It’s an exciting time to be at Walt Disney World Resort!  Several of our agents just returned from celebrating the 50th Anniversary which will continue for the next 18 months.  The new nighttime spectaculars- Disney Enchantment and Harmonious are running nightly at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, respectively, and the new 50th celebration cavalcade will have you dancing along with some of your favorite characters.  Today, the news many have been hoping to hear was announced! Walt Disney World is bringing back more Entertainment Cast Members this fall, as they relaunch some favorite live entertainment experiences at all four theme parks and beyond!

Over the past year, beloved Disney Characters have been popping up in cavalcades, motorcades, flotillas, and surprise sightings, much to the delight of guests, and we’re pleased to tell you many of those experiences will be continuing. Although the environment is not right just yet for hugs and autographs, guests will soon be able to have individualized time with some of their favorite characters, getting to visit with them in a themed location and snap a photo or two. Look for the Disney Princesses to return to Princess Fairytale Hall in Magic Kingdom Park. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests will soon find Minnie Mouse at Red Carpet Dreams and the stars of Disney Junior in Animation Courtyard. And when guests stop in to see Mickey Mouse backstage at Town Square Theater on Main Street, U.S.A., he’ll be sporting his all-new EARidescent look designed just for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration! Each of these locations is planned to start welcoming guests in November.

Early birds at Magic Kingdom Park can now start their day with “Let the Magic Begin” on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage, and Main Street has welcomed back the ragtime piano player at Casey’s Corner.  Over at EPCOT, World Showcase travelers are dancing to the Canadian rhythms of Alberta Bound, laughing at the antics of Sergio in Italy, and experiencing the majestic percussion of the Taiko drummers of Matsuriza in Japan.

Next week at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, guests visiting Asia can once again enjoy the music of Chakranad, and Kora Tinga Tinga returns to the streets of Harambe in Africa. And guests can look for the Tam Tam Drummers to come back to Africa in early November. Performers will also soon be captivating guests strolling along the waterfront at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, and the inimitable Yeehaw Bob will have his audience in stitches of fun starting October 14 in the River Roost Lounge at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.

Nov. 7 also marks the return of “Disney Movie Magic,” the cinematic nighttime experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrating Disney’s live-action film legacy, and when this projection show resumes, it will feature a new sequence from Disney’s epic adventure, “Mulan.” And guests can mark their calendars for December 19, when the cast and crew of “Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular” bring back all the comedy and thrills of that action-packed show.

Live entertainment experiences such as these are among the reasons Walt Disney World Resort truly is The Most Magical Place on Earth.  We’re delighted for our clients to be able to experience this live entertainment – and so many of our favorite entertainers – this fall and look forward to sharing news about even more additions very soon. Stay tuned for news and updates throughout the 18 months of The World’s Most Magical Celebration!

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