Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary week in review - Oct 2 to Oct 8

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Posted: Sunday October 10, 2021 10:12am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Here is our roundup of events from October 2 to October 8 during Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary.

Magic Kingdom recent record attendance

Sources suggest Magic Kingdom had a record attendance of low 40,000's since COVID-19 shutdown as guests awaited the public debut of 'Disney Enchantment' .

More about the public debut of 'Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom

Disney Enchantment

'Disney Enchantment' makes its official guest debut on Magic Kingdom's 50th anniversary.

See Disney Enchantment public debut on Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Epcot's new guide map

New guidemap shows the new neighborhood layout of EPCOT.

More on the new Epcot guidemap released on October 1 at the start of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary

Multiple World Showcase entertainment acts return to EPCOT

Matsuriza, Alberta Bound and Sergio are all back performing at EPCOT.

More on World Showcase entertainment acts returning to EPCOT

Disney World Annual Passholders

New features coming to theme park touch points and My Disney Experience for Disney World Annual Passholders.

More about new features coming to theme park touch points and My Disney Experience for Disney World Annual Passholders

Disney KiteTails now playing at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney KiteTails made its debut at Disney's Animal Kingdom this past week as part of "The World's Most Magical Celebration". Taking place in the Discovery River, with seating in the DinoLand side of the theater originally built for Rivers of Light, the show last for 20 minutes, including a pre-show with a kids' parade."

Watch the video for a look at an entire performance of Disney KiteTails at Animal Kingdom as part of "The World's Most Magical Celebration"

Frontierland Shootin' Arcade at Magic Kingdom

The classic Magic Kingdom game is now available for everyone to play free of charge. The change began on October 1 as part of "The World's Most Magical Celebration," but it isn't clear how long it will remain free to play.

More about Frontierland Shootin' Arcade at Magic Kingdom

'A Pirate's Adventure Treasures of the Seven Seas' has reopened

The interactive hunt for secret treasures hidden throughout Adventureland reopens for guests at Magic Kingdom.

More on 'A Pirate's Adventure Treasures of the Seven Seas'

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90s22 hours ago

Yes they do

Squishy23 hours ago

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

aladdin200723 hours ago

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

Cesar R M1 day ago

SAM DID NOTHING..!!!!

Cmdr_Crimson1 day 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..

mikejs781 day 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...

mikejs781 day 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?

Cmdr_Crimson1 day ago

Which is what is needed...

90s1 day ago

That will still require all new narrations on all transportation

ImperfectPixie1 day ago

We only go once a week...and I have to keep reminding the boys that any toy they don't want needs to remain unopened so I can give it to someone who wants it. I've got Bo Peep, Piglet, BB8 and 2 Dales.

hopemax1 day ago

I tried twice to get WDW Happy Meal toys. 2 weeks apart. I got Minions and Scooby Doo in WDW boxes, and now we've only eaten at McDonalds twice in a month instead of a couple times a week like usual, because I've been so annoyed. I probably should eat McDonald's less, so I guess the promotion worked, just in an unintended way.

Cmdr_Crimson1 day ago

I've already found a few in some thrift stores...You just have to look carefully for them..

ImperfectPixie1 day ago

Thanks for the heads up - I've saved a few of the toys for some friends who are collecting and have been waiting for it to end before shipping them.

Figments Friend1 day ago

There will be a lot more merchandise coming...this is only two weeks into a 18 month long promotion. The 50th Merch onslaught is just starting. P.s. - tomorrow ( Oct 18 ) is the last day to purchase any items related to the WDW 50th McDonald's Happy Meal promotion. -