“The World’s Most Magical Celebration” Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Begins October 1, 2021

Today Disney announced the details of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and it will last 18 months. Beginning October 1st all 4 theme parks will celebrate the golden anniversary with new experiences to commemorate the milestone. Disney even coined a new word “EARidescence” to describe what Guests will see when they visit. Our Disney teams are creating all sorts of new decorations that will shimmer and sparkle all day and into the night.

Walt Disney World 50th Celebration Cinderella Castle

As part of the celebration, Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park will add to its royal makeover from last year. The castle will feature golden bunting and a 50th anniversary crest as part of its festive new look.

Walt Disney World 50th Celebration EARidescence

The castle will add even more magic at night, joined by icons at each of the other three theme parks as they transform into Beacons of Magic, including pixie dust on Cinderella Castle, magical fireflies inhabiting the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and special new touches coming to life on the Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. 

Walt Disney World 50th Celebration Epcot Nighttime Lights EARidescence

And at EPCOT, new lights will shine across the reflective panels of Spaceship Earth, connecting to one another and resembling stars in a nighttime sky. This permanent new lighting will continue beyond “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” as a defining feature of the park.

Walt Disney World 50th Celebration Mickey and Minnie New Costumes

Guests will also want to keep an eye out for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, who will have sparkling new looks for the celebration. As hosts of the event, they’ll be dressed for the occasion in custom-made fashions of EARidescent fabric with gold highlights.

To book your Disney vacation and be part of the celebration, contact our friends at Mickey World Travel. They will make sure you have the most magical vacation, by monitoring your booking for future discounts, and book your dining reservations and Fast Passes once they return to the parks.

Contact them to start planning your Walt Disney World vacation today!

Email: ron@mickeyworldtravel.com

Ron Hayeck

Ron Hayeck

Ron is the founder of Mickey World Travel and loves everything about Disney Parks and Walt Disney, himself. When he's not planning a trip, he's on a Disney vacation or reading about Disney destinations.

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