Walt Disney World Reveals End Date for 50th Anniversary Celebrations
As they say, all good things must come to an end. And, Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” is no exception as an official end date has been announced.
If you are looking to still plan your visit to Walt Disney World to celebrate 50th years of magic, you are going to have to arrive prior to March 31, 2023, as that has been revealed as the official end date for the celebration.
But, don’t shed a tear just yet as there is still plenty of time (240 days from today to be exact!) to enjoy all the extra-magical happenings currently underway at Walt Disney World!
Check out some of the highlights of the “World’s Most Magical Celebration” below:
Mickey, Minnie, and their pals along with all four of the Walt Disney World theme parks and beyond have received new looks and decorations featuring the color of the celebration, EARidescent!
Beacons of Magic
Each of the landmarks in each of the four parks has been transformed into “Beacons of Magic” to invite Guests from near and far to be part of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary including:
- Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom
- Spaceship Earth in EPCOT
- Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Tree of Life in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
New Attractions and Experiences
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary, Walt Disney World has introduced new rides and attractions that are likely to be around even when the party ends. These include:
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT
- Harmonious nighttime spectacular in EPCOT
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT
- Disney Enchantment fireworks spectacular in the Magic Kingdom
- Disney Kite Tails show in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
There’s also the all-new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser that opened in March to much fan-fare. This 2-night adventure invites Guests to live their own Star Wars saga on the Halcyon and the planet Batuu.
50th Anniversary Merch
What’s a good party without some swag and merchandise to commemorate it?! That’s why Disney has launched multiple 50th anniversary-exclusive collections! Items in these collections include everything from t-shirts and spirit jerseys to luxurious ears, jewelry and so much more.
Fab 50 Character Collection
Golden statues featuring 50 iconic Disney characters have been installed across the four Walt Disney World Theme Parks. As an added bonus, these statues comes to life with the all-new MagicBand+!
Tasty New 50th Anniversary Additions
If that isn’t enough to get you to start planning your visit for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary before the end date is upon us, maybe a closer look at these tasty new additions will tempt you!
Celebration Sips and Bites
Treat your senses to mouth-watering new menu items in all four theme parks, Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, and Disney Springs
Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary Fireworks Dessert Party
Enjoy some tasty desserts and celebratory sips while taking in Magic Kingdom’s newest fireworks spectacular, Disney Enchantment, from a VIP seating area.
During Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, enjoy an exclusive dining experience at the top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort
You’ll definitely want to check out the stunning steaks in a nostalgic atmosphere that reflects on the early days when Walt Disney World first opened before the celebration end date on March 31, 2023.
Walt Disney World Discounts
The only thing that could be better than all of this magic is a discount on top of it all! And, if you plan to travel in the next few months, there are already a few available including one where Disney+ subscribers can save up to 25% off select Resort Hotels rooms for visits through September 30, 2022. But, hurry rooms are already very limited for this offer!
In addition, if you book your Walt Disney World vacation with a Travel Planner specializing in Disney like myself, you can take advantage of rate monitoring. This means if a new discount or better rate becomes available for a reservation you already have booked, I would automatically apply it to pass on the savings to you! Remember, discounts are never promised and rooms allotted for discounts are always limited but it gives you the best change at getting the best rate on your vacation!
Now, the only question remains: Will I see you at Walt Disney World to celebrate the 50th anniversary before the end date of March 31, 2023? Let us know in the comments below!
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