Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary week in review - Sep 25 to Oct 1

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Posted: Sunday October 3, 2021 1:22pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

With lots of events and celebrations planned for Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary, it's easy to forget everything that has happened this week.  Here is our roundup of events from September 25 to October 1.

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth has a new lighting system creating an entirely new look for the park's icon after dark.

More about Spaceship Earth's new nighttime illumination for the 50th Anniversary Celebration

Food and drink for Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Walt Disney's chefs create more than 150 unique items for 'The World Most's Magical Celebration'

See our guide on the special food available during Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary Celebration

EPCOT's new nighttime spectacular Harmonious

Harmonious has made its debut at EPCOT, the first of two new Walt Disney World nighttime spectaculars.

See the Full POV video of EPCOT's new nighttime spectacular Harmonious

Electrical Water Pageant

Walt Disney World's Electrical Water Pageant will be updated with a new scene to celebrate Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary.



More about the Electrical Water Pageant to celebrate Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary

Orlando International Airport

A new art installation puts guests into "The World's Most magical Celebration" as soon as they arrive in Central Florida at Orlando International Airport.

More about the art installation at Orlando International Airport marking "The World's Most magical Celebration"

Philip Lawrence and Kayla Alvarez perform 'You are the Magic'

The song 'You are the Magic' will feature in the Magic Kingdom's nighttime spectacular 'Disney Enchantment'. 

More about 'You are the Magic' performed by Philip Lawrence and Kayla Alvarez to celebrate Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary

Southwest Airlines

The Boeing 737-700 features 50th anniversary logos of both Southwest Airlines and Walt Disney World Resort.

More about Southwest Airlines featuring 50th anniversary logos of Southwest Airlines and Walt Disney World Resort

ABC production of 'The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World'

ABC shares preview of 'The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World' including sneak peek at 'Beacons of Magic' and Harmonious

'The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World' airs Friday, Oct. 1 at 8/7c on ABC, stream on Hulu starting Oct. 2, or watch on Disney+ starting Oct. 8.

Main Street Cinema - The Art of Disney

The Main Street Cinema at Magic Kingdom is now home to a new store themed to the Vault Collection 50th anniversary merchandise.

More about the new 50th anniversary Walt Disney World Vault Collection at Main Street Cinema in Magic Kingdom

EPCOT's Harmonious

World Showcase lagoon is displaying a new video sequence today as part of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary.

More about the Harmonious daytime video sequence as part of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary 

Walt Disney World Monorail

The monorails have a new lighting effect throughout the 18 month celebration of the 50th anniversary.

More on the Walt Disney World monorail lighting effects for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary

Cinderella Castle 'Beacon of Magic'

Magic Kingdom celebrates its 50th anniversary with special projections on Cinderella Castle.

More about Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary Beacons of Magic at Cinderella Castle

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

'Beacon of Magic' special projections take place each night at Disney's Hollywood Studios at The Hollywood Tower Hotel.

Watch a video of Disney's Hollywood Studios Beacon of Magic at The Hollywood Tower Hotel

Magical Celebration begins at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

October 1 - Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary is here, and guests are packed into a sold-out Magic Kingdom to celebrate.

More about Magical Celebrations at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

50th Anniversary Mickey's Celebration Cavalcade at Magic Kingdom

The World's Most Magical Celebration has an all new cavalcade. The mini-parade features two floats with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Chip & Dale, Goofy, Daisy and Donald - all dressed in their celebration outfits.

More about 50th Anniversary Mickey's Celebration Cavalcade at Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom's Casey's Corner

Randy Morris returns to Casey's Corner, Main Street U.S.A. and takes to the piano.

More about the pianist at Casey's Corner, Main Street U.S.A., Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom's main entrance tunnels

The entrance to Main Street U.S.A. has been updated to display vintage artwork from the early years of the Magic Kingdom.

More on the vintage artwork collection at Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World Resort re-dedication

Disney CEO Bob Chapek and Executive Chairman Bob Iger re-dedicate Walt Disney World Resort at the Cinderella Castle stage and were joined by Disney Legend Christina Aguilera who performed 'Reflections' .

More from the re-dedication of Walt Disney World Resort at the Cinderella Castle stage


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trainplane37 hours ago

I like it. Now sell it. Nice park art is hard to come by.

Bullseye19679 hours ago

Agreed

Figments Friend11 hours ago

Week i was there using the Monorails ( week of Oct. 1st ) there were live and recorded announcements. Standard ones, nothing 'new' or 50th related....and i was okay with that. Some things can be left untouched. -

Smooth1 day ago

We had a trip to MK a few weeks ago. There was no Monorail announcements at all.

DCBaker1 day ago

VelocityRaptor2 days ago

Any news on the EARidescence collection? I thought I saw news a while ago that is was to be released Oct 18.

kevlightyear2 days ago

I recreated the 50th gradients as an Illustrator exercise and turned them into some wallpapers. Thought I'd share them. Download away if you're into that sort of thing...

90s4 days ago

Yes they do

Squishy4 days ago

Seems to depend on if Chapek is in the right mood at the given time.

aladdin20074 days ago

Do they even play that anymore? We heard none of it last week on the monorail.

Cesar R M4 days ago

SAM DID NOTHING..!!!!

Cmdr_Crimson5 days ago

In all the different iterations they always kept Jack Wagner's safety warning just listen to the start of these for example.. They can always keep the soundbite no matter what is happening..

mikejs785 days ago

Not just a Disney problem, but I suspect a lot of this has to do with global supply chain issues that are really beyond anyone's control...

mikejs785 days ago

Is it though? I could see a lot of people upset if they got rid of the iconic voice of the monorails for the 50th.. I mean, how could you have a different voice saying "Please Stand Clear of the Doors, Por favor mantenganse alejado de las puertas" for the 50th anniversary?