and It’s a Small World.

  • Kara says:

    My kids would love to see the Diamond celebration at Disneyland. We have not been in quite some time. My kids favorite ride is Pirates of the Caribbean. They love looking for Captian Jack Sparrow in all his hiding places.

  • Alli B says:

    I would love to take my youngest. We love the Haunted Mansion!

  • Victoria says:

    The first time my son and I went to Disneyland I had to bribe him to go on Splash Mountain because the fall looked scary. Well, we ended up going on it…and then 5 more times! It’s his favorite ride now and tells everyone about it.

  • Tina Kelsey says:

    My favorites, and I’ve been going since the 1960’s, are Pirates of the Carribean, Haunted Mansion, and now the Indiana Jones Adventure! I can’t wait to take my granddaughters there!

  • Catherine Pope says:

    We visited right before the diamond celebration so have yet to see it. Indiana Jones is always a favorite ride of mine!

  • Robin Ford says:

    My favorite memories of Disneyland involve going there with my husband & kids. They’re all teens now but still love going anytime we get the chance. We always have to ride “Pirates of the Carribean” and I still get them to ride “It’s A Small World” too. πŸ™‚

  • Dawna Tierce says:

    When I was a kid I love the Carousel of Progress. It was fun getting to revisit it when we went to Disney World. But more than anything, I have enjoyed making new memories with my children!

  • ryan wilken says:

    Our family loves small world

  • As much as I’d love to, I haven’t been able to visit during the Diamond Celebration!

  • Teri says:

    My favorite memory was being at Disneyland late at night when Edison would have employee and family night. Our family always had a wonderful time.

  • Michelle Jeffers says:

    Our favorite ride is Space Mountain. We haven’t been to the Diamond Celebration but would love to take our children!

  • My greatest memory of Disneyland is taking my kids for the very first time. There is no better feeling than to see the joy and excitement on their faces.

  • Yazmin Velazquez says:

    My favorite memory of Disneyland was when I went to the trick or treat night. It was the best because my favorite character is Jack Skellington and there’s a lot going on with that. The fireworks show was amazing that night.

  • Kristine says:

    Love Disney! Growing up in Orange County, we used to go 2-3 times a year. Don’t know how my parents afforded that with 3 kids and no season passes! I can barely afford to take my 2. Back in the day, you could get in after a certain time at night in the summer for a discounted rate (or half price?) and as teens we’d go do that just to dance at Videopolis…who else is old enough to remember that? LOL

  • Charles Berghuis says:

    Can never get enough of Disney.

  • jeccica simpson says:

    My favorite ride is Pirates of the Caribbean for sure all day!!

  • Lisa Waelde says:

    Haven’t made it the Diamond Celebration (but I can’t wait to go if I win) but my all time favorite ride is at Disneyland and it’s Space Mountain!!!!

  • Nicole Patterson says:

    My favorite ride is Hollywood Tower of Terror and my kids love Space Mountain.

  • Tonya says:

    Love the pirates of the carribean ride. All of boys were so scared at the beginning, but always wanted to do it again and again.

  • Cathie says:

    Went to the 55th with my boyfriend, who turned 55 that year, had a great time! Lots of good memories!

  • Rachel Matthewson says:

    My mom and I have been going to Disneyland ever since I can remember. It is our favorite thing to do as adults. Our favorite ride is Toy Story’s Midway Mania. Disneyland is always the happiest place on earth.

  • Nichole says:

    My husband proposed to me at Disneyland. 6 years later we are looking forward to taking our 2 year old for the first time.

  • Kiana Ramirez says:

    I used to go to disneyland every weekend with my family. Now we rarely go. My all time favorite rides at DCA are Tower of Terror and Soarin’ Over California. My all time favorite rides at Disneyland are The Haunted Mansion, Pirates, Star Tours, and Indiana Jones.

