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  • On Dec 28, 2019
    Krystal from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    When will the celebrations for the 50th anniversary begin so I know when to book our vacation??

    Hi Krystal! Thanks so much for bringing your question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    There are so many exciting things on the horizon at Walt Disney World in the coming 1-2 years; I can hardly contain myself! I love that you are already looking forward to being able to celebrate 50 magical years of Walt Disney World traditions. While there has not been a date released as the official start of what are sure to be some incredible 50th anniversary celebrations, it is true that the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort is October 1, 2021. And what a birthday it is sure to be! If those dates work for you, I think it is fair to say that there will likely be quite a bit of celebration afoot on or around that date, and the fall is always a nice time to visit, in my opinion!

    While the 50th anniversary celebrations are likely to thrill and will no doubt be worth the wait, there are also some pretty exciting reasons to pay a visit in the interim! First and foremost, we have an opening date of March 4, 2020 for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railroad at Disney's Hollywood Studios, an attraction which will put you on a zany adventure in the heart of Mickey and Minnie's cartoon universe! Also, according to the Disney Parks Blog, which is often the most up-to-the-minute resource on all Disney happenings, we have so much to look forward to at Epcot within the next 12 months. This includes attractions including Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and the first attraction inspired by Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane, as well as exciting new dining and a brand new fireworks spectacular!

    Krystal, as you look to book your next Disney adventure, it is always fun to see what is on the horizon. But please know that the next few years at the Walt Disney World Resort promise so much of what you already love plus some amazing new adventures to come. In my opinion, whatever timeframe works best for your family is sure to deliver a magical time!

    See ya real soon!
    -Clara
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Meet the Panelist: Clara, Ohio

Hi, friends! I'm Clara, a Pediatrician from Cincinnati, OH, a mom to two Disney-loving boys and married to my college sweetheart.  As a native Spaniard and Spanish speaker, my happiest early memories of life in the United States were formed at Walt Disney World. I love to find ways to sprinkle some R&R and good food among the hustle and bustle of our Disney vacations, and I would love to help you do the same! Learn More About Clara

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