When Disney World kicks off its 18-month long 50th anniversary celebration, there are going to be a ton of exciting events happening all around the Walt Disney World Resort. New fireworks will be coming to both the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, there will be a new attraction at EPCOT, specialty food and merchandise will be all over the place, and decorations will adorn all corners of the Parks.
Now, Disney is sharing that the 50th anniversary celebrations will extend outside of the theme parks as well. Guests staying at one of the many Walt Disney World Resort hotels will have the chance to see some of Disney’s most memorable characters in their celebration best.
Disney Parks Blog shared more information on the Disney characters’ surprise hotel visits as one of the many reasons why fans should stay on Disney property during the 50th anniversary:
But the fun doesn’t stop there! In addition to this special access to our theme parks, your Disney Resort will be serving up some special moments, with surprise appearances from some of your favorite Disney friends, donning their dazzling EARidescent best. These pals have a lot of character, and they’re not the only ones! With shimmering new nametags, our legendary cast members are the heart of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration and are eager to share a little bit of their world with you during this special time.
While characters have been seen at hotels in the past, this time they will be wearing all new gear as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort with the Guests who have also traveled to The Most Magical Place on Earth to celebrate.
At the time of publication, Disney has not shared which characters will be found at the hotels, which hotels they will be at, or when they will be there. But according to the blog post, we can see Goofy and Pluto included in one of the images, and we know that other characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Chip, and Dale also all have special 50th anniversary outfits. When checking into your hotel, it may be best to ask the Concierge or Guest Services and they may be able to provide you with the best, most up-to-date, information.
Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration will begin on October 1, 2o21, and will run until May 2023.
Will you be on the lookout for characters in their 50th outfits at your hotel during your Disney World vacation? Let us know in the comments!
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