  • Jessica Anton says:

    I Love the pirates of the carribean and the haunted house. πŸ™‚ Were two of my favorite rides and still are till this day! πŸ™‚

  • Deborahmunoz says:

    Love Disneyland! The park is so nicely decorated for the diamond celebration!

  • Amanda Finch says:

    I love Space Mountain, and I can’t wait to see the updated Matterhorn.

  • Jeff S says:

    Disneyland has been our go to family fun place for years.

  • Mick H says:

    The best ride? Probably the one I was too young to ride by myself…the Flying Saucers in Tomorrowland. It probably wasn’t much different from Luigi’s Flying Tires (which I did ride), but as a kid, it was something I REALLY wanted to do!

  • Jeremiah McDermott says:

    Space Mountain

  • Ashley says:

    I love Indiana jones! That ride is the best.

  • Sabrina Bishop says:

    My favorite ride is Spacd Mountian! Love screaming as loud as I can! ❀️

  • Wendy I says:

    My daughter’s first visit was amazing. Her awe at seeing the parade was something ill always cherish. I wish my youngest could have those same memories.

  • Angela B says:

    My favorite ride is California Screamen

  • Ann says:

    Planning our very 1st trip to Disneyland in August, so I don’t have a favorite ride yet. I’ll let you know when we get back πŸ™‚

  • Noelle says:

    My favorite ride has always been space mountain.

  • ChristinaR says:

    Love Splash Mountain!

  • kevin says:

    Always loved going into star tours and pirates of the carribean always the most memorable rides and loved for me πŸ™‚

  • Emily H. says:

    I grew up just 30 minutes from Disneyland, but haven’t been in so long! Although it is so hard to choose one favorite ride, it would probably have to be the Indiana Jones ride. “Oh no, snakes. You’re on your own!” πŸ™‚

  • Ali says:

    My kids love thunder mountain & space mountain when they change it over for Halloween! A little scary for the younger kiddos but great for the older ones!

  • Natalie says:

    My all time favorite ride is Space Mountain!

  • Valerie Walker says:

    My favorite ride is Big Thunder Mountain. It’s my favorite because my kids love it and I love seeing their smiles!!

  • Eva D says:

    Space Mountain! I would love to go to the Diamond Celebration!

  • JK says:

    Space Mountain

  • Alma Mendez says:

    We love Casey Jr.

  • Angelique says:

    We visited the Diamond Celebration and it was so exciting. It just seems like the park is just exploding with excitement every where you turn. The merchandise is great and you don’t even have to spend a lot to see the diamond celebration. A simple drink, popcorn, or pin, will give you the souvenir and even the bag they put it in. It’s fun!

  • jenn says:

    I haven’t visited the Diamond Celebration unfortunately as I have been chronically ill, but have loved looking at others pictures and blogs. My favorite ride is Thunder Mountain and so happens to have come out the same year as I was born:)

  • Rose Napoli says:

    Had the best memories with my family at Disney California Adventure in the frozen themed area with our daughter!

  • Kristin S. says:

    My favorite ride at Disneyland is Space Mountain.

  • I haven’t been this year, yet! My favorite rides are POTC and Soarin’ Over California!

  • Kristi says:

    Loved spending long days running from ride to ride using e-tickets…so much fun!!!

  • Julie Richards says:

    My favorite Disneyland experience was when I ran the 2014 Tinkerbell Half Marathon. It was so exciting to run through the park dressed in bright green garb! I took my family and we visited the California Adventure after the race. My 2 girls love this park because the rides are designed for younger kids. My husband and I love it because of the restaurant choices and the beer/wine. I was so tired after running 13.1 miles and walking through a theme park afterward, I definitely fell asleep as soon as we hit the car!!!

  • Elizabeth says:

    My favorite Disneyland ride is hands down pirates!

