It’s hard to believe that we’re just days away from the start of the “World’s Most Magical Celebration,” marking 50 years of joy,  laughter and magical memories for families visiting Walt Disney World Resort.

Here are just a few of the events and experiences that we are looking forward to when everything kicks off on October 1st:

  • Two new nighttime spectaculars will inspire visitors. Enchantment at the Magic Kingdom and Harmonious at EPCOT will debut on October 1. Both will feature incredible new music to match the displays of pyrotechnics, projections, and more.
  • Speaking of lighting the night, the four park icons will be transformed into Beacons of Magic nightly. Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth, the Hollywood Tower Hotel, and the Tree of Life will sparkle and welcome you to the celebration.
  • Special “EARidescent” decorations are in store, which carries over into new outfits for the Sensational Six. In addition, Mickey and all his pals will be greetings guests in the parks and at the resorts, so keep your eyes peeled!
  • In addition to Mickey and friends, you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for the Fab 50 Character Collection. Fifty of your favorite Disney characters have been cast in gold and will be placed across all four parks.
  • Animal Kingdom receives a spectacular new daytime show, Disney KiteTails, featuring Disney songs and Disney character-themed kites.
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure opens at EPCOT on October 1st. So shrink down to the size of the tiny chef and scurry through the kitchens of Paris.

Be sure that you’re following along with us on our social media. Find us on Facebook at and @travelwthemagic on Instagram. We will have members of our team celebrating throughout the entire 18-month run. In addition, TWTM agents will be sharing here on the blog what the magic of Disney has meant to them over the years. Throughout the years, you won’t want to miss their stories and photos from Walt Disney World, from first trips to memorable moments and magical memories!