Disney has released their full guide to the Disney100 celebration beginning January 27, 2023, at the Disneyland Resort, including details about the new Disney Gallery Presents: Disney 100 Years of Wonder Exhibit.
“World of Color – ONE”
This all-new nighttime spectacular at Disney California Adventure park celebrates the storytelling legacy started by Walt Disney, illustrating how a single action, like a drop of water, creates a ripple that can grow into a wave of change. This is the first Disneyland Resort nighttime spectacular to feature characters, music and moments from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, the Avengers and Star Wars in the same production. Here is a sneak peek at the new show from Disney Live Entertainment!
You’ll be able to access the viewing area for “World of Color – ONE” through the virtual queue system* available only via the Disneyland app. Distribution for the complimentary virtual queue will begin at 12 p.m. PT, daily (subject to availability) and is available for guests who have entered Disney California Adventure park for the day or have entered Disneyland park with a Park Hopper ticket. More information and how-to details are available on Disneyland.com. Joining the virtual queue is not required, but it is highly recommended as walk-up viewing options for each performance are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Each evening at Disneyland park, “Wondrous Journeys” transforms Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, the façade of “it’s a small world” and the Rivers of America into an artist’s canvas with lighting effects, customized projections and more. This nighttime spectacular by Disney Live Entertainment will take you on an epic adventure through 100 years of Walt Disney Animation Studios storytelling. On select nights, “Wondrous Journeys” takes to the skies with sparkling fireworks. Check out this behind-the-scenes look at the recording session for the show’s original song, “It’s Wondrous.”
During both “World of Color – ONE” and “Wondrous Journeys,” your MagicBand+ will come to life with dancing lights and vibrations synchronized to the shows.
Platinum-Infused Décor and Limited-Time Offerings
Both theme parks, the Downtown Disney District and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort will be adorned in beautiful, platinum-infused décor. Above is an artist’s concept of the elegant embellishments on Buena Vista Street at Disney California Adventure park, which will sparkle with platinum banners and Disney100 medallions.
Around the resort, you’ll find platinum statues and medallions (pictured above) – which make great photo opportunities! Soon, we’ll share more details on how MagicBand+ will interact and add more dazzle to select Disney100 décor later this year.
At Disneyland park, Sleeping Beauty Castle will be accented by two new water fountains and dressed in platinum banners and bunting, a magnificent cabochon and a shining wishing star. On Main Street, U.S.A., you may find Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their pals in platinum-inspired looks designed to reflect the optimism and creativity that are at the heart of everything Disney.
Feeling hungry amidst all these festivities? Savor a century of magic through specialty food and beverages like the platinum trifle and potato and cheddar cheeseburger. Plus, you can collect novelties such as the Disney100 Mickey Mouse sipper and platinum Mickey Mouse balloon bucket. Check out the full menus and list of souvenirs for Disney100.
You can bring the magic home with commemorative Disney100 merchandise and collectibles released throughout the year, such as the Disney100 Platinum Celebration Collection, special MagicBand+ designs, collectible medallions, and pressed pennies.
The Disney Gallery Presents: Disney 100 Years of Wonder
The Disney Gallery on Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland park will house a new exhibit inspired by Walt Disney’s vision for Disneyland to be where his films come to life. Inside, you’ll see beautiful artwork created by original Disney animators for some of Walt’s early films, alongside artwork conceived by original Disney Imagineers to recreate those stories in the park. The exhibit will also display an animator’s desk, a model of a multi-plane camera, and more.
“Magic Happens” Parade – Returning Feb. 24
The “Magic Happens” parade makes its highly anticipated return to Disneyland park on Feb. 24.
Mickey’s Toontown – Reopens March 8
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open on January 27, but the rest of the reimagined Mickey’s Toontown will open on March 8, 2023.