During our visit to the Swan and Dolphin hotel for the Food & Wine Classic event, we got to check out the Swan Reserve hotel. While we were visiting the new hotel, we had a STUNNING view we HAD to share! Is this a new favorite firework viewing location? You decide!
Of course, the 50th Anniversary isn’t just a one-day party. Disney World is commemorating this historic milestone for 18-months, which means the odds are high that your next trip will take place during this celebration! If that’s the case, keep on reading so you can learn how to make the most of your 50th Anniversary Celebration vacation!
This past week has been a BIG one for Disney World, specifically EPCOT! The park celebrated its 39th Anniversary on October 1st (the same day as the big 5-0 in Magic Kingdom), and its anniversary was greeted by new fireworks, new dining experiences, and much more!
Now, it’s time to see the debut of the Beacons of Magic, the new 50th Anniversary EARidescent makeovers for the park icons!
One of the most special features of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration takes place after the sun goes down. Across all four theme parks, a special nighttime transformation will take place as the park icons become “Beacons of Magic.”
We’ve already seen Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom and Spaceship Earth in EPCOT take on this new nighttime look, and now we’re in Disney’s Animal Kingdom to check out Tree of Life’s transformation!
During Disney World’s 50th anniversary, all four Disney World Park icons, including Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror, and the Tree of Life, will be transformed nightly to become Beacons of Magic. We were BLOWN AWAY by Spaceship Earth’s new nighttime look, so the stakes were high for the other three park icons!
Tonight we FINALLY got to see Cinderella Castle sparkle with pixie dust, and you’re going to want to see this.
After taking in the sights and sounds of Harmonious, we noticed something extra special as we made our way out of the park (are you ready for this?).
EPCOT has been undergoing a HUGE transformation these past few years!
While some projects have been completed, like EPCOT’s entrance area, others are still a work in progress, like attractions that were supposed to be opening soon. But, EPCOT is still getting ready for the big 50th anniversary celebration. And, we just learned about another part of the park’s transformation that will be ready for the anniversary!
A lot is happening around Walt Disney World as we gear up for the 50th Anniversary!
Decorations went up on Cinderella Castle, signs are getting painted, rides are getting refurbished, and so much more. Right now, work is in progress on the new lighting package coming to Spaceship Earth at EPCOT, and we got a sneak peek!
Each day they’ve been revealing another of the Fab 50 character statues that will decorate the four parks, and this morning they gave a sneak peek at the celebration’s anthem! Now, we’ve got a new look at the “Beacons of Magic” — the special decorations coming to the four park icons.