D23 Expo reveals first details of Disney 100 Years of Wonder

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Disney 100 Years of Wonder
Posted: Tuesday September 13, 2022 9:55am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney will celebrate 100 years of the company with its largest cross-company effort officially beginning during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC.

"Ten decades of creativity, innovation, and determination created The Walt Disney Company you know today—the most enduring and beloved name in entertainment," said Disney CEO Bob Chapek during the D23 Expo. "It’s an awesome responsibility to lead Disney as we begin our second century of telling stories and creating magic that will endure for another 100 years."

At the parks, new décor, specialty food and beverages, character experiences and more will come to parks around the world, with the heart of the celebration rooted at Disneyland Resort.

D23 Expo showed for the first time Mickey Mouse in his shimmering new "platinum" outfit, designed to reflect the optimism and creativity of Disney as the company celebrates 100 years and looks toward the next century.

At Walt Disney World, a brand-new nighttime spectacular will come to the World Showcase Lagoon at EPCOT in late 2023 as part of the Disney100 celebration. The unnamed show will replace Harmonious, which will end with the conclusion of Walt Disney World's 50th celebration.

Two new nighttime spectaculars—World of Color – One and the new fireworks show Wondrous Journeys—will kick off in late January at Disneyland Resort. World of Color – One at Disney California Adventure will span the broad storytelling legacy of Disney’s first 100 years and tell a new story through Disney classics and new favorites. 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. Special entertainment moments will also pop up across the resort, including the long-awaited return of the Magic Happens parade this spring.

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SoFloMagic6 days ago

Sounds like them to not want to pay to pull them down and drain the moat yet again. I say leave them up until you're ready to paint it back to blue. And get rid of the purple roof

jrhwdw7 days ago

No Problem! I was just wondering if I missed something! LOL!!!!

dreday37 days ago

Asking. Didn't mean to get you so excited. 😄

jrhwdw7 days ago

Are you asking if the 50th Decor is staying?? Or did someone confirm that the Decor is staying???? I haven't seen anything about the Castle this week. Unless I totally missed it???????

dreday37 days ago

Sorry for bumping this, but the castle? The decorations will stay and they will swap the 50th medallion for 100? Or no medallion because this time it's a celebration of the entire company, not just the parks. Although the company includes the parks so they could swap it....

mattpeto10 days ago

This time next year it will be just like 2021 again headed into the Fall. Happily Ever After and EPCOT Forever will be the nighttime spectaculars. (Along with Fantasmic!) You can't make this stuff up. It feels like an apology from Disney, and I personally accept it. And I welcome more apologies.

jrhwdw11 days ago

When??? November????? That's way too late for 100th......

MisterPenguin11 days ago

No one has said yet.

Jrb197911 days ago

Destination Disney is next year.

mnelson311 days ago

After that D23 parks presentation I feel like there needs to be a follow up presentation in the coming weeks or months to go over things they obviously were not ready to announce just yet, per Josh. I know they said NYE will be the kick off for the 100th, but I’m not expecting much to be said or announced on Rockin Eve.

rmwebs11 days ago

Sooo...whats happening at Epcot fireworks wise if they are ending Harmonious in April, and not starting the new one till later in the year?

mnelson312 days ago

The article for the 100th seems to hint at other entertainment popping up at DL in addition to MH and the two new nighttime shows. For WDW however HEA is not even listed only the new Epcot show. Strange. At the end of the parks presentation Josh said all the resorts would receive additional entertainment, yet to be announced. They haven’t announced the amazing 100th cavalcade yet for MK 😂

MisterPenguin12 days ago