Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary 2021 The World’s Most Magical Celebration

Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary 2021 The World’s Most Magical Celebration

Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary runs from October 2021- March 2023 and with it comes new rides, restaurants, shows, resorts, services, and more! We’ve been covering the extensive list of Park Updates at Walt Disney World for the 50th Anniversary. But what about the Anniversary Celebration itself? Here’s everything you need to know about The World’s Most Magical Celebration at Walt Disney World and all the activities, themes, and new things planned from now through March 2023.

Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary Most Magical Celebration

Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Themes

The World’s Most Magical Celebration runs for 18 months (October 2021 through March 2023). For the World’s Most Magical Celebration, each of Disney’s four theme parks will get a little more sparkle, lights, and glitter than before with each Park Icon becoming a Beacon of Magic, complete with new projection lighting. 

Worlds of Magic

“Throughout this incredible, 18-month event discovers classic favorites and exciting adventures across The Most Magical Place on Earth.”

The first focus of Disney’s Most Magical Celebration is Worlds of Magic. Creating whole new worlds across the parks to immerse guests into the Disney stories we know and love. Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, Toy Story Land, Pandora, Moana’s Journey of Water, and Marvel ( in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind rollercoaster) are all part of the new spaces created for the 50th Anniversary. 

EARidescent Excitement

“Step into a celebratory scene with dazzling decorations, new looks for Mickey and Minnie, and magical touches at all four Theme Parks and beyond.”

In line with the iridescent unicorn colors of purple, blue, pink, silver, and gold Mickey and Minnie are decked to the nines! You can be sure to see merchandise and snacks with this color scheme across the parks and shopDisney.com. Including the new Creations Shop in EPCOT and the Disney Vault in the Main Street Cinema Building in Magic Kingdom. 

Heart of the Celebration

“Our Cast will be making boundless magic across Walt Disney World Resort, ready to create unforgettable memories that last a lifetime.”

A much-deserved nod to the cast members who have gotten caught up in the crazy of the pandemic, and no doubt have to deal with last-minute changes, crazy guests, and safety issues, this focus on honoring the cast is fantastic! A little more creativity and magical moments are going to be back in full force at the park. We’ve already begun to see special moments created by staff throughout the parks! So get ready for the extra magic!

50th Anniversary Statues at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Plans

Disney’s Fab 50 Character Statues at Walt Disney World Parks

Now in all four parks at Walt Disney World check out Disney’s 50th Anniversary Golden Statues that are popping up throughout for the 50th-anniversary celebration. Plan to see 50 statues honoring Disney Characters. These golden statues are coined the Disney Fab 50 and will be scattered throughout all 4 parks at Walt Disney World. 

The Fab 8 Disney Characters in Costume

As part of the celebration, eight classic Disney characters will get brand new anniversary costumes. Minnie, Mickey, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto, and Chip ‘n’ Dale will be seen across the parks throughout the celebration. 

50th Anniversary Disney Park Maps

New Disney Park Maps for the 50th Anniversary have arrived at Walt Disney World and include all the colors of the 50th Anniversary, new icons, and even the new EPCOT neighborhoods are represented. Truly little works of art, these are collectible maps, and if visiting, be sure to pick them up.

Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade for the 50th Anniversary

As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration, Mickey and friends, dressed in their anniversary best are aboard a 50th-anniversary float decorated to the nines! You can see the Fab 8 Characters that will be seen across the parks, which include Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald, Daisy, Chip, and Dale.

50th anniversary statues at magic kingdom

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary in the Parks

50th Anniversary at Magic Kingdom

“Cinderella Castle illuminates the park with a dazzling glow that sparkles with pixie dust.”

Magic Kingdom is getting an upgrade! With Cinderella’s Castle already standing tall in all her rose gold glory, we’re also being promised sparkle digital projections on the castle, complete with pixie dust! Add this magic to the other improvements happening in Magic Kingdom and it will feel like a whole new world. 

Other improvements to Magic Kingdom Park for the 50th Anniversary include the following. 

  • Disney Enchantment Fireworks Show. This new Fireworks show features the song “the Magic is Calling”, and Angela Basset as narrator. A stunning combination of pyrotechnics, lighting, fireworks and enhanced projection lighting stretches down Main Street USA each evening. This show replaced Happily Ever After.
  • Tron Lightcycle Power Run is set to open in 2022 or 2023
  • Jungle Cruise has gotten an update with new scenes and an improved storyline.
  • Splash Mountain is being re-themed to a Princess and the Frog Ride that picks up with Tiana and Ray on their way to their first Mardi Gras Celebration.
  • New Projection Lighting on Cinderella’s Castle for Beacons of Magic
  • A new scene from Pixar’s Coco is coming to Mickey’s PhilharMagic! This Un Poco Loco segment features a fun Latin beat and gets Donald into even more trouble along the way!
  • Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade for the 50th Anniversary
  • As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration, Mickey and friends, dressed in their anniversary best are aboard a 50th-anniversary float decorated to the nines! You can see the Fab 8 Characters that will be seen across the parks, which include Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald, Daisy, Chip, and Dale.

EPCOT 50th Anniversary Pylons

Epcot

“Lights shine from within Spaceship Earth’s reflective panels as stardust emerges to symbolize beacons of possibility and optimism.”

