The Walt Disney World Resort is preparing for their big 50 year anniversary. During the World’s Most Magical Celebration, Guests will be able to enjoy many special offerings, spectaculars, and merchandise! Here’s what you can expect from this grand celebration.

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Beginning October 1, 2021 the resort’s celebration will be in full swing and will last for a full 18 months!


Disney has been working on this nighttime spectacular for a while now, and it definitely looks worth the wait. Harmonious will tell familiar tales with music we all know and love. The show will include fountains, fireworks, lighting, visual effects, and multimedia magic.

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You’re not going to want to miss this larger than life nighttime spectacular at EPCOT’s World Showcase!

Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom-

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At Magic Kingdom, you will want to make sure you don’t miss the new nighttime spectacular, Disney Enchantment. This special experience will feature beloved Disney music, impressive lighting, and a stunning firework display. But that’s not all, projection effects will cover Cinderella Castle and even Main Street, U.S.A.

Cinderella Castle-

Speaking of Cinderella Castle, this Magic Kingdom staple has undergone a massive makeover! The castle has received some major decor updates. Gold detailing and beautiful, glistening draping has been added along with EARidescent accents.

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EARidescent is officially the signature color of the 50th celebration. It’s multicolored shimmer effect makes everything look a little more bright and special for the royal celebration! This is just one of the Beacons of Magic coming to the resort this October.

EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth will illuminate the night with its reflective panels. At Disney Hollywood Studios the Hollywood Tower will look glitz and glam with EARidescence. Last, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the Tree of Life will be lit with enchanted fireflies!

Disney Fab 50 Character Collection-

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If you’re looking for something to brighten up your day, you may want to set your sights on finding these golden statues. The Disney Fab 50 statues will be located throughout all four Walt Disney World theme parks.

Not all characters have been announced, but here are the ones you can expect to see:

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Donald Duck
  • Daisy Duck
  • Goofy
  • Pluto
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale
  • Lumiere & Cogsworth (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Timon & Pumbaa (The Lion King)
  • Winnie the Pooh & Piglet
  • Edna Mode (The Incredibles)
  • Figment
  • Joe Gardener (Soul)
  • Woody & Bo Peep (Toy Story)
  • Cheshire Cat & Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland)

You definitely don’t want to miss seeing all 50 statues in the parks!

Disney Kite Tails-

Unlike Harmonious and Disney Enchantment, Disney Kite Tails is a daytime experience that will take place at the Animal Kingdom!

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Guests can enjoy their favorite characters like Simba and Baloo take to the sky! The three-dimensional kites will soar through the air to our favorite Disney songs. Disney Kit Tails takes flight on October 1 at the Discovery River Amphitheater!

Exclusive Merchandise-

What’s a Walt Disney World trip without a souvenir to commemorate that vacation! With this most magical celebration, you’re guaranteed to find something to take home with you.

Disney just released what 50th anniversary we have to look forward too. Take a look below!

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Most of the new 50th anniversary merchandise will be available starting August 12. The rest of the merchandise with be released at a late date, with select items being available on

So make sure you’re on the lookout for all things EARidescent when the World’s Most Magical Anniversary when it makes its way to Walt Disney World this October 1!mh

Will you be visiting WDW for their 50th anniversary? Let us know in the comments!

4 Comments on “What to Expect During Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary”

  1. The merchandise is amazing! I wish they would come on the shopdisney site for europe aswell since we can’t travel due to covid.

    IG: xbofleur

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