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Cast Members, both current and past, had a magical evening at the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration honoring Disneyland's 60th Anniversary.

Disneyland's Ambassador to the world Mickey Mouse brought the president of the Disneyland Alumni Club to the stage for his opening remarks.

Disneyland's Ambassador to the world Mickey Mouse brought the president of the Disneyland Alumni Club to the stage for his opening remarks.

The event took place Saturday night, Aug. 1, 2015, in the Magic Kingdom Ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel.

The emcees for the night were Bill Rogers, the official voice of Disneyland, and his wife Camille Dixon, the official voice of Disney California Adventure.

Bill Rogers, the official voice of Disneyland, with his wife Camille Dixon, the official voice of Disney California Adventure. The pair served as emcees for the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration.

Bill Rogers, the official voice of Disneyland, with his wife Camille Dixon, the official voice of Disney California Adventure. The pair served as emcees for the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration.

The evening's festivities got started in the lobby where former Disneyland Coke Corner pianist Rod Miller was tinkling the ivories.

Others were entertained with some astounding magic by Dana Daniels.

Meanwhile, in the VIP lounge was the Hollywood Clarinet Quartet.

During this time guests had the opportunity to take part in the club's silent auction that contained a number of rare items, along with some fun weekend getaways, tickets to various events and theme parks - including Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland.

The Chikara Daiko drummers pounded a greeting to start the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration of 60 Magical Years of Disneyland.

The Chikara Daiko drummers pounded a greeting to start the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration of 60 Magical Years of Disneyland.

Then the doors opened to the ballroom where ready on stage were the Chikara Daiko drummers.

A color guard from the United States Marine Corps brought in the U.S. Flag for the salute and singing of the National Anthem. Singing the "Star Spangled Banner" is Andrea Yamamoto.

A color guard from the United States Marine Corps brought in the U.S. Flag for the salute and singing of the National Anthem. Singing the "Star Spangled Banner" is Andrea Yamamoto.

The United States Marine Corps were the color guards as vocalist Andrea Yamamoto sang our National Anthem.

After that, club president Richard Ferrin was brought to the stage by none other than Mickey Mouse.

Richard Ferrin, president of the Disneyland Alumni Club presents Rebecca Tuynman with the club's inaugural "Always Part of the Magic" award that went to the Ryman Arts Foundation for their continuing work in providing free art classes to high school art students.

Richard Ferrin, president of the Disneyland Alumni Club presents Rebecca Tuynman with the club's inaugural "Always Part of the Magic" award that went to the Ryman Arts Foundation for their continuing work in providing free art classes to high school art students.

After his opening remarks, Richard presented the club's "Always Part of the Magic" award to the Ryman Arts Foundation for their continuing efforts to provide free art classes to high school students. On hand to accept the award was the foundation's Rebecca Tuynman.

Then the emcees took the stage with a humorous look at home life for the married couple who claimed they always spoke in their announcer voices while dealing with the household routines of who would get dinner, and take out the trash.

Former Disneyland Cast Member Craig Hodgkins (left) and former Imagineer and Disney Legend Tony Baxter provided some of the evening's entertainment by talking about and showing some of the old attractions that used to be at Disneyland during the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration honoring the park's 60th Anniversary.

Former Disneyland Cast Member Craig Hodgkins (left) and former Imagineer and Disney Legend Tony Baxter provided some of the evening's entertainment by talking about and showing some of the old attractions that used to be at Disneyland during the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration honoring the park's 60th Anniversary.

Former Disneyland Cast Member Craig Hodgkins along with former Disney Imagineer and Disney Legend Tony Baxter took the audience on a blast to the past, showing a variety of videos about Disneyland's construction and the construction of some of Disneyland's famous attractions over the years.

Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy and many other cartoon characters, entertained guests with some "Goofy" stories about being a voice-over actor at the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration Saturday evening, Aug. 1, 2015.

Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy and many other cartoon characters, entertained guests with some "Goofy" stories about being a voice-over actor at the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration Saturday evening, Aug. 1, 2015.

Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy, regaled the audience with humorous stories about his life as Goofy, and working alongside many famous actors and other voice-over artists - including a video showing the real life people who provide the voices of some of Disney's famous cartoon characters.

Members of the Disneyland Alumni Club and their guests enjoy dinner in the Magic Kingdom Ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel as part of the club's Gala Celebration.

Members of the Disneyland Alumni Club and their guests enjoy dinner in the Magic Kingdom Ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel as part of the club's Gala Celebration.

After a short intermission, Craig and Tony took the stage again to show some rare commercials and videos about the times at Disneyland in the 1970s.

Jim Adams, who took over the role of Pecos Bill at the Golden Horseshoe Review when Wally Boag retired, entertained the crowd at the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration with his ventriloquist talents, along with a friend.

Jim Adams, who would substitute for Wally Boag at the Golden Horseshoe Review, entertained the crowd at the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration with his ventriloquist talents, along with a friend.

Jim Adams then brought his ventriloquist talents to the stage with a look back at the Golden Horseshoe Review, that he was part of when he would substitute for Wally Boag.

Tony and Craig took the stage once more, showing a video of the one time an outside steam engine was allowed to run on the Disneyland Railroad's rails - the time John Lasseter had arranged to get the last of Walt's Nine Old Men, Ollie Johnston's steam train on the rails. There were few dry eyes in the place after that video.

Singer Andrea Yamamoto sings "Remember When," a song written by Richard Marx for Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. She sang it as part of the finale of the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration and Dinner in the Magic Kingdom Ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

Singer Andrea Yamamoto sings "Remember When," a song written by Richard Marx for Disneyland's 50th Anniversary. She sang it as part of the finale of the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration and Dinner in the Magic Kingdom Ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

But then Andrea Yamamoto took the stage and in her fabulous operatic voice sang "Remember When," the song written by Richard Marx 10 years ago for Disneyland's 50th Anniversary.

Some of the entertainers that took part in the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration of 60 magical Years of Disneyland. In the photo are (l-r): Dana Daniels, Richard Ferrin, Jim Adams, Rod Miller, Craig Hodgkins, Bill Farmer and Tony Baxter.

Some of the entertainers that took part in the Disneyland Alumni Club's Gala Celebration of 60 magical Years of Disneyland. In the photo are (l-r): Dana Daniels, Richard Ferrin, Jim Adams, Rod Miller, Craig Hodgkins, Bill Farmer and Tony Baxter.

Then the evening came to an end with everyone singing along.

The night served as a fundraiser for the club and its designated charity, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fullerton.

The event was sponsored by the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel as the Main Street Sponsor.

You can read more about the event in at story on the Orange County Register's website.

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