In 2023, The Walt Disney Company turns 100 years old, and the celebrations will be taking place right across Europe with exhibitions, concerts, experiences and more across the entire year. In addition, Disneyland Paris will also be hosting a series of special events.
Disney 100 in Concert
Touring Europe (and other regions across the world) is the Disney 100 in Concert series with stops across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK and France, this promises to pair some of the songs that we adore, with clips from the films we grew up with and a sensational live orchestra, this is one show not to be missed. The show promises songs from films including Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Encanto and more!
United Kingdom dates
Wed 31 May 2023: Glasgow OVO Hydro
Thu 1 June 2023: Leeds First Direct Arena
Fri 2 June 2023: Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
Sun 4 June 2023: London The O2
Mon 5 June 2023: Manchester AO Arena
Tue 6 June 2023: Birmingham Resorts World Arena
Wed 7 June 2023: Cardiff International Arena
Thu 8 June 2023: Bournemouth International Centre
Germany, Austria and Switzerland dates
Thu 13 April 2023: Kiel, Wunderino Arena
Sat 15 April 2023: Ingolstadt, Saturn Arena
Sun 16 April 2023: Graz (AT). Stadthalle Graz
Tue 18 April 2023: Zurich (CH), Hallenstadion
Thu 20 April 2023: Mannheim, SAP Arena
Sat 22 April 2023: München, Olympiahalle
Sun 23 April 2023: Vienna (AT), Wiener Stadthalle
Wed 26 April 2023: Cologne, Lanxess Arena
Thu 27 April 2023: Hamburg, Barclays Arena
Fri 28 April 2023: Bremen, ÖVB arena
Sat 29 April 2023: Oberhausen, Rudolf Weber Arena
Sun 30 April 2023: Chemnitz, Messe Chemnitz
Mon 1 May 2023: Leipzig, Quarterback Immobilien arena
Wed 3 May 2023: Dortmund, Westfalenhalle
Thu 4 May 2023: Frankfurt, Festhalle Frankfurt
Fri 5 May 2023: Nuremberg, Arena Nürnberger Versicherungen
Sat 6 May 2023: Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
Sat 11 November 2023: Paris, La Defense Arena
Sun 12 November 2023: Paris, La Defense Arena
Disney100: The Exhibition
Disney100: The Exhibition will begin in February in the USA, but opens in April in Munich, Germany. From there in Autumn 2023 it will arrive in London, United Kingdom with more locations to be announced.
This exhibition will showcase 100 years of props, treasures, artworks, memorabilia and more from the Walt Disney Archives. Tickets will be on sale shortly.
Wonder of Friendship – The Experience
Through a multi-sensory experience, guests will be able to enter four distinct Disney worlds inspired by the worlds of our favourite characters. This 1000m2 exhibit will feature rooms inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Lilo & Stitch, The Lion King, as well as Mickey & Friends.
The experience will open in London in May 2023, before moving on to Berlin, Paris and Barcelona. Tickets go on sale in early 2023 and H&M members will have a pre-sale window.
The Wonder of Play
Disney’s social purpose arm will help families create shared play experiences with their children inspired by the worlds of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and National Geographic.
The campaign will highlight the importance of play to families across the globe.
No celebration is complete without a few souvenirs and shopDisney will be the home to get all the products you need to celebrate 100 years of wonder in style!
The Platinum Collection will debut on shopDisney soon, with full details to come later this year, and will include a Disney 100 ear hat and headband.
The Disney100 Decades Collection will take us on a journey through the history of Disney with collections inspired by Steamboat Willie, Pinocchio, Snow White and more.
Commenting on the announcement of the plans, Nicola Morse, Vice President Brand and Franchise Marketing Strategy, Disney EMEA said:
“Anyone who has seen a child’s face light up watching Frozen or meeting Buzz Lightyear in real life knows the sense of wonder we are celebrating tonight. For 100 years, Disney has had the privilege of bringing our stories and characters into people’s lives and bringing joy to fans around the world. Tonight is the perfect way to kick off our 100th anniversary celebrations as we begin our second century of creating magic. We are so very grateful for our fans, and we can’t wait to bring all these Disney100 experiences to them here in the UK and across Europe, Middle East and Africa.”
The year is looking set to be truly special and magical, and we’re in for an absolute treat.