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Celebrate Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary

Join The World’s Most Magical Celebration!

Fifty years ago, the Walt Disney World Resort, born of impossible dreams, opened its gates. And on October 1, 2021, the magic is calling everyone to The World’s Most Magical Celebration–the 50th Anniversary at Walt Disney World Resort.

Throughout the shimmering EARidescent celebration, Cast Members will be sharing magic across Walt Disney World Resort, ready to create unforgettable memories that last a lifetime. So come celebrate the small stuff.

The big stuff. And all the in-between stuff. Get ready for a celebration 50 years in the making. It’s the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary. Because when you celebrate here, nothing could be more magical.
 
Cinderella Castle

EARidescent World

The magic is calling everyone to The World’s Most Magical Celebration, as all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks and beyond shimmer with breathtaking magnificence.

Cinderella Castle Décor

During The World’s Most Magical Celebration, witness the adornment of Cinderella Castle, draped with special 50th Anniversary embellishments and décor, elegant colours and highlighted with a magnificent 50th Medallion. At night, the royal landmark will be a vision to behold as it becomes a shining Beacon of Magic, shimmering with EARidescence.

Beacons of Magic

The World’s Most Magical Celebration will light up with wonder as the Walt Disney World Theme Park icons are transformed into magnificent Beacons of Magic at night, beckoning all to come and celebrate. See the very heart of our Theme Parks shine like never before and come to life with their own unique EARidescent glow.

Cast

With a mix of creativity, talent, passion and dedication, Cast Members have made it possible to do the impossible for 50 years. And this year, they’re at the heart of the 50th Anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World Resort. Throughout the event, Cast Members will be sharing magic, ready to create unforgettable memories that last a lifetime.
 
Disney Kite Tails

Disney Kite Tails

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, favourite Characters are taking to the sky to join The World’s Most Magical Celebration in an all-new, sensational performance, Disney KiteTails. Hearts and imaginations will soar as incredible kites and colorful windcatchers dance through the air to the beat of beloved Disney songs. Join Simba, Zazu, King Louie, Baloo and more as they take flight above the Discovery River Amphitheater beginning October 1.

Disney Fab 50 Character Collection

Magic is all around you at Walt Disney World Resort during The World’s Most Magical Celebration. 50 Characters cast in gold will be displayed across all four Theme Parks—waiting to be discovered by you! Stay tuned for the full cast of Disney Fab 50 Characters to be revealed and to learn more about how they’ll inspire surprising new ways you can interact with our 50th Anniversary Celebration.

EARidescent 50th Fashion

Daisy, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale are joining their pals Mickey and Minnie in styles fit for a grand 50th Anniversary Celebration! Each Character will dazzle in EARidescent fabrics, beautifully embroidered with impressions of fireworks and Cinderella Castle and perfectly punctuated with pops of gold. They’re all dressed up and ready to welcome you to The World’s Most Magical Celebration!

Disney Enchantment

Disney Enchantment will take Guests at Magic Kingdom Park on an incredible journey filled with adventure, wonder and empowerment. With captivating Disney music, stunning fireworks and immersive projection effects that extend down Main Street, U.S.A., Enchantment will inspire everyone to believe in magic again.
 
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Harmonious at EPCOT

Harmonious, is one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney Park. With innovative floating set pieces, vibrant lasers and dancing fountains, Guests will discover the power of Disney music as it inspires and unites us all with the magic of possibility.

What’s Next

Ready to celebrate? Book your Disney vacation with us to make the most of this magical event!