The Disney100 Celebration is finally here! With so much that's new to see and do, it's a great time to visit the parks! To help make sure you've got everything covered, this guide will lay out all the festivities, fun, food and entertainment part of the celebration in one place. Plus, as we write new reviews, we'll keep it updated with links and other news to keep you in the know. To all who come to this happy place - welcome!
- BUENA VISTA STREET - Banners and medallions also line Buena Vista Street and you can find a Disney100 medallion perfect for pictures by Elias & Co., where the Christmas tree and Headless Horseman usually stand.
- CARTHAY CIRCLE THEATER - New banners hung on the Carthay Circle honor and celebrate the anniversary as soon as you enter the park.
Food & Merchandise
New Disney100 inspired merchandise collections will be dropping in throughout the year. Always make sure you're checking out the Disneyland Emporium, Elias & Co. and World of Disney to find the most complete collections. If you're interested in popcorn buckets, sippers or tumblers, nearly every popcorn stand and several quick-service dining locations will have some, if not all, to choose from. Remember these items are extremely popular and there is no guarantee they will be in stock during your visit.
New Attractions & Experiences
Some new experiences are finally here after years of anticipation! Also, we're learning all the time about new things we have to look forward to this year. Here's a breakdown of what, and when, we can expect everything.
Beginning 7 September, the French Market restaurant in New Orleans Square will be reimagined into Tiana's Palace inspired by The Princess and the Frog. It will feature new takes on old favorite dishes and bring in new food inspired by New Orleans itself as well as the film. To prepare, the French Market and Mint Julep Bar will close 17 February and open later this year.
This retheming of Tarzan's Treehouse is set to open early this year, but we don't have an exact date yet. This new take draws inspiration from the Swiss Family Robinson classic film but aims for a more open adventure not too specific to any one story. Work is well under way and we anticipate an announcement at any time.
MICKEY & MINNIE'S RUNAWAY RAILWAY
NOW OPEN! Take a zany ride with Mickey & Minnie on a runaway train where literally anything can happen! This new family-friendly adventure is now open in Mickey's Toontown and will be an instant classic and family favorite - we promise! And be sure to keep an eye open in the queue for all the jokes, puns and Disney references scattered throughout the newly built El CapiToon Theater!
Good news - stand-by wait is now available! You can also bypass the line by purchasing an individual Lightning Lane (price varies day-to-day), but I recommend you go through the stand-by at least once so you don't miss all the fun spread throughout the theater!
The newly reimagined Mickey's Toontown is NOW OPEN! Fresh with more green spaces, a whole new downtown area and interactive play areas for guests of all ability levels, the new Toontown has so much to offer, including:
Many old favorites have also returned, like CHIP & DALE'S GADGET COASTER and ROGER RABBIT'S CARTOON SPIN. Don't forget to head by Mickey's house to greet him - if you're lucky, you can find him in his all new at-home outfit!
WONDROUS JOURNEYS (Now closed)
This all-new spectacular for Disneyland Park celebrates the wonder and magic of Walt Disney Animation Studios, paying tribute to every film they have ever made. From Snow White to Cinderella, from Atlantis to Meet the Robinsons and from Big Hero 6 to Encanto, there's nothing Disney fans won't love about this show!
Wondrous Journeys has showtimes nightly but only with fireworks on weekends. Be sure to check the Disneyland app for showtimes and whether to expect projections only or fireworks as well. Check out our guide to know where you can view the show.
WORLD OF COLOR - ONE
Celebrating the idea that from one drop mighty ripples can form, World of Color - ONE highlights how far the Disney studios have come in the last century. This is the first Disney Parks show to feature clips and music from the works of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars along with a new theme song and clips of Walt himself.
Check the Disneyland app for showtimes and see our guide to know every way you can watch the show.
This fan favorite only lasted for a couple of weeks before the pandemic hit and is finally back! This high-energy daytime parade brings the streets of Disneyland to life with Disney music and characters from various decades including Moana, Tiana & Prince Naveen, the characters of Frozen 2 and, of course, Sorcerer Mickey!