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I’m so excited to share with you some of the exciting things Disney is planning for the 50th celebration of Walt Disney World.

Thank you Disney Destinations for the information and amazing pictures.

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 are creating 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.

There will be more to share about Disney’s plans for this 18-month long “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” in the future as they ramp up to the big day on Oct. 1!

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

About Traci

Traci is the author/editor of The Infinity Mouse.  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.  She loves sharing all things Disney with people. Her goal is to share Disney happiness to those who can’t visit the happiest place on earth and to share information about what is happening in and around Disney with everyone.  She is also the owner of To Infinity and Beyond Travel and specializes in making Disney dreams come true.  So whether you want to travel to see The Mouse, or just want to stay up on all Disney happenings, she hopes to spread pixie dust to everyone.

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