100 years of Disney: attractions, shows, concerts… discover the program of the celebrations

100 years of Disney: attractions, shows, concerts… discover the program of the celebrations


Walt Disney celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023. Many celebrations are organized throughout the year to mark the occasion.

Since its founding on October 16, 1923, the famous Disney Hollywood Studio, which was founded by Walt Disney and his brother Roy and was originally called Disney Brothers Studios, has enchanted young and old with its magical worlds. To celebrate a century of magic, the American company has announced the launch of a festival program this year called “Disney 100”, with a strong tribute to cartoons and iconic characters that have entered the pantheon of popular culture.

New attractions in the parks

The celebrations will officially open on January 27th in California with the inauguration of the Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction at Disneyland Resort, which will be different from the one installed in Florida. Visitors can also enjoy a unique night show called World of Color – One.

In France, on October 16th, Disneyland Paris, which has just celebrated its 30th anniversary, offers the public an exceptional day of unique and exclusive encounters and experiences with Disney heroes. To enter, visit disneylandparis.com.

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“Disney 100” touring event and concert.

More than 500 artists, including 150 musicians and dozens of dancers, will meet on November 11th and 12th on the stage of Paris’ La Défense Arena for the concert event celebrating Disney’s 100th birthday. For three hours, this symphony orchestra will resume the greatest musical themes from “Cinderella”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Beauty and the Beast” or even “The Snow Queen” and “Encanto”. All of these songs, including those from the Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean universes, will be performed live. The troupe will then tour France until December 30th, with dates such as Marseille (November 19th), Lille (December 16th) and Lyon (December 22nd). All information is available online at disneyenconcert.com.

The Disney 100: Friendship is Wonderful experience

Following London in May and Berlin in June and ahead of Barcelona in September, Paris will host the multi-sensory experience Disney 100: Friendship is wonderful in July, celebrating all of Disney’s iconic duos, including Rox and Rouky. This magnificent journey is organized in four rooms covering a total of 1,000m2: an immersion in the wonderful garden of Alice in Wonderland, a surfing session with Lilo & Stitch in Ohana Bay, an oasis with orchestral performances by the King of the Lions’, punctuated by the sounds of Hakuna Matata, and an immersion in ‘L’univers des Merveilles’ with Mickey and all his friends. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The ticket office is available on disneylesmerveillesdelamitie.fr.

books, comics and video games

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While Disney Consumer Products Games & Publishing will be unveiling capsule collections and limited-edition products throughout the year dedicated, among other things, to Oswald the lucky rabbit – who is the subject of a short film – books and comics will also offer opportunities for the youngest ( discover the wonderful world of Disney new.

The Pink Library will publish novels that give pride of place to the great classics that have made generations dream. A biography dedicated to Walt Disney was also to be published by Huginn & Muninn. Video games are not outdone, with an update and new content, including for applications, already on the menu for the celebrations.