Today marks one of the most important Disney days of 2021. Walt Disney World Resort is officially celebrating its 50th anniversary — The World’s Most Magical Celebration! And in honor of this momentous occasion, Walt Disney World Resort President Jeff Vahle greeted theme park Guests and thanked Cast Members for all of their magic.
Below, you can hear the magical message from Disney World President Jeff Vahle:
For all Magic Kingdom Guests to hear, Vahle said:
“May Walt Disney World bring joy and inspiration and new knowledge to all who come to this happy place. The Magic Kingdom, where the young at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn together. Today, our wish remains the same. Thank you to all our Guests and Cast Members for 50 years of memories. When we celebrate together, nothing can be more magical.”
Vahle quoted Roy O. Disney’s dedication of Walt Disney World in his speech, which you can hear above as well as in the Instagram video below:
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This message truly reminds us of Walt Disney’s original dedication of Disneyland Park in California in 1955, which you can read below:
“To all who come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”
Following Vahle’s message, the all-new 50th anniversary anthem, “The Magic Is Calling,” played for everyone to hear. What a magical moment to experience!
And of course, a Disney Park’s birthday celebration is not complete without Disney characters! You can click here to watch Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade, which brought Guests so much cheer this morning already.
We are in Magic Kingdom all day today to experience magical moments like these during The World’s Most Magical Celebration at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Follow along for more pixie dust!
Are you planning to visit Walt Disney World during the 50th anniversary? What do you think of Disney World President Jeff Vahle’s message this morning? Let us know in the comments!