For Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom is receiving a stunning royal treatment!
Beginning later this year, Walt Disney World will begin its highly anticipated 50th anniversary to celebrate the opening of Magic Kingdom, which took place on October 1, 1971. But, this is much more than a celebration of 50 years for Magic Kingdom — it’s a celebration of Walt Disney World Resort as a whole!
And for the special anniversary, Cinderella Castle is getting a royal treatment — complete with dramatic draperies and new paint. And overnight, Cinderella Castle received the iconic 50th crest that we have seen in the concept art and renderings (below)!
Jeff Vahle, the President of Walt Disney World Resort, took to Instagram to share a photo of the newly installed 50th crest along with the caption:
Just when you thought our castle couldn’t get any more stunning … Check out the golden 50th crest that was added last night! I happened to be in Magic Kingdom this morning and couldn’t resist getting a photo of it with some of our Cast Members.
The WDW Ambassador Instagram page also shared photos of the new 50th crest, along with the caption:
Overnight, the much-anticipated golden 50th crest was added to Cinderella Castle, completing the royal makeover as we ramp up to The World’s Most Magical Celebration beginning October 1. We took in her shimmering beauty with fellow Cast Members this morning as the sun rose over Magic Kingdom Park! It was absolutely dazzling ✨ #DisneyWorld50
We love seeing more additions being installed onto Cinderella Castle ahead of the 50th anniversary and cannot see what else will be coming to the theme parks for this big milestone! Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for all the 50th news and updates.
Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary
Known as “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” Disney World will begin its anniversary festivities on October 1, 2021 to commemorate exactly 50 years since Magic Kingdom first opened its gates in 1971.
And from October 1, 2021 and running for 18 months, no matter which theme park Guests visit — and no matter which day Guests visit — they will be able to celebrate Disney World’s 50th anniversary!
We are looking forward to even more news being released in the coming months, as we hope to find out that other surprises are in store for each of the four Disney World theme parks to commemorate this 50-year milestone.
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