Walt Disney World is getting its theme parks ready for the 50th anniversary as they recently gave Cinderella Castle a makeover, repainted some of the attractions in Fantasyland, and will soon debut a new lighting package at Spaceship Earth!
Now, as we are just days away from the start of the 50th anniversary celebrations, Disney is sharing what they have been doing behind-the-scenes on several attractions at Magic Kingdom, including Peter Pan’s Flight, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Jungle Cruise, and more!
Disney Imagineers have been hard at work refreshing and repainting several attractions throughout Magic Kingdom, including Jungle Cruise and Peter Pan’s Flight, to ensure that they are brighter than ever for Guests visiting during the 50th anniversary. Per Disney Parks Blog:
We’ve put a lot of love and investment into this magical place recently, refurbishing and repainting beloved attractions like Jungle Cruise and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, adding brighter and more dimensional colors to fan-favorite areas, and—of course—adorning the park and Cinderella Castle with breathtaking EARidescent décor. From the very highest 189-foot turret soaring above the castle to the pathways beneath your feet taking you from one magical land to the next, every detail—big and small, high and low—has been embellished for this momentous occasion.
In true Disney fashion, the details make all the difference. Walking the park for your day of fun and adventure, you may not even notice the colorful variegated gold adorning your favorite areas, the enhanced marquees shining throughout the park, or even the hand-painted murals added to the facades in Adventureland and Fantasyland. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel looks absolutely stunning, with true gold accents and the ornate railing being restored to its original day glory. Every inch looks as beautiful as ever.
Disney Parks Blog also shared a behind-the-scenes video showing Cast Members adding the lovely EARidescent decor and paint to these attractions and elements of Magic Kingdom. Check it out below:
One of the most talked-about refreshes at Magic Kingdom has to be the new look that “it’s a small world” received. If you look closely, Imagineers gave a symbolic gold leaf detail to the “5” and “0” in the ride, specifically for the 50th anniversary! Per Disney Parks Blog:
The incredibly symbolic gold leaf detail of the “5” and “0” on the “it’s a small world” clock tower… it’s ever so slight but represents so much for us and this place we all love. These subtle features are everywhere—on the rooftops, in the concrete and everywhere in between—just look and you may find your new favorite spot.
With the 50th anniversary coming up, Disney is continuing to work hard on getting the Parks ready so that Guests can experience the magic like never before. Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for all of the latest news and offerings at Walt Disney World!
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