Walt Disney World 50th anniversary touches coming to Orlando International Airport along with new Magic of Disney store location

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Posted: Thursday July 22, 2021 9:09am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) have announced a new partnership to promote Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary at Orlando International Airport.

Airport passengers will discover new Disney touches, including a wide-spanning art installation in the terminal train stations featuring favorite Disney characters, new magic engaging passengers as they walk through a glistening glow of projected EARidescent light patterns, and an immersive photo opportunity with a re-creation of a Disney ride vehicle.

In addition, Disney will be working with GOAA on a new Magic of Disney store location opening with the new South Terminal Complex in 2022.

“Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World share a commitment to the Central Florida community. We proudly recognize the outstanding accomplishment of our longtime partner as they celebrate this impressive 50th Anniversary milestone,” said Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Collaborating on a commemorative presence at Florida’s busiest airport means we get to be the first moment of celebration for guests flying into Orlando to be part of the spectacular fanfare.”

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mnelson34 hours ago

Unless something horrible happens I’m sure October will go on as planned.

Figments Friend4 hours ago

Gonna be a huge crowd there on the 1st, methinks. Hoo boy....can't wait for the fun! ✨ Remember kids, BRING YOUR OWN FOOD with you! Smuggle in as many snacks as you can. The lines for food and even mobile pick up will likely be insane, and the added chaos will make it a must. You can thank me for the tip when it's all over. 😎 -

jrhwdw5 hours ago

Good, I guess..with the CDC today, let's hope HEA makes it till Sep 29th, And the 50th goes on as planned!

DCBaker6 hours ago

October 1st MK Park Passes for all buckets have been replenished -

tcool1238 hours ago

So far this is has been the biggest let down for a statue for the lineup in terms of announcements. Lumiere and Cogsworth are fine representations for New Fantasyland or Sunset Boulevard, Timon & Pumba are a perfect fit for Animal Kingdom representation, Pooh and Piglet are fine representations for Fantasyland. But Edna? Her "attraction" hasn't even been open since reopening, but if she was placed at Contemporary given the new rooms I suppose it would be a stretch but it would fit 🤷‍♂️

DCBaker9 hours ago

Video for Edna Mode statue announcement -

Nmoody119 hours ago

You can sell the statues after the celebration though and make $$$

MadTeacup1 day ago

I'm not saying the whole project is based around it. I AM saying that I expect the new statues in the HUB to be a permanent replacement to what is there and a clever way of removing Br'er Rabbit without that character being singled out. The fact that these "Additions" will draw less attention to Br'er Rabbit's removal is a win for the company.

UNCgolf1 day ago

I doubt that. Disney could just remove that overnight at some point and most people wouldn't notice. Beyond that, the people that would care have to know that statue is almost certainly going to disappear at some point. I don't think Disney is worried about any backlash.

MadTeacup1 day ago

They appear to be the same size as the current Hub statues that have existed now for decades, I believe. I think this is a low-key way of eliminating the Br'er Rabbit statue without drawing attention to its removal.

UNCgolf1 day ago

I was hoping one of these reveal videos would show them with the person revealing them instead of as a separate video clip.

MisterPenguin1 day ago

No pictures of one of the statues with a banana, yet, for perspective.

UNCgolf1 day ago

I meant see the actual physical statue in real life with something else for perspective, not just the concept art. The concept art makes them look like they'd be maybe 3 feet tall but I wouldn't be surprised if they were bigger.

dreday31 day ago

Okay. Now that's pretty exciting. (seriously) That will look great.