More announcements from Walt Disney World! In honor of the company celebrating its 100th anniversary, special surprises are underway at the signature theme parks.
It has already been reported that new Cinderella-themed popcorn buckets will be available at the Magic Kingdom, and a unique nighttime experience is coming to Spaceship Earth at EPCOT. In addition, it has been announced that those staying on property at a Disney Resort may see the fab five (perhaps others?) pop up and randomly surprise Guests.
A Sign of Things to Come
Coming to the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Disney Springs will be giant Disney100 signs. The milestone signaling displays will be placed right in front of the entrances, providing excellent photo opportunities.
Throughout Walt Disney World, Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of limited-release merchandise. Many stores have started to carry the new 40s-themed Disney100 Decades Collection.
This merchandise assortment features Disney movies and Disney characters made famous in the 1940s. The collection includes an ear headband featuring The Three Caballeros, a Pinnochio-themed backpack, and Fantasia-themed plush and MagicBands.
Other noteworthy items include pieces from the Disney100 Platinum Celebration Collection, featuring Mickey Mouse Ears, sweatshirts, backpacks, and more with metallic foil, glitter, and retro-versions of your favorite classic Disney characters.
Disney stores will also be stocking the Disney100 Unified Character Collection. This assortment includes apparel, accessories, trading pins, and more themed to new and old Disney icons. Guests can stock up on Grogu (Baby Yoda) purses, button-down men’s shirts displaying a cast of characters, or even themed pajamas for the whole family.
Hitting Disney Resorts will also be Disney100 refillable cups, and inside the theme parks (as well as Disney Springs), Guests can purchase popcorn buckets to celebrate the momentous anniversary.
However you choose to celebrate the Disney 100 anniversary, remember it all started with a mouse.