Disney World celebrates 50 years


As of October 1st, 2021 Walt Disney World will have been open for 50 years. To celebrate, Disney is revamping the parks and some of the characters’ outfits. “Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom will get a festive look, with gold bunting and a new crest, and at night, all four theme park icons will be transformed into “Beacons of Magic” — there will be pixie dust on Cinderella’s Castle, fireflies on Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life, new touches on Hollywood Studios’ Hollywood Tower Hotel, and new lighting on Epcot’s Spaceship Earth.” Elizabeth Rhodes says. It has also been discussed that Mickey and Minnie Mouse will have new and improved sparkly blue and purple fabric with gold trim. Disneyland in California surpassed their 65th anniversary July 17, 2020, but due to COVID-19 complications they weren’t open. Disney World is calling the overall magical celebration ‘EARidescent Excitement’. There will be “Beacons of Magic” at all four parks.