The Disney100 Celebration at Disneyland Resort officially kicked off on January 27 bringing the opening of Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway as well the two new night-time spectaculars, World of Color - One at Disney California Adventure and Wondrous Journeys Spectacular at Disneyland Park.
The brand new night-time spectacular, Wondrous Journeys at Disneyland Park celebrates 100 years of the Walt Disney Animation Studios and includes reference to 60 films released by Disney. The spectacular includes fireworks which light the sky and Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle will be filled with projection mapping and an array of lighting.
There is always a lot of pressure for Disney to deliver and it seems as if Wondrous Journeys has done just that. According to numerous reports online, Disney has smashed it when it comes to creating a new hit night-time spectacular to celebrate 100 years of Disney.
You can check out the highlights of Wondrous Journeys in the video Disney released below which shows what guests have in store and see the whole show in the video embedded below that.
NEW: Disneyland released new video of "Wondrous Journeys" that includes The Blue Fairy *and* Baymax over Sleeping Beauty Castle. The show officially debuts on Jan. 27. pic.twitter.com/gZulCXkNlv— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) January 27, 2023
We already knew that Wondrous Journeys will acknowledge every film released by Walt Disney Animation Studios including the upcoming film, Wish. Guests will also get to hear extracts from 18 classic Disney songs throughout the show.
Reporter, Scott Gustin posted a tweet this week saying, "During a climactic moment in the story, the thumping bass of the song “Immortals” from “Big Hero 6” can be heard as Baymax takes to the skies over Disneyland Park with his rocket boosters propelling him into the night."
And here is more about the moment Baymax takes flight:— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) January 23, 2023
"During a climactic moment in the story, the thumping bass of the song “Immortals” from “Big Hero 6” can be heard as Baymax takes to the skies over Disneyland Park with his rocket boosters propelling him into the night." pic.twitter.com/aY7I3tAaik
The soundtrack contains 70 players, including a full band and a host of talented singers. Disney has released a behind the scenes look at the creation of Wondrous Journeys which is embedded below.
As part of the Disney100 celebrations, Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle will be donned in a special Disney100 overlay for the celebrations and Mickey's Toontown will reopen on March 8.
We also heard at the beginning of December that The Magic Happens Parade at Disneyland Park will return on February 24, 2023. This parade originally debuted at Disneyland Park on February 27, 2020 just a few days before the theme park shut down due to COVID-19 and was created to celebrate Disneyland's 65 years. A video is posted below of this parade.
2023 is set to be an awesome year to visit the Disneyland Resort with the Disney100 celebrations officially kicking off on January 27. What are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.