Two more weeks! We are in the home stretch of preparations! More magical decor has been added in the Magic Kingdom for the 50th anniversary of Disney World.
On October 1, 1971 Disney World opened its magical gates for the first time. Since then, countless Guests have experienced the wonder and magic that Disney has to offer. This year is the 50th anniversary, and the company has an incredible lineup of entertainment, characters, celebrations, and more to mark the occassion.
From TWO new fireworks shows to golden statues and new cavalcades, we have so much to look forward to. Plus, Early Theme Park Entry and extended evening hours begin then as well.
Check out my full guide to the 50th anniversary HERE.
Disney has gone above and beyond decorating the parks for the 50th anniversary. Cinderella Castle began with a massive repainting project – turning the park icon from gray and light blue to pink and royal blue.
Then, they added embellishments like ribbons, jewels, and a giant crest onto the castle.
Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios will all have a transformation turning them into Beacons of Magic. Plus, you can find the Fab 50 statues throughout all four theme parks. See the most recent update for those HERE.
Additionally, Guests will be traveling around the resort in style with wraps for buses, Skyliner gondolas, and monorail trains!
Topiaries and Cake
As Guests headed into Magic Kingdom this morning, September 16, they were greeted with beautiful topiary displays of Mickey and Minnie Mouse. It is located in front of the Walt Disney World train station by the park entrance.
See the photo from Disney World:
You can also see Mickey and Minnie are standing around a giant 50th birthday cake! The cake dons the same color scheme as the Castle with a giant 50 on top. It sits on a blue pedestal.
In the background, you may also notice the new crest that says “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” What a beautiful greeting for Guests!
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