It seems incredible, but next year, the Walt Disney Company will celebrate its 100th anniversary. That’s right, in 1923, Walter Elias Disney and his brother Roy launched the company that would become one of the most iconic in the world. The 100th anniversary is sure to be a big deal, and it is almost assured that Disney will want to celebrate and celebrate big. At this time, Disney has not revealed any definitive plans for the centennial celebration but, according to a new report, a new fireworks spectacular is being planned for at least one Disney Park.
The project — nicknamed “Project Moonlight” — reportedly says that the new fireworks display will show at Disneyland Resort in Southern California and will be called Wondrous. Per the report:
Codenamed “Project Moonlight”, the show will supposedly be named “Wondrous.” This fits the current naming convention with Harmonious at EPCOT and Momentous at Hong Kong Disneyland.
The Walt Disney Company began as Disney Brothers Studio in 1923, and over a century evolved into the media conglomerate we know today. The “Wondrous” nighttime spectacular will reportedly focus on 100 years of Disney animation to celebrate the medium which gave the studio its humble start. The animation continues to be a focus of the Walt Disney Company today, and animators have reported a return to traditional 2D styles in the future.
The expected debut date is January 27th, 2023 with an announcement of the new show likely at the D23 Expo this September. The expo will also feature panels, presentations, and an exhibit centering on the 100th anniversary. Other Disneyland announcements, such as details regarding the overhaul of Tomorrowland and rumored “Lightyear” retheming of Space Mountain, are also expected at the expo.
Again, Disney has not confirmed the new fireworks display, but it would make sense for at least one of the theme parks — especially Walt’s original Park — to have a show to celebrate 100 years of Disney magic. Disneyland has received special fireworks shows in the past, including the popular Disneyland Forever fireworks that were first shown in celebration of the Disney Park’s 60th anniversary. The show was so popular with Guests that Disney decided to bring it back, and it is currently showing at Disneyland Park on select nights.
The D23 Expo is coming up in just a couple of months, so Guests may have a firm answer about the fireworks show sooner rather than later. Disney Dining will keep readers updated as we learn more!