Everything We Know So Far About Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration 

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Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary
You’re invited!
"The World’s Most Magical Celebration”, an 18-month event honouring the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida starts on October 1st, 2021!

An ‘EARidescent’ celebration is taking place later this year at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida - and you’re invited! Below is all the latest news and information on the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary.

The celebration will be hosted by Mickey and Minnie, dazzling in their iridescent anniversary outfits. Also joining them will be some of their best pals, including Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto, and Chip ‘n’ Dale, each wearing their own custom-made EARidescent looks! Catch them dressed up throughout the day from October 1st in the new “Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade” at Magic Kingdom Park.

Also unveiled on the 1st October will be 8 golden statues of these fab friends dazzling in the sunshine in front of Cinderella Castle; a small selection of the 50 Character statues in total that will be displayed across all four Disney Theme Parks. 

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Statues

To help kick off the 50th festivities, Disney have announced two new night-time spectaculars debuting on October 1st. At Magic Kingdom Park, guests will be dazzled by “Disney Enchantment”, an evening show that involves music, enhanced lighting, incredible fireworks and immersive projection effects that will beam from Cinderella Castle down Mainstreet, U.S.A.


Disney Enchantment at Walt Disney World


Over at EPCOT, the much-awaited “Harmonious” will also debut on the 1st October as one of the largest nighttime shows ever seen at a Disney Park. Taking place over World Showcase Lagoon, the new show will be a celebration of music worldwide and the people it brings together. New technical features incorporate pyrotechnics, moving fountains, lighting and media in new ways. To create this show, Disney worked with more than 240 artists from all over the world, re-imagining classic Disney songs in more than a dozen diverse languages - what a feat!


KiteTails at Epcot


In the daytime, guests will also be dazzled by brand new entertainment offerings including “Disney KiteTails” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Taking place at the Discovery River Amphitheatre, this new show will feature windcatchers and kites of all different kinds, while across the water 30-foot 3D kites depicting some of our favourite Disney animal friends such as Simba and Baloo take to the skies. Expect classic Disney songs and a fun, uplifting show!

As guests have come to expect from the magic of Disney, this new celebration will also be the debut of fantastic new attractions and merchandise. The grand opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT also ties in with the anniversary, as well as the release of  “Walt Disney World: A Portrait of the First Half Century,” a beautiful new coffee table book from Disney Editions which will be released on the 28th September. 

For guests staying at a Disney Resort Hotel or other select hotels, a new early theme park entry will be introduced on October 1st giving them the first chance to see the dazzling decorations and enjoy select attractions at EVERY theme park, EVERY day. And, for guests staying at a Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Disney Resort Hotel, there will also be the opportunity to enjoy extended evening hours on select nights in select theme parks. To access both benefits, guests will need a valid ticket and theme park reservation for the same Park on the same date.

As well as early theme park entry, Disney Resort Hotel guests should look out for surprise appearances from their favourite Disney Characters in their hotel! Disney friends such as Goofy and Pluto will be delighting guests in their 50th Anniversary EARidescent best.

We can’t wait to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida this October. Book your Walt Disney World tickets for The World’s Most Magical Celebration or book now and benefit from the Disney Resort Hotel Early Booking Offer for 2022.


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