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Disney 100 Years of Wonder: Disneyland Celebration Details

Disney 100 Years of Wonder kicks off  January 27, 2023 for a year-long celebration. This article has all the Disneyland Celebration Details! Are you ready to celebrate 100 years of The Walt Disney Company? Disneyland most certainly is—and you’re invited!

I am thrilled to be participating in Disney 100 Years of Wonder, it’s been a while since we’ve had a celebration this big at Disneyland, thinking back to the epic Diamond Celebration. I am ready for the biggest, bestest ;), most magical event to grace Disneyland Resort yet!

Disney 100 Years of Wonder: Disneyland Details

We got a preview of Disney 100 Years of Wonder at the D23 Expo 2022. I was among the first guests to walk through the stunning “100” display welcoming visitors to the Walt Disney Archives exhibit this September. 

Disney 100 Years of Wonder preview starts in New York City at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. The heart of the celebration is rooted at Disneyland Resort.

Disneyland Important Dates for Disney 100

This section will outline important dates for Disney 100 Years of Wonder, specifically for Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. 

Here is what we know so far:

  • January 27, 2023 Disney 100 Years of Wonder begins at Disneyland Resort.
  • January 27, 2023 Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway debuts at Disneyland Park
  • January 27, 2023 an all new “World of Color – One” graces us at Disney California Adventure Park.
  • January 27, 2023 a new fireworks show “Wondrous Journeys” at Disneyland Park.
  • February 24, 2023 Magic Happens Parade returns to Disneyland Park after its short debut in 2020.

Disney 100 Years of Wonder: Disneyland Decor

The heart of the celebration takes place at Disneyland Resort. I am excited to see some fresh decor on Main Street and our beloved Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Disney has now announced, “new platinum-infused décor throughout the resort. . . 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.”

Here’s a look at some of the decor for the celebration to give you an idea of how it will change during Disney 100.




First, our traditional Sleeping Beauty Castle will come alive with platinum and deep purple bunting and flags outside, as pictured above. 

I love the addition of the fountains too, what a magical touch!

Disney 100 Years of Wonder: Disneyland Shows

Two new nighttime spectaculars — “World of Color – One” and the new fireworks show “Wondrous Journeys” — will kick off in late January at Disneyland Resort.


D23Expo2022 DLR WondrousJourneys
(Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)


World of Color – One” at Disney California Adventure will celebrate the storytelling legacy started by Walt Disney a century ago. It’s going to be World of Color like you’ve never seen it before, with an all-new inspiring story told through some favorite characters.


D23Expo2022 DLR WorldofColor
(Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)


Wondrous Journeys” at Disneyland park will ignite the wonder in everyone and feature nods to all 60 Walt Disney Animation Studios films to date, taking viewers on a journey filled with artistry, music, storytelling and heart.


Magic Happens Disneyland Map


Special entertainment moments will also pop up across the resort, including the long-awaited return of the “Magic Happens” parade this spring.

Disney 100 Years of Wonder: Disneyland Merch

Mickey and Minnie will dazzle in platinum outfits for the occasion, I bet we’ll see all kinds of plush reflecting this costume change as well as tons of sparkle in the merchandise department. 


Mickey Mouse Disney 100 outfit
Courtesy The Walt Disney Company


In fact, D23 Expo attendees got a special preview of Disney’s Platinum Collection, including the debut of the first Disney100 ear hat and headband. 

Disney shares the thoughts behind the choice of Platinum . . . 

“Platinum is a rare, precious metal known to withstand the test of time, just like beloved Disney characters. This Platinum Collection of Disney100 products captures
the “classically Disney” look while paving the way forward into a new century. Additional details about this collection debuting on shopDisney—including the introduction of new products—will be revealed later this year.”

Disney 100: Disneyland Q&A

Are you ready to book your Disney 100 Years of Wonder vacation? Get started now, where it all begin at Disneyland Resort. 


I’ll have more questions and answers here for you as Disney releases additional details on this incredible celebration, 100 years in the making!

Disney100 Disneyland
Disney 100 Disneyland

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2 thoughts on “Disney 100 Years of Wonder: Disneyland Celebration Details

  • Linda

    Hi, – Coming from Australia here, I Love hearing of the new Disney shows and celebrating 100 years. I was wondering if the Wondrous Journey’s and Magic Happens Parade would be showing in September or will the halloween shows take over? Thank you

    • Hi Linda, It’s so great to hear from you in Australia. I am glad you’re planning a trip for Halloween Time, please let me know how I can help! As for 100 Years of Wonder, we do know it will be a year long celebration. And while Halloween Time events will continue to take place, my guess (since Disney won’t make things official until summer 2023) is during September and October: Magic Happens running at Disneyland Park, along with “World of Color – One” at California Adventure on non-party nights. Then, “Wondrous Journeys” at Disneyland Park on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Possibly with Halloween Screams projections running Monday through Thursday nights. Again, that is purely my guess since we won’t know until it’s closer. I hope that helps you plan. Feel free to email me [email protected] if I can help with tickets, accommodations or other questions.

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