Begins October 1, 2021
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!
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.
Anew daytime show is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. “Disney KiteTails,” will take place several times daily at the Discovery River Amphitheater beginning October 1. Performers will fly windcatchers and kites of all shapes and sizes. These elaborate three-dimensional kites, some stretching to 30 feet long, will depict Disney animal friends, including Simba, Zazu, Baloo and King Louie and will perform to favorite Disney songs.
New Nighttime Shows
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.
This show will debut on October 1, 2021 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration.
This fireworks spectacular will take place at the Magic Kingdom. Disney Enchantment will debut on October 1. It will take Guests on a journey filled with adventure, wonder and empowerment with a goal of inspiring everyone to believe in magic. Disney Enchantment will feature music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and, for the first time, projection effects that will actually extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A.!
Beacons of Magic
The icons of each of the 4 parks will transform and shimmer in celebration, as seen in these artist renderings.
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, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto, and Chip ‘n’ Dale. We also wouldn’t be surprised if some EARidescent merchandise made an appearance.
In addition, that EARidescence will be on display several times a day in the new “Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade” at the Magic Kingdom.
More 50th Fun
Golden Character Sculptures
Guests will be able to see special golden character sculptures that will debut on October 1. There will be 50 characters total in this series of sculptures that will be displayed across all four theme parks. More details about these character statues will be shared soon.
Incredibles Update for Disney’s Contemporary Resort
As part of the Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, Disney’s Contemporary Resort rooms will be seeing an update themed around The Incredibles. More details can be found here about all the SUPER updates!
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.
- 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.
Call your travel agent or contact The Magic For Less Travel at (888) 330-6201 to book your Walt Disney World travel during this event.