Celebrate Disney World’s 50th Anniversary by Looking Back at 30 Memorable Moments
The resort is pulling out the stops to bring new experiences to Orlando guests during an 18-month fete celebrating Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary
From a sparkling Cinderella Castle “glow-up” and “EARidescent” partywear for Mickey Mouse, Minnie and the gang to a new ride and innovative restaurant concept at EPCOT.
To help you look back, and perhaps rustle up some of those childhood memories, here are 30 incredible photos that showcase Walt Disney World’s 50-year history ahead of the anniversary.
1. Transport Yourself Back to The Happiest Place On Earth Just as the iconic plaque reads as guests pass beneath the Walt Disney World Train Station and enter the Magic Kingdom
2. Walt and Roy O. Disney Announce Plans for Walt Disney World — 1965 On Nov. 15, 1965, during a press conference in Orlando, Walt and Roy O. Disney announced their plans for Walt Disney World.
3. Dumbo the Flying Elephant Under Construction — 1971 Dumbo the Flying Elephant was one of 23 opening-day attractions in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World on Oct. 1, 1971.
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