FILE PHOTO: Disneyland, one of two Disney theme parks in Anaheim,, in 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Two new shows are coming to Disneyland and the company’s other Anaheim theme park in January as part of the company’s 100th anniversary celebration, Disney said Sunday.

The fireworks show “Wondrous Journeys” will debut at Disneyland, while “World of Color – One” will launch at Disney California Adventure.

The latter show will “celebrate the storytelling legacy started by Walt Disney a century ago. It’s going to be “World of Color” like you’ve never seen it before, with an all-new inspiring story told through some favorite characters,” Disney officials said.

Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, announced the updates at this weekend’s D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim.

“As the world’s greatest storytellers, I’m thrilled to share the new and innovative ways we are bringing next-generation Disney magic to life across Disney parks and experiences,” D’Amaro said.

The Burbank-based entertainment behemoth also announced that a new attraction is coming to the Avengers Campus at California Adventure that will “expand into the multiverse,” featuring a new story to will bring guests into the battle alongside their favorite superheroes.

Additional announcements for Disneyland and California Adventure included:

  • The “Magic Happens” parade will return to Disneyland in the spring.
  • Pacific Wharf at California Adventure will be re-imagined into “San Fransokyo” from “Big Hero 6” with places to shop, eat and meet Baymax.
  • The Mandalorian and Grogu will make their first appearance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland in mid-November.
  • Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will become Pixar Place Hotel.
  • runDisney races will return to the Disneyland Resort in 2024, with additional details announced at a later date.

– City News Service


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