• On Aug 12, 2021
    Joshua from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I will be in Magic Kingdom one day this month, and I know the 50th celebration does not start until October 1st so I’m wondering if you could provide some tips for how to make the most of a pre-celebration day there. Thanks!

    It’s always a delight when you stop by planDisney, Joshua! 

    I’m so happy to hEAR you’re coming down for an oh-so-magical day to enjoy Magic Kingdom Park! There is so much to celebrate now that Walt Disney World Resort is gEARing up to celebrate The World’s Most Magical Celebration beginning October 1, 2021. And don’t be too sad if you can’t make it down in October, Joshua; this will be an 18-month long magical celebration, and you’re invited to come to celebrate the magic!

    Your pre-celebration visit will be a dream, and I do hope you get to Magic Kingdom Park as early as you can; mornings are pretty incredible there. You’ll love strolling along Main Street, U.S.A. while listening to the jolly music playing as you watch Mickey-shaped balloons bobbing in the sky, and do be sure to stop by Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company Revive kiosk for a deliciously brewed cup full of magic (caffeine) over in the Tomorrowland area! 

    While you are enjoying your time on Main Street, U.S.A., take a moment to enjoy Cinderella Castle’s incredible makeover! Currently, the 50th-anniversary crest has been placed; it truly enhances the pinks, golds, rich blues and is iridescently magical! It’s a great introduction to the celebratory scene with dazzling decorations!

    Joshua, I’m sure you’ve heard of the new fireworks spectacular, Disney Enchantment, coming this October! It will be absolutely magical; however, don’t miss your chance to see Happily Ever After one last time. I, too, am planning a trip out to see my favorite fireworks show; it means so much to me with its beautiful and heartwarming message. 

    And do be sure to check out the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Pre-Celebration Collection merchandise at the Emporium Shop at Magic Kingdom! For a limited time, Guests are able to purchase a variety of incredible souvenirs from the gorgeous tumbler, MagicBand, ornament, Anniversary pin to apparel; there are so many magical goodies in this line, I have already started saving up for my upcoming trip!

    I will also most certainly take the time to enjoy some quiet time at the parks. I know there will be a lot to celebrate in October, so to take a moment to enjoy the calm before the magical celebration begins feels important. You’ll notice lots of favorite dining spots have returned to Magic Kingdom Park, such as Casey’s Corner and Plaza Ice Cream Parlor! I hope you grab some favorites and try some new treats, too!

    We can’t wait to welcome you to the magic, Joshua. Have an enchanting time!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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