Everything We Know Coming to Walt Disney World for the 50th Anniversary!

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50 years of Walt Disney World magic is approaching at a rapid pace. Beginning October 1st, 20201 – The World’s Most Magical Celebration – honoring the anniversary will begin. According to Walt Disney World News,

“Mickey and Minnie will be joined by their best pals Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale all dressed in sparkling new looks, custom-made for the 18-month event, highlighted by embroidered impressions of Cinderella Castle on multi-toned, EARidescent fabric punctuated with pops of gold.”

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With new celebrations comes a new firework show! The new “nighttime spectacular” as Disney lovingly describes it, called Disney Enchantment, will be ready to enjoy on the 1st of October. According to WDW news, the show will “take guests on a journey filled with adventure, wonder, and empowerment, inspiring guests to believe in magic.” It will also feature enhanced lighting and fireworks. For the first time, there will be an ‘immersive projection’ that will go from Cinderella Castle, all the way down to Main Street, U.S.A.

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Also at Magic Kingdom, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, along with 50 other characters, as part of the “Disney Fab 50” will be featured across all four of the Walt Disney World theme parks. An Artists Concept is depicted below!

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One of the largest nighttime shows, Harmonious, will debut as well at EPCOT. The new show will have “massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, lasers, and more.” This show should complement the dressed-up Spaceship Earth in becoming a ‘Beacon of Magic’ with its EARidescent glow.

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Meanwhile, at Animal Kingdom Park, “Disney KiteTails” will launch on the same day. According to WDWNews,

This new entertainment experience will come alive multiple times throughout the day at Discovery River Amphitheater, featuring performers flying windcatchers and kites of all shapes and sizes. Out on the water, elaborate three-dimensional kites – some stretching to 30 feet long – will depict Disney animal friends, including Simba, Zazu, Baloo and King Louie.

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Get ready for the Paris overhaul! France is having its long-awaited opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, the restaurant, La Crêperie, and of course, its section that reimagines beautiful Paris. All are set for their October 1st opening. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will mirror its sister attraction, featured at Disneyland Paris.

The family-friendly attraction makes guests feel as if they shrink to the size of Chef Remy as they scurry through Gusteau’s restaurant.

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Tower of Terror will also be receiving its EARidescent makeover of course. With all this coming to the parks on the 1st of October, be sure to make reservations in advance. Luckily the celebration will be in full swing for an amazing 18 months, so everyone has a chance to check out all the magic arriving at the parks. We can’t wait until the 50th and we hope to see you there!

Photos/Quotes/Information: Disney / Walt Disney World News

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