Magic Kingdom Kicks Off 50th Anniversary With Opening Moment

The 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort is now officially underway. This morning, thousands of fans descended on Magic Kingdom as the celebration officially began. For some, it was about rushing to Emporium or other stores for the merchandise. For others, it was about the food. Others were simply happy to be on hand for this historic day and to experience the magic that Walt Disney World Resort has to offer during this very special time.

People arrived before dawn in anticipation of the day. Soon, Main Street and some stores opened as guests rushed to pick up Disney merchandise. Others rushed for the castle to be there the moment the park opened. They were not disappointed. Mickey and Minnie in their new EARidescent outfits appeared on their cavalcade float to greet the early morning guests before park opening.

The day officially began with Mickey Mouse and the gang coming out for a celebratory moment that featured the anthem for the 50th anniversary, The Magic is Calling. This moment culminated with daytime fireworks coming from Cinderella Castle.

Friend of DAPS MAGIC Victoria took the following video of this opening celebratory moment.

This opening moment was one of many different ways that the 50th Anniversary is being celebrated around the parks today. This includes special maps, merchandise, food, entertainment, and more! DAPS MAGIC will be on hand all day and capturing and sharing as much of it as possible so make sure to subscribe to our newsletter and also follow along on social media!

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