Disney has revealed new concept art for “Wondrous Journeys,” the fireworks and projection show coming to Disneyland as part of the company’s 100th anniversary celebration.
Disney had previously announced the show would debut Jan. 27, 2023 alongside the West Coast version of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway and a new version of “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure. In a new post on the official Disney Parks Blog, Disney said the show would feature “music, characters and special moments from favorite stories including ‘Encanto,’ ‘Hercules,’ ‘The Princess and the Frog,’ ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Frozen,’ ‘Treasure Planet,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Moana,'” and more — in fact, there will be nods to every Disney animated film in the nighttime spectacular.
Disneyland public relations director Kelsey Lynch wrote, “State-of-the-art projection effects will surround you with blank pieces of paper, pencil sketches, and splashes of color, as the artistry of animators breathe life into beloved characters from Mickey Mouse and Bambi to Ariel and Mirabel. And in a thrilling moment of heroism, Baymax soars high above Sleeping Beauty Castle inspiring us all to fight for our dreams.”
Disney also confirmed that the show would include a new original song, “It’s Wondrous,” and include projections throughout Disneyland along Main Street U.S.A,, the facade of It’s a Small World and along the Rivers of America.
The show marks another infusion of “Encanto” into Disney parks after Disneyland added a float themed around the 2021 film to the Main Street Electrical Parade this past April.