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Disney’s 50th anniversary transformation of Orlando International Airport is gone

Orlando International Airport has removed Disney World 50th anniversary celebratory decorations that were installed in the terminal train stations last fall.

orlando international airport disney world 50th anniversary

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In September 2021, Disney Parks Blog announced the transformation of passenger areas at Orlando International Airport (MCO). The “Disney-fication” of the airport featured some of the character replicas from the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection, which was installed throughout the four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort.

There was also a photo opportunity with a giant golden teacup at the airport, inspired by the Guest-favorite attraction, Mad Tea Party in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.

orlando international airport disney world 50th anniversary

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Travelers could also see EARidescent light patterns projected along the walkways through the airport terminal in the East Hall near the Magic of Disney Store. There was also a 36-foot-long video screen that featured the magical, fantastical EARidescence of the Beacons of Magic at Magic Kingdom (Cinderella Castle), EPCOT (Spaceship Earth), Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Twilight Zone Tower of Terror), and at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (the Tree of Life).

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When Disney first announced the magical makeover of Orlando International Airport, a date was also given for the removal of those decorations: March 2022. And though it seemed like such a long way away when announced in September, the time has now come for the removal of the magical installations.

Orlando International Airport (MCO) announced the beginning of the removal of the Disney decor on the airport Facebook page and on the airport’s Twitter account.

orlando international airport disney world 50th anniversary

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“The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration decorations throughout our airport will start being removed tonight,” read a Facebook post late last week. “If you’re traveling through, make sure to grab some pics of your favorite pals here before they say ‘Bibbidi Bobbidi Bye!’ Though the decorations are going away, the magic is still going strong, the celebration continues and the unforgettable stories are just beginning.”

orlando international airport disney world 50th anniversary

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Though the transformation at Orlando International Airport is gone, the celebration of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary–the World’s Most Magical Celebration–continues! The party will last 18 months, meaning there’s still plenty of time to get in on the festivities if you haven’t visited Disney World for the 50th yet!

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