Disney World Cast Members Have Already Begun Commemorating the 50th Anniversary!

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Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, The World’s Most Magical Celebration, officially begins this Friday on October 1. But Disney Cast Members have already begun celebrating this historic occasion in an EARidescent way.

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If you have frequented the Disney Parks, then you are familiar with the name tags worn by Disney Cast Members (AKA Disney employees). For the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, Cast Members are receiving special name tags with an EARidescent and gold look.

Walt Disney World Resort has shared a special look at how Disney Cast Members have begun commemorating the 50th anniversary this week. The first Disney Cast Members to start wearing their new name tags put them on in the middle of the night, signaling that the 50th anniversary has almost officially started!

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Walt Disney World Cast and Community shared the following post to social media on Monday:

As we prepare for The World’s Most Magical Celebration to begin in just a few days, Cast Members are putting on one of the finishing touches: 50th-themed EARidescent and gold nametags! As the clock struck midnight this morning, our third-shift Cast Members became the first today to put on these iconic accessories. We can’t believe this moment is finally here! #DisneyCastLife #DisneyWorld50

As we prepare for The World’s Most Magical Celebration to begin in just a few days, Cast Members are putting on one of…

Posted by Walt Disney World Cast and Community on Monday, September 27, 2021

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As the post notes, in just a few days, Disney will kick off The World’s Most Magical Celebration. This week, Disney fans from all over are flocking to The Most Magical Place on Earth in Florida so they can experience this amazing time in Disney history. So, it’s fitting for Disney Cast Members to begin wearing their special 50th anniversary name tags on Monday, the start of the week and just a few days before the celebration officially begins.

Walt Disney World Resort President Jeff Vahle also shared a post to social media all about the new name tags:

Thousands of Walt Disney World Cast Members put on their new EARidescent nametags for the first time today. Whether working in person or virtually, there were a lot of smiles all around when people made the switch. Just 3 more days until our 50th anniversary!

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The Walt Disney World Ambassadors also shared in the excitement:

Today’s a very big day — it’s finally time for all of us Cast Members here @WaltDisneyWorld to begin wearing our 50th nametags, together! As the clock struck midnight, third-shift Cast Members began putting on their new nametags decorated with EARidescent features and gold details, which perfectly represent the dazzling 18-month celebration beginning this Friday. We can’t believe this moment is finally here and look forward to checking in with Cast all across property today as they begin wearing their 50th nametags for the very first time! #DisneyCastLife #DisneyWorld50

We’re so happy for the thousands of Disney Cast Members who get to be a part of the 50th anniversary and make magic all of the Guests who come to visit. The 50th anniversary celebrations will last a full 18 months, so whether you visit in October 2021, early 2023, or sometime in between, you will get to experience all of the magic that the Florida Disney Parks have in store during this special time. And remember to give thanks to the Cast Members who make that magic come to life!

For more information on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, read our complete guide here!

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