EPCOT has been under construction forever! On the fast track to becoming even more grand and miraculous by its own anniversary in 2022, EPCOT recently got updated with a new Epcot Leave a Legacy Wall and new glass pylons at the front entrance. The 50th Anniversary at EPCOT promises to be celebrated with even more light, sparkles, and magic! Now separated into 4 neighborhoods reflected on the 50th Anniversary Map, EPCOT consists of World Celebration, World Nature, World Discovery  and World Showcase.

Other improvements to EPCOT Park for the 50th Anniversary include the following. 

  • Space 220 Restaurant near Mission Space has opened. This signature dining experience brigs guests into space, complete with views of the galaxy.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Rollercoaster opens in 2022, inside the Wonders of Xander Building, featuring a pre-show experience that highlights the technology and wonders of the universe.
  • Moana’s Journey of Water is a natural space that brings together water features in a lush island landscape.
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is new to the France pavilion and offers a family-friendly dark, trackless ride, as Remy tries to make his escape from a busy kitchen.
  • La Creperie de Paris offers a Prix Fixe menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that features sweet and savory crepes. Found in the classic streets of Paris area near Remy’s fountain, this dining experience is a must-do. Check out the La Creperie de Paris Menu.
  • Harmonious Nighttime Spectacular has debuted at EPCOT and takes the stage on the water, complete with a variety of memorable Disney songs celebrating our shared journey across all cultures.
  • New Projection Lighting on Spaceship Earth for Beacons of Magic

Disney's Hollywood Studios 50th anniversary Celebrations

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

“The iconic Hollywood Tower Hotel glitters with EARidescence, evoking the glimmer and shimmer of the golden age of imagination and adventure.”

Promising amazing digital shows on the Tower of Terror, complete with sparkles and more magic, we can’t wait to see how this show transforms from day to night. Hollywood Studios may be covered in all things Star Wars but Toy Story Land still has some things in the works. 

Other improvements to Hollywood Studios Park for the 50th Anniversary include the following. 

  • Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant is set to debut in Hollywood Studios’ Toy Story Land in 2022. This rodeo-themed table service restaurant hails from Andy’s Rodeo playset and features an American bbq cuisine. Both Woody and Jessie are set to be part of this experience.
  • Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser is Disney’s Immersion Resort featuring a 2-night, 3-day experience for Star Wars fans. Complete with missions, meetings, and more to help guests stay ahead of the First Order. This is an all-inclusive experience package that includes a resort stay, a ticket to Hollywood Studios, select meals, and more. Boarding begins March 1, 2022.
  • New Projection Lighting on Hollywood Hotel Tower of Terror for Beacons of Magic 

Animal Kingdom 50th Anniversary Plans

Walt Disney World in 2022 50th anniversary

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

“A warm and glorious light emanates from the Tree of Life, as enchanted fireflies gather to call forth the magic of nature.”

The Tree of Life will be on full display in all of its warm glow glory, complete with firefly lights. From little doses of magic like this to other spectacular scenes through the park, Animal Kingdom will be showing us some natural magic courtesy of all things in nature. 

Other improvements to Animal Kingdom Park for the 50th Anniversary include the following. 

  • Disney KiteTales: This daytime show features 3-D kites flying through the air. At 30 feet long, some are shaped like our favorite Disney Characters including Simba, Zazu, Baloo, and King Louie. Open October 1, 2021.
  • New Projection Lighting on the Tree of Life for Beacons of Magic

Disney Plans for the 50th at Resorts

Disney Resort Plans for the 50th Anniversary

Celebration at the Top- California Grill 50th Anniversary Flavors and Fireworks

In addition to being able to see the Magic Kingdom Fireworks show from the balcony of Disney’s Contemporary Resort California Grill Restaurant, you can also book a special evening of flavors and fun! Check out the 50th anniversary California Grill Menu. Available for a limited time, this special experience offers a throwback to the original 1971 menu when the resort and restaurant opened. This experience costs $89 per adult and $39 per child and reservations are required. Check out all the details for California Grill’s 50th Anniversary Dining Experience. 

Steakhouse 71 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Replacing The Wave, this restaurant is inspired by the ’70s with streamlined modern contemporary decor, and hints of Florida, Orange Bird, and fine lines. Serving up steakhouse specialties with kids and plant-based options too. 

Walt Disney world's 50th Anniversary Plans

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Snacks 

Walt Disney World is releasing 150 NEW SNACKS for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. With 18 months of celebrations, there are sure to be tons of savory and sweet treats on the way! We’ll be tracking them here. These are the 50th Anniversary Disney Snacks released so far. 

