Disney100 decor arrives at Magic Kingdom as part of Disney's 100th anniversary global celebration

Apr 13, 2023 in "Disney 100 Years of Wonder"

Disney100 main entrance decor at Magic Kingdom
Posted: Thursday April 13, 2023 8:42am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Fresh off the back of Walt Disney World's 50th-anniversary celebration, Magic Kingdom is shifting right into Disney100, the company's global celebration of 100 years of the Walt Disney Company.

A platinum Disney100 sign has been installed at the Magic Kingdom's main entrance in front of the Main Street U.S.A. train station.

Here is a look at Disney100 at Walt Disney World month-by-month

  • April: Disney's conservation efforts and the 25th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park will be the focus.
  • May: All things from a galaxy far, far away will be featured with an emphasis on Star Wars.
  • June: The delightful Pixar Characters will take fun to infinity and beyond.
  • July: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and friends will provide "swell fun" for all.
  • August: The Disney Princesses and beloved Frozen Characters take the throne.
  • September: Super Hero adventures take flight!

Later this year, the Disney100 Celebration comes to EPCOT with the culmination of the EPCOT transformation, including:

  • A platinum Mickey Mouse sculpture will welcome you to celebrate at EPCOT
  • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, opening in late 2023, will allow Guests to explore an outdoor trail in a lush environment that tells the story of the cycle of water.
  • Mickey and Minnie Mouse will dress in their celebratory platinum outfits.
  • At the new World Celebration Garden, also slated to open in late 2023, Dreamers Point will showcase an evocative statue of Walt Disney, offering another perfect opportunity for photographs.
  • A brand-new nighttime spectacular, scheduled to launch in late 2023, will light the sky over the World Showcase Lagoon.

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MagicHappens1971Nov 03, 2023

I feel like it's cuts of different speeches put together, but it very well could be AI.

helenaNov 02, 2023

let me know if you find out if it was AI or his real voice I'm writing an essay for college about that ad and cant find him saying that quote anywhere.

yensid1967Oct 19, 2023

The beginning of "Once Upon a Studio" made me tear up... When Mickey is rushing around getting ready, then sees the picture of Walt...he stops tips his hat and says, "Thanks" THAT was very touching!

wtyy21Oct 17, 2023

In honor of 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company, here's the logo montage of Walt Disney Pictures that has led up to the new Disney100 logo. Meanwhile, at Disneyland Paris, they held A Costellation Celebration at the nighttime, either at WDS Paris or at Disneyland proper.

UNCgolfOct 17, 2023

Yeah, the film was a Touchstone/Amblin production rather than a Disney one. I know Touchstone was owned by Disney but they always kept it a separate thing.

BrerFoxesBayouAdventureOct 17, 2023

His shorts were produced by the company's Florida studio. Though I'm assuming they were counting the film, which was done primarily by Richard Williams' studio in England, as the main entity behind WFRR. That and there's also issues with the rights to Roger, who's still partially owned by Spielberg's Amblin company. Song of the South had about 20-25 minutes of animation in it, so a majority of its runtime is dedicated to the Uncle Remus/Johnny framing device. Other hybrid films (The Reluctant Dragon, Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Pete's Dragon) were included in the short so it seems the Br'er characters weren't included for the obvious reasons that I won't (and don't want to) get into. One of the most glaring omissions is characters from So Dear to My Heart, a movie that was very personal and dear to Walt's heart (heh). Personally, I would've included Danny in the scene with Walt and Mickey's portrait, but maybe that would've made the scene a bit too sappy.

MisterPenguinOct 17, 2023

I'm so happy you noticed me!!

UNCgolfOct 17, 2023

Roger Rabbit wasn't a Walt Disney Studios/Productions/whatever film; that's almost certainly why it wasn't included. Pete's Dragon was, though, as was one of the Mary Poppins penguins and at least one character from Bedknobs and Broomsticks. All of those were Walt Disney films.

DCBakerOct 17, 2023

Disney has released a new Disney100 video.

brb1006Oct 17, 2023

The Eisner Era of Disney would had done this approach. I still have fond memories of the 100 Years of Magic Celebration which Disney took effort into marketing between 2001 and 2003.

Tha RealestOct 17, 2023

It was largely live-action though, correct? I also don’t think it was technically a WDAS film either. Was the dragon from Pete’s Dragon in the short?

Vegas Disney FanOct 17, 2023

I absolutely loved this short, and I want that picture, I already checked ShopDisney and they aren’t selling it, missed opportunity Disney.

Kirby86Oct 17, 2023

I'm suprised Winnie the Pooh isn't in that artwork.

UpAllNightOct 16, 2023

It’s just poor marketing if that’s the case. The Disneyland Paris parade led me onto a vie of the final day of the 30th and now Ive booked another trip