• On Sep 3, 2017
    Kristen from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    When is Walt Disney Worlds 50th anniversary? I was there for the 25th when I was little and I want to bring my children for it.

    Hi Kristen!

    I just love hEARing that you are already thinking about and planning a visit to Walt Disney World to celebrate the 50th Anniversary! I, too, have marked this date on my calendar and plan to be there as well to pay tribute to "The Most Magical Place on Earth"!

    As Walt Disney World Resort was officially opened on October 1, 1971, the exact date of the 50th Anniversary will be October 1, 2021. However, as with the 45th Anniversary milestone reached last year, I expect that the celebrations will likely be extended for much of the yEAR.

    I was actually present at Magic Kingdom on the 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World back on October 1, 2011 along with my family and our close friends from Nova Scotia. There were lots of festivities to mark the special day, including a 40th Anniversary presentation lead by Meg Crofton, acting President of Walt Disney World Resort at the time. Delectable special cupcakes commemorating the 40th Anniversary were available for guests to purchase, along with many special merchandise items. To cap off the evening, a dazzling special anniversary fireworks display filled the skies high above Cinderella Castle. It was a truly magical day!

    Kristen, as we get closer to the 50th Anniversary milestone yEAR, I suggest you keep your eyes on the Disney Parks Blog for information about specific celebration activities which will be held in 2021. I expect this event will be celebrated in a big way, and I personally can't wait to join in on all the fun!

    Magically Yours,

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Meet the Panelist: Trish, Nova Scotia

Hi! I'm Trish from Canada, a single mom to two kids and a proud Disney Vacation Club member. In my circle of friends, I have a reputation for gravitating to any discussion involving Disney Parks and Resorts and would welcome the chance to share my experiences with you. Have you ever wondered what Disney Vacation Club is all about? Trying to decide if membership is right for your family? Have a question about visiting a Disney Vacation Club Resort? If so, you have come to the right place!

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