This weekend, long lines will not just be for the rides at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Disney fans are gearing up for the D23 Expo at Anaheim Convention Center in celebration of Disneyland’s 60th anniversary. More than 300 pieces of memorabilia and souvenirs will be on display in the 12,000-square-foot exhibit hall Friday and Saturday.

Smart Meetings’ Assistant Content Editor Meena Ramakrishnan is attending the two-day event and will provide behind-the-scenes coverage, from old attractions and vintage merchandise to iconic characters. The birthday bash will also feature a nighttime electrical parade and fireworks spectacular at the theme park. During our stay, Disney will share updates on Pixar animation technology and its parks and resorts. Our visit will include a tour of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which offers 1,019 guest rooms and 29,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

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Last Updated August 15, 2015 – 6:38 PM