The Walt Disney Company is celebrating their 100 year birthday starting on Friday, January 27th at the Disneyland Resort! If you have been following us for awhile now, you know that we are a HUGE Disney family and love to frequent the parks often!
From the Disneyland Resort, to Walt Disney World, Aulani and even enjoying the Disney Cruise Lines, we love it ALL! We had the amazing opportunity to enjoy the Disney100 Anniversary Celebration at Disneyland and created a guide to everything you need to know about this amazing Disney milestone!
What is the Disney100 Anniversary Celebration at the Disneyland Resort?
The Disney100 Anniversary Celebration is a commemoration of 100 years since the inception of the Walt Disney Company. For this celebration, Disney will be celebrating all of their amazing and talented creators and storytellers as well as all of the dedicated and loyal Disney fans out there!
In honor of this anniversary, Disney has put together some dazzling offerings to help celebrate 100 years throughout 2023! From gorgeous decor, to new food and beverage offerings and EVEN a brand new attraction and entertainment; Disney has really rolled out the red carpet for the Disney100 Anniversary Celebration!
Disney100 Anniversary Celebration Dazzling Decor
Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Park, the Downtown Disney District and the hotels are all embellished with gorgeous platinum decor!
Throughout the park there are platinum statues to celebrate the Disney100 Anniversary Celebration!
The Sleeping Beauty Castle is gorgeous with the new banners, fountains and platinum decor. Mickey Mouse is right in the middle of Main Street USA where the Christmas tree normally goes.
You also will need to keep your eyes peeled for the Minnie Mouse statue as well; she is a bit hidden over by Tomorrowland by Tinkerbell’s Pixie Hollow!
New Attraction – Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got their first attraction at the Disneyland Resort! This new attraction is called Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and takes place in the new El CapiTOON Theater at Disneyland.
We had the opportunity to experience the new attraction and honestly it was SUPER CUTE! Everything was amazingly themed down to the queue, as it had really entertaining interactive cartoon “stage props.”
It also has an unexpected surprise, that we won’t give away! The ride is really unlike anything currently offered at Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park.
Disney100 Anniversary Celebration Delicious Food Offerings
The food offerings are just as creative as the decor! Not only is Disney offering yummy food dishes, they are also offering cute novelties to commemorate the Disney100 Anniversary Celebration.
Almost ALL locations through the park is offering something related to the anniversary and everything is showcasing that beautiful purple and platinum colors!
When you visit, you are definitely going to want to try the Disney100 Churro that is rolled in cherry sugar drizzled with white icing and topped with purple and silver pearls!
For the entire list of Disney100 Anniversary Celebration food offerings, you can check it out here from the Disney Parks blog.
Disney100 Anniversary Celebration Entertainment
One of the things we were most excited about were the Disney100 Anniversary Celebration entertainment offerings, and we are happy to report that we were NOT disappointed at all! From World of Color, to the fireworks, EVERYTHING was amazing.
“World of Color – ONE”
To celebrate the storytelling legacy started by Walt Disney himself, World of Color has transformed to feature music and moments from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, the Avengers and Star Wars in the SAME show!
We all LOVED the new World of Color show and think it is one of the best shows we have ever seen at Disney!
Want a sneak peek? Check it out here on the Disney Parks Blog!
To continue the Disney100 Anniversary Celebration, each night at Disneyland Park, Main Street USA, Sleeping Beauty Castle, the facade of “It’s a Small World” and the Rivers of American is transformed with “Wondrous Journeys!”
“Wondrous Journeys” transforms the area into an artist’s canvas with lighting effects by Disney Live Entertainment. It takes you on the adventure of 100 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios Storytelling.
Want a behind the scenes look? Check it out here on the Disney Parks Blog!
“Magic Happens” Parade – Returning on February 24th
Making a return to the park is the “Magic Happens” parade, which celebrates the magic moments from the Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios!
If you are visiting the park later this year, make sure to check it out! Read more about the “Magic Happens” Parade here on the Disney Parks Blog!
Disney100 Anniversary Celebration Dazzling Merchandise
It is not a Disney celebration without once in a lifetime gorgeous merchandise to take home! To celebrate, Disney released collectibles, including the Disney100 Platinum Celebration Collection!
We went ahead and listed some of our favorites that you are able to get right now on Shop Disney!
The entire Disney gang, adorned in their Disney100 platinum attire is showcased on this beautiful spirit jersey! We LOVED the pastel colors and definitely think it would be adorable to add to your Disney Parks wardrobe! Purchase yours here.
If you LOVE Disney Parks ears like us, then you are going to want to purchase these dazzling Minnie Mouse Disney100 ears! We love that they sparkle and feature the Disney100 medallion that is throughout the park. Check it out here.
We loved this platinum Minnie Mouse Disney100 Loungefly Mini Backpack and thought it would be perfect to carry around the parks. We loved that the straps look like paint, which we think it is to honor the Disney artists and storytelling! Check it out here.
Are you more of a classic hat person? Check out the Mickey Mouse Disney100 baseball cap! We loved that it just has a small touch of the platinum decor and features the Disney100 logo on it. Check it out here.
To celebrate with Disney, Dooney and Bourke has come out with their Mickey Mouse and Friends Disney100 crossbody bag! We loved how small this one was, making it super convenient to wear around the park. Check it out here.
The Disney100 Anniversary Celebration
Overall, the Disney100 Anniversary is going to be an amazing celebration in the park and we highly recommend visiting and enjoying all the dazzling offerings!