New Nighttime Entertainment Coming to Disneyland for 100th Anniversary

The Walt Disney Company has announced that Disney 100 Years of Wonder will be the largest cross-company global celebration in the 100-year history of the company. Disney theme parks around the world will be joining in to celebrate the 100th anniversary, with the heart of the celebration taking place at the Disneyland Resort.


The celebration is set to officially kick off on January 27, 2023, with “special limited-time offerings taking place throughout the resort all year long.”

Disneyland will have festive new décor throughout the theme parks and resorts and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open on Jan. 27, 2023, in Mickey’s ToonTown!

First, two all-new nighttime spectaculars are coming to Disneyland.

World of Color – One at Disney California Adventure park will celebrate the storytelling legacy started by Walt Disney a century ago. It will tell a new story of how a single action, like a drop of water, creates a ripple that can grow into a wave of change. It brings some of the most courageous, loving and inspiring characters to life in new ways. The show will also feature a new original song, Start a Wave.

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And at Disneyland park, Walt’s original magic kingdom will become a magnificent canvas with Wondrous Journeys, a new nighttime spectacular that will ignite the wonder in all of us. It will feature nods to every Walt Disney Animation Studios film to date, taking us on a journey filled with artistry, music, storytelling and heart. It will continue to build upon the park’s state-of-the-art projection effects, turning Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, the façade of “it’s a small world” and the Rivers of America into an artist’s canvas that brings characters to life all around you. On select nights, Wondrous Journeys will go even bigger with the addition of sparkling fireworks in the sky above Disneyland. This spectacular will also feature an incredible new song, It’s Wondrous.

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As a reminder, the Magic Happens parade will return to Disneyland park in the spring of 2023. This parade celebrates various “moments of magic” that are the heart of many beloved Disney stories.

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