Are You Too Late for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration?

Are You Too Late for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration?

Disney has stated that the 50th anniversary for Walt Disney World goes on until March 31st of 2023. But is that really the case? We canvas the entire Florida property to see if the magic is still calling you to this golden anniversary. From new entertainment to attractions; from food & beverage to anniversary merchandise, we look at whether you can really still celebrate or whether the World’s Most Magical Celebration has really moved on. Are you still the magic, or are you too late for Walt Disney World’s 50th? Or has it been lost among Genie+ apps, higher prices and changing CEOs? And will the memories live on for the next 50 years? Join us as on this podcast as we find out.

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The source of where the anniversary is comes from your MyDisney app as well as the park guide. The following are images, videos and links we discuss in the podcast.


  • Cinderella Castle–The centerpiece of the celebration.
  • Disney Fab 50 Sculptures–Pick your favorite.
  • Beacons of Light
    • Cinderella Castle
    • The Tree of Life
    • The Tower of Terror
    • Spaceship Earth


Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Nemo: Big, Blue…and Beyond!

Food & Beverage

  • Any & Everything at Main Street Confectionary
  • The Wild Toad Brat Burger at The Friar’s Nook
  • Uncle Orville Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow Sunday in a Bath Tub at Auntie Gravity’s
  • Bear Tracks Slush and Teddi Berra’s Swingin’ Shortcake at Pecos Bills
  • Lemon Chiffon Cake with Blueberry Mousse at Sunshine Seasons in World Nature
  • Space 220 in World Discovery
  • La Crêperie de Paris in World Showcase
  • Connections Eatery
  • Steakhouse 71
  • Glimmer & Shimmer Churros Adjacent to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Buffalo Chicken Waffle Bowl at Fairfax Fare
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Lemon Cupcake at Creature Comforts & Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Walt’s Chili at All Star Movies


  • Lego Anniversary Castle
  • MagicBand+
  • Character Coinage
  • Souvenir Park Maps
  • Christmas Ornament
  • 1976 Bicentennial Shirt
  • Walt Disney World Board Game by Milton Bradley
  • Epcot 40th Anniversary Merchandise & Connections


Are the Memories Still Calling You?

The question at hand here is whether you will remember the magic calling you 10, 20 or 50 years from now when you look back at this experience. Here are my memories

  • Re-Opening with Covid
  • October 1st, 2021
  • Enchantment with Our Grandchildren
  • Playing Harmonious Every Morning with my Son
  • Opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Seeing Drawn to Life
  • Bringing So Many Friends Through the Parks
  • “This is our castle”

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