1923 Main Street: Disney Travel Style Podcast

The walls at EPCOT have been there for so long that we forget what it was like to wander freely without them. But that will be coming to an end soon. So what will it be like when the walls come down at EPCOT? This story and more Disney travel news.

Here's What Will Happen When the Walls Come Down at EPCOT

EPCOT will be the center of the Disney100 celebration at Walt Disney World and when the walls come down around September 22, here's what you'll find. Was it all worth the wait and inconvenience?

Take a photo with the new platinum Mickey Mouse sculpture in World Celebration, with Spaceship Earth as the backdrop. 
See the new mural at the heart of World Celebration and try to find as many Disney characters as you can (there are, of course, 100 of them). The large mural will be located along the walkway to World Showcase and will feature favorite Disney characters hidden throughout the various neighborhoods of EPCOT. The rest of World Celebration will also be decked out in Disney100 platinum banners and décor.
Meet and greet Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in their platinum best in the Imagination! pavilion. Also, Spaceship Earth will light up each night with special colors and lights accompanied by the Disney100 anthem, a unique rendition of When You Wish Upon a Star.
The Disney100 celebration will have four limited-time food and beverage locations during both the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays! 

If you collect Disney popcorn buckets, there's a new purple metallic Mickey Balloon Premium Popcorn Bucket available only at EPCOT during Disney100.

All of the Disney100 celebrations will have a limited time run from September 22 to December 31, 2023. 


New ‘Disney Junior & Friends Playdate’ Event Coming to Disneyland Resort August 18-20

“Disney Junior & Friends Playdate,” is a three-day event celebrating the stories of Disney Junior’s hit series created for preschoolers and their families at Disney California Adventure park on Friday, August 18, and at Downtown Disney on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20.  

August 18 at Disney California Adventure park will feature:
  • A Playdate Party Parade featuring Disney Junior characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Elena of Avalor, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Vampirina, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Goofy, Pluto, and Mira, Royal Detective.
  • A special “Disney Junior Live! Playdate” stage show with the world-premiere of the new Disney Junior short-form series “Playdate with Winnie the Pooh.”
  •  “Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party” will offer a hands-on cupcake decorating course inspired by the Disney Junior series. 
  • A “Spidey and his Amazing Friends” photo wall be at the Hollywood Backlot
Downtown Disney on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20:
  • Disney Junior-themed treats at Marceline’s Confectionary. 
  • A “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” photo wall at Downtown Disney.
Throughout the weekend, there will also be scavenger hunt featuring Disney Junior-themed clues around Disney California Adventure park on Friday and Downtown Disney on Saturday and Sunday.


Filling the Fantasmic Void in Disneyland Park

Jambalaya Jazz has taken their show to a river barge to fill the void left by Fantasmic. Queenie anchors the band for a New Orleans-inspired jazz show to add a little magic to evenings along Rivers of America.  

Queenie and the Jambalaya Jazz Band perform a musical tribute to New Orleans each evening on a themed raft as they float down the Rivers of America. There are three shows nightly starting at 7:35 p.m. Check the Disneyland app for show times and details. 
Disney will also be adding more entertainment soon to New Orleans Square.


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Amelia Belobradic
Amelia Belobradic is co-host of 1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel News Podcast.
Mike Belobradic
Mike Belobradic is the creator and co-host of the Disney Travel News Podcast at 1923MainStreet.com and a longtime expert on Disney travel.

What is 1923 Main Street: Disney Travel Style Podcast?

1923 Main Street® is an award-winning* Disney travel podcast hosted by Mike Belobradic and Amelia Belobradic. This is your source for the latest Disney travel style news, tips and advice.

Join Mike and Amelia for fun-filled informative discussions as they share the latest Disney travel style news every week. Get the latest style news for travel to Disney destinations, including Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Vacation Club (including Disney Aulani in Hawaii and Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida), Disneyland Paris and more.

In each episode, Mike and Amelia discuss everything Disney inspired style, from what to pack for your Disney vacation, what to wear in the parks, styling your wardrobe for Disney special events and more. Mike has over 50 years and 100+ weeks of onsite Disney travel experience, while Amelia brings a younger perspective to the table with 14+ years and nearly 40 weeks of onsite Disney travel experiences at the age of 16. Mike Belobradic is the founder of 1923 Main Street, a casual clothing line #InspiredByTheMagic of Disney and beyond.

*1923 Main Street: The Disney Travel Podcast won the Canadian Podcast Award for Outstanding Kids & Family Series in 2022 and has been nominated for Best Podcast Awards at the People's Choice Podcast Awards and the Canadian Podcast Awards.