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Dear Bob(s): Disney’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Dear Bob(s),

Consider this my belated Valentine’s Day love letter to you….. Thank you, Bob(s). Today’s announcement about Disney’s 50th anniversary celebration was just the good news this MousekeMoms needed! Readers, if you haven’t heard, Disney announced today that the 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of the Magic Kingdom will be an 18 month long extravaganza beginning in October 2021! It has been a heck of a year and this bit of news was just what we needed to begin seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and (hopefully) a slow return to normalcy.

Disney 50th anniversary

In the Magic Kingdom, the castle (which has already received a gorgeous transformation with its new paint job) will add even more magic at night. The icons at each of the other three theme parks will also join in on the celebration as they transform into Beacons of Magic. In the photo above, you can get a feel for what they’ll look like, with pixie dust on Cinderella Castle, magical fireflies inhabiting the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and special new touches coming to life on the Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  

And at EPCOT, new lights will shine across the reflective panels of Spaceship Earth, connecting to one another and resembling stars in a nighttime sky. This permanent new lighting will continue beyond “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” as a defining feature of the park.

Mickey & Minnie's New 50th Anniversary Celebration Outfits

Bob(s), you’ve thought of everything for this celebration! Even Mickey and Minnie will be all decked out in their “EARidescent” new looks, custom made for the event! We MousekeMoms can’t wait to hear your announcements over the next months about what else we’ll have to look forward to. These MousekeMoms are excited to announce that we will be in the Magic Kingdom on October 1st to kick off the festivities! Will you be there with us? There’s no time like the present to start planning your next trip!

Bob(s), we hope to see you there, too, to thank you in person for Disney’s 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of the Magic Kingdom!

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