Disney World reveals 50th anniversary celebration plans after COVID-19 shutdowns

Disney World reveals 50th anniversary celebration plans after COVID-19 shutdowns

Disney World has great plans for its 50th anniversary.

“The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” as Disney calls it officially, is an “18-month event” with big plans that will begin on Oct. 1.

Little information has been released so far, but Disney World has announced that the park will introduce a new lighting experience and decorations called “EARidescence” to its four theme parks.

At Magic Kingdom Park, Cinderella Castle will be “shimmer,” Disney Parks says, and it has recently been refreshed with gold bunting, embellishments, and other enhancements.

The festivities will be decorated with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and the entire gang dressed in unique anniversary-inspired attire with gold and blue tones to match the iconic Cinderella castle.

George Adams of Walt Disney Imagineering informed the Orlando Sentinel, “The entire castle will shimmer with pearls and jewels, and the turrets and towers will be wrapped in iridescent gold and royal blue ribbons,”

He added, “Above the castle gate, a 50th-anniversary crest will warmly welcome guests to join the festivities.”

In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the theme park was forced to shut down, prompting the extravagant celebration. However, the reopened park intends to increase its hours in March.