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Disneyland Celebrates
50 Years of Magic!Disneyland Celebrates
50 Years of Magic!




MAY 2005 -

"Coming Home" Commercial Teases 50th Anniversary of Disneyland

At Disneyland
-- The First 50 Years Exhibit
-- Remember Dreams Come True Fireworks
-- Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
-- Space Mountain Re-Imagineered

At Walt Disney World
-- Cinderellabration
-- Expedition EVEREST
-- Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show
-- Soarin'


May 2004 Press Event Announcing the Celebration

Julie Andrews Honorary Ambassador

Disney Cruise Line West Coast Cruises


May 17, 2005

More photos from Laura & Lee from the Happiest Homecoming on Earth! (Click on a photo to see a larger version.)

Toy Story Float
Block Party Bash
Toy Story Float

Trampoline Artist in Block Party Bash

Block Party Bash

Future Monsters Inc. Ride

Future Site of the
Monsters, Inc. ride,
Mike and Sulley to the Rescue
Rehabbed Tiki Room

Decorated Tiki Room
Robot from Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

Robot in Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
Decorated Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion with 50th Motif
Jungle Book Mosaic

Baloo and Mowgli Mosaic
Close-up of Baloo Mosaic

Close-up of Baloo Mosaic

Finding Nemo Mosaic

Finding Nemo Mosaic



May 9, 2005

Even though Disneyland's official 50th anniversary isn't until July 17, the "Happiest Homecoming on Earth" kicked off on 05/05/05 (that's 50/50/50 backwards). ALL EARS® west coast correspondents Laura Gilbreath and Lee Zimmerman visited the park to get a first-hand look at the changes and special events that are part of the 50th anniversary celebration.

The Disneyland park itself has been extensively dressed up. There are gold accents and decorations everywhere, and the number "50" is prominently displayed (and appropriately themed, of course!) throughout the park.

There's a new parade, called "Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams", and a new fireworks show called "Remember... Dreams Come True."

The Main Street Opera House features a new attraction called "Disneyland - The First 50 Magical Years" with artwork and scale models on display. In the theater there's a movie on the construction and history of the early years of Disneyland.

We'll have a more detailed report next week, but in the meantime here's a look at some of our photos:

Sleeping Beauty Castle

Refurbished Sleeping Beauty Castle

Golden Teacup

Golden Teacup

Golden Carousel Horse

Golden Carousel Horse

Golden Pirate Ship

Golden Peter Pan Pirate Ship

it's a small world
with 50th Golden Ears

Jungle Cruise with
50th Golden Ears

Lamp Post with 50th Motif

Opera House

Refurbished Opera House
with Special Show

Train Station

Floral 50 at the Train Station

Mosaic Pooh

Mosaic Pooh

Alice in Wonderland Float
Parade of Dreams

Little Mermaid Float
in the Parade of Dreams

Mickey and Minnie and the Castle

TweedleDee in the Parade

Tinker Bell in the Parade

Ursula in the Parade
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