Which Park Icon Transformation Are You Most Excited About for Walt Disney World’s 50th Celebration?

We previously shared the exciting news that Walt Disney World announced details surrounding their 50th Anniversary celebration. The 18-month celebration beginning October 1, 2021 is going to be spectacular with Disney’s key word to describe all the décor and sparkle as “EARidescence”. We’re especially excited to see each of the four park icons will be transformed for the celebration. Which do you think will be your favorite in celebration of the 50th?



Magic Kingdom

Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park will add to its royal makeover from last year. As you can see in the artist rendering above, the castle will feature golden bunting and a 50th anniversary crest as part of its festive new look.

The castle will add even more magic at night, joined by icons at each of the other three theme parks as they transform into Beacons of Magic.


At EPCOT, new lights will shine across the reflective panels of Spaceship Earth, connecting to one another and resembling stars in a nighttime sky. This permanent new lighting will continue beyond “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” as a defining feature of the park.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios special new touches will come to life on the Hollywood Tower Hotel.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

And finally, the stunning Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will have magical fireflies inhabiting the Tree for a stunning glow.

Check out the small clip of the transformations as shared below via Disney Parks Twitter:

Which of the four are you most excited about seeing for Walt Disney World’s 50th? We’ll be sure to keep you posted as Disney continues to release exciting details on what to expect beginning October 1, 2021.

About Mike/ Jamie

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.