50th Anniversary Snacks at Animal Kingdom

50th Anniversary Snacks in Animal Kingdom

Creature Comforts | Discovery Island

  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Cupcake – Lemon cake, lemon chiffon filling, and vanilla frosting with celebration sprinkles, splatter-coated chocolate Mickey, and a gold-dusted 50th anniversary medallion
  • 50th Celebration Mickey Mousse Dome Cake – Chocolate brownie base with gold-dusted chocolate sprinkles, and birthday cake-flavored mousse with gold-dusted Mickey ears and a gold-dusted 50th anniversary medallion
  • Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Bun – A larger-than-life cinnamon bun in the shape of Mickey Mouse featuring royal blue icing

Dawa Bar

  • Firefly Margarita – Casamigos Reposado Tequila, Ancho Reyes Liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup, pineapple juice

Dino-Bite Snacks | DinoLand USA

  • 50th Celebration Ice Cream Sandwich – Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between 2 house-made double chocolate chip cookies with celebration sprinkles and a 50th anniversary medallion

Dino Diner | DinoLand USA

  • Corn Chip Pie with Walt’s Chili – Corn chips covered in Walt’s favorite chili, cheddar, sour cream, and green onions
  • Walt’s Chili on a Cheese Dog – A hot dog served on a warm bun topped with Walt’s favorite chili and cheddar sauce

Drinkwallah | Asia

  • Hand-dipped 50th Celebration Mickey Premium Bar – Our classic Nestlé Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar dipped in blue raspberry-flavored coating with celebration sprinkles and a little bit of pixie dust

Flame Tree Barbecue | Discovery Island

  • EARidescent Firefly (non-alcoholic beverage) – Pineapple juice, POWERADE Mountain Berry Blast, topped with a splash of Sprite, and garnished with pineapple “ears” and a glow cube for an additional fee
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Cupcake
  • Smoked Meatloaf Platter – Barbecue-glazed house-smoked meatloaf served with garlic bread, french fries, baked beans, and coleslaw

Isle of Java | Asia

  • Birthday Blueberry Muffin – House-made blueberry muffin with a surprise addition of colorful sprinkles to celebrate 50 years of magic

Nomad Lounge | Discovery Island

  • Firefly Margarita – Casamigos Reposado Tequila, Ancho Reyes Liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup, pineapple juice
  • 50th Celebration Chili Dog – Grilled sausage, venison chili, pickles

Pizzafari | Discovery Island

  • EARidescent Firefly

Restaurantosaurus | DinoLand USA

  • Cheese Fries with Walt’s Chili – Crispy fries topped with Walt’s favorite chili and cheddar sauce
  • Walt’s Favorite Chili on Foot-long Hot Dog – A foot-long hot dog served on a warm bun topped with Walt’s favorite chili and cheddar sauce
  • Walt’s Main Street Fried Chicken Sandwich – Crispy fried chicken breast on a warm brioche bun finished with pickles, lettuce, tomato, and roasted garlic aïoli.
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Milk Shake – Vanilla milkshake with strawberry syrup, a buttercream rim, whipped cream topping, and a sugar cookie coated with delicious, crunchy bits of fruit-flaked cereal
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Cupcake

Restaurantosaurus | DinoLand USA

  • Firefly Appletini – Stolichnaya Vodka, DeKuyper Pucker Sour Apple Liqueur, sweet-and-sour, and lime juice, served with a glow cube

Tamu Tamu Refreshments

  • Scar’s Lair – DOLE Whip featuring sour apple-flavored syrup
  • Lion’s Lair – DOLE Whip featuring sour apple-flavored syrup and Parrot Bay Coconut Rum (contains alcohol)
  • Birthday Blueberry Muffin
  • Colossal Mickey Cinnamon Bun

Thirsty River Bar | Asia

  • Firefly Margarita

Tiffins | Discovery Island

  • 50th Celebration Chocolate Gâteaux – Almond praline, white chocolate crémeux, ganache, and chocolate-South African cream liqueur sauce
  • 50th Celebration Braai-spiced Veal – Mushroom ragout, truffle polenta, seasonal vegetables, black garlic puree, veal demi-glace
  • 50th Celebration Honey Chili-glazed Pork Belly – Honey-chili glazed pork belly, chorizo, and biscuit, 63-degree egg, tasso gravy

Trilo-Bites | DinoLand USA

  • 50th Anniversary Golden Margarita – Sparkling golden salt dresses this anniversary margarita of Jose Cuervo, Grand Marnier, sweet-and-sour, and lime juice

Hollywood Studios Snacks for the 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary Snacks in Hollywood Studios

Backlot Express and Fairfax Fare 

  • Glimmer and Shimmer Blondie – Gooey toffee and toasted coconut blondie with salted caramel buttercream and festive gold nuggets

Epic Eats | Echo Lake

  • Glimmer and Shimmer Funnel Cake – Funnel cake with cookies ‘n cream and soft-serve vanilla ice cream topped with golden cookies and sprinkles

Trolley Car Café | Hollywood Boulevard

  • Glimmer and Shimmer Pineapple Mousse – Golden pineapple mousse on a toasted coconut crisp with caramel cream and matcha sponge cake
  • Pumpkin Mousse – Milk chocolate-chai mousse filled with pumpkin bread set atop a chocolate shortbread cookie and vanilla buttercream

The Hollywood Brown Derby | Hollywood Boulevard

  • Filet Mignon with Walt’s Hash – Grilled filet mignon atop Walt Disney’s roast beef hash with red wine jus served Walt’s way with a fried egg on top
  • 50th Celebration Baked Alaska – Layers of strawberry-basil sorbet, vanilla gelato, and sponge cake coated in toasted meringue and caramelized brownie bites

