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Disney 100th Anniversary Celebrations Begin 27th January


Disney100 celebrations

Disney’s 100th anniversary is fast approaching, with celebrations set to commence on 27th January, lasting throughout most of the year.

Walt Disney is a global media conglomerate spanning multiple studios, franchises, brands and divisions, including Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm (Star Wars) and multiple TV networks and stations.

To honour Disney’s incredible 100 years contribution to cartoons, films, theme parks, toys, LEGO and merchandise, the anniversary will be commemorated with special events taking place at Disneyland Resort and beyond as part of the "Disney 100 Years of Wonder".

Check out what lies in store below!

Disneyland Resort 100th anniversary merchandise

Disney100 – Disneyland Resort Transformed

If you’re planning on taking a trip to Disneyland Resort on or after 27th January, you’ll see plenty of platinum-infused décor on show, including sparkling new looks for all your favourite costumed characters at the Happiest Place on Earth.

The iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle will also be dressed in platinum banners and bunting. From the tower, a new wishing star will be installed to sprinkle magic from above. Expect to see plenty of other references dotted around the park, with celebrations centring on the fairytale castle.

There will also be special limited-time food and beverage options, exclusive merchandise, and clothing. According to the Disneyland website, these include the "Platinum Mickey Sipper" and the "Platinum Mickey Balloon Popcorn Bucket" – yum!

We can’t wait to see what other adventures and surprises await visitors to the park, and we’ll be scouring social media for updates!

Disneyland Resort 100th anniversary shows

Disney100 – Lightshows and Nighttime Spectaculars

Visitors to Disney California Adventure will be treated to “World of Colour – One”, honouring Walt Disney’s storytelling legacy through symbolic expressions and singular actions that create a ripple of change, creativity and growth.

The show promises to bring “some of the most courageous, loving and inspiring characters to life in new ways”, including a new original feature song and ground-breaking visual effects.

Disneyland Park California will also feature “Wondrous Journeys”, an evening show referencing every single Walt Disney Animation Studios film. The exciting journey will be filled with music, artistry and magic, accomplished through state-of-the-art projection effects and good old-fashioned fireworks.

New Disneyland ride

Disney100 – New 2023 Ride, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

The resort will also be launching a new ride on 27th January!

Featuring everyone’s favourite cartoon mice – alongside pals Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto – the ride will hurl guests through a whimsical universe as they ride on Engineer Goofy’s train.

The Disney website says, “A relaxing train ride suddenly turns into a zany, free-ranging romp through ever-changing and rearranging cartoon scenes. You’ll quickly learn anything can happen in this out-of-control animated world.”

It’s always thrilling to see a new theme amusement ride pop up at the resort, so hopefully this one will make its way to other parks worldwide.

Disney100: The Concert

Disney100 – The Music Concert

If you can’t make it over to The States, make sure to catch the Disney100 music concert tour, heading out across the UK from 31st May 2023 until 8th June 2023.

This slick live orchestra performance will play a range of famous musical themes and scores from films such as Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, and Encanto, and highlights from Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel movies. The renowned Hollywood Sound Orchestra will perform the music, promising a truly multimedia experience.

The following towns and cities are included in Disney100 The Concert: Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bournemouth.

100 Years of Wonder

Disney100 – New LEGO Disney Releases For 2023

In case you missed it, check out our blog on the latest Disney LEGO releases and the best way to display them.

So far, new set rumours include a new Disney Castle and an adult animation model paying homage to the early days of Walt Disney cartoons.

As always, we’ll be looking to match any new Disney LEGO release with the best clear display case options.


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