In October 2021, we are going to be celebrating the 50th anniversary, and to commemorate, Disney World is bringing a party to all of its Disney theme parks later this year — making this Walt Disney World’s biggest celebration yet!
Now, we have more information relating to the Beacons of Magic that will debut at each of the theme park icons.
The Beacons of Magic will come to each of the theme park icons as they are transformed at night. Disney Parks Blog recently described the Beacons of Magic as:
The castle will add even more magic at night, joined by icons at each of the other three theme parks as they transform into Beacons of Magic. […]
Now, we know that the Beacons of Magic will be joined by special music just for this milestone! Platinum-selling songwriter and music producer Alana Da Fonseca created an original anthem for Disney World’s 50th as she collaborated with award-winning composer Emily Bear and singing phenom Journi on “The Magic Is Calling”.
Per Disney Parks Blog:
It’s going to be quite the celebration. And what’s a celebration without music? Platinum-selling songwriter and music producer Alana Da Fonseca answered the call to create an original anthem for the 50th Anniversary, collaborating with award-winning composer Emily Bear and singing phenom Journi on “The Magic Is Calling.” Da Fonseca’s pop music style, Bear’s soaring orchestrations and Journi’s magical vocal performance come together to create a song that is all at once nostalgic, inspirational and contemporary.
“It’s such a tremendous honor to write something that celebrates a place that brings so much joy to so many people,” said Da Fonseca. “There’s magic all around us, and when you’re there, you are feeling it at every turn.”
You can start hearing the anthem soon in a variety of ways, calling everyone to join the celebration. “The Magic Is Calling” will connect to all four parks, as different arrangements of the song will be heard when each Walt Disney World theme park icon transforms into a magnificent Beacon of Magic at night, beckoning all to come and celebrate. Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth, Hollywood Tower Hotel and the Tree of Life will each shine like never before and come to life on select nights with their own unique EARidescent glow.
Disney Parks Blog also released a short video clip of the new music Guests can hear, which you can check out below.
Additionally, we have more concept art showcasing just what Guests can except from the Beacons of Magic, courtesy of Disney Parks Blog. The Beacons of Magic at each theme park will light up the night sky as they are all connected by “The Magic Is Calling”.
First up, we can see Cinderella Castle glowing and sparkling in the concept art below.
The Tree of Life will also light up at night. Disney Parks Blog recently explained the 50th anniversary celebrations happening at this theme park as “magical fireflies inhabiting the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.”
The iconic Tower of Terror will also transform once the sun goes down. Though Disney Parks Blog did not give many details, they did share that Guests can look forward to “special new touches coming to life on the Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.”
And lastly, Spaceship Earth will be part of the Beacons of Magic as this EPCOT icon will glimmer and sparkle at nighttime, which you can see in the concept art below.
Disney Parks Blog continued to explain:
Throughout the 50th Anniversary Celebration, “The Magic Is Calling” will also be included in special live entertainment moments across Walt Disney World Resort. You’ll hear the anthem during Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade, featuring the “EARidescent 8” each day at Magic Kingdom Park, and listen for custom arrangements of the song performed by everyone from the Main Street Philharmonic and Dapper Dans to the Discovery Island Drummers and Voices of Liberty.
For more on what you can expect from Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, visit our website here.
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