  • SoCalMonet says:

    I miss Disneyland! I am a Southern California resident with 4 kids and usually had annual passports for the kids when they were young. When I had 4, it got too expensive. So there are lots of things I haven’t seen like Radiator Springs area in California Adventure or The Little Mermaid Ride. I suppose one of my favorite memories was taking my daughter to Disneyland for her first birthday and having her toddle in the kiddie park area and go through Mickey and Minnie’s houses in Toontown. Also, I’ll never forget my first ride on Soaring Over California. All I needed was a glass of wine as I soared over the Napa Valley and smelled the oranges from the orange groves in this amazing experience-type ride. I always feel so happy and patriotic after being on that ride, ESPECIALLY being a Californian. Can’t wait to visit both parks again.

  • Deepa R says:

    My family and I love It’s a Small World!

  • Ray pros says:

    Fave ride is space mountain.

  • Cyndi says:

    My favorite ride is from my childhood days at Disneyland. It is the Dumbo ride. Loved the ability to move it up and down!

  • Laura says:

    I remember going to the premier weekend for Captain EO. We had a wristband to get in to Disneyland for the whole weekend. I still have my wristband and my Captain EO shirt. It was a great weekend!

  • Cky says:

    I have always loved the Haunted Mansion!

  • Christy says:

    while waiting to hug Pooh my son said “you found my favorite place Mommy”

  • Mike Childs says:

    Our kids love Disneyland. Can’t wait to go.

  • Rhonda says:

    Disneyland and I have the same birthday!! 7/17 I Love going, just haven’t been in a few years, moved to Oregon to help take care of grams. I can’t wait to visit again very soon!!

  • Karen C says:

    California Screamin’ is always my favorite!

  • Adrianna C. says:

    We went earlier in the year before the Diamond Celebration when they still had the SoCal Resident deal. My favorite ride is Soaring Over CA, but it was closed for reno. πŸ™
    Would love to make it back this year if possible!!!

  • Carol G says:

    My favorite ride is Space Mountain with the Ghost Galaxy overlay!

  • Erin B. says:

    Favorite memory is of my daughter’s facial expression the first time she rode space mountain… Priceless souvenir picture! =)

  • Disney’s Diamond celebration is amazing! The parade is one that you do not want to miss. My son loved seeing Mac the truck come down Main Street. You must stay for the fireworks! Tip- find a spot near the castle early for the parade and stay for the fireworks after.

  • Cierra M says:

    Awesome! My favorite memory is going with my boyfriend for the first time, and I hope to take my brother and sister for their first time and the Diamond Celebration would be perfect

  • Kudirat says:

    My daughter and I used to always go to Disneyland until she was the age of 4, our favorite ride was Peter Pan there’s just something so nostalgic and magical about it

  • jamie says:

    Been going for 45 years, I love this place, but I want Mr toads wild ride to come back it was my favorite as a kid.

  • Chonney says:

    My favorite ride has always been Matterhorn!

  • Summer says:

    We are huge Disney fans & try to go at least once a year. Every few years we are able to get passes (the cheapest ones, but that’s fine by us). Our favorite Disneyland ride is Pirates of the Caribbean! Great fun for all ages & nothing can beat that old musty smell that brings back so many memories! πŸ™‚

  • Holly L says:

    Love the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, always reminds me of my first visit in the mid-60’s as a young child. Magical!

  • Joy R says:

    Have not been to the Diamond celebration yet but would love to go with my kids! I went to Disney land for the first time when I was 5 years old. My favorite ride back the
    Pirates of the Caribbean and still is!

  • Joy R says:

    Have not been to the Diamond celebration yet but would love to go with my kids! I went to Disney land for the first time when I was 5 years old. My favorite ride back then was Pirates of the Caribbean and still is!

  • N Lewis says:

    I haven’t been to Disneyland since I was 10! I’m 35 now with my own 10 year old daughter who is dreaming about going to Disneyland! I’m hoping one day I can share my fond memories of the teacup ride (trying to get my mom sick by spinning as fast as I could)!

