50th Anniversary Sneak Peak
It’s an event five decades in the making!
Disney has released a sneak peak of what's in store for Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary celebration.
"Beginning Oct. 1, Walt Disney World Resort will throw “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” in honor of our 50th anniversary, bringing new experiences to our four theme parks and beyond. This milestone is such a big deal, we’ve 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."
As part of the celebration, Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park will add to its royal makeover from last year where the castle was refreshed with new paint in shades of royal blue, shimmering blush pink, and gold accents. For the 50th, the castle will feature golden bunting and a 50th anniversary crest as part of its festive new look. Magical pixie dust will light up the castle in the evenings.
We're hoping a new projection show and the return of fireworks is also in the works for the 50th Anniversary.
The park icons at each of the other three theme parks will transform into Beacons of Magic, including 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. 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. (I think I am most excited about this addition to EPCOT.)
You'll 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.
Can you imagine the adorable Minnie Ears that are going to be part of this look?
“The World’s Most Magical Celebration” begins on October 1, 2021 and will last 18 months! That's all the way through March 2023.