Happy Anniversary Disneyland! I know that for a while we were all expecting the Happiest Place on Earth to celebrate its 65th by reopening, but it just didn't work out this year. 2020 is the worst, let's face it. But if you're feeling like you need a little Disney in your life and you need a reason to celebrate, there's lots of other things you can do!
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***Wear a mask, stay six feet apart, wash your hands!***
Not everything in Downtown Disney is open, but these are the places you can visit so far:
- Asian Street Eats
- Black Tap Craft Burgers and Shakes
- California Churro
- Curl Surf
- Disney Home
- Disney's Pin Traders
- Earl of Sandwich
- Kayla's Cakes
- Marceline's Confectionery
- Rinse Bath and Body
- Salt & Straw
- Starbucks (both of them)
- Sugarboo & Co
- Sunglass Icon
- The Disney Dress Shop
- The Lego Store
- Wetzel's Pretzels
- World of Disney
Watch Disneyland Through the Years!
Thanks to the magic of YouTube, there are SO many things you can watch to feel the Disneyland magic wherever you are. We've compiled a list to help you see the best of Disneyland throughout the years, from 1955 to, well 2019...because again, 2020 is the worst.
Disneyland's Opening Day - 1955
Disneyland After Dark Special - 1962
The Magic of Disneyland - 1969
Disneyland's 30th Anniversary, with Drew Barrymore! - 1985
A Day at Disneyland - 1991
Rocket Rods - 1998
California Adventure Opening Day 2001
Remember... Dreams Come True, Disneyland's 50th Anniversary Fireworks - 2005
Paint the Night Parade - 2015
World of Color - 2019
Do Some Shopping
There's some good 65th anniversary merch available on ShopDisney, but act fast! When they held the special event for merch a few days ago, people were in virtual "waiting rooms" for most of the day with sometimes tens of thousands of people ahead of them. Here's our faves that are available online at the time of publishing this article (and there's more if you're heading to Downtown Disney!).
|65th Anniversary Spirit Jersey|
|Special Edition Disneyland Wishables|
Other Fun Disneyland Stuff to Buy!
|Because we ALL need more sweatpants right now!|
|This might be the cutest hat I've ever seen!|
Who doesn't love to color?? Check out these free Disneyland inspired coloring pages available from ColoringHome.com. And there are plenty more!
Make your Own Personal Disneyland
Have you checked our Paper Parks yet? You can build your own Main Street complete with Magic Happens parade!
Eat All the Disneyland Foods
We've been doing quite a bit of Disney cooking while we've been at home and over the years. Give our faves a try!
Wear your Disney Gear
We know your have some awesome Disney gear tucked away for your next trip. Put it on and pretend you're in the parks! Let's do it!
So who's in??
How will you be celebrating? Let us know in the comments below.