Disney Updates up to Thursday 24th June 2021

Things are looking up, all Disney Parks around the world are now open, after what seems forever, particularly for some of the parks.

WDW

Image credit – Disney

The 50th anniversary celebration plans are coming along with lots more having been announced this week.

What we already knew?

The celebration will start on the 1st of October 2021 and continue for 18 months.

The 50th anniversary celebrations will be called “The World’s Most Magical Celebration”.

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse have new EARidescent outfits for the 50th anniversary, as do all of their friends!

Disney Updates up to the 25th February 2021 – Ears and Ideas

Image credit – Disney

Ratatouille the Ride will debut at EPCOT at the start of the celebrations.

Disney Updates up to Thursday 11th March 2021 – Ears and Ideas

Also on 1st October, La Creperie de Paris will open in France, EPCOT.

What was announced this week?

There will be “Two New Nighttime Spectaculars”! These will debut at the start of the celebrations on 1st October 2021.

The first Nighttime Spectacular is called “Disney Enchantment” and will debut at Magic Kingdom. It will include music, lighting, fireworks and projections that not only cover Cinderella’s Castle, but also down Main Street USA.

The second Nighttime Spectacular will be the highly anticipated EPCOT show “Harmonious”. Disney Imagineers have spent months building and testing the pieces that will come together at night to create “Harmonious” on the World Showcase Lagoon. Not sure how it looks in the day though!! The show will use fountains, lighting, pyrotechnics and “media in new ways”.

At Animal Kingdom, a new show “Disney KiteTails” will come alive at the Discovery River Amphitheatre. In some ways it sounds like a water version of Tapestry of Dreams that used to be on around the paths of Epcot. It will be amazing if it is! I have popped a link to a video of Tapestry of Dreams at the end of this article in case you want to have a look and see what it was like.

Mickey, Minnie and friends will be seen in their new EARidescent outfits through Magic Kingdom several times a day in their new “Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade.

Mickey, Minnie and their 6 best friends (Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto and Chip n Dale) will also be featured in golden sculptures at Magic Kingdom. There will be 50 sculptures in total across all four theme parks.

Source – Disney Parks Blog Two New Nighttime Spectaculars and Much More Will Debut Oct. 1 to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort | Disney Parks Blog (go.com)

Also from the Disney website:

For the 50th anniversary Cast members will be sharing magic around WDW creating unforgettable memories!

Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration | Walt Disney World Resort

I am really excited, are you? I can’t wait to SEE YOU ALL REEL SOON !!!

Disney Cruise Line

We are getting closer to the first Disney Magic UK Staycation Cruises, it is less than a month away now.

There has been some controversy this week though as some of the passengers on the early cruises went through the check in process and there didn’t seem to be enough slots for the Disney Dreams evening show. We are all watching closely and hoping this is just a glitch.

Before the paying public get to experience the Magic at Sea UK cruise season, Disney Cruise Line will be undertaking test cruises, with Cast members and their families acting as guests. So this should iron out any processes and procedures that need changing.

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is once again open and I for one cannot wait to book a trip there.

I have been watching some of the videos about the opening days on YouTube and notice they suffered rather a lot of rain one day!! It looked more like 4pm on an Orlando summers day!!!

Disney Planning

f you are planning your next trip to Disney here are a couple of products that would help with your comfort on the trip.

Stay cool towels – a godsend in the Florida summer heat. We’ve got these and each of the family can have our own colour. https://amzn.to/2RowloR

A hand held fan – just wonderful if you are in a line in the Florida sun. This one has a lanyard. https://amzn.to/3eLDBEa

Please note the Amazon links above are affiliate links, which means that we see a very small commission on any of the products you purchase. This will not affect the price you pay and is just a way of supporting our adventures. Thank you for your support. 

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