It seems everywhere you turn, there’s buzz all about the upcoming 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of Walt Disney World, and the anticipation just keeps growing!
What’s that? You can’t make it to the parks for the kick-off to the 50th anniversary celebration? No worries! Disney’s got you covered with a heartwarming look back at 50 years of Walt Disney World with an all-new special, The Most Magical Story on Earth.
Disney World has just released the trailer for an amazing two-hour special called The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World, which is set to air on ABC on October 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET. The special will also be streamable anytime beginning October 2 on Hulu.
No other celebration could bring this many stars and legends together quite like #DisneyWorld50. @WhoopiGoldberg hosts our 20/20 special – “The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World" – premiering Oct. 1st at 8/7c on @ABC. pic.twitter.com/aoVEtI4t5F
— 20/20 (@ABC2020) September 18, 2021
The beautiful special was first announced on August 26 of this year during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.
So many stars, so much to celebrate! Imagineers, NFL players, actors, actresses, and even a Mouseketeer! Just look at the celebrities who are taking part in Disney’s Most Magical Story on Earth:
- Former Disney CEO Bob Iger
- Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner
- Actress Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins)
- Anthony Anderson
- John Stamos
- Marsai Martin
- Melissa Joan Hart
- Candace Cameron Bure
- Gary Sinise
- Kevin Feige (President, Marvel)
- Pete Docter (Chief Creative Officer, PIXAR)
- James Cameron
- George Lucas (Lucasfilm)
- Bob Weis
- Mark Kohl
- Ann Morrow Johnson
- Tom Brady
- Phil Simms
- Doug Williams
- Halle Bailey (The Little Mermaid, 2023)
- Christina Aguilera
Disney Parks Blog gave us even more insight into the two-hour special:
This special, hosted by Disney Legend Whoopi Goldberg, will take you on a journey spanning half a century and beyond at Walt Disney World in Florida. The show will also feature spectacular visuals and musical performances from Christina Aguilera and Halle Bailey in front of the legendary Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, accompanied by the renowned Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Throughout the special, you’ll see exclusive interviews with iconic actors, actresses and athletes, Walt Disney World cast members, Disney Imagineers and executives past and present who have all played their unique part in sprinkling pixie dust over “The Most Magical Place on Earth.”
Will you and your family tune in to watch the special, or do you have plans to be in the parks on October 1?