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

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The World's Most Magical Celebration overview

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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Article Posted: Feb 19, 2021 / 7:30am ET
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mnelson31 day ago

I’m sure Chevy could wrap a few cars in rgb lights, and there we have a light parade 😂 or they could wrap the MiSi floats in rgb lights. They put lights on Goofys Candy float in OUACT, so it wouldn’t be the first time.

Crazydisneyfanluke1 day ago

They could easily bring back a few parades for the 50th. How many are currently in storage? (4 or 5?) I am sure Chevy doesn't mind wrapping a few cars for a motorcade at DHS. There are things they can do with the units they have on hand.

Touchdown1 day ago

Neither was preforming when the park closed, the only night shows were Fantasmic, World of Color and Mickey’s Mix Magic.

castlecake2.01 day ago

I remember that, she was almost better than bette middler at being bette milder!

mnelson31 day ago

I wonder if DL will be able to run MH when they reopen? I guess it’s possible they could reopen at the stage where they can immediately allow entertainment. Next question then would be will they still continue to keep PTN dark? And or MSEP?

GimpYancIent1 day ago

Keep FOF and send MH to Cali. Have PTNP at MK also.

Touchdown1 day ago

I’m fairly sure DL will be open again by October.

Brenthodge1 day ago

Wonder about bringing Magic happens over. Disneyland is still housed and even when they open, don’t see parades in the cards for a while. It only ran a few weeks before the shut down, so it’s essentially brand new, and for WDW especially so. Heck, the opening unit even has “ear”idescent colors. With a few minor adds it could be a “brand new” parade celebrating the “magic that’s happened for 50 years”, then if DL needs a parade, swap FOF to them for a while.

mnelson32 days ago

What I meant in my last post was referring to on sale dates. I can imagine once that news gets out it will be a nightmare. Same goes for when any nighttime shows gets announced to return. Opening nights in particular will be gone in seconds. CoughbloggersCough. Lol.

TrainChasers2 days ago

You just saw a different cast. Nobody is going to do the frozen show as good as Ben and Lisa imho but that doesn’t make the other actors “understudies.”

Touchdown2 days ago

If fireworks are back for regular guests you can bet the parties will be back. I could even see them only having fireworks during parties if cases are still numerous this year (we can limit attendance and make it safe!)

mnelson32 days ago

So when should we expect to deal with a system crash over MNSSHP and MVMCP?

Touchdown2 days ago

You’re talking to a person who refuses to go to Florida mid June-mid Sept so no argument there.

jrhwdw2 days ago

Meaning March 2021? MNSSHP should start after Labor Day IMO.