The celebration of The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary is well underway, and it brings great excitement to announce that the Disney100 festivities will kick off at Walt Disney World Resort in late September! Throughout the year, Disney has been honoring the fans and storytellers who have ignited the joy that is Disney over the past century. It has been a delightful experience witnessing the special surprises unveiled at Disney parks worldwide, allowing fans and families to relive beloved Disney memories and create heartwarming new stories.
It is widely known that EPCOT will be the focal point of the Disney100 celebration at Walt Disney World, commemorating a century of magic, innovation, and heralding the future as the park’s multi-year transformation reaches its culmination.
So, what does this limited-time celebration at EPCOT have in store? Let’s delve into the exciting details that will unfold starting from September 22!
Visitors will be able to capture memorable moments against the backdrop of Disney100 at all four theme parks and Disney Springs. Among the highlights, a new platinum Mickey Mouse sculpture will stand in World Celebration, with Spaceship Earth forming an iconic background for guests to snap a perfect photo. Furthermore, guests can explore the captivating Disney100 Magic Shots and PhotoPass offerings available throughout Walt Disney World.
A must-visit during the celebration is the all-new mural located at the heart of World Celebration. Guests can embark on a thrilling hunt to find the 100 hidden Disney characters within the magnificent scene. Stretching along the pathway to World Showcase, this expansive mural showcases beloved characters tucked away in various neighborhoods of EPCOT. Additionally, World Celebration will be adorned with Disney100 platinum banners and charming decorations, immersing guests in the celebratory ambiance.
Visitors should mark their calendars, as an incredible opportunity awaits them in the Imagination! pavilion. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, dressed in their resplendent platinum outfits, will be available for meet-and-greet sessions, offering hugs and memorable photo opportunities. Not only that, but Spaceship Earth will illuminate each night with a mesmerizing display of special colors and lights, accompanied by the Disney100 anthem, a unique take of the classic “When You Wish Upon a Star.”
Disney100 Celebration Food
For those who appreciate delights, the Disney100 celebration won’t disappoint! Guests can indulge in limited-time food and beverage experiences during both the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE and the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth. The array of culinary offerings will evoke cherished Disney memories, both old and new. Guests can explore the full menus and culinary experiences in the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival foodie guide.
But that’s not all! The celebration also brings exclusive food and drinks options that guests won’t want to miss. Among them, the purple metallic Mickey Balloon Premium Popcorn Bucket, available exclusively at EPCOT. This will be available during the Disney100 festivities and promises to be a great treat.
EPCOT eagerly awaits the arrival of guests to witness the ongoing transformation of the park and join in the excitement of the Disney100 celebration at Walt Disney World, taking place from September 22 to December 31, 2023. Guests are encouraged to share their favorite Disney100 memories on social media using the hashtag #Disney100. Stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for updates on even more remarkable experiences debuting during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Pluse the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays.
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