On October 16th, 2023, Disneyland Paris is hosting numerous events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. Shows, parades, and meet-and-greets with rare characters are on the program for this special day across Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park.
To celebrate The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary, Disneyland Paris has prepared an exceptional lineup for Monday, October 16th, 2023. Parades, shows, meet-and-greets with rare characters… we’ve gathered all the available information on this historic day.
A Day Dedicated to Mickey Mouse
On October 16th, 2023, Disneyland Paris will be filled with Disney magic. Numerous events are planned across the two theme parks to properly commemorate the 100th anniversary of the company with the iconic ears. On the schedule: unique shows, fairy tale parades, and exclusive activities with your favorite characters.
The perfect opportunity to revisit Disney nostalgia, as well as create new memories with family and friends. Because yes, this centennial celebration will focus on sharing special moments and emotions. So get your Disney costumes ready, practice your favorite Disney songs, and join the festivities on this magical day!
Walt Disney Studios Park Takes Center Stage
The afternoon’s festivities will be concentrated in Walt Disney Studios Park. From 1:45pm to 4:45pm, then 6:45pm to 8:00pm, Production Courtyard will host a unique show potentially featuring extracts from major Disney musicals and animated films.
Then at 9:30pm, the evening show Avengers: Power the Night will once again take over Production Courtyard. The perfect opportunity to crank up the atmosphere before the 10:00pm fireworks planned for Disneyland Park.
Disneyland Park Joins the Celebrations
Disneyland Park will also take part in the fun, with events scheduled from the morning onward.
At 9:30am on Main Street USA, an opening ceremony will kick off the festivities. Then at 12:30pm, a second show is announced for the same location.
In the afternoon, from 1:45pm to 4:15pm, then 7:30pm to 8:30pm, the castle stage will host an exclusive Disney-themed show focused on the Disney universe.
Before the 10:00pm fireworks, a parade is also scheduled for early evening on Main Street USA.
Meet Rare Characters
Throughout the day, emblematic Disney characters will roam the paths of both parks. The perfect opportunity to snap pictures with Mickey, Minnie and friends, as well as to cross paths with characters rarely seen at Disneyland Paris.
A treat for fans who can immortalize these unique encounters.
Fireworks for the Grand Finale
To close out this historic day, Disneyland Paris has planned exceptional fireworks for 10:00pm at Disneyland Park. Titled “Disney Dreams”, it promises a breathtaking pyrotechnic finale against the backdrop of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
A moment sure to be both magical and moving as we celebrate Disney’s 100th birthday.
Some recommendations to make the most of this day:
- Download the Disneyland Paris app to follow real-time updates
- Respect safety guidelines and any program changes
- Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #DisneylandParis
October 16th promises to be a unique event for all Disney fans. 100 years is cause for grand celebrations! See you at Disneyland Paris for an enchanting birthday filled with nostalgia and magic.
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