  • Jessica Rothwell says:

    After working at Disneyland Hotel for several years, I just love the feeling I get when I am there. Such a fun magical pale for the whole family! And the churros! Delish!

  • Angela says:

    My favorite memory is the expression on my daughters face when she got to meet her favorite princess.

  • Jennifer Peters says:

    Love the Space Mountain ride

  • Joanie S. says:

    Because of cost we have not been to Disneyland/California Adventure for years. We miss it. However, we went for one day this year during the Diamond Celebration. I just missed it too much. It was great. Best part was the new Fireworks show!

  • Joanie S. says:

    After many years we of taking a break from Disneyland we would love to go back. It just got too expensive for us to go.

  • Virginia w says:

    I love the jungle cruise ride. Easy going and very funny.

  • Ivan says:

    I have not been to the diamond celebration, but my favorite event/ride is the water/light show. Always amazing.

  • I love haunted hotel, that is the best ride in America.

  • Shannon says:

    I’m looking forward to celebrating the Disneyland 60th in September! My favorite memory of Disneyland was taking my mom there to celebrate her retirement. She hadn’t been there for 54 years!

  • Paul says:

    Matterhorn is my favorite Disneyland ride!!

  • Danalinds says:

    Man I miss Disneyland. I remember my dad talking me into going on Splash Mountain. I c ried the whole time, afraid of the long drop, but once we got to the bottom I begged to go again!!

  • Melissa Schoenbaum says:

    Watching my kids first time at the parks!

  • Was there today with two of my grandkids. We love Big Thunder Mountain !

  • Amy says:

    Space mountain

  • Kimmy says:

    I have only been once but I loved the Peter Pan ride

  • Benjamin D. Palaniuk says:

    California Screaming has to be my favorite ride. The force of inertia pushing you back into your seat during a bullet-trainesque acceleration via mag-lev technology is the closest thing to drag racing on a supermoto race bike I’ve ever experienced.

  • Valerie spence says:

    Disneyland is a favorite location for our family. We enjoy California Screaming and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

  • Andi R. says:

    Looks like you guys had loads of fun! I love Disneyland but haven’t been in so long. So expensive but can’t wait until I’m able to take my daughter for the first time. Anyways my favorite ride is splash mountain and star tours.

  • Anne says:

    I love the new parade at Disneyland! The electrical floats are phenomenal!!!!

  • Mel says:

    Loved the new light parade!

  • Lea says:

    I miss the Bear Jamboree

  • Erica Smith says:

    My favorite ride has always been the Pirates one =)

  • Karbo says:

    We love both parks, but my favorite rides currently are Radiator Springs Racers and Soaring Over California. Looking forward to getting back soon.

  • Tina Graham says:

    My favorite ride is it’s a small world. I love seeing the excitement in my toddler’s eyes when we go on that one πŸ™‚

  • Terri Beach says:

    My favorite ride since I was a child has been the Pirates of the Caribbean! Once as an adult, I was even able to eat in the darkened, romantic restaurant housed inside of the Pirates ride and created a lifetime of memories!!

  • Valerie Walizadeh says:

    My family always skimped and saved to go every few years, and it was a full day from open to close. I’d love being there when the sun was going down and everything lit up. Magical!

  • Momo says:

    1957 was my first magical visit–I was 8. E tickets were the greatest, and no huge. Crowds! The place just isn’t the same anymore!

  • Stepheni Davidson says:

    Love Disneyland! CA Adventure Park is amazing too!!! Can’t wait to go see what’s different for the anniversary!

  • Linda says:

    Having lunch at the Rainforest CafΓ© was pretty cool. There was another family that gave us right of way in the line for a major ride. I thought that was very courteous.

  • Neal Trautloff says:

    The Haunted Mansion is my favorite!

