Disney World’s 50th anniversary is HERE!
That’s right folks, it’s October 1st, which means it has been 50 years since Disney World opened its first park — Magic Kingdom. There is SO much going on in Magic Kingdom today, like a new fireworks show, a new cavalcade, new character costumes, and more. So, of course, Disney fans want to be in the original park today for the celebration! Even though this party isn’t going to stop for a whole 18-months, let’s check out the CROWDS in Magic Kingdom today!
We got to the Magic Kingdom EARLY today, and we weren’t alone! Even with our very early start, there were lots of guests heading into the park alongside us. One of our friends who’s staying at Disney’s Pop Century Resort said that buses arrived to transport guests to the park starting at 6AM.
Going inside, the lights were on all down Main Street, U.S.A., since the sun wasn’t quite up yet!
A LOT of people up before the sun and READY for the 50th today! pic.twitter.com/XJ6NQGq2lN
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) October 1, 2021
The crowds were already starting to fill up the street when we arrived.
There was a LONG line forming all the way down Main Street, U.S.A., to get into the virtual line for the Emporium and check out the 50th Anniversary merchandise there.
The virtual line for the Anniversary Collection, located at Big Top Souvenirs, was already full when we arrived. This is the only store that’s getting new 50th Anniversary merchandise today, although you can still find other 50th collections at the Emporium and Main Street Cinema.
A Cast Member told us that the queue for Big Top Souvenirs could open again at any time, so we’ve been refreshing the page and trying to join.
Along with other guests, we’ve just been getting an error message so far when we try to join.
We’ll keep trying and keep you updated though! Back in the Hub, there were lots of eager guests hoping to see the Welcome Show or waiting to snag a piece of merchandise.
As we walked down Main Street toward the Hub, the crowds only got bigger.
But those early morning castle views…worth it, right?
Behind us, Main Street, U.S.A., filled up fast with guests waiting to enter the park.
Cast Members opened up more of the park, and crowds weren’t nearly as big outside of the Hub (at least for now!).
But the line to get to the Castle Popcorn Stand was no joke. Apparently, we’re not the only ones who like Disney popcorn for breakfast! The line stretched all the way through the Hub and out into the side walkways.
Here’s a look at the crowds waiting to see the 50th Anniversary Welcome Show at the Cinderella Castle.
It’s safe to say that there’s a ton of people at Magic Kingdom for the 50th Celebrations, so make sure to get here EARLY if you’re coming soon!
We will continue to update this throughout the day! So check back for more details on the crowds.
Are you visiting Disney World during the 50th anniversary celebration? Let us know in the comments!