While most of the United States was just waking up Friday morning, thousands of extreme Disney fans were already enjoying its theme parks. Disney's California Adventure, Disneyland Park and Walt Disney World were all staying open for 24 hours -- from 6 a.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday -- to celebrate ahead of Disneyland's 60th anniversary.
You can follow the activities even if you're miles from the Happiest Place on Earth. Watch the live stream of Main Street at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom here or below. The Disney Parks blog recommends tuning in to see parades at 3 p.m., 8:45 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. EDT. The fireworks show is scheduled for 9 p.m. EDT.
Disneyland will broadcast live here.
The celebration is being called a "diamond celebration" for Disneyland, which opened on July 17, 1955 in Anaheim, California. It's the only park animator Walt Disney directly oversaw and designed himself, and it's visited by more than 44,000 people a day, according to themeparktourist.com. The park sits on about 85 acres with nearly 60 rides.
Disney 24 wasn't the only promotion the parks had planned. Disneyland revamped its "World of Color" fountain show, which will now be narrated by actor Neil Patrick Harris. About 1,200 fountains combine with 30 million pixels of digital projection during the new three-act show, ABC 7 reported.
The Anaheim park also switched up its "Paint the Night Parade," which was due to feature about 1.5 million lights and 80 dancers over 30 minutes. The National Forest-themed "Grizzly Peak Airfield" debuted last week. Elsewhere this summer, the Hatbox Ghost character will make his return to the "Haunted Mansion" attraction and "Soarin' Over California" will upgrade its video quality, the Orange Country Register reported.
In Orlando, Olaf from "Frozen" will kick off Disney World's "Coolest Summer Ever." The park will start running a new "Frozen" live show in June and feature special foods like artisan macaroni and cheese and gourmet cake cups, WESH reported.