  • Terry T says:

    My favorite memory was taking my father for his first time

  • Christina Long says:

    My favorite Disney experience was taking my husband for his very first time he was like a kid in a candy store and it made it so much more fun.

  • Raven Rodriguez says:

    Love the diamond celebration!

  • Candy says:

    I would love to become a Disney nerds! The most magical kingdom love it’s a small world!

  • Cary C. says:

    Would love to go to the 6-0 Celebration! πŸ˜€ Happy 60th Disney!

  • Melissa Braun says:

    We haven’t been in a couple years now since thy keep raising the prices. we are HUGE Disney fans so it is hard to pick just one thing! We love the live action shows, Pirates of the Caribbean is my husbands fave! Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, The Matterhorn , Space Mountain and the Star Wars ride! Oh Forgot to mention the Submarines and Cars land….I could keep going but you get the idea! WE LOVE DISNEYLAND!!

  • Laurie bedford says:

    My favorite memory is the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and GRAD NIGHT fun

  • Carla says:

    Kids are getting older, we can start going on the big rides again! Love love love Tower of Terror!

  • Teresa M says:

    Great memories…too many to list. I love Disneyland and California Adventure.

  • Cyn F says:

    One of my favorite Disneyland memories is singing there with my high school choir during the Christmas season. After we want our set fire about an hour we were free to enjoy the park. As it was a winter weekday, it wasn’t crowded at all and we didn’t have to wait for anything.

  • Jackie Sing says:

    Peter Pan Ride was awesome. My girls loved it! We went there a couple weeks ago to celebrate my daughters 4th birthday. Both of my girls got a special salon treatment at Bibbity Bobbity Boutique located in FantasyLand. Great Service!

  • Angela A. says:

    Space Mountain for speed and It’s a Small World for the memories it brings. I love Disneyland and the joy it brings!

  • Jenny says:

    Pirates of the Caribbean is my childhood favorite!

  • Cheryl says:

    My all time favorite memory was taking my daughter for her first time at 2. Watching be wonder on her face was simply amazing.

  • Its hard to choose your favorite memory of going to Disney Land when there are so many! I guess if I had to choose, I would have to say the time I went with my old friend Brittney and we got in free because she had a family member who worked there! We went through the entire park and even into California Adventure when they had first opened it. We ordered the oh so famous Disney pickles and a huge turkey leg! we bought ears and just goofed off together! We ran into a huge group of tourists from New Zealand, I believe, and they were all dressed like they left Hogwarts so we did what any sane teenager would do at that time and we photobombed their picture! these guys had a laugh and we chatted a bit. That day was the best!

  • Genevieve says:

    My favorite ride at Disneyland is Toy Story Mania. I haven’t been to the 60th anniversary either πŸ™

  • Gail Downey says:

    Pirates of the Caribbean is the best ride…so real. Since I was a kid!

  • I went to the diamond celebration in June and absolutely loved the parade! My favorite ride is tinder mountain since they redid it. Gosh Disneyland is so amazing!

  • Jill says:

    I love Disneyland! My favorite ride has always been Pirates of the Carribean. Can’t wait to go back!

  • Ashley T. says:

    I haven’t been in years but I always loved space mountain!!! Anxious to take my 3 kiddos who have never been.

  • Penny A. says:

    My favorite Disneyland ride is Space Mountain!

  • My favorite ride is Pirates of the Carribean

  • Susan says:

    Halloween at Disney

  • Makkmartin11 says:

    I still love Space Mountain! I remember when it first opened up, and I thought the whirling asteroids flying around were chocolae chip cookies. I kept wondering why they ‘decorated’ the scene with them, until I was older and then it just dawned on me. Silly girl!

  • Michele says:

    My sister and I had passes when we where younger and would ride the cars over and over again. My favorite ride was big thunder mountain.

  • JaxsonB says:

    My most favorite ride has been Space Mountain. Have always loved it. Back in the early 1990’s I worked there and had the chance to ride it totally blacked out! So amazing!!

