Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary, aka “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”, details were just released and I’m very excited to share with you all of them. From merchandise to decorations to park celebrations, here’s everything you need know about the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration.
When Will the Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Start?
The celebration at Magic Kingdom officially kicks off on October 1, 2021 – exactly 50 years since the park opened. “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” will last for 18 months, so you’ll have plenty of time to take in the festivities.
Cinderella Castle will be decked out in sparkling embellishments, gold bunting, and a giant 50th Anniversary crest.
Additionally, it looks like castmembers will be going above and beyond to spread pixie dust and magic to guests.
On social media, announcements and details can be found using the hashtag #DisneyWorld50.
Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Merchandise
We’ve already seen peeks of the EARidescent theme and it’s really beautiful. I love a good holo look! If you’ve been watching the WDW property transformation, you’ll spy lots of gold touches on its arches and especially Magic Kingdom’s gate.
Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary Celebration: Mickey & Minnie
According to Disney Parks, Mickey & Minnie will don “celebratory designs including beautifully embroidered impressions of Cinderella Castle backed by fireworks, as well as a brocade in multi-toned, EARidescent fabric – all punctuated with pops of gold.”
Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration in All Four Theme Parks
Not only will Magic Kingdom be celebration, all four Walt Disney World theme parks will partake in the anniversary fun. The well-known icons at each Walt Disney World theme park will transform into magnificent “Beacons of Magic” at night:
- Magic Kingdom – Cinderella Castle will illuminate with a dazzling radiance that sparkles with pixie dust.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park – a warm light will emanate from the Tree of Life as magical fireflies gather to usher in the magic of nature.
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios – The Hollywood Tower Hotel will be awash in a brilliance evoking the golden age of imagination and adventure.
- EPCOT – new lights will shine across the reflective panels of Spaceship Earth, connecting to one another in a symbol of optimism resembling stars in a nighttime sky. The iconic structure’s permanent new lighting will continue beyond “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” as a defining feature of the park.
All photos courtesy of WDW News.