The magic is calling! A celebration that has been years in the making begins this week!
While it was only Magic Kingdom park that opened in 1971, Walt Disney World will be celebrating in all parks and even at resorts for the next 18 months. Let’s recap the highlights of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”
Disney Enchantment runs nightly in Magic Kingdom and sweeps you up in a world of wonder filled with friendship, love, and fun as you watch this nighttime spectacular unfold. Inspiring everyone to believe in magic, Disney Enchantment will feature captivating Disney music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and—for the first time—immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom park.
Harmonious takes place nightly in EPCOT. This show brings to World Showcase Lagoon an innovative combination of floating giant screens, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers, in a 360-degree view. Enter amazing worlds inspired by Moana, Aladdin, Coco, Brave, The Lion King, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog and other classic stories. Through unique perspectives as diverse as the world itself, Disney songs hop from language to language as the show brings people from different parts of the world together to unlock the magic of possibility.
Disney’s Kite Tails shows multiple times daily in Animal Kingdom. Incredible kites and windcatchers dance through the air to the beat of beloved Disney songs during this high-flying performance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Be awed by elaborate, three-dimensional kites of Simba, Zazu, King Louie, Baloo and more as they take flight above the Discovery River Amphitheater.
The theme park icons have been transformed into Beacons of Magic, beckoning all to come and celebrate. Each night as the sun sets, look to Cinderella’s Castle, Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror and the Tree of Life to dazzle and glow.
The World’s Most Magical Celebration includes a collection of brand-new sculptures lovingly and painstakingly crafted by Walt Disney Imagineers, dubbed the “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection.” Fifty beloved Disney characters have been placed throughout all four parks, each piece a festive and enduring work of art, cast in bronze, with a hand-applied patina and a transparent gold coating, giving the glow of actual gold! Most are around 3 feet tall, depending on the scale of the characters and the environments in which they’re placed, each being matched to a location that makes sense for their stories. While the majority stand on pedestals, keep your eyes peeled for some mischievous characters found in more daring poses – say, climbing a wall perhaps!
EARidescent excitement is all around! Look for Mickey, Minnie and Friends in their 50th iridescent celebration attire. Magical touches of gold and iridescent décor can be found in all 4 theme parks.
Exclusive 50th Anniversary merchandise will be available across the Walt Disney Resort. Be sure to take home a memory from the “World’s Most Magical Celebration.”
Walt Disney World resort guests will receive additional magic! All guests staying at Walt Disney World resort will receive early entry to all 4 theme parks every day! They will also see some of their favorite characters make surprise appearances at their resort.