  • Laurissa Struble says:

    Was just there for the 24 hour event for the opening of the Diamond celebration! It was so magical and I loved every second of it! I was just bummed that I didn’t get to ride one of my favorites, Peter Pan (it was closed) and I never got to go do anything in CA Adv. because Disneyland hit capacity and I didn’t want to risk leaving and not being able to come back in. But Disneyland is my favorite place to be (it’s my second home really,) and I’m going to miss it so much when I have to move to Virginia in a few weeks πŸ™

  • Gail Downey says:


  • CarolAnn Darden says:

    My all time favorite ride at Disneyland is “It’s A Small World”… It always as been and always will be. There is just something so magical about that ride. You can go places you never thought you could go on that ride. I love to see how young and old, faces that light up when you’re on that ride!

  • Lara torrey says:

    Love me some Pirates of the Caribean πŸ™‚

  • Lety says:

    Love the Happiest place on Earth.
    Especially during Christmas. Favorite ride is Mammoth

  • Brittany Campbell says:

    My favorite memories include; as a kid, riding Thunder Mountain and being nervous that the rocks were going to fall on us as we went up the mining hill, and as an adult, playing hide and go seek on Tom Sawyers Island with my husband. Now, I’d love to be able to afford taking my two little ones to go meet all the characters and ride the rides!

  • Rebecca says:

    Our favorite ride with a 2 year old is Casey Jr.’s train. Our favorite adult ride is Space Mountain. We love Disney!

  • Shauna Bell says:

    My new favorite ride at Disneyland has got to be Radiator Springs Racers…so much fun!!

  • Diana Oster says:

    My favorite ride at Disneyland is Space Mountain. Although the Dumbo ride is surprisingly thrilling!

  • Heidi Reid says:

    My favorite memory – Haunted Mansion as a little kid and “seeing” the ghosts follow me out the ride!!!

  • Drea says:

    Space Mountain is def an all time favorite!

  • MCLB says:

    Riding in a honey pot on the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was my favorite ride at Disneyland!! πŸ™‚

  • Christina Volm says:

    Being a Socal native, I grew up going to Disneyland. So many great memories. But the Peter Pan ride is my favorite ride!

  • Kristi R says:

    Favorite ride is California Screamin!

  • Amy D. says:

    We love Disney!!

  • Mel says:

    My favorite ride at Disneyland is a toss up between Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and Peter Pan.

  • Shannon D says:

    I have so many memories of going to the park myself now I love experiencing through the eyes of my kids! Space Mountain is my favorite ride and Small World is my favorite to take the kiddos on

  • Yiya says:

    My favorite ride is Pirates of the Carribean

  • Joshua Shimizu says:

    Disneyland has been my standard for excellence throughout my life. When I’ve needed creative inspiration or needed a bit more motivation, I would take a short trip to Disneyland, and recharge my batteries. It’s been too long since my last visit, and it kind of shows. Lol.

  • Cathy Siewert says:

    My favorite ride is Haunted Mansion

  • Leizl says:

    It’s a Small World has always been my favorite ride as a child and now as an adult with my three children. It’s our HAPPY place.

  • Julie says:

    We love Radiator Springs racers!!

  • Stefanie King says:

    Disneyland holds so many memories for my husband and I. We hope to pass them on to our boys! I love Pirates of the Caribbean and the Indiana Johns ride! My husband loves matterhorn and Tomorrowland.

  • Lillian Eggleston says:

    Haven’t been to the diamond celebration. Favorite ride is its a small world.

  • C.C. says:

    my favorite ride is Splash Mountain

  • DC says:

    Pirates of the Carribean is my favorite.

  • LC says:

    Love the diamond celebration! favorite ride is Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Haunted Mansion Holiday.

  • Carolina mendez says:

    My brother and I love the Buzz Light year ride. We also go in two times.