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge, Oasis Canteen, Sunshine Day Bar, Animation Bar

  • Shimmer over the Moon – Ole Smokey apple pie moonshine, amaretto, falernum, pineapple juice, and club soda served with a souvenir glow cube

ABC Commissary | Commissary Lane

  • Chocolate Mousse – Raspberry-dark chocolate mousse, chocolate-almond cake, and a layer of hazelnut crunch and whipped chocolate-hazelnut cheesecake
  • Caramel Apple Tart – Spiced caramel-cheesecake mousse, apple-dusted in gold, and served atop a cinnamon-apple tart

Apple Tart at ABC Commisary

Rosie’s All-American Café | Sunset Boulevard

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios 50th Celebration Sandwich Cookie – Celebrating the 50th anniversary with a pretzel shortbread cookie sandwiched with strawberry jam and peanut butter-chocolate fudge

Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary Snacks at Walt Disney World

50th Anniversary Snacks in Magic Kingdom

Aloha Isle | Adventureland

  • Tropical Serenade – Passion-orange-guava juice, coconut soft-serve, pineapple upside-down cake pop
  • Showtime With Jose – Mango and vanilla soft-serve swirled with pineapple float garnished with a blue feather
  • Fifi, Gigi, Mimi – Pineapple, vanilla, and orange bundt cakes stacked and filled with DOLE Whip pineapple

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies | Tomorrowland

  • Uncle Orville Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow Sundae – Chocolate and vanilla soft-serve, brownie pieces, hot fudge, and whipped cream topped with red, white, and blue sprinkles served in a “bathtub”

Be Our Guest Restaurant | Fantasyland

  • Squids Revenge Drink – A michelada with a salted rim and garnished with charred octopus and cucumber.
  • The Nautilus (non-alcoholic) – A blue raspberry slushy with Swedish Fish and a special 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea glow cube
  • Captain Nemo Octopus – Seaweed salad, cucumber, pickled beets, hearts of palm, tapioca crackers, beets mousse, and carrot-ginger silk
  • Ned Land Sea Cake – Lemon and strawberry shell cake, pistachio microwave cake, chocolate rocks, grey stuff, and Swedish Fish

Casey’s Corner | Main Street USA

  • Pressed Penny Silk Pie – Chocolate tart shell, silky chocolate filling, sweet whipped cream, and a chocolate-pressed penny
  • 50th Celebration Hot Dog – All-beef hot dog topped with strawberry bacon jam, crisp funnel cake pieces, and powdered sugar
  • 1971 Meal – Chili-cheese all beef hot dog, french fries, fountain beverage, and 50th cake pop

Cheshire Café | Fantasyland

  • All Mixed Up (non-alcoholic) – Strawberry tea topped with whipped cream and sprinkles
  • Not-Too-Late Tea (non-alcoholic) – Wild berry tea topped with whipped cream and a chocolate clock

Churro Carts

  • Dumbo Churros – Churros rolled in peanut dust and served with chocolate dipping sauce in a Dumbo-themed churro bag
  • Royal 50th Churro – Churros rolled in strawberry sugar, drizzled with marshmallow cream, and shimmer sprinkles served with chocolate dipping sauce

Cinderella’s Royal Table | Cinderella’s Castle

  • Royal 50th Celebration Flight – Flight of Enchantée Champagne – a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunière (Enchantée Champagne is sold exclusively at the Walt Disney World Resort)
  • Sword in the Sweet – Cookies ‘n cream cheesecake mousse with chocolate cookie crumble topped with crispy pearls and a cookie sword
  • The Lost Slipper – Mini slipper tucked inside a chocolate dome, white cremeux pearls, and hot caramel
  • Magic Carpet Ride – Spiced-crusted pork tenderloin and pork belly with curry potatoes, glazed rainbow carrots, and a peppercorn flying carpet
  • Royal Coach – Truffled egg custard, crème fraîche, potatoes

Magic Kingdom Snacks for the 50th Anniversary

Columbia Harbor House | Liberty Square

  • Happy Haunts Milkshake – Blackberry milkshake topped with a purple chocolate-glazed doughnut covered with black sprinkles
  • Spoon for One More – Black sourdough bread bowl with New England clam chowder
  • Sea Captain Catch – Fish topped with slaw and tartar sauce
  • The Doom Burger – Plant-based crab cake sandwich topped with red onion and slaw
  • Hail to the Leaf! – Mixed greens with apples, cheddar, dried cranberries, and apple vinaigrette topped with chicken strips

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café | Tomorrowland

  • Mission to Mars – Burger topped with bacon and macaroni & cheese served on a bun dusted with crushed cheese-flavored puffs
  • Burger to the Moon
  • 1971 Meal – Barbecue chicken sandwich, chili-cheese fries, fountain beverage, and 50th cake pop
  • Walt’s Chili-Cheese Fries
  • Walt’s Chili-Cheese Dog

The Crystal Palace | Main Street USA

  • Walt’s Favorites on the Buffet – Chicken fried steak, New York strip steak, pork chops, and more!
  • Dessert Sampler – apple cobbler with crème anglaise, lemon meringue tart, chocolate silk cupcake, butterscotch pudding with caramel popcorn

