Beginning on October 1, 2021, Disney World will be bringing a party to the parks to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World.
Disney also confirmed a new nighttime spectacular — Disney Enchantment — coming to Magic Kingdom as well as the long-awaited debut of EPCOT’s Harmonious — both of which will debut on October 1, 2021 specifically for the Disney World 50th anniversary celebrations.
And with all of these new offerings, comes a brand-new fireworks experience at Disney’s Contemporary Resort!
We recently reported on how California Grill, located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, will not be accepting bookings after October 2, 2021 as Disney is creating a special dining experience just for the 50th anniversary! Now, we have more information regarding that special dining experience.
Disney Parks Blog announced:
Celebration at the Top: 50th Flavors and Fireworks at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Starts Oct. 2, 2021; Reservations available beginning Sept. 17, 2021
A sophisticated evening awaits at this event, where guests are welcomed to the private Sonoma and Napa Rooms at California Grill to sample a selection of specialty drinks, sushi and small plates that pay homage to the original menu from the resort’s opening in 1971. After an elevated cocktail hour, step outside to the observation deck on the 15th floor for a unique viewpoint of Disney Enchantment, complete with the synchronized music. The event continues back inside after the show with petit-fours, cordials and coffee.
Disney World’s official website also states the following when discussing the upcoming experience:
Celebrate on Top of the World
Join us for an intimate event as we toast the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.
Indulge in a high-energy cocktail party enjoying fine food, simmering sips and beautiful music while you await an incredible fireworks spectacular.
Upon your arrival, dine on culinary offerings, including sushi, small bites, favorite dishes from the California Grill menu, desserts and even some odes to our past. Guests ages 21 and over can also enjoy such libations from the complimentary bar as California wine, beers and cordials.
As showtime approaches, step out onto the intimate and private observation deck reserved just for Celebration at the Top Guests. Here, you can enjoy an incredible view of Disney Enchantment—the newest fireworks spectacular to light up the night sky over Magic Kingdom park. The lights will dim as music plays on the deck, so you’ll be immersed in the magic of the night.
After the fireworks, head back inside to enjoy a sweet spread of petit four desserts, cordials and coffee.
For more information on Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, visit our website here.
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