Walt Disney World® Resort 
50th Anniversary Celebration

Get ready for the celebration 50 years in the making. It’s the Walt Disney World® Resort 50th Anniversary!


Now is your chance to be immersed in a sparkling EARidescent experience like no other – The World’s Most Magical Celebration. It’s a place and time to celebrate the small stuff, the big stuff and even the in-between stuff. Share the magical memories you helped create over the last 50 years. And kick off the next era where the best is yet to come.




Worlds of Magic Transformed

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration


Fifty years ago, the Walt Disney World® Resort, born of impossible dreams, opened its gates. The magic is calling everyone to The World’s Most Magical Celebration – the 50th Anniversary at Walt Disney World® Resort.

Come be immersed in shimmering EARidescence and experience special touches, from embellishments on Cinderella Castle to décor throughout the Theme Parks and beyond. And at the heart of everything, our Cast are sharing magic across our world, ready to create unforgettable memories that last a lifetime.

Whether it’s your first time or your 50th, get ready for classic favorites and new adventures unlike any other place on Earth. Come celebrate the small stuff. The big stuff. And all the in-between stuff. Share the magic you helped create over the last 50 years. And kick off the next era where the best is yet to come.

Get ready for a celebration 50 years in the making. It’s the Walt Disney World® Resort 50th Anniversary. The World’s Most Magical Celebration. Because when you celebrate here, nothing could be more magical.


During The World’s Most Magical Celebration, witness the adornment of Cinderella Castle, draped with special 50th Anniversary embellishments and décor, elegant colors and highlighted with a magnificent 50th Medallion. At night, the royal landmark is a vision to behold as it becomes a shining Beacon of Magic, shimmering with EARidescence.

The EARidescent 8 have arrived! Daisy, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale are joining their pals Mickey and Minnie in styles fit for a grand 50th Anniversary Celebration! Each Character will dazzle in EARidescent fabrics, beautifully embroidered with impressions of fireworks and Cinderella Castle and perfectly punctuated with pops of gold. They’re all dressed up and ready to welcome you to The World’s Most Magical Celebration!


Disney Enchantment will take Guests at Magic Kingdom® Park on an incredible journey filled with adventure, wonder and empowerment. With captivating Disney music, stunning fireworks and immersive projection effects that extend down Main Street, U.S.A. ®, Enchantment inspires everyone to believe in magic again.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, favorite Characters are taking to the sky to join The World’s Most Magical Celebration in an all-new, sensational performance, Disney KiteTails. Hearts and imaginations soar as incredible kites and colorful windcatchers dance through the air to the beat of beloved Disney songs. Join Simba, Zazu, King Louie, Baloo and more as they take flight above the Discovery River Amphitheater.


Harmonious is one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney Park. With innovative floating set pieces, vibrant lasers and dancing fountains, Guests will discover the power of Disney music as it inspires and unites us all with the magic of possibility every evening at EPCOT.


With a mix of creativity, talent, passion and dedication, Cast Members have made it possible to do the impossible for 50 years. And this year, they’re at the heart of the 50th Anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World® Resort. Throughout the event, Cast Members are sharing magic, ready to create unforgettable memories that last a lifetime.

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