Disney Events


Celebrate The Seasons with Special Disney Events

Enjoy gracious accommodations at Desert Palms Hotel when you’re in town for any of the fabulous annual events at Disneyland® Resort. Our hotel is less than a block from the bright lights and festive atmosphere of Disneyland® Resort and offers a comfortable place to rest after the excitement of the big event. Whether you’re in town for Grad Night, Magic Music Days or the Disneyland® Half Marathon at Disneyland®, everyone in your group is sure to feel at home at Desert Palms Hotel. Call our friendly staff at (714) 535-1133 to reserve a block of rooms during upcoming Disney events. Be sure to call early, rooms will fill up fast!

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Disneyland® Resort Diamond Celebration


Beginning May 22, 2015, make way to the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, where Guests of every age can salute 60 years of Disney magic with dazzling entertainment and sparkling surprises, including 3 new nighttime spectaculars making their in-park debuts!

After all, ever since Disneyland Park opened on July 17, 1955, the Disneyland Resort has been an unforgettable destination for families to return to, again and again—a source of joy for the entire world and a place where innovation has continued to inspire an exciting future.

Throughout the Diamond Celebration, soak up the sights as the iconic jewels of each park—Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park and Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure Park—glisten and gleam with special enhancements. In addition, don’t miss the festive banners and commemorative décor along scenic Disneyland Resort locations like Buena Vista Street and Main Street, U.S.A.


Be among the first to experience new entertainment at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park!

During the Diamond Celebration, you’re invited to witness the wonder at the theme parks of the Disneyland Resort as 3 new nighttime spectaculars make their debut—each showcasing the latest technology, immersive special effects and legendary Disney magic:

Paint the Night
When the sun goes down at Disneyland Park, one of the brightest gems of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration will light up the night!

In Paint the Night, budding artist Mickey Mouse mixes his vivid imagination with Tinker Bell’s magical pixie dust, and in the process, creates a very special paint. With a dip of his brush and a wave of his hand, Mickey conjures up classic Disney visions right before your eyes.

Watch in wonder as vibrantly costumed Characters from Disney and Pixar stories glide down Main Street, U.S.A.—including sisters Anna and Elsa, monster pals Mike and Sulley, Lightning McQueen, Ariel, Peter Pan and more—all riding aboard fantastic floats to the sights and sounds of unforgettable music and energetic performances.

Be part of the pageantry when this state-of-the art, nighttime parade floods Main Street, U.S.A. with stunning colors, fun surprises and more than 1.5 million brilliant LED lights!

Disneyland Forever
Experience just how memorable Walt Disney’s original Disney theme park can be as Disneyland Forever—a Diamond Celebration fireworks extravaganza—transforms classic Disneyland Park locations with sparkling pyrotechnics and immersive special effects.

Prepare yourself for an enthralling, breathtaking journey as the park becomes an enchanted backdrop, transporting one and all into a world of dreams and classic Disney tales—whether flying high above the London skyline fromPeter Pan or dancing with King Louie from The Jungle Book!

Overflowing with imagination, Disneyland Forever even features 2 original songs: Its theme “Live the Magic” and its inspiring closing song “Kiss Goodnight,” both written by Disney Legend Richard Sherman.

Walt Disney once said, “Disneyland will never be completed, as long as there is imagination left in the world.” During Disneyland Forever, you’ll discover how The Happiest Place on Earth continues to be a home to our dreams and adventure… and why it will remain that way forever!

World of Color—Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney
To tell the story of Walt Disney’s vision for Disneyland Park, you need a canvas as grand and captivating as the dream itself. Enter World of Color—Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney, a special edition of the popular nighttime showcase in Disney California Adventure Park!

While it may have been started by a mouse, Walt’s dream soon grew into a worldwide phenomenon of amazing adventures and incredible experiences. And you’ll see his decades-long legacy unfold in a symphony of animated imagery, live-action footage, lasers, fountains, special effects and a stirring musical score.

This is your opportunity to re-introduce yourself to the man who dared to dream big—and, as a result, created The Happiest Place on Earth.

Both intimate and epic in scope, World of Color—Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney is an emotional journey that reminds us: Anything is possible if we never give up on our dreams!

Theme Park admission is required. Availability is limited for some events. Events may be rescheduled or cancelled at any time. Entertainment subject to change without notice.



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