Menu
Day breaks at Magic Kingdom Park, Oct. 1, 2021, on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Walt Disney World is Officially 50 Years Old

The day we’ve all been waiting for was finally here. Walt Disney World is officially 50 years old, and we could not be more excited about the celebration. Guests lined up early to grab a perfect viewing spot for Disney Enchantment, and you could see the excitement on everyone’s face. There was something truly magical about being a part of this anniversary. Knowing that you were actually at Walt Disney World on that day was special. Here is some photos and information that Jeremy Schoolfield shared with Disney Parks Blog:

Credit: Disney

“When Walt Disney dreamed up his “Florida Project,” I think he had days like this in mind. I was standing at the gates of Magic Kingdom Park this morning as guests cheered with joy as they entered the park to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.

This was a moment five decades in the making, and we were fortunate to capture a few snapshots of the magical moments happening all over the park. We met parents and children, siblings, friends … it was a day for being with loved ones, celebrating their collective love for Walt Disney World.

Guests enjoy time at Magic Kingdom Park, Oct. 1, 2021, on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

From daybreak at Cinderella Castle to Disney bounding to popcorn and so much more, Oct. 1, 2021, will live on in the memories of so many, adding to the tapestry of magical moments Walt Disney World has created for millions upon millions who came before us today.

Credit: Disney

And … this is just the beginning! “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” continues for the next 18 months, and we’ll be following it all along the way here on the Disney Parks Blog. Keep checking back with us here and follow #DisneyWorld50 on social channels to be part of the fun. We hope to see you real soon!”

Mickey Mouse waves to a guest at Magic Kingdom Park, Oct. 1, 2021, on the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

Keep up with all the latest Disney information on Disney Tips and like our Facebook page.

About Tricia Kennedy

Tricia Kennedy lives in Orlando and loves having Walt Disney World pretty much in her backyard. She can be found at Disney several times a week. She will often stop by a park for an hour or two, but she also enjoys spending a whole day there with her friends. A lifelong Star Wars fan, Tricia especially enjoys Star Wars Weekends and has ridden Star Tours over 200 times. Tricia's other favorite thing is Disney's BoardWalk, where she can often be found taking a walk or watching the nightly street performers.