ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney World will begin celebrating its 50th anniversary later this year and preparations are well underway.
What You Need To Know
- Decoration for Disney World's 50th anniversary celebration installed on Cinderella Castle
- The decoration features a royal blue jewel, gold detailing and draping
- More decorations will be added in the coming months
- Disney World's 50th anniversary celebration kicks off Oct. 1
The first bit of celebratory decorations have begun to appear on Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom.
On Wednesday night, Imagineers installed one of the “EARidescent embellishments,” which features a royal blue jewel, gold detailing and draping.
Over the next few months, the castle will receive shimmering pearls on its turrets and towers as well as jewels and ribbons.
The castle, which received a new color scheme last year, will also get an updated look made possible through projection mapping. Other park icons like Spaceship Earth at Epcot, Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will also new looks for the occasion.
Disney World’s 18-month-long 50th anniversary celebration kicks off on October 1.