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Disney announces plans for ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ in honor of 50th anniversary

Posted at 9:46 AM, Feb 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 09:46:09-05

October 1 marks 50 years since Walt Disney World Resort opened to guests for the first time.

With a major milestone approaching, guests can share in “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” beginning Oct. 1, 2021, in honor of the resort’s 50th anniversary. Expected to last 18 months, this celebratory event will feature new experiences at the resort’s four theme parks and beyond, where shimmering EARidescent décor will appear as if by magic.


  • Shining at the center of it all will be Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, which will add to its royal makeover from 2020 with new golden enhancements.
  • 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.
  • Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their pals will be dressed in sparkling new looks, custom-made for this special occasion.
  • Walt Disney World cast members will be at the heart of this event. They will demonstrate yet again why they are renowned for their commitment to service, consistently exceeding guests’ expectations by going above and beyond to make visits to The Most Magical Place on Earth special.

Disney says more details about “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” will be announced in the future.