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by Deanna Ting | January 29, 2015
This year, as Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, celebrates its 60th anniversary, it's also expanding its entertainment options. In commemoration of Disneyland's Diamond Celebration, beginning May 22, there will be three brand-new nighttime shows--two of which will take place at Disneyland Park and the other at Disney California Adventure Park.

At Disneyland Park, a new "Paint the Night" parade and "Disneyland Forever" fireworks show will debut. "Paint the Night" will the first all-LED parade at the resort with more than 1.5 million individually controlled lights.

At Disney California Adventure Park, a brand-new "World of Color" show will roll out on May 22, and will focus on the story of Walt Disney and "the Happiest Place on Earth." All three shows will be open and available to meeting and incentive groups as part of the resort's expanded entertainment options. For "World of Color," private viewing locations can be arranged for groups of up to 9,000 attendees. The show is also available for private buy-outs and can be customized with an organization's branded logos and messages.

The Diamond Celebration will also extend to the parks' décor. Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland and Carthay Circle Theatre in Disney California Adventure will each sport is own diamond medallion, and the streets throughout the resort will be done up in shades of "Disneyland blue."

"Sixty years ago, Walt Disney welcomed the first guests to Disneyland. Nearly 3 billion guest visits later, it's amazing to contemplate all that Disney Parks and Resorts represents to so many people around the world," said Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. "We've conceived the Disneyland Diamond Anniversary as a celebration of this special place that started it all. Disneyland was envisioned as a place that encourages all of us to be 'forever young,' in part by being forever young itself...so we're celebrating not just the last 60 years, but all that is yet to come."

For more information about planning a meeting or event at Disneyland Resort, planners are encouraged to go to DisneyMeetings.com.