ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World is planning an 18-month celebration in honor of its fiftieth anniversary.
All 4 parks on the Lake Buena Vista, Florida, resort will participate in “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” starting Oct. 1, Disney introduced Tuesday.
On Oct. 1, 1971, the resort opened to company, culminating years spent planning and creating Walt Disney’s “magical dream,” officers mentioned in a press release saying the celebration. Since then, the holiday vacation spot has expanded from Magic Kingdom, to incorporate EPCOT, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. The resort additionally contains a number of themed accommodations, water parks and Disney Springs, a procuring and restaurant venue.
The celebration will embody a brand new nighttime present referred to as “Disney Enchantment,” on the Magic Kingdom. The present could have enhanced lighting, fireworks and immersive projection results that stretch from the Cinderella Fort down Primary Avenue, U.S.A.
EPCOT will function “Harmonious,” a present on the World Showcase Lagoon which the assertion mentioned is “one of many largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney park.” The present will function new interpretations of traditional Disney songs, reimagined in additional than a dozen languages by a various group of 240 artists from world wide.
At Animal Kingdom, “Disney KiteTails” will function performers flying windcatchers and kites on the Discovery River to the beat of favourite Disney songs.
All the favourite Disney characters — together with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale — can be a part of a set of particular golden sculptures debuting in any respect 4 parks Oct. 1. Friends will be capable to work together in stunning methods with the 50 characters featured within the “Disney Fab 50,” the assertion mentioned.
Characters may also be wearing glowing custom-made costumes for this big day.
One other particular function on Oct. 1 is the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Journey in EPCOT. This experience will take company into the flavorful world of Disney and Pixar’s “Ratatouille.” A brand new restaurant, La Crêperie de Paris, additionally debuts Oct. 1 at EPCOT.
The celebration may also function “Beacons of Magic” every night time in any respect 4 parks. Cinderella’s fortress will illuminate Magic Kingdom with pixie mud. A heat mild will emanate from the Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom as magical fireflies collect to “usher within the magic of nature.” At Hollywood Studios, the Hollywood Tower Lodge “can be awash in a brilliance evoking the golden age of creativeness and journey.” And EPCOT will function new lights that may shine throughout the reflective panels of Spaceship Earth, “connecting to at least one one other in an emblem of optimism resembling stars in a nighttime sky.”
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