1st, 2001, Walt Disney World will come alive with color, sound, music
and festivities in celebration of Walt Disney's 100th birthday. The
celebration pays tribute to the amazing contributions Walt Disney made
to the world of entertainment and Pop Culture.
Each of the four
parks will be brimming with new attractions, parades, retrospectives
of Walt's life and more to make this celebration a once in a lifetime
opportunity to share in the Disney legacy.
Walt Disney loved parades. As a child in Kansas City, he would follow
a parade route from beginning to end. When Disneyland opened, he
translated his love of parades into the daily tradition at all Disney
parks that we know and love. 100 Years of Magic brings Walt's love of
parades alive for a whole new generation of children of all ages.
The Magic Kingdom:
Calling to mind one of Disney's most popular collectibles, the Magic
Kingdom's "Share a Dream Come True" will fill the park with life-sized
snow globes, featuring everyone's favorite characters. Just like Walt
himself, this parade looks at the world from a child's point of view.
New characters called "Dream Spinners" put a new "spin" on the Epcot
favorite "Tapestry of Nations." Changing its focus to the celebration
of dreams and innovation, the newly titled "Tapestry of Dreams" will
add a whole new splash of color and excitement to Epcot.
artist's rendering of the Sorcerer's Hat
A daily showcase of your favorite Disney stars in outrageously custom
styled cars is the highlight of the celebration at Disney Studios.
Even the villains are getting in the act. The entrance to the Great
Movie Ride has been transformed by the addition of an amazing Mickey
Sorcerer hat. Also check out the interactive exhibit "Walt Disney:
One Man's Life."
rendering of Mickey's float from
"Mickey's Jammin' Jungle" parade.
For the first time ever, Disney's Animal Kingdom will feature an
afternoon parade. "Mickey's Jammin Jungle" features fanciful
characters that only Disney Imagineers could dream up. Don't worry,
you're favorite Disney characters will come along for the ride as
Don't forget to check the shops for brand new, exclusive merchandise!
In addition to the traditional snow globes, watches, t-shirts,
sweatshirts and pins, Disney is introducing the cutting edge "Disney's
Magical Moments" pin which brings a whole new level of interactivity
to all four parks.