Disneyland 60th

Disneyland 60th Pictures

Dad and I had the opportunity to attend the Disneyland 60th. This continues my experience of attending the 50th and 40th. Dad said that this was one of the best days he has had at Disneyland and I certainly agree. Not only was it a great time to spend some one-on-one time with my Dad, but we were able to enjoy nearly every major attraction and show. We had little expectations for getting on very many attractions as we anticipated the crowd would be huge (as it was for the 50th). Luckily we were highly mobile (see map) and we made the most of fast passes and hitting the rides at optimal times.

The Schedule (as best as we can remember):

4:30 – Revelry

5:00 – Dropped off at IHOP Parking Lot (on Harbor)
5:10 – In Security Check Line
5:30 – Security Check Opened
6:00 – In Line at Gate 23 (ish)
6:30 – Through Gates and into the Park

7:05 – Park Opens
Ride Matterhorn (left side)
Get Fast Pass for Space Mountain
Ride Space Mountain
Ride Star Tours
Ride Buzz Lightyear Astro Blaster (Gates = 500,000+, Dad = 80,000)
(4 Rides in Under 1 Hour)
Get Fast Pass for Thunder Mountain Railroad
Check for 20:45 Fantasmic! Fast Pass
Get Cupcake at Thunder Ranch
Ride Space Mountain (2) with Fast Pass
Ride Pirates of the Caribbean

10:00 Watch Anniversary Presentation (on video board in Frontierland)
Get Indiana Jones Fast Pass
Ride Jungle Cruise
Ride Thunder Mountain Railroad with Fast Pass
Ride Haunted Mansion

11:40 Lunch at Café Orleans
Pommes Frites
Gumbo (Dad)
N'awlins Vegetable Ragoût with Pan-seared Atlantic Salmon (Gates)
(we were too full to have the beignets ?)
Get Fantasmic! Fast Pass (After Checking 5 or 6 times)
Ride Nemo (40 min+ wait)
Get 2nd Cupcake
Get Star Tours Fast Pass

Shopping on Main Street

Ride Mark Twain
Ride Train from Frontier to Tomorrowland
Ride Star Tours (2) with Fast Pass

14:35 Pineapple Juice
Walk Through Tarzan Treehouse
Ride Thunder Mountain (2) with Fast Pass
Ride Indiana Jones with Fast Pass
Ride Roger Rabbit (40 minute wait)

19:20 Ride Peter Pan (60+ minute wait)

Dinner at Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante
Off to the side for the end of first Paint the Night Parade

21:30 Watch Fireworks from between Frontierland and Adventureland

22:45 Watch Fantasmic! from Bridge of Pirates of the Caribbean with Fast Pass
Ride It’s A Small World

23:59 Watch Paint the Night from Main Street (by photo shop

July 18th
Picked up at Harbor and Disney Way

1:15 Back to the Hotel