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The World's Most Magical Celebration - Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary

Vinnie Mac

Active Member
I think after the first couple of weeks of standing lines and no magical parades, character meet and greets, disney dining the 50th Ann. will not soar like it is suppose to. I just isn't Disney. I hope people see that and back away for giving so much money to a not so magical place. Go to six flags. Its a theme park with better coasters.
Six Flags is a "theme" park as much as a river boat is a cruise ship. Six Flags isn't a "theme" park it's an amusement park which has little to no theming for its attractions. If you don't like Disney then there are other parks at Disney's level like Universal and SeaWorld.
 

Vinnie Mac

Active Member
The best? I dunno.

But imagine if the fireworks were supplemented by projections not in 1 location but in 3. And the projection shows were totally different and tailored to different audiences, but all fit with with the same fireworks and music. Maybe on Beast’s castle, maybe Space Mountain, could be done a few places. People would of course *need* to see all three, and would inevitably spread around the park.
I actually really like this idea. Like the Disneyland shows. Funny enough I imagined some type of "celebration of color" show Disney could do in the Magic Kingdom had WoC not existed and if some of the music for Electric Ocean in SeaWorld was owned by Disney. The show would have featured this kinda setup that you're talking about.
 

MadTeacup

Well-Known Member
Sorry for the long multi-quote. I had a lot of catching up to do.
Seeing that Festival of Fantasy was (from what I know) the only reason why they could no longer put up the garland across MS USA, if the parade is not running all holiday season long I don't see why they would not be able to put them back up. The only possible issue is the Maleficient Float running during boobash which may overlap with the decoration setup times.
Christmas decorating has never started at Magic Kingdom before the final Halloween event, so that is not an issue. The bigger issue is that the first Christmas FoF was running, they tore apart the garlands and hung the centerpieces (wreaths with flickering candles) from ornamental brackets on the MSUSA buildings. After fabricating custom brackets and discarding the additional garland, I doubt we will ever see the overhead garland return unless they permanently retire all parade floats that don't meet the clearance height.
I hope they don't include the re-opening of Hall of Presidents as one of the offerings for the 50th. It should be open before that. And the budget for the Biden animatronic should be separate.
The budget for the animatronic is separate. Biden is already installed. As far as the opening goes... well.. not sure about that.
Did they leave out DHS entertainment for a reason?
Because DHS is being actively worked on with no definite timeline. Right now the goal is to have all daytime shows back by October 1st. This comes at the expense of bringing back FoF (for now). Fant! is a different story... ;)
Is the Mickey Cavalcade a MISI replacement, or are they really not planning on having FoF back by then?
They are really not planning on having FoF back by then. I wouldn't expect any parades until 2022.
But see the “insiders” can’t resist the chance to tell a commoner like you when you are wrong.

They know something you don’t know cause they are special!!! Don’t forget it! :)
This is not usually where insiders are coming from. It often has a lot more to do with stopping the spread of misinformation and false rumors.
Can Disneyland please keep "Magic Happens" and Paint The Night?
They most likely are.
I think it might be replacing MISI.
That is not the intent of the new Cavalcades. They are temporary until it is once again viable to fully staff entertainment offerings.
Yeah, it would be nice to hear about some sort of parade. At the very least, FoF needs to come back, right?

I naively am hoping that they are just waiting until they have sufficiently entertainment staffing in place to announce PTN coming over to MK in addition to FoF during the day. That's gonna happen, right? 🤪
MK would have likely started on backstage infrastructure construction to house PTN if that was the case. The current High Bay and Shed facilities are not adequate to support PTN floats in addition to the existing MK parades (or so I've been told). While it's still possible, though extremely unlikely, we could maybe see a night parade at MK in 2022. I'm not expecting parades to return this year.
Supposedly F! is not coming back until 2022.
It might be fair to say that Fant! isn't coming back...
...because it's getting upgraded! A new version of the show is expected to premier in 2022.
 

mnelson3

Well-Known Member
Sorry for the long multi-quote. I had a lot of catching up to do.

Christmas decorating has never started at Magic Kingdom before the final Halloween event, so that is not an issue. The bigger issue is that the first Christmas FoF was running, they tore apart the garlands and hung the centerpieces (wreaths with flickering candles) from ornamental brackets on the MSUSA buildings. After fabricating custom brackets and discarding the additional garland, I doubt we will ever see the overhead garland return unless they permanently retire all parade floats that don't meet the clearance height.

The budget for the animatronic is separate. Biden is already installed. As far as the opening goes... well.. not sure about that.