Friar’s Nook | Fantasyland

  • The Toad Burger – Brat burger served on a bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle, and American cheese
  • Mr. Toad Dome Cake – Peanut cake, chocolate-peanut butter mousse, and salted caramel
  • The Wild Ride – Frozen sour apple, blue raspberry, and apple slushy topped with a black licorice wheel

Gaston’s Tavern | Fantasyland

  • Mickey Mouse Dome Cake – Spiced chocolate dome cake filled with crème brûlée, chocolate-glazed with Mickey ears and the 50th castle logo

Golden Oak Outpost | Adventureland

Wendell’s Bear Claw – Traditional bear claw dipped in chocolate sauce and sprinkled with hazelnuts

Pecos Bill Widow Maker Sandwich – Spicy fried chicken sandwich with maple mustard slaw topped with a bacon skewer

 

Snacks at Magic Kingdom for the 50th anniversary

Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen | Adventureland

  • Veranda Fried Rice – Spicy chili-garlic shrimp served over pork fried rice with eggs and peas (from the original Verandah Restaurant menu)
  • Senegal Sal’s Short Rib – Berber-spiced short rib, sweet potato silk, cucumber, and root vegetable slaw
  • Adventureland Colada – DOLE Whip pineapple blended with coconut cream and passion fruit
  • Veranda Shandy – Blue Moon Draft with chipotle and pineapple juice garnished with a pineapple wedge
  • Tropical Sangria – White wine blended with tropical juices and a touch of ginger

Liberty Tree Tavern | Liberty Square

  • Spirit of ’76 Cider Shandy – Sam Adams Lager topped with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Hard Cider (contains alcohol)
  • Liberty Sangria – Red wine with hints of apple and spice (contains alcohol)
  • I Cannot Tell a Lie (non-alcoholic) – Vanilla and cherry shake garnished with a brown sugar-graham cracker rim
  • Tavern Punch (non-alcoholic) – Frozen DOLE Whip Lemon and Sprite
  • Pennsylvania Pot Roast – Our famous pot roast with mushrooms, pearl onions, and carrot in a rich gravy

The Lunching Pad | Tomorrowland

  • If You Had Wings – Caribbean jerk chicken tenders with “just enough spice to take flight”
  • Walt’s Chili-Cheese Dog

Main Street Confectionery | Main Street USA

50th Anniversary Popcorn ( pre-packaged) 

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café | Frontierland

  • The Big Al – Double bacon cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and barbecue sauce
  • 1971 Meal – Beef nachos, side of yellow rice, fountain beverage, and 50th cake pop
  • Bear Tracks Slush – Barq’s root beer and vanilla slushy topped with whipped cream, chocolate, and peanut butter pieces
  • EARidescent Nugget Churro

Pinocchio Village Haus | Fantasyland

  • Black Forest Cheesecake – Black forest cheesecake with cherry compote, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings
  • 1971 Meal – All-meat flatbread, garlic knots, fountain beverage, and 50th cake pop
  • Korean Short Rib Flatbread – Korean barbecue, shredded beef, mozzarella, and red cabbage slaw drizzled with spicy ginger mayonnaise

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor | Main Street USA

  • The Banana Boom – Traditional banana split topped with popping candy and a candied shooting star

Plaza Restaurant | Main Street USA

  • Cheers to 50 Years! – Chocolate and vanilla ice cream, brownies, cupcakes, cookie crumbles, pretzel rods, and hot fudge topped with whipped cream, EARidescent sugar, and a Mickey pretzel drizzled with caramel and chocolate icing (serves 4-6)
  • Marceline Mudslide – Blend of Breckenridge Vanilla Porter Beer with vanilla ice cream, garnished with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and crispy chocolate pearls (contains alcohol)
  • Omnibus Sundae – Chocolate and vanilla ice cream topped with hot fudge, raspberry sauce, chocolate sauce, candied walnuts, whipped cream, and a cherry
  • Monte Cristo Sandwich – Deep-fried in funnel cake batter with bacon, roasted turkey, and provolone sprinkled with EARidescent and powdered sugar served with a side of strawberry jam

Sleepy Hollow | Liberty Square

  • The Doom Berry – Blackberry and ginger beer

Storybook Treats | Fantasyland

  • Heigh-Ho Sundae! – Chocolate soft-serve, hot fudge, graham cracker pieces, chocolate gems, and whipped cream
  • Snow White – DOLE Whip lemon, blue cone, chocolate bird, and sugar bow

Sunshine Tree Terrace | Adventureland

  • Sparkling Sunshine – Sparkling apple cider with orange cream soft-serve rimmed with EARidescent sugar

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant | Main Street USA

  • Five Alarm Wings – Wings tossed in a sweet-and-spicy heat served with ranch dressing for dipping
  • Volunteers Needed (non-alcoholic) – Glass of ice topped with pink cotton candy and served with a sidecar of Minute Maid Lemonade to douse the cotton candy fire
  • Firehouse Doughnuts – Ricotta donuts tossed in cinnamon sugar and EARidescent sugar served with a strawberry sauce
  • Engine Co. 71 Smoking Pork Belly – Italian-spiced pork belly with asparagus, cremini mushrooms, pickled yellow and red beets, and manchego

