NEWS - Disney brothers Roy and Walt established the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio on October 16, 1923. Over the years, the business evolved into the Walt Disney Company many know and love today.
This year, the company celebrates its 100th anniversary with a "BANG!"
Here’s what to expect in the different Disney cruises, parks, and resorts in 2023 to celebrate the company’s centenary:
The “Magic Happens” Parade Returns
Mickey Mouse, along with other known Disney characters like Moana and the cast of Frozen, will return to the streets of Disneyland Park soon.
Rekindle the magic as the top mouse leads the pack as they go about the park in celebration of the Disneyland100 Celebration.
The Magic Happens Parade returns on February 24, 2023. Interested visitors should check the Disneyland app or go to the site’s entertainment schedule to see the parade’s schedules and routes.
Mickey’s Toontown Reopens
In 2021, The Walt Disney Company announced that it would close Mickey’s Toontown for an ambitious reimagining. Disneyland Resort is going to integrate new experiences for families, kids, and kids-at-heart.
This time, the updated section will have open, grassy spaces for people to unwind while they’re enjoying their stay in the theme park. Plus, entering Mickey’s Toontown will now have the CenTOONial Park, which has two new interactive attractions: a fountain and a dreaming tree.
Other must-see attractions for everyone to enjoy in the reimagined Mickey’s Toontown section are:
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
- Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard
- Donald’s Duck Pond
- Chop ‘n’ Dale’s GADGETcoaster
- Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin
Mickey’s Toontown will reopen on March 8, 2023.
Adventureland Treehouse Invites Park Goers With New Attractions
In 1962, Walt Disney and the inspiring minds behind the company paid tribute to the movie Swiss Family Robinson with the Adventureland Treehouse.
37 years later, the treehouse-themed attraction included features to encapsulate a Tarzan theme to commemorate the Disney movie with the same title.
But in 2021, Disney announced that it wouldn’t accept guests to this section to pave the way for new attractions and features. However, last year, the company declared that it was going to reopen the Adventureland Treehouse’s doors to guests soon.
This time, visitors can enjoy and experience the jungle-inspired charms like the father’s art studio and the daughter’s astronomer’s loft. Relish in the many sights and sounds that Adventureland Treehouse brings as it reopens on February 11, 2023.
Magic Appears At The Disneyland Resort’s New Vacation Club Member Lounge
Exclusive members of Disneyland Resort can avail of the perks included with “Membership Magic.” Some benefits include annual pass discounts, free laundry during visits, and access to the Top of the World Lounge.
During the Disney100 Celebration, premium members can revel in new amenities and offerings at the Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge. Although the company didn’t announce specific dates for each new feature’s release, visitors should expect these new benefits to start appearing during the first of 2023.
Members can also enjoy other complimentary features, such as high-speed Wi-Fi and mobile device charging stations.
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New Disneyland After Dark Events
Disneyland’s attractions and festivities don’t end when the sun goes down. Visitors can also extend their stay in the theme park as Disneyland After Dark kicks into new gear at nighttime during the Disneyland100 Celebration.
Here are some of the Disneyland After Dark events that’ll take place in different areas around the park in 2023:
Show your sweetheart a night to remember with a touch of Disney magic. Happening on different dates throughout February 2023, enjoy different love-themed festivities like a fireworks display, the Moonlight Cruise, and different unique dining experiences.
On March 7 and 9, 2023, Disney heroines will roam around the park. At night, Disney princesses and other women throughout Disney's history will spread their beauty, grace, and values to parkgoers.
Starting at 6 PM, you’ll start seeing famous Disney characters like Aurora, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Take this time to show your Disney PhotoPass so you can strike a pose with these beloved characters.
Sink Your Teeth Into The New Roundup Rodeo BBQ
In Spring 2023, the Roundup Rodeo BBQ will start welcoming guests to savor their delectable dishes. Here, you’ll find foods, beverages, and the ambiance to be highly similar to the hit animated film Toy Story.
Gaze upon different sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that encapsulate the Old West. Aside from seeing familiar figures, like Rex and the aliens, dine at the restaurant at the right time to see performances from Jessie, Trixie, and Bo Peep.
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