Friday is an enormous day for Disney. 

Walt Disney World in Orlando is kicking off its 50th anniversary celebrations on Oct. 1 with new meals, new merchandise, new rides and new occasions. The festivities are anticipated to final 18 months, in response to the theme park. 

“The World’s Most Magical Celebration” might be loved in any respect 4 Disney World parks, with Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom on the heart of all of it, in response to a press release. The fort has been enhanced with gold bunting and elaborations and a fiftieth anniversary crest. 

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The fort, in addition to different “icons” all through the Disney World parks — together with the Tree of Life, the Hollywood Tower Hotel and Spaceship Earth — might be remodeled at evening with a particular glow in the course of the celebrations. 

Epcot and Magic Kingdom may also have new nighttime spectaculars, which is able to debut on Friday evening. Epcot’s “Harmonious” present will function “pyrotechnics, choreographed moving fountains, lighting, massive LED panels and media,” in response to the announcement. 

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Meanwhile, Magic Kingdom’s “Disney Enchantment” present will embrace “stunning fireworks, powerful music, enhanced lighting and, for the first time, immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A., the release said.

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Disney World will also launch a new daytime show starting on Friday called “Disney KiteTails” at Animal Kingdom’s Discovery River Theater. 

Walt Disney World is celebrating its 50th anniversary, starting on Friday. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Walt Disney World is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, beginning on Friday. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket by way of Getty Images)

The efficiency will present kites and windcatchers within the form of Disney animal associates dancing within the sky, the discharge stated. 

 

Disney World first opened on Oct. 1, 1971. 

“It is a thrill to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World and the extraordinary cast members and Imagineers who bring the resort to life every day and create magical moments for our guests,” Bob Chapek, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, stated in a press release. “As we look to the next 50 years and beyond, we are inspired to continually reinvent the way we tell stories, and to use technology to immerse guests deeper into the story worlds they love so much.”