Tortuga Tavern | Adventureland

  • Veranda Teriyaki Burger – with red onion and pineapple
  • Veranda Chicken Tenders – Chicken tenders tossed in a sweet orange soy glaze topped with green onions
  • Mission to Mars Burger | Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café in Magic Kingdom

EPCOT 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Snacks

50th Anniversary Snacks at EPCOT

Coral Reef Restaurant | World Nature

  • Key Lime Tart with toasted meringue, EARidescent shimmer, sprinkles, and chocolate garnish

The EPCOT Experience | World Discovery Odyssey Building

  • EARidescent Croissant Doughnut – Croissant doughnut with blue icing and sprinkles

Le Cellier Steakhouse | World Showcase Canada

  • Chocolate Mousse Bar – Dark chocolate mousse, caramel cookie pieces, milk chocolate shell, and chocolate shortbread cookie

Nine Dragons Restaurant | World Showcase China

  • Boba Blue Magic – House-made butterfly pea flower ice cream and blue lychee jelly topped with creamy milk cap, blueberry popping boba, crunchy toffee, and a fortune cookie

Sunshine Seasons | World Nature The Land Building

  • Mini Chocolate Bundt Cake – Mini chocolate Bundt cake with chocolate ganache, sprinkles, and icing dusted with EARidescent shimmer and chocolate 50th-anniversary garnish
  • Lemon Chiffon – Lemmon chiffon cake with blueberry mousse

Teppan Edo | World Showcase Japan

Yuzu Mousse Cake – Yuza mousse cake with kinako crumbs adorned with gold flakes, matcha cream, chocolate rocks, and sparkling yuzu sauce

Tutto Italia Ristorante and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria | World Showcase Italy

Panna Cotta – Vanilla and blueberry panna cotta, white chocolate, and gold dust

Via Napoli Ristorante, Via Napoli Donkey Cart, Gelateria Toscana | World Showcase Italy

  • 7-Layer Cake – Blue-and-white 7-layer cake topped with chocolate ganache and gold dust
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante and La Hacienda de San Angel
  • 50th Anniversary Dessert – A festively decorated chocolate pyramid filled with Mexican chocolate mousse and toffee served atop a traditional Tres Leches cake and accompanied by ice cream—perfect for sharing

50th Anniversary Snacks at Disney’s Blizzard Beach

  • EARidescent Ice Dream Cone at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

50th Anniversary Snacks at Disney Springs

50th Anniversary Snacks at Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie

  • 50th Celebration Petit Cake – Vanilla chiffon cake with celebration blue mousse, blueberry jam, and lemon curd

The Ganachery

  • 50th Celebration Chocolate Bundle:
  • 50th Celebration Ganache Chocolate Bar – Milk chocolate combined with caramel and crispies for a playful crunch
  • 50th Celebration Ganache Square – Celebration cake ganache mixed with sprinkles, enrobed in 65% dark chocolate, and decorated with a shimmering castle design

Frontera Cocina

  • Chocolate Pigñata – Chocolate shell filled with cajeta mousse, tender cake (infused with whiskey & vanilla), crumble of chipotle bacon, candied orange, and Maria cookies. Yes, there’s a mallet to break your piñata!  Serves two.

The BOATHOUSE

  • Sweet Nostalgia Pineapple Upside-Down Cake – Pineapple upside-down cake with  caramel glazed with Chantilly cream

Terralina Crafted Italian

  • Whimsical White Chocolate Mousse –White chocolate mousse with salted caramel and cotton candy

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

  • Caramel Banana Chocolate Sphere – Dark chocolate sphere, vanilla pudding, banana caramel compote, gold dust, and chocolate pearls

50th Anniversary Snacks at Disney Resorts

50th Anniversary Snacks at Disney Resorts

Art of Animation Resort, Pop Century Resort, All-Star Music Resort, All-Star Movies

  • 50th Anniversary Dessert – Raspberry cheesecake with a rose-gold champagne-infused glaze on an almond cookie (gluten friendly)
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Macaron
  • Walt Disney’s Favorite Chili in a Bread Boule – Hearty meat-and-bean chili inspired by Walt Disney’s favorite chili served in a bread boule with cheddar cheese

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

The Mara

  • Chocolate Mousse with a cardamom financier

Sanaa

  • African triple-chocolate mousse – Dark chocolate from Ghana, milk chocolate from Madagascar, blond chocolate from France, chocolate-almond biscuit and strawberries

Centertown Market, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • 50th Anniversary Dessert – Raspberry cheesecake with a rose-gold champagne-infused glaze on an almond cookie (gluten friendly)

California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • 50th Celebration Soufflé – Grand Marnier Soufflé and Grand Marnier-scented crème anglaise

Contempo Café, Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • 50th Anniversary Peanut Butter-Banana Pie – Sweet tart shell filled with peanut butter mousse and banana sauce topped with chocolate glaze and chocolate décor
  • 50th Anniversary German Chocolate Cupcake – Chocolate cupcake filled with german chocolate frosting topped with buttercream, chocolate Disney’s Contemporary Resort 50th anniversary piece and a white chocolate curl