  • Gina Munoz says:

    I have only been to Disneyland once in my life. It is way too expensive now. My favorite ride I went on was Space Mountain.

  • Jen M. says:

    Love Space Mountain!

  • Brandi Halstead says:

    The sky way. When I was little my hat flew off and my aunt fufu caught it. It was awsome:)

  • Emilee Mason says:

    My favorite ride at Disneyland is Space Mountain! I did not attend Disney’s Diamond Celebration.

  • Nidia Hinojosa says:

    We haven’t gone, it would be wonderful to go to though!

    Our favorite ride is Cars in Radiator springs. It’s so much fun!

  • Crissi says:

    Space Mountain is my favorite! Splash Mountain comes at a close second. I could ride both forever!

  • Deborah Cornejo says:

    My favorite memory was visiting with my fiancΓ© as an engagement gift! Married 16 years now and it is still our favorite date spot!

  • Mindy B. says:

    My all-time Disneyland favorite is Space Mountain!

  • Sherry F says:

    It’s a family tradition to ride Pirates of the Caribbean first before we do anything else. It simply started as a family favorite and has now become our tradition. Lots of memories made there!

  • NicoleWright says:

    Disneyland never disappoints πŸ™‚ my daughter shares her birthday with the park and she just celebrated her first! It just melts my heart to see her face when the paint the night parade comes into view πŸ™‚ she loves to clap and wave at all the floats

  • Michelle Wickes says:

    Love Disneyland!

  • Essence Thomas says:

    I loved watching my daughters face light up on the finding nemo ride and saying “Nemo touched the butt!”

  • Nory says:

    Our favorite visit was a few months ago. Disneyland is difficult for us to afford and I had saved to bring my two little boys. Our favorite ride was the Dumbo ride and the Jungle Cruise.

  • Alana says:

    I love space mountain!

  • Teresa W says:

    I haven’t been to Disneyland in over 5 years. I would love to see the diamond celebration!

  • Niki Rau says:

    Peter Pan is my favorite! Can’t wait to go!

  • Kathy Guerrero says:

    My favorite ride is Peter pan! Id love to take my daughter but it is to expensive

  • Kristen Houston says:

    My favorite ride at Disneyland is Indiana Jonesβ™‘

  • Kim W. says:

    Big Thunder Railroad

  • Jenn e says:

    Space mountain for sure!!!

  • Lauren Henderson says:

    I’ve always loved space mountain!!

  • Robin Johnson says:

    I’ve never been to Disney Land buy I’m pretty sure I will love Space Mountain. It’s my favorite at WDW. ????:)

  • Melanie says:

    Absolutely space mountain!!

  • E King says:

    Absolutely my favourite place on earth!

  • Marcella Caldwell says:

    Favorite ride has always been Small World, lol!!

  • Craig says:

    the Matterhorn…can’t get any better than that for me

  • Douglas Bell says:

    My favorite memory of Disneyland is when we went last year for my sons 4th birthday and our whole family went on Soaring Over California…my favorite ride of all time!

  • I love the teacups at Disneyland!

  • sonia stech says:

    Favorite ride is Space Mountain

  • Moriah says:

    My favorite memory is of taking our son’s. We stopped and got ice cream. My youngest son enjoyed it so much everybody was watching him. He had it all over his face and clothes and on his hair. He ended up wearing more then he ate. An elderly couple sat on a bench next to us and watched in pure enjoyment. We were all smiling and giggling. Right be fere we went to clean him up they asked if they could take a picture of him. It brings a smile every time I think about it.

  • Moriah says:

    We stopped off for ice cream in the park. My youngest son enjoyed it so much everybody was watching him eat it. We were all smiling and giggling. He had it all over his face and clothes and in his hair. The was an older couple that asked of they could take a picture of him before we cleaned him up. It was pure enjoyment of being so innocent.

  • It is SO hard to choose a favorite but I’ve always loved Big Thunder Mountain!

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