New Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Details Revealed!

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We are officially less than 50 days away from “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” where Disney will honor 50 years of magic-making at Walt Disney World. As the countdown to October 1, 2021, continues, we’ve been excited to learn more about the celebrations, including new nighttime shows coming to Magic Kingdom (“Disney Enchantment”) and EPCOT (“Harmonious”). We also know the highly anticipated attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, will open on October 1 at EPCOT. Plus, get those wallets ready as the 50th merchandise is as spectacular as ever! Now, Disney has released a few more details surrounding the 50th celebration, including a special new anthem for the anniversary and new art rendering for the highly anticipated “Beacons of Magic” coming to the four Disney Park icons.

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As shared by Disney: Platinum-selling songwriter and music producer Alana Da Fonseca answered the call to create an original anthem for the 50th Anniversary, collaborating with award-winning composer Emily Bear and singing phenom Journi on “The Magic Is Calling.” Da Fonseca’s pop music style, Bear’s soaring orchestrations, and Journi’s magical vocal performance come together to create a song that is all at once nostalgic, inspirational, and contemporary. “It’s such a tremendous honor to write something that celebrates a place that brings so much joy to so many people,” said Da Fonseca. “There’s magic all around us, and when you’re there, you are feeling it at every turn.”

“The Magic Is Calling” will connect to all four parks, as different arrangements of the song will be heard when each Walt Disney World theme Park icon transforms into a magnificent Beacon of Magic at night, beckoning all to come and celebrate. Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth, Hollywood Tower Hotel, and the Tree of Life will each shine like never before and come to life on select nights with their own unique EARidescent glow.

Throughout the 50th Anniversary Celebration, “The Magic Is Calling” will also be included in special live entertainment moments across Walt Disney World Resort. You’ll hear the anthem during Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade, featuring the “EARidescent 8” each day at Magic Kingdom Park, and listen for custom arrangements of the song performed by everyone from the Main Street, U.S.A. Philharmonic and Dapper Dans to the Discovery Island Drummers and Voices of Liberty.

Are you making plans to visit Walt Disney World during their 18-month long celebration? We’ll see you there!

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.