Mark your calendars, Disney fans! As part of The Walt Disney Company’s centennial anniversary, Disney100 is set to take the limelight at Walt Disney World Resort beginning late September. Throughout 2023, the year-long celebration has been honoring fans and storytellers who have brought to life the Disney magic over the past century, featuring surprise delights at Disney parks worldwide. Now, EPCOT is all set to become the epicenter of the Disney100 celebration, signifying not just a hundred years of magic and innovation but also symbolizing the future as the park’s extensive transformation concludes.
A Tribute to a Century of Magic at EPCOT
Starting September 22, EPCOT will unveil a host of limited-time attractions for the Disney100 celebration. If you’ve already enjoyed taking selfies with the Disney100 backdrops present at all four theme parks and Disney Springs, prepare to be thrilled with a new platinum Mickey Mouse sculpture located in World Celebration. What’s more, with Spaceship Earth forming a striking backdrop, this location promises to be a unique spot for memorable snaps.
Moreover, don’t miss the Disney100 Magic Shots and PhotoPass offerings currently available across Walt Disney World to make your visit extra magical. EPCOT’s heart will also host an all-new mural in World Celebration. The challenge? Spot as many as you can from the 100 Disney characters featured in this breathtaking scene. Furthermore, expect the entire World Celebration area to adorn Disney100 platinum banners and décor, truly creating an immersive celebratory atmosphere.
Star Appearances and Spectacular Light Show
What’s a Disney celebration without its iconic mascots? Visitors can look forward to meeting, hugging, and posing for photos with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, who’ll be dressed in their platinum best in the Imagination! pavilion. Spaceship Earth too will join the festivities, illuminating each night with special colors and lights. This stunning display will be accompanied by the Disney100 anthem, a one-of-a-kind rendition of the classic song, “When You Wish Upon a Star.”
Culinary Delights to Celebrate Disney100
A celebration isn’t complete without delectable food and drinks, and Disney100 is no exception! EPCOT’s International Food & Wine Festival and International Festival of the Holidays, sponsored by CORKCICLE and AdventHealth respectively, will offer a limited-time gastronomical treat in honor of Disney100. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with culinary delights and exclusive beverages, all designed to evoke both new and nostalgic Disney memories. Keep an eye on the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival foodie guide for the full menus.
Moreover, popcorn lovers can rejoice as the Disney100 celebration introduces the exclusive purple metallic Mickey Balloon Premium Popcorn Bucket. Available only at EPCOT during the celebration, this is a must-have keepsake for all Disney enthusiasts.
Join the Celebration!
Disney100 is poised to bring an unforgettable experience to EPCOT, running from September 22 to December 31, 2023. As we eagerly await welcoming you, we encourage you to share your cherished Disney100 memories on social media with the hashtag #Disney100. Keep abreast of all the latest updates and experiences launching during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays by following the Disney Parks Blog. Let’s continue the Disney100 journey together, celebrating a century of magic and innovation!
Gray is a lifelong Disney fan! From Disney+ to the parks, he loves it all. His favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast, and his favorite attraction is The Haunted Mansion.