Disney100 Celebration at Disneyland Resort Begins Jan. 27, 2023

Kelsey Lynch

by , Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort

As first announced at D23 Expo 2022 last month, Disney 100 Years of Wonder will be the largest cross-company global celebration in the 100-year history of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Parks around the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary, with the heart of the celebration at Disneyland Resort. 

We are pleased to share that at Disneyland Resort, the Disney100 anniversary celebration will officially kick off Jan. 27, 2023, with special limited-time offerings taking place throughout the resort all year long.

Disneyland Resort cast members will be among the first to experience the new offerings with special #DisneyCastLife opportunities at the start of the celebration. 

When the Disney100 celebration kicks off at Disneyland Resort, here’s just some of what you can expect, with many more details to come:

Beginning Jan. 27, the Happiest Place on Earth will receive new platinum-infused décor throughout the resort, new sparkling looks for Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their pals, special food and beverage offerings, merchandise and more. 

At Disneyland park, Walt Disney’s original Sleeping Beauty Castle will be dressed in style for the anniversary. Celebrating wonder, the castle will be adorned with elegant platinum banners and bunting, accented by a magnificent cabochon featuring the three Good Fairies who illuminate it with their shimmering pixie dust. Two majestic water fountains will grace either side of the moat, while a beautiful wishing star will sparkle from the tower above.

Disneyland Resort guests will be dazzled by two all-new nighttime spectaculars. 

“World of Color – One” at Disney California Adventure park will celebrate the storytelling legacy started by Walt Disney a century ago. It will tell a new story of how a single action, like a drop of water, creates a ripple that can grow into a wave of change. It brings some of the most courageous, loving and inspiring characters to life in new ways. The show will also feature a new original song, “Start a Wave.” 

And at Disneyland park, Walt’s original magic kingdom will become a magnificent canvas with “Wondrous Journeys,” a new nighttime spectacular that will ignite the wonder in all of us. It will feature nods to every Walt Disney Animation Studios film to date, taking us on a journey filled with artistry, music, storytelling and heart. It will continue to build upon the park’s state-of-the-art projection effects, turning 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 that brings characters to life all around you. On select nights, “Wondrous Journeys” will go even bigger with the addition of sparkling fireworks in the sky above Disneyland. This spectacular will also feature an incredible new song, “It’s Wondrous.”

While Mickey’s Toontown is slated to reopen for guests in spring 2023, we are pleased to announce that the new Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction will open early as we kick off the Disney100 anniversary celebration on Jan. 27!

In time for spring, the “Magic Happens” parade will have its long-awaited return to Disneyland park. “Magic Happens” celebrates the awe-inspiring moments of magic that are at the heart of so many Disney stories. This parade reminds us we don’t need wings to fly, shooting stars were made to wish upon, and magic doesn’t stop at midnight.

Plus, even more special entertainment moments are slated to pop up across the resort.

Additional news and details for the Disney100 celebration at Disneyland Resort will be shared ahead of the debut on Jan. 27, 2023. 

As you begin to plan your trip to visit Disneyland Resort for the Disney100 anniversary, please know that theme park reservation availability for Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park is currently paused for dates beyond Jan. 8, 2023, and will resume for guests in the coming weeks. 

As always, stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for updates! We cannot wait for you to join us here at Disneyland Resort, “where wonder comes to life.” 

Entertainment, experiences, and offerings may be modified, limited in availability or unavailable, and are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice. Both valid Theme Park reservation and admission for the same Park on the same day are required for Park entry. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability and not guaranteed. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed. Visit Disneyland.com/updates for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort.


  • Hi, can someone please tell me when reservations will be re-opened for the parks for February? Thank you!

  • When will reservations for the parks be re-opened for February? Thank you!

  • For all those wondering……. Disney World will most likely kick off their 100 year stuff after the 50th Anniversary wraps up on March 31st

  • Happy 100th Anniversary Disney! Also I’m Excited for Mickey’s & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and Mickey’s Toontown to open in 2023

  • Awesome! Happy 100th Anniversary Disney

  • Hi Everyone, Does Anybody Know If Walt Disney World Will Be Celebrating This Huge Occasion As Well, If So Please Drop A Comment

  • Hi Everyone, Congratulations On 100 Years Of Wonder. Does Anybody Know If Walt Disney World Will Actually Be Celebrating The 100 Years Of Wonder Celebration As This Was Posted Nearly 2 Months Ago And Yet No News On Walt Disney World, If You Have Any News Or Details Please Drop A Comment. Thankyou

  • I can’t wait for the 100th Celebration, Congratulations Walt Disney , I am proud of be a CALIFORNIA’S resident and be able to enjoy this ” MAGICAL WORLD “🎉🎈🎊

  • Wow congratulations on your 100 anniversary 🎉🥳🙏🤟❤️🙏

  • How long will the event be going on? We plan on going to Disneyland Nov. 30 – Dec 2. 2023. Will we still be celebrating? Thanks.

  • 100 Years of Disney Magic… this gramma can’t wait !!

  • I Can’t Wait For Mickey’s And Minnie’s Runaway Railway To Open!

  • AMAZING! Can’t wait to experience the wonder of 100 years of magic!

  • I am so excited! I can’t wait to explore the new wonders Disney has in store for everyone! 100 years of magic! Congratulations 🎊

  • This sounds amazing! I can’t wait to see everything! The nighttime entertainment alone will bring me back over and over. Walt will be pleased.

  • We just made hotel reservations for that weekend! Incredibly exciting!

  • I’m really looking forward to Runaway Railway, and I’m glad that Magic Happens will finally be coming back.

  • Darn, looks like my first comment didn’t submit properly.

    Congratulations to the Walt Disney Company – 100 years what an awesome milestone and accomplishment!

    Thank-you Walt Disney for making YOUR DREAM and incredible vision OUR DREAMS of MAGIC TOO!

    The impact of Walt Disney and his company I truly think had a gigantic impact on America and families.

    As a very little girl I would panic for our family to hurry home so we could get back in time for me to watch THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY! 💜💜💜

  • Thank-you Walt Disney for having the tenacity to go after your dreams and making them SO MAGICAL that they became OUR dreams too!💜

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