Disney100 Celebration coming to EPCOT in late 2023

10 days ago in "Disney 100 Years of Wonder"

Posted: Wednesday March 15, 2023 9:06am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that Walt Disney World Resort will join the global celebration of The Walt Disney Company’s 100th Anniversary later this year. 

Details are scarce, but Disney has said it will be an unforgettable celebration at Walt Disney World, from meeting Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in their platinum attire to snapping a selfie with a platinum sculpture of the one who started it all and watching Spaceship Earth illuminate the evenings with a special lighting design.

EPCOT will have several new offerings in late 2023, including Journey of Water Inspired by Moana, CommuniCore Plaza, CommuniCore Hall, Dreamers Point, and the new permanent nighttime spectacular.

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MisterPenguin3 days ago

The only ones that hold you back are the ones you put up. You are the Wall!!

CntrlFlPete3 days ago

not sure I can wait until June to take the skyliner over to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort to experience Pixar for Pixar month!

ToTBellHop3 days ago

They aren’t walls. They are Adventure Boundaries©

Disstevefan13 days ago

We are still have walls all over the place in EPCOT right?

HauntedPirate3 days ago

ToTBellHop3 days ago

You get the impression that they planned nothing and Bob said, “the company is turning 100. What are we doing at WDW?” And they said, “well, we have new stuff opening in late fall at Epcot, so it can host! Yay!” And then Bob said, “we are 100 now. Not in late fall. What can we do NOW?” And they said, “but the 50th!” And he said, “what can we do April 1?” and then these theme months were borne given the budget of $425. One intern said, “will it be confusing to replace 50th banners with 100th banners overnight?” I understand the intern didn’t stay unemployed for long because Chick Fil-A is expanding and now he doesn’t have to make anyone’s coffee on Sundays!

Bocabear3 days ago

So...the rest is just a listing of existing attractions based on IP and a Month heading for each one as if it is something different? like saying: Liberty Square NOVEMBER Enjoy the antics of the Happy Haunts and celebrate our history with those zany Presidents! * Haunted Mansion *Hall Of Presidents *Liberty Tree Tavern *Memento Mori Find more Haunted and History Experiences

ToTBellHop3 days ago

Haven’t seen much mention here but they will have a different theme every month starting in April. Here are the themes through October. You can tell 3 interns put their hearts into this and that it will inform cupcake designs each month. Sad that there isn‘t enough Marvel content to support a bulleted list. Explore our shared stories: Disney Conservation – and a Celebration! APRIL Be immersed in Disney conservation stories at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park—and learn how we can protect the magic of nature together. Highlights include: Pandora – The World of Avatar [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/kilimanjaro-safaris/']Kilimanjaro Safaris Rafiki’s Planet Watch – home to [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/conservation-station/']Conservation Station and [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/animal-kingdom/affection-section/']Affection Section [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/entertainment/animal-kingdom/new-dak-entertainment/']Disney Character experiences [/LIST] Plus, throughout the month of April, enjoy limited-time offerings at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park as we celebrate Earth Day and the park’s 25th anniversary. Check back soon for details. Star Wars MAY Live out your very own Star Wars adventure in a galaxy far, far away! Plus, come face-to-face with Characters from the legendary space saga. Highlights include: [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/hollywood-studios/star-wars-galaxys-edge/']Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/hollywood-studios/star-tours/']Star Tours – The Adventures Continue [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/star-wars-galactic-starcruiser/overview/']Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser – a 2-night, immersive vacation experience [/LIST] [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/hollywood-studios/star-wars/']Find more Star Warsexperiences. Pixar JUNE Play big in Andy’s backyard, dive into Nemo’s underwater world and delight in other Pixar fun. Highlights include: [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/destinations/hollywood-studios/toy-story-land/']Toy Story Land [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/epcot/remys-ratatouille-adventure/']Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/entertainment/animal-kingdom/finding-nemo-big-blue-and-beyond/']Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/resorts/art-of-animation-resort/']Disney’s Art of Animation Resort [/LIST] [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/#/pixar-pals-entertainments/sort=alpha/']Find more Pixar experiences. Mickey Mouse and Friends JULY Oh boy! Enjoy magical moments with your pal, Mickey Mouse—as well as Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and other favorites. Highlights include: [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/hollywood-studios/mickey-minnies-runaway-railway/']Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/entertainment/magic-kingdom/festival-fantasy-parade/']Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/entertainment/hollywood-studios/fantasmic/']Fantasmic! [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/epcot/gran-fiesta-tour-starring-three-caballeros/']Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros [/LIST] [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/entertainment/#/mickey-friends-entertainments/sort=alpha/']Find more experiences with Mickey and his friends. Disney Princesses AUGUST Step into a fairy tale setting, be royally entertained and enjoy enchanting encounters with Disney Princesses. Highlights include: [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/enchanted-tales-with-belle/']Enchanted Tales with Belle [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/under-the-sea-journey-of-the-little-mermaid/']Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/epcot/akershus-royal-banquet-hall/']Akershus Royal Banquet Hall [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/entertainment/princesses/#drawer-card-drawerMeetSomeDisneyPrincesses']Meet Disney Princesses [/LIST] [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/#/disney-princesses-attractions/sort=alpha/']Find more experiences with Disney Princesses. Frozen SEPTEMBER Chill out with your friends from Arendelle—and discover a flurry of Frozen fun. Highlights include: [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/epcot/frozen-ever-after/']Frozen Ever After [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/entertainment/hollywood-studios/frozen-sing-along-celebration/']For the First Time in Forever: A FrozenSing-Along Celebration [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/entertainment/hollywood-studios/character-meet-olaf-frozen/']Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight [/LIST] [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/frozen/']Find more Frozen experiences. Super Heroes OCTOBER Jump into action! Blast off on an intergalactic chase with Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Star-Lord on [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/epcot/guardians-of-the-galaxy-cosmic-rewind/']Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, a coaster inspired by the rockin’ movies. Plus, gear up for adventure at [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/shops/epcot/treasures-of-xandar/']Treasures of Xandar and [URL='https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/shops/disney-springs/super-hero-headquarters/']Super Hero Headquarters.

TTA947 days ago

This one surprises me the most. Unless they’ll move it to Epcot.

ChrisFL7 days ago

I read this as if it was a joke then realized it was real

SoFloMagic8 days ago

Spray paint the gold statues silver. New crappy banners. Rename the 50th cavalcade the 100th cavalcade

ToTBellHop8 days ago

There wasn’t much of a plan for WDW to participate at all. There would have been no new fireworks.

TTA948 days ago

What was the original plan?

ToTBellHop8 days ago

Of course. This wasn’t the original plan.