- D23 has announced today that the fall issue of Disney twenty-three will be celebrating Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary with over 20 pages dedicated to the resort.
- D23 Gold Members can check out a deep dive into the festivities in store for Guests during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”
- Other 50th celebration stories include a look at the new EPCOT nighttime spectacular, Harmonious, a “bonus” chapter from the upcoming book A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of the Most Magical Place on Earth, looking at entertainment through the years, and a look at classic park collectibles.
Also included in the Fall issue:
- Previews of Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings and Eternals.
- A look at the Disney+ series Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. with star Peyton Elizabeth Lee.
- A preview of Halloween-themed programming coming to Disney+, including LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales, and Muppets Haunted Mansion.
- A preview of the new animated film Ron’s Gone Wrong.
- A celebration of Tokyo DisneySea’s 20th anniversary and a look at what’s coming.
- Disney Theatrical Productions’ Thomas Schumacher and Feld Entertainment’s Kenneth Feld look back at 40 dazzling years of Disney on Ice—and share their vision for the future.
- Regular features including By the Numbers, Character Analysis, and Ask the Walt Disney Archives
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.