I’m so excited to celebrate Disney World’s 50th birthday this October 1st. (Probably because it is also when I will turn 50…well a few days later, but I’ve been waiting for this celebration since Disney World and I turned 40). I‘ve enjoyed celebrating big milestones in Disney World but I’ve also been able to celebrate in Disneyland for their 50th, 55th and 60th celebrations. So, this 50th celebration has been a long time coming. Disney Destinations has gracious shared some wonderful pictures of what we can expect of the celebration when it begins on October 1st and will run for 18 months. Hopefully this will give time for many people to plan their magical vacations and be able to share in the excitement of such a wonderful birthday celebration.

When you are ready to join in on this 50th Disney celebration let me know how I can help you plan your magical vacation. Disney is slowly releasing information as to what we can expect throughout this 18-month celebration so keep watching for more information. Let me know how I can help make all your Disney dreams come true.

Thank you Disney Destinations for these amazing pictures and information.

It’s an event five decades in the making!

Beginning Oct. 1, Walt Disney World Resort will throw “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” in honor of our 50thanniversary, bringing new experiences to the four theme parks and beyond. This milestone is such a big deal, Disney has even coined a new word – “EARidescence” – to describe what you will see when you visit. Disney teams have created all sorts of new decorations that will shimmer and sparkle all day and into the night.

In this artist rendering, Cinderella Castle shines with new golden and EARidescent décor at Magic Kingdom Park as part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” which begins Oct. 1, 2021.

As part of the celebration, Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park will add to its royal makeover from last year. The castle will feature golden bunting and a 50th anniversary crest as part of its festive new look.

In this artist rendering, Cinderella Castle becomes a Beacon of Magic in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort.

The castle will add even more magic at night, joined by icons at each of the other three theme parks as they transform into Beacons of Magic, including pixie dust on Cinderella Castle, magical fireflies inhabiting the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and special new touches coming to life on the Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. 

In this artist rendering, Spaceship Earth becomes a Beacon of Magic in EPCOT.

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

You will also want to keep an eye out for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, who 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.

I’ll have more to share about Disney’s plans for this 18-month long “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” in the future as Disney ramps up to the big day on Oct. 1!

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible – Walt Disney

About Traci

Traci is the owner of To Infinity and Beyond Travel, an affiliate of Worldwide Travel Specialists.  She has been helping people plan magical vacations to Disney Destinations for 8 years.  She has been a lifelong fan of all things Disney that started when her parents took her to Disney World for the first time in 1978. Since then she has visited Disney World and Disneyland multiple times.  In the fall of 2018 she and her husband moved to Florida to begin a new chapter in life as empty nesters.  They decided being close to The Mouse and beaches was where they wanted to be.  Part of her enjoyment now is to be able to visit with her clients while on vacation and make certain that all their vacation dreams are being met.  She loves helping her clients by working with them on booking dining reservations, Genie+ and Lightning Lane reservations, special events and anything else that she can do to spread pixie dust.  Her goal is for all her clients to enjoy their magical vacation instead of planning their vacation.

She is also the author/editor of The Infinity Mouse where she shares all things Disney to keep her readers informed about what is happening in and around Disney.  Her goal is to bring happiness to her readers and to have everyone feel like one big ‘Ohana’.

‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ Begins Oct. 1 in Honor of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary