Disney Begins Prep For 100th Anniversary Celebration!

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Disneyland Resort has just kicked off its holiday celebration, which will run until January 8, 2023.  The Merriest Place on Earth features the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure, Believe! In Holiday Magic Fireworks, and fun holiday layovers like Haunted Mansion Holiday, “it’s a small world” Holiday, Mater’s Jingle Jamboree, and Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl.

In addition to Festival of Holidays, both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will have a number of seasonal food offerings, including nearly a dozen new churros.

Disneyland Christmas fireworks

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Less than three weeks after the holiday’s end at Disneyland Resort, a brand-new celebration will be kicking off — the 100th Anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. And Disney is going to be celebrating the milestone in a big way. A party like that takes a while to put together, so Cast Members are already prepping!

Instagrammer TheCaliBae shared a video of a giant platinum Mickey Mouse being wheeled through Disneyland and into the back, where it will wait until it makes its Disneyland debut on January 27.

Can’t wait for the 100th celebration at #disneyland !!! Video from @diamondboidisney

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Disney Parks Blog shared more on the exciting anniversary celebration:

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.

“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.” 

World of color

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While Disney shared a number of fun facts about the 1ooth Anniversary celebration at Disneyland Resort, they have not said what will happen at Walt Disney World Resort or Disney’s other theme parks — Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Paris. However, they have said that the company’s 100th will be honored globally. 

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!