If you didn’t know, Disney World is celebrating a BIG birthday this year — 50 years of magic!
Disney has been pretty quiet so far concerning details for the anniversary — until now! We now have a first look at the changes coming to ALL FOUR park icons in Disney World for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”
We knew Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom got her fancy pink and blue makeover ahead of the anniversary last year, but now we know that’s not all! Similar to the makeover Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle received for the Diamond Anniversary a few years back, Cinderella Castle will be getting a glow up! Again!
The castle will be decorated with what appears to be lavish gold decor! Interestingly, this will all BEGIN happening on October 1st and last for about 18 months, so don’t expect to walk into Magic Kingdom on the anniversary and see Cindy all decked out just yet. and Cinderella Castle isn’t the ONLY park icon getting in on the fun.
ALL OF THEM are getting mini-transformations, making them, as Disney calls them, the “Beacons of Magic.” EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth will get a new lighting scheme that will be permanent beyond the anniversary celebration.
The Tree of Life in Disney’s Animal Kingdom will see animated fireflies and other nighttime lighting magic for the celebration.
Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios will also get a nighttime look with it “coming to life” for guests.
If you’re wondering what Disney is calling this particular style they’re using for the 50th — the shimmery, iridescent look we’ve seen already in things like the Magic Kingdom entrance sign — it’s called EARidescence!
This is just the start of Disney’s announcements concerning their big anni. We expect more information will continue to come out as we get closer to the big day. Check back with DFB for ALL your “World’s Most Magical Celebration” news!
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