Disney announces first details of Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary celebration beginning October 1

Feb 19, 2021 in "Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary Celebration - The World’s Most Magical Celebration"

The World's Most Magical Celebration overview
Posted: Friday February 19, 2021 7:30am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary celebration will kick off October 1 2021 and Disney today took to ABC's Good Morning America to unveil the first details.

The World’s Most Magical Celebration begins October 1 2021, and continues for 18 months.

Cinderella Castle will get a new overlay for the celebration, building further on the new look that debuted last year.

As part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” icons at each Walt Disney World theme park will transform into magnificent Beacons of Magic at night, coming to life with their own EARidescent glow.

Cinderella Castle will illuminate Magic Kingdom with a dazzling radiance that sparkles with pixie dust.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, a warm light will emanate from the Tree of Life as magical fireflies gather to usher in the magic of nature.

The Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be awash in a brilliance evoking the golden age of imagination and adventure.

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

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse 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.

Disney has also launched a 50th page on the official website - available here. More details are set to be released over the coming months as Disney finalizes plans that will likely be heavily influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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mnelson318 hours ago

I really want Disney to host a live broadcast event, or air it on GMA about what’s to come in October. Clearly they have things to announce from Decorations to whatever will happen with HEA. Also Harmonious.

trainplane318 hours ago

Though, to be honest, most of their pictures are quite poor. Which I'm surprised since they're most likely using a modern phone with a good camera. Even forcing the site to load the images at full quality they still are somewhat bad. I'm glad here and BlogMickey know how to work a camera.

mnelson319 hours ago

mnelson31 day ago

I agree on Shanghai’s show. And their theme song for the show, in particular the English version after the show is ridiculously catchy. No doubt not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a fun song!

SpectroMickey851 day ago

That was a good show! I do not know if many here follow the overseas parks but the other day I was watching videos of the show in Shanghai Disneyland and my mouth dropped! I would literally cry if Magic Kingdom received a copy or similar of this show. The Tron coaster is coming to Magic Kingdom so why not their firework show? hahaha.

Parker in NYC1 day ago

Clicks = revenue for them. So folks can call them what they want, they're still contributing to the coffers.

MansionButler841 day ago

Exactly. It’s nothing personal. He just has a lot of Death Eaters on the ground.

brb10061 day ago

Because pictures. ;)

brb10061 day ago

Doubt they would go the extra mile as Paris did where almost every Disney Characters besides Mickey & Friends were given anniversary attire. But a man can dream though.

The_Jobu1 day ago

MK is barely celebrating the 50th, why would DL?

jrhwdw1 day ago

LOL!!!! No Kidding!

wdwfan221 day ago

Don't be fooled that site is read by everyone here.

MansionButler841 day ago

They photograph a lot.

mnelson31 day ago

I mean Tokyo had colored lighting on their trees during Celebrate Tokyo Disneyland. So it’s possible HEA could get that add on. You can see the tree lights here from Tokyo: