50th Anniversary Prep Ramps Up With MORE Work on Cinderella Castle

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Cinderella Castle 50th Anniversary Crest

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Walt Disney World Resort officials have been hard at work preparing for the Resort’s upcoming 50th anniversary celebration, which officially kicks-off on October 1, 2021.

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Although all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks — EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — are celebrating for the next 18 months, Cinderella Castle is at the center of it all.

The iconic theme park centerpiece was there when Magic Kingdom Park officially opened to Guests on October 1, 1971 and it has gotten a stunning update ahead of the 50th anniversary. In addition to brand new decorations to accompany last year’s new paint job — a pink and royal blue combination designed to celebrate 70 years of Walt Disney’s Cinderella (1950) — the castle is getting a new nighttime spectacular called Enchantment.

Disney Enchantment
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Now, Disney has filed another construction permit for Cinderella Castle, this time for electrical work. While this permit likely isn’t for anything major — and could very well be connected to the fireworks show or light show for Enchantment — it is still exciting, as it indicates that final prep for the 50th anniversary celebration is well underway!

More on Cinderella Castle

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The official description of Cinderella Castle reads:

A Fairytale Come to Life
Cinderella Castle welcomes you to a magical world where dreams come true. The 189-foot landmark boasts lofty spires and ornate turrets and is the gateway to Fantasyland.

Surrounded by a tranquil moat, the grounds offer an array of picture-perfect photo ops. Explore lush lawns, gardens and Cinderella’s own wishing well.

Inside the Castle
View exquisite handcrafted glass mosaics that tell the classic story of Cinderella’s rise from orphan to princess.

Then, enjoy an elegant meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Be sure to reserve a table in advance for this one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Will you be visiting Walt Disney World Resort for the 50th anniversary?

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Disney World’s four Parks and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district!

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