• On Sep 7, 2021
    Latrice from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Since the 50th Anniversary celebration lasts 18 months, I’m concerned that if I come early on I’m going to miss out as more events, shows, etc. are added. Currently, what special happenings are taking place the first month October 2021?

    Hi there, Latrice!

    I'm so happy to hEAR you're planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and that you're excited to celebrate Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary with Mickey and his pals!

    Like you, I'll be there to celebrate in early October, just in time for the kickoff of The World's Most Magical Celebration. While it's possible more special events and entertainment could be added throughout the 18-month celebration, I can assure you there will be PLENTY of awesome ways to celebrate right from the start! 

    Here's just a sampling of the magical offerings you'll be able to enjoy:

    • Beacons of Magic - All four theme park icons (Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, Spaceship Earth at Epcot, Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park) will light up the night each evening during the celebration.
    • Disney Fab 50 Character Collection - 50 golden sculptures of beloved Disney Characters will be displayed throughout all four Walt Disney World theme parks.
    • Disney Enchantment - A brand new Nighttime Spectacular at Magic Kingdom Park that features immersive projection effects that stretch all the way down Main Street U.S.A.!
    • Harmonious - One of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever developed for Disney Parks, Harmonious will take center stage in World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot each night. The musical score alone has got me very excited to see this new show!
    • Disney KiteTails - An all-new high-flying show featuring bright kites and windcatchers takes flight above the Discovery River Amphitheater in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
    • Remy's Ratatouille Adventure (Grand Opening - October 1) - Everyone's favorite tiny chef, Remy, gets his own attraction in the France Pavilion of World Showcase in Epcot. Guests will "shrink down" to mouse-size for a fun, frantic, adventure through Gusteau's restaurant.
    • 50th Anniversary Celebration Merchandise - with five new merchandise collections to choose from, there will be endless ways to showcase your Disney style during the anniversary celebration! I'm most excited to see the Vault Collection - with vintage, retro-themed styles that take Guests back to opening day.
    I encourage you to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for any announcements about additional offerings being added to the celebration. With 18 months to celebrate, maybe you can plan a return visit! 

    I hope you have the most magical vacation ever and enjoy all of the festive fun of the 50th Anniversary celebration!
    Diane W. 
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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