Disney World to begin 50th anniversary celebration on Oct. 1, 2021


Walt Disney World Resort, which officially opened Oct. 1, 1971, on Oct. 1, 2021 will begin an 18-month celebratory event that feature new experiences at the resort’s four Orlando theme parks and beyond.

At the center of it all will be Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, which will add to its makeover from 2020 with new gold bunting, golden embellishments and other new enhancements.

Here’s a look:

  • Cinderella Castle will illuminate Magic Kingdom with a 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.

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.

And of course, as hosts of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse each will be dressed in sparkling new looks, custom-made for the is occasion. Highlights of these celebratory designs include beautifully embroidered impressions of Cinderella Castle backed by fireworks, as well as a brocade in multi-toned, EARidescent fabric – all punctuated with pops of gold.


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