Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Jan 11, 2023
    Francine from HI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do you know if and when Disney World will be celebrating the Disney100 Anniversary?

    Hello Francine!!! 

    Welcome to planDisney!!!! I am so excited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company this year! I grew up watching classics such as Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King. My kids are now enjoying their classics such as Encanto and Frozen. The world of animation was changed forever when Walt Disney began his company in California, on October 16, 1923

    Since the story of Walt Disney began in California, it does appear that it makes sense that the central focus of the celebration will be at the Disneyland Resort. As I consider Walt Disney World Resort to be my "home", I am a little disappointed but don't worry, there are some fun things still coming to us in Florida! Many of the special Disney100 merchandise will be available for us at  Walt Disney World Resort! I have already procured an ornament and the purple Minnie ears for my collection. They can also be found at

    Walt Disney World Resort is still wrapping up with a Grand Finale for its 50th Anniversary celebrations! This event will end on March 31, 2023, and if you haven't experienced it yet make sure to check it out. If you are strategic maybe time your arrival to include a chance to ride Tron Lightcycle/ Run which opens on April 4, 2023! It will be located at Magic Kingdom Park and looks to be another example of excellence in Disney Imagineering. 

    Two exciting nighttime spectaculars are happening to start on April 3!  I'm very excited about the return of "Happily Ever After" at Magic Kingdom Park and the brand new "EPCOT Forever" at EPCOT. April does seem to be a fabulous time to visit! Secure that Park Reservation if you want to go as soon as possible as I'm sure it will be a popular time. 

    I also want to say that anything is possible and there could be a surprise announcement for Disney100 events this year at Walt Disney World Resort. I recommend you keep checking out the Disney Parks Blog for the latest news. I hope you can enjoy some of the many exciting events that are happening this year! 

    Have a magical day!
thumbnail image for Nimmy

Meet the Panelist: Nimmy, New York

Hey, it's Nimmy from New York! Just like my guy Jiminy Cricket I am your wisecracking and helpful guide to making the best decisions for your Disney vacation! My husband and I work very hard to journey to our favorite place on Earth, Walt Disney World Resort, as much as we can. We have traveled as just adults, with babies, kids, teenagers, and senior citizens. We have seen so many characters, eaten at amazing places, and consumed a ton of Dole Whips. So "give a little whistle" and let me be your guide! Learn More About Nimmy

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.