Steakhouse 71, Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Florida Seasonal Fish en Papilote – Florida seasonal fish, shrimp, fried potato, asparagus, baby carrot and lemon buerre blanc (contains alcohol)

Toledo–Tapas, Steak, and Seafood, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • Braised Lamb Shank with olive oil-potato purée, rosemary-roasted garlic gravy, huckleberry jam, and English peas
  • 50th Anniversary Dessert – Almond cheesecake—Marcona almond, lemon curd, pistachio sponge, meringue, cherry gelée and fresh raspberries

P&J’s Southern Takeout, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds

  • Fried Chicken 8-Piece Meal – Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese
  • Campfire S’more Cupcake – Graham cracker cupcake with chocolate mousse-Italian meringue
  • Chicken Dinner Cupcake Trio
  • Fried chicken-apple fritter, apple pie moonshine filling, and vanilla buttercream ​
  • Peas and carrots-strawberry moonshine custard, white chocolate frosting, and  M&M’S Mini “peas” ​
  • Mock mashed potato-SNICKERS mousse cupcake, caramel buttercream, and STARBURST “butter”

Disney Resorts 50th Anniversary Snacks

Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort & Spa

Grand Floridan Cafe

  • 50th Anniversary Vintage Minnie’s Brown Betty Profiterole – Crunchy-topped cream puff filled with one of Walt’s favorite flavors of cinnamon-spiced apples and Chantilly cream
  • Buttermilk-fried Chicken – Hand-breaded fried chicken with mashed potatoes and warm bacon vinaigrette

Gasparilla Island Grill, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • 50th Anniversary Mickey EARidescent Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake filled with lemon curd topped with blueberry mousse and enrobed in an EARidescent glaze

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Good’s Food to Go

  • 50th Celebration Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake, blackberry sauce, white chocolate surprise, white chocolate mousse, vanilla buttercream and festive décor
  • Crème Brulee Éclair – Crème brûlée custard, sugar crust and caramel ganache with a milk chocolate disc

Olivia’s Cafe

  • Spam-Cheddar Biscuits with white gravy and drizzled with honey
  • Caramel Apple Tart – Ginger-sugar dough, caramel blondie, Riesling-poached apples, brown butter ice cream and caramel apple sauce (contains alcohol)

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Capt. Cook’s

  • 50th Celebration Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake with DOLE Whip pineapple center, tropical fruit salsa, and pineapple macaron
  • Walt’s Favorite 1958 Chili – Classic chili with beef, chili pepper and pink beans served with shredded cheese and crackers
  • Wonderful World of Roast Beef Hash – Hearty hash of roast beef, potatoes, and onion with a fried egg nestled on top to make it just the way Walt would have it

Kona Island

  • Cinnamon Cupcake – Apple filling and cream cheese icing, tropical fruit salsa, and a mickey macaron
  • Wonderful World of Roast Beef Hash
  • Chocolate Dome – White and dark chocolate mousse dome with a graham cracker crust and blue Mickey spirals
  • Lemon Tart – Lemon curd in a sablé tart shell with toasted meringue and fresh berries

Kona Café

  • Chocolate Dome – White and dark chocolate mousse dome with a graham cracker crust and blue Mickey spirals
  • Lemon Tart – Lemon curd in a sablé tart shell with toasted meringue and fresh berries

Polynesian Lanai

  • 50th Celebration DOLE Whip Lime
  • 50th Celebration DOLE Whip Pineapple

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Le Petit Café

  • 50th Celebration Cupcake – Vanilla cupcake, cake-flavored mousse, and caramel-buttercream icing garnished with crisp pearls, 50th anniversary sprinkles, and a whimsical gold Mickey

Primo Piatto

  • Classic Teramisù – Espresso and Italian liqueur-soaked lady fingers with a light mascarpone cream, dusted with cocoa powder and topped with a chocolate 50th anniversary stamp

Topolino’s Terrace

  • Vanilla and Citrus Crème Brûlée – Morello cherry compote, strawberry foam, sugared beignets, chocolate meringues and a 50th anniversary chocolate stamp

The Artist’s Palette, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • Lemon Meringue – Graham cracker crust, lemon curd, honey-swiss meringue and fondant décor
  • 50th Celebration Cupcake – Blackberry sauce, white chocolate surprise, white chocolate mousse, vanilla buttercream and festive décor
  • Crème Brulee Éclair – Crème brûlée custard, sugar crust and caramel ganache with a milk chocolate disc

Disney Resort Snacks for the 50th Anniversary

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Roaring Fork

  • Petit Stump Cake ​– Chocolate cake with birthday cake buttercream filling surrounded by chocolate “bark” fondant topped with 50th anniversary chocolate coin

Geyser Point Bar & Grill

  • Lemon Meringue Pie – House-made tart shell and lemon curd with a toasted meringue

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Ale & Compass Restaurant

  • Enchanted Forest Cake – Black forest cake with mascarpone mousse, sour cherry center, meringues, and a milk chocolate crunch

The Market at Ale & Compass

  • 50th Celebration Tart – Birthday cake mousse dome on top of a milk chocolate mousse-filled vanilla tart shell with mini chocolate crisp pearls, buttercream, fondant, and chocolate décor

