Hyundai announced at the New York Auto Show a collaboration with Disney on the design of the limited edition platinum Disney100 IONIQ 5.
“For the first time,” Hyundai states, “Disney has opened the doors to its design studio and granted access to its iconic characters for an artistic collaboration with an automaker. IONIQ 5 is our flagship all-electric vehicle, and we are excited to share a limited edition that will deliver an unforgettable experience for any Disney fan.” The car will be a silvery platinum color, one of the main colors of the Disney 100 Years of Wonder celebration.
This version of the IONIQ 5 will have Disney animations across the headlights and taillights. The concept renderings show these animations as fireworks, but they could potentially be something else.
The Disney100 IONIQ 5 has a custom “hidden Mickey”-inspired wheel design.
Inside the vehicle, a Disney intro will play on the 12.5-inch navigation touchscreen display when the car is turned on.
“It’s everything you love about IONIQ 5 and Disney,” Hyundai continues, “with special Disney-inspired visual accents and entertainment including lighting and iconic Disney music.”
Watch a Hyundai and Disney commercial featuring the IONIQ 5 — though not the platinum Disney100 version — below.
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Disney 100 Years of Wonder
The Disney 100 Years of Wonder (or just Disney100) celebration is underway at Disneyland Resort. Other Disney100 merchandise includes a Minnie ear headband, an Oswald the Lucky Rabbit collection, limited release pins, and a Citizen watch.
Each month, a new Disney Decades collection is being released, starting with the 1920s featuring “Steamboat Willie” merchandise. The 1930s collection included “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “The Band Concert” merch.
Decorations around Disneyland Resort include purple banners listing classic films and release dates. A platinum Mickey Mouse statue and a matching Minnie Mouse statue are in Disneyland Park. Guests can use MagicBand+ to interact with giant platinum medallions.
Reservations are now open for the “Celebrating Disney100 at the Disneyland Resort” guided tour, including a walk through both parks, the drawing experience at Animation Academy, a digital download of a photo taken in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, a Disney100 snack, reserved viewing for “Magic Happens” parade, and a limited-edition pin.
100th anniversary celebrations will begin at Walt Disney World next month. Each month through September will have a theme highlighting a different group of iconic Disney characters. Disney100 will be celebrated at EPCOT with Mickey and Minnie in their platinum outfits and a platinum Mickey sculpture. A new Spectacle of Light show will debut on Spaceship Earth, and, in late 2023, a new nighttime spectacular will premiere to replace “Harmonious.” Journey of Water, CommuniCore Hall, World Celebration Garden, and Dreamers Point are all scheduled to open in late 2023 at EPCOT.
Moana will have a meet and greet in Animal Kingdom beginning on Earth Day, April 22. Mirabel will have a meet and greet at Magic Kingdom beginning “this fall” in the Fairytale Garden. She will be replacing Merida, and the area will be redesigned to look like the Casita Madrigal.