ANAHEIM, Calif. — Platinum banners, cabochon and other shiny dressage will adorn Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Mickey, Minnie Mouse and the Disney gang will have sparkling new attire.
And the much anticipated Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway ride will debut in a soon-to-be newly revamped Toontown.
Next year, the Walt Disney Co. turns 100 and will kick off one of the company’s largest cross-company celebrations, Disney 100 years of Wonder.
At Disneyland Resort, Disney officials said Thursday the company would decorate both Anaheim theme parks starting Jan. 27 with platinum-infused decorations.
The Sleeping Beauty Castle will be decorated with platinum banners and festive decorations, including the three Good Fairies who illuminate it with their shimmering pixie dust.
There’ll be themed merchandise, food, and drinks to mark the special occasion.
And there’ll be plenty of new activities for guests visiting the parks throughout the year.
As Disney revamps Toontown, the land’s signature attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, will debut on Jan. 27.
The first-ever Mickey Mouse-themed ride-through attraction allows visitors to check out the premiere of Mickey and Minnie’s animated film “Perfect Picnic” before a train transports them inside the cartoon world.
The ride made its debut at Walt Disney World this past summer.
Visitors to Disneyland Resort also will have a chance to see two all-new nighttime spectaculars.
“World of Color — One” at Disney California Adventure and “Wondrous Journeys” at Disneyland will both feature new original songs.
Additionally, Disneyland guests will see the return of the Magic Happens parade.
Walt Disney and his brother, Roy, founded their namesake company in October 1923 in Los Angeles.
Disney began as an animated film company and has become a global mass media and entertainment powerhouse.
At the recent D23 Expo, Disney’s fan convention, Disney officials said the company would officially kick off Disney 100 during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” with Ryan Seacrest on ABC.
Throughout the year, the company will unveil more specials marking the event, including a new documentary, "Disney: 100 Years of Wonder," a vinyl compilation highlighting Disney's musical moments across film, television, and theme parks, a new animated film, "Wish," and more.