What to Expect for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary
On October 1, 2021 Walt Disney World Resort will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. At D23 Expo 2019 during the Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products panel we got a glimpse into what guests can expect for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration. In the past, resort anniversary celebrations have occured in just Magic Kingdom. For the first time ever, the 50th anniversary in 2021 will have celebrations in all four parks! Where you can find MagicBands, merchandise, and food offerings (and potentially shows, implied by the concept art? We’ll soon see!).
Normally with each anniversary celebration there’s a color palette and theme, most recently we saw this with Disneyland Resort’s 60th anniversary “Diamond Celebration”. For Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary we saw that the theme will be rainbow and iridescent, and looks gorgeous! This theming seems to go seamlessly with all four parks. I can definitely picture it sprinkled throughout Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom!
Just look at those amazing MagicBands! I’m excited to learn what other offerings there might be, perhaps special nighttime shows, including fireworks? One can hope! Coming right before the 50th anniversary year in late 2020 that will make trip planning for the celebration year a breeze is a new service called Disney Genie.
Disney Genie will be a mobile app that will help provide customized itineraries at Walt Disney World geared to your interests. If you’re craving a foodie day, princess-themed day or more the Disney Genie will help you plan your trip themed to your interests to better optimize your time. It will also help you make reservations for these experiences without multiple steps in reserving each experience you want on your itinerary.
Other great reasons to visit for Walt Disney World in 2021? You will also see the opening of many new experiences, including:
- Disney’s most immersive experience yet, the Star Wars hotel, called Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.
- The opening of the attraction Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in Epcot.
- The opening of the Tron coaster in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom.
- The Epcot remodel will be near complete (if not already complete)
Stay tuned here for more updates about the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in 2021 as they become available! If you want to begin looking into booking a Walt Disney World trip for 2021 to see some of the 50th anniversary offerings, you can fill out an inquiry form with Get Away Today (the travel agency I always use for myself) here.