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50 Years of The Vacation Kingdom of the World

By Francesca Scrimgeour, Walt Disney Archives With the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World underway, what better way to celebrate than by looking back at the grand opening celebration of the Magic Kingdom Park? After the success of the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, Walt Disney recognized the impact an East Coast theme park and …

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The Retro Inspirations Behind the 2021 D23 Gold Member Collector Set

By the D23 Team This month, we’re ringing in 50 magical years of Walt Disney World Resort—but here at D23, we’ve been celebrating this milestone anniversary all year long, thanks to our 2021 D23 Gold Member Collector set! The Collector Set takes inspiration from the classic souvenirs of “The Vacation Kingdom of the World.” With …

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A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth

Painting A Portrait of Walt Disney World: Inside the Stunning New Book That Celebrates 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth

By Zach Johnson Today, Walt Disney World Resort kicks off “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” an 18-month event to commemorate its 50th anniversary with new attractions, nighttime spectaculars, and more. Across its theme parks and resorts, there are countless ways to mark this milestone—and thanks to Disney Editions, you can also immerse yourself in its …

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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” begins October 1 at Walt Disney World Resort, and to celebrate, ABC on Friday presents an all-new special, The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World, featuring awe-inspiring performances, cherished memories, and famous faces including Anthony Anderson, Tom Brady, and John Stamos. That …

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D23 Inside Disney: 50 Magical Years of Walt Disney World

D23 Inside Disney: 50 Magical Years of Walt Disney World Tune in Friday, October 1 9 a.m. PT | 12 p.m. ET Join hosts Sheri Henry, Tony Morrison, and Jeffrey R. Epstein as they explore every enchanting detail of the 50th anniversary celebration at Walt Disney World—and what’s to come in the resort’s future! Ring …

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Foodie Guide to the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration

By Zach Johnson The magic is calling all foodies to “The World’s Most Magical Celebration!” On October 1, 1971, Walt Disney World Resort opened in Central Florida, bringing Walt Disney’s magical dream to life. In the five decades since, The Most Magical Place on Earth has continued to expand with new stories and characters and …

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