Disney has shared a first look at what Guests can expect when traveling through Orlando International Airport (MCO) in celebration of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.
- Disney Parks Blog has shared a first look at an art installation going in the terminal train stations at Orlando International Airport, giving Guests a feel of what they can expect when heading to the Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate the 50th anniversary which begins on October 1, 2021.
- In addition to the art installation, Guests traveling through the airport will be able to check out an immersive photo opportunity with a re-creation of a Disney ride vehicle.
- Disney is also working with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) on a new Magic of Disney store location opening with the South Terminal Complex in 2022.
What They’re Saying:
- Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority: “Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World share a commitment to the Central Florida community. We proudly recognize the outstanding accomplishment of our longtime partner as they celebrate this impressive 50th Anniversary milestone. Collaborating on a commemorative presence at Florida’s busiest airport means we get to be the first moment of celebration for guests flying into Orlando to be part of the spectacular fanfare.”
Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary:
- All four parks will be decked out with special celebratory decorations, including new lighting packages on the four park icons. These “Beacons of Magic” will transform the icons every night.
- Over at Magic Kingdom, a new fireworks show, “Disney Enchantment,” will light up the sky while “Harmonious” takes place as EPCOT.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom will get into the celebration with the new show “Disney KiteTails.”
- 50 golden character sculptures will debut at all four theme parks, along with “Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade” at Magic Kingdom.
- Walt Disney World Resort announced new nametags coming for Cast Members to celebrate the 50th anniversary including those who were honored with the Walt Disney Legacy Award.
“The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” starts on October 1, 2021 at the Walt Disney World Resort and will continue to be celebrated for 18 months.