Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary Plans

mikejs78

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Please, then, show us where Iger/Chapek/et al., have given *any* indication that they can give us a resort-wide celebration that involves more than cupcakes, buttons, and dance parties. They are the exact reason my expectations are low. 25th Anniversary / Millennium Celebration / 100 Years of Magic / Year of a Million Dreams / Happiest Homecoming On Earth. They have the blueprints, but have given no indication thus far that they have any desire to follow them.
Well, multiple insiders here have indicated that it would be a big deal. Plussing of attractions in MK, huge entertainment package, etc...
 

jrhwdw

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Hopefully that huge entertainment package comes true! I'm really hoping for a night parade. Or something like F! Or a Castle stage nighttime Spectacular or Parades at 2 & 9 PM (which is what the parks used to do before MSEP opened) if TDO refuses a night parade....OMG! I'm giving MK options without a night parade!!! What's wrong with me! LOL!

They can't rely on 2014 FOF, 2017 HEA and MK'S OUAT, right???? Just a 50th MISI isn't going to cut it with anybody.
 
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Jones14

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Everything we know points to refurbs rather than new builds, which means they don’t really have to get going until the middle of next year if they decide to do all of them at once.

I’m concerned about the fate of new attractions going forward (Animal Kingdom seems to get exactly one ride of substance per decade), but I don’t know of anyone who heard of new rides beyond Tron, so I don’t think there’s cause to worry about the anniversary (yet).
 

brb1006

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For those wondering about DL’s 60th Celebration, it was glorious. If WDW 50 gets that treatment, it will be an amazing thing.
I also hope the special anniversary might be on par with "Remember The Magic", "Live The Magic" and "Forever Young" (especially Forever Young). They could tease the anniversary song sometime late next year if we're lucky.

 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Well, multiple insiders here have indicated that it would be a big deal. Plussing of attractions in MK, huge entertainment package, etc...
Isn’t the plussing of attractions kind of a given?
And does that and new inpark entertainment qualify as a “big deal”

Just as an old counter: Eisner built RNRC for millennium...and I think they spent $20 mil on the hat for 100 years.

None of us “internally” thought either were a big deal at the time. Especially the coaster...because mgm needed more stuff...and it still does. Today or this time next week.

I guess it’s all perspective.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
For those wondering about DL’s 60th Celebration, it was glorious. If WDW 50 gets that treatment, it will be an amazing thing.
We can hope...but I don’t think cost analysis would allow them to go that far.

Remember that wdw is basically “full”...the hotel rooms I mean.

They don’t cater much to off property (which is not good)...so how does dumping promotion really increase the take at all?
 

Speedy71

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I also hope the special anniversary might be on par with "Remember The Magic", "Live The Magic" and "Forever Young" (especially Forever Young). They could tease the anniversary song sometime late next year if we're lucky.

I just hope we could get a night parade. ;)
 

mikejs78

Premium Member
Isn’t the plussing of attractions kind of a given?
And does that and new inpark entertainment qualify as a “big deal”

Just as an old counter: Eisner built RNRC for millennium...and I think they spent $20 mil on the hat for 100 years.

None of us “internally” thought either were a big deal at the time. Especially the coaster...because mgm needed more stuff...and it still does. Today or this time next week.

I guess it’s all perspective.
So for the 50th we have confirmed:
* Tron
* Guardians
* Possibly Poppins

We have rumored:
* New fireworks
* New nighttime parade
* Plussing of MK attractions (e.g. adding of effects from BTM, Hatbox ghost to HM, etc.)
* Sprucing up of Tomorrowland

That's just the current announced/rumors. What else is necessary for you to consider them going "all out"?
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
So for the 50th we have confirmed:
* Tron
* Guardians
* Possibly Poppins

We have rumored:
* New fireworks
* New nighttime parade
* Plussing of MK attractions (e.g. adding of effects from BTM, Hatbox ghost to HM, etc.)
* Sprucing up of Tomorrowland

That's just the current announced/rumors. What else is necessary for you to consider them going "all out"?
Woah woah woah...show me where a guy in a name tag labeled a 2017 announcement “for the 50th”

And even if they did (which would be typical) I think that was operational necessity after they did squat for a lot of years....
One broken Everest and one soarin does not a decade make.

Still catching up. I think the timing is “convenient” for Chappy and The Tan

Need proof? Try to get a fastpass to mid level rides or wait in a standby line less that 45-75 consistently...

The bands revealed the wizard behind the curtains.
 

Dan deesnee

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Don't get me wrong, I would love to see a new parade, I'm just not sure I want it every single night. I'm torn really...

I love MK at night and the last thing I want is people lining the sidewalks for hours every time we're there. The parades can cause such a nightmare getting around Main Street and the central area.
 

Hotamber

Member
A new nighttime parade LOL! My guess would be a five minute projection show on the mainstreet shops that end with an arrow over the entrance doors or an Incredible dance party with projections on the restrooms behind the stage
 

THE 1HAPPY HAUNT

Well-Known Member
So for the 50th we have confirmed:
* Tron
* Guardians
* Possibly Poppins

We have rumored:
* New fireworks
* New nighttime parade
* Plussing of MK attractions (e.g. adding of effects from BTM, Hatbox ghost to HM, etc.)
* Sprucing up of Tomorrowland

That's just the current announced/rumors. What else is necessary for you to consider them going "all out"?
you forgot the cupcakes.
 
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