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Walt Disney World to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Here’s what people will see

Walt Disney World will soon host a celebration for its 50th anniversary

Cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
In this Thursday, July 2, 2020, file photo, cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
John Raoux, Associated Press

Walt Disney World will celebrate its 50th anniversary beginning in October, and it’s already sharing a sneak peek at what’s to come.

What’s happening

The Disney Parks blog recently shared a look at what’s to come for the Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary. The parks is using the world “EARidescence” to describe the festivities.

  • A number of rides and locations — like the Cinderella Castle — will receive an overhaul to celebrate the occasion.
  • Walt Disney World will host a number of events as well.
  • “The castle will add even more magic at night, joined by icons at each of the other three theme parks as they transform into Beacons of Magic,” according to Disney Parks.

Meanwhile, Epcot will add new lighting to celebrate the anniversary.

  • “You’ll also want to keep an eye out for Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, who will have sparkling new looks for the celebration. As hosts of the event, they’ll be dressed for the occasion in custom-made fashions of EARidescent fabric with gold highlights,” according to Disney Parks.

Another look at the park

“Good Morning America” also shared a video that revealed how the parks will look for the celebrations.

A few more details

The Orange County Register. reports that Disney’s Parks, Experiences and Products has reportedly done better than expected in the first quarter of 2021 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • “Parks rebounded faster than expected in the quarter,” Rosenblatt Securities analyst Bernie McTernan wrote in a report, according to The Orange County Register.