CELEBRATING WHERE THE MAGIC BEGAN (July 17, 2016) – The Disneyland Resort marked its 61st anniversary with a special celebration featuring 61 Disney characters in Town Square at Disneyland park on Sunday, July 17, exactly 61 years after Walt Disney opened the gates of the first Disney theme park. The Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration continues through September 5, 2016. (Scott Brinegar/Disneyland Resort)