Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration

Begins October 1, 2021

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary

Image courtesy Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration is set to begin on October 1st, 2021 and last for 18 months. This event, called “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” will span the 4 theme parks and beyond. Below guests can explore what the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration has in store for them – be sure to check back often for updates!


EARidescence Beacons of Magic New Attractions Merchandise Tips Fun Facts




The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary will have its own celebratory color – EARidescence! Watch out for this shimmery look all over the resort, including on Mickey and Minnie themselves. We also wouldn’t be surprised if some EARidescent merchandise made an appearance.

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Beacons of Magic

The icons of each of the 4 parks will transform and shimmer in celebration, as seen in these artist renderings.

New Attractions

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

In this delicious new attraction, you’ll feel like you’ve shrunk to the size of Chef Remy as you scurry through Gusteau’s famous restaurant on a wild adventure for the whole family (no height requirement!). Based on Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-winning “Ratatouille,” the experience will be part of a newly expanded France pavilion inside EPCOT that will also open Oct. 1.


Harmonious will be the largest nighttime spectacular ever created for a Disney park. This new show will celebrate how the music of Disney inspires people the world over. It will feature a number of familiar Disney tunes that have been reinterpreted by a diverse group of artists from around the globe.

Harmonious will also feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, lasers and more.

While we don’t yet have a start date for this new show, it will surely be a part of the 50th Anniversary celebration for many guests.

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Merchandise

We expect special merchandise to be a big component of the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration. Check back for more details as they are released.

TheMouseForLess Tips:

  • Get your reservations early! The Magic Kingdom has been fully reserved on October 1st for some time, and as more details and special activities are announced, more reservations will likely be made.
  • Get PhotoPass! With the decor and EARidescence all around, guests will definitely want to capture and keep their memories. Knowing Disney, there also might be a little extra magic to be found as well.

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Fun Facts

  • The celebration will last for 18 months, from October 1st, 2021 until April 1st, 2023
  • Previous major celebrations have also included both temporary and longer term decorations, from the 25th Anniversary “Castle Cake” to the 100 Years of Magic Sorcerer’s Hat.

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