On 1st October 2021 it will be the 50th anniversary since Walt Disney World officially opened to guests for the first time. To honour those magical 50 years Walt Disney World will be hosting a 18 month long 50th Anniversary celebration called ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’.
©Disney (Matt Stroshane, photographer)
This 18-month celebratory event will feature new experiences at the resort’s four theme parks and beyond, where shimmering EARidescent décor will appear as if by magic. Shining at the center of it all will be Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, which will add to its royal makeover from 2020 with new gold bunting, sparkling golden embellishments and other new enhancements, including a 50th anniversary crest warmly welcoming guests to the join the festivities.
As part of the D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration, Disney shared details about the historic transformation happening right now at EPCOT. You can watch the entire session by clicking on the video below, but here are a few highlights from this discussion.
The new neighbourhoods that will unify EPCOT.
Disney has shared Information about the park’s reimagined entrance, and how it sets the tone for the entire transformation with its gorgeous new colour palette and an open, inviting layout. Earlier this year Walt Disney Imagineers installed gleaming new pylons as part of the work they’re doing on the new fountain at the base of Spaceship Earth, which will be completed by the end of this year. The fountain will have a new lighting package that will be joined by new lighting for the iconic geosphere of Spaceship Earth, as well. When complete, it will feel like a completely new way to begin your journey into the park. Continue reading
Walt Disney World has announced that their entrance gateways to Walt Disney World are about to get some pixie dust sprinkled on them.
Rendering showing new Gateway to Walt Disney World ©Disney
Disney has released an artist rendering showing the entrance with a new colour palette that complements the recent royal makeover of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park.
The rendering above gives you a first glimpse at what the entrances will look like when they’re finished; in addition, you’ll see these colors appear on the Magic Kingdom Park Auto Plaza as we bring a new shimmer to that iconic entryway.
Disney has confirmed that that their two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach will not reopen until March 2021.
Disney usually alternate their water parks over the winter season with one open and the other closed. Due to the current pandemic their water parks have so far not reopened with the rest of Walt Disney World.
Disney has now confirmed that both parks will remain closed and that they plan on opening one of the water parks on 7th March, 2021. Continue reading