Yachtsman Steakhouse

  • Celebrating Layers of Magic – Rich chocolate cake with layers of caramel and espresso mousse between chocolate chiffon and a salted caramel crunch, chocolate ganache, cassis cake and cream, cocoa nib tuile and a coconut-cassis sauce

50th Anniversary Snacks at Disney’s BoardWalk

Disney’s BoardWalk Bakery

  • 50th Celebration Cupcake with marshmallow cream and gold crisp

Trattoria al Forno

  • Chocolate Semolina Cake – Brachetto cream, candied almonds, berries and meringue kisses

Disney Snacks for the 50th Anniversary or Walt Disney World

Across Walt Disney World Resort, at select locations

  • EARidescent Sip-a-bration (Non-Alcoholic Beverage) – Minute Maid Premium Lemonade and fruity strawberry punch served in a souvenir 50th Celebration Cup with a surprise Character and a little bit of magic!
  • Magical Beacon Cocktail – Gin, blue curaçao, Minute Maid Premium Lemonade, orgeat (almond) syrup, lemon, hibiscus grenadine, and a souvenir glow cube
  • Nestle Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar has a festive new wrapper showcasing Mickey in his EARidescent finest!

Joffrey’s 50th Anniversary Coffees at Walt Disney World

Joffrey’s Animal Kingdom 50th Anniversary Drink

  • Golden Savannah. A frozen matcha frappe topped with whipped cream and EARidscent green and gold sprinkles.

Joffrey’s EPCOT 50th Anniversary Drink

  •  Golden Stardust. A creamy wild berry açaí frappe topped with whipped cream and EARidscent blue and gold sprinkles.

Joffrey’s Hollywood Studios 50th Anniversary Drink

  • Golden Age. A creamy passion fruit frappe topped with whipped cream and EARidscent yellow and gold sprinkles.

Joffrey’s Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary Drink

  • Golden Shooting Star. A creamy strawberry frappe topped with whipped cream and EARidscent pink and gold sprinkles.

Keep an eye out for more 50th Anniversary novelties like popcorn buckets, mugs, and sippers.

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary FAQ 

When Walt Disney World opened on October 1, 1971, it was no small task. If you’ve ever watched the Pre-Opening Report from Disneyland Documentary on Disney Plus you know just the amount of work needed to create a theme park. But imagine Walt Disney World, which is 51 times ( at 43 square miles of land) the size of Disneyland ( at only 500 acres), lasting and thriving for 50 years. How exciting that somehow The Most Magical Place on Earth has withstood the test of time and is still here for us to enjoy! And the park is still growing, learning, and changing. Walt Disney would be so proud. 

Everything Planned for Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary 2021

What is The World’s Most Magical Celebration at Disney World in 2021?

Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary is known as The World’s Most Magical Celebration. The official birthday of the park is October 1, 1971, but this birthday party typically lasts 18 months. The World’s Most Magical Celebration pulls together new experiences, new rides, new shows, new resorts, new merchandise, and a slew of offerings specific to the anniversary.

2021 also marks Magic Kingdom’s 50th Anniversary, which is why we’re seeing so much emphasis on the completion of TRON and the upgrades across Magic Kingdom park in anticipation of the event. Also celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2021 are The Contemporary Resort,  Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds, and The Polynesian Village Resort. 

How Long will the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Last?

18 months. Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary runs from October 1, 2021 to March 2023. 

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What Changes Have Been Made at Walt Disney World for the 50th Anniversary?

So many changes have happened at Walt Disney World over the last few years. Thankfully we have been keeping track of all the Changes at Walt Disney World for the 50th Anniversary.  Here are some of the BIGGER projects across the parks that have been completed and are being completed in anticipation of Disney Worlds Most Magical Celebration.

Will the Disney Park Pass Reservations still be Required for the 50th Anniversary?

Yes. Disney Park Pass reservations have been rumored to be a new component of Disney Vacation Planning through 2023.  

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Logo Disney 2021

What is Happening for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary?

Along with all the changes in entertainment, rides, restaurants, and services, we also get a new Logo and an Event Name. “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” will be complete with 50th Anniversary Disney Snacks, Merchandise, and temporary events across the parks. 

  • Exclusive Merchandise including new Disney Pins, MagicBands, Jerseys, Mickey Ears, and Annual Passholder Merchandise. 
  • Specialty Disney Snacks across all 4 Disney Parks. Check out the list of 150 New Snacks and Menu Items for the 50th Anniversary.
  • A Television Special
  • A D23 event to commemorate the event
  • Disney Legends appearances
  • Special events 

When’s the Best Time to go to Walt Disney World for the 50th Anniversary?

Following the historical crowd levels for Walt Disney World anniversaries we’d say your best bet is to Plan a 2022 Disney Vacation after the initial crowds have lessened. If you’re looking for the Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World during the 50th Anniversary celebrations here are our recommendations.

  • January- February,
  • First week of March,
  • Third week of September,
  • Mid-October to the
  • Week before Thanksgiving.

Any of these times in 2022 would probably be the best times to visit.

And in 2023 we’d say January and February are the best times to visit Walt Disney World. If you’re looking to visit Disney World on a budget be sure to check out the Cheapest and Most Expensive Times to visit Walt Disney World.

 

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