Because DHS is being actively worked on with no definite timeline. Right now the goal is to have all daytime shows back by October 1st. This comes at the expense of bringing back FoF (for now). Fant! is a different story... ;)

They are really not planning on having FoF back by then. I wouldn't expect any parades until 2022.

This is not usually where insiders are coming from. It often has a lot more to do with stopping the spread of misinformation and false rumors.

They most likely are.

That is not the intent of the new Cavalcades. They are temporary until it is once again viable to fully staff entertainment offerings.

MK would have likely started on backstage infrastructure construction to house PTN if that was the case. The current High Bay and Shed facilities are not adequate to support PTN floats in addition to the existing MK parades (or so I've been told). While it's still possible, though extremely unlikely, we could maybe see a night parade at MK in 2022. I'm not expecting parades to return this year.

It might be fair to say that Fant! isn't coming back...
...because it's getting upgraded! A new version of the show is expected to premier in 2022.

Do you think it is likely we will hear about some things like F! and parades for 2022 at D23 this November?
 

DCBaker

Premium Member
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Figments Friend

Well-Known Member
I would love a 50th museum. Something similar to One Man's Dream at DHS but focused solely on the history of WDW. Could go anywhere.

YES!
Much like the display they had for Epcot's 25th Anniversary in the ol' ( now demolished ) Communicore building.
That was a small, yet meaningful display of various memoribilia associated with the Parks creation and history.
It was left standing for several years after the initial 25th events....much to my delight.

I would like to think something similar would be planned for display at MK for the 50th.
The question is........WHERE would it go?
Is there a fitting space currently availible that such a display could be housed?

Make it happen, Disney.

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Bocabear

Well-Known Member
What is in the current Main Street location that the 25th exhibit was in?
Town Square Theater and empty meet and greets... Going to be a long time with the current surge before Meet and Greets are completely safe again...
 

wedenterprises

Well-Known Member
YES!
Much like the display they had for Epcot's 25th Anniversary in the ol' ( now demolished ) Communicore building.
That was a small, yet meaningful display of various memoribilia associated with the Parks creation and history.
It was left standing for several years after the initial 25th events....much to my delight.

I would like to think something similar would be planned for display at MK for the 50th.
The question is........WHERE would it go?
Is there a fitting space currently availible that such a display could be housed?

Make it happen, Disney.

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yeah not sure where in MK, although even a temporary structure behind main street, or in the old Tomorrowland Theater (now cast parking area) would be fine.
 

Figments Friend

Well-Known Member
It's the 50th anniversary but the park is only open till 9pm :hilarious:

OH, haven't you heard......?


"Celebrate the kickoff of Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary in a magical way by enjoying our exclusive '50th EARidescent After Hours Event'!
This special ticketed Event is taking place ONLY on the evening of October 1st as a special 'after hours' Birthday Party for the Park!
9pm to midnight, with entry for the Event starting at 7pm.
Special entertainment, select Attractions, surprise special guests, and a free celebratory cupcake is included. Separate admission ticket to this exclusive evening of a once in a lifetime experience is required"

"Tickets go on sale August 1st, online only, to select Disney Resort Guests".

Price per ticket -
$550

;)

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Okay....okay.....I am kidding.

Or am I....??

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Figments Friend

Well-Known Member
What is in the current Main Street location that the 25th exhibit was in?
Town Square Theater and empty meet and greets... Going to be a long time with the current surge before Meet and Greets are completely safe again...

This was my first thought too....Town Square Theater but I wasn't sure what the current plans are for reinstating the Meet n' Greets.
Not sure if that spot would still be availible by the time this proposed 50th Anniversary display would likely want to be opened.

I would imagine they would want to have such a display in MK proper.
Although in the past they have placed other Park memoribilia displays at Epcot in the past.
Shanghai Disneyland display within the China Pavillion, for example.

Perhaps place a WDW 50th 'museum' at the American Adventure's display area?
The 'thematic excuse' for placing at that location could be 'WDW is a American icon and part of its culture"

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DisneyWorld30th

Active Member
This was my first thought too....Town Square Theater but I wasn't sure what the current plans are for reinstating the Meet n' Greets.
Not sure if that spot would still be availible by the time this proposed 50th Anniversary display would likely want to be opened.

I would imagine they would want to have such a display in MK proper.
Although in the past they have placed other Park memoribilia displays at Epcot in the past.
Shanghai Disneyland display within the China Pavillion, for example.
Perhaps place a WDW 50th 'museum' at the American Adventure's display area?

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They could also use the Diamond Horseshoe Review Building.
 

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