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October 6, 2021

Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary Celebration is finally here...

The world's most magical celebration begins October 1 in honor of Walt Disney World Resort's 50th anniversary! Can you believe it has (almost!) been 50 years since Walt Disney World opened up on October 1, 1971? Time sure flies when you're having fun ;)

Walt Disney World has been a part of my life since 1975 when I visited with my family for the first time. My parents instilled the love of travel in me and my siblings. My dad still has all our ticket stubs, etc from our visits as well as HIS from Disneyland when he visited as a young boy, just months after it opened. What a collection he has ✨💙✨

Since my first visit, I’ve recorded at least 100 visits, have ridden every attraction, consumed copious amounts of Mickey bars, ‘Ohana noodles and dumplings and Dole Whips, galore! I’ve stayed at every resort and even created a business around a place and a brand that brings SO much joy to so very many.

I feel blessed, honored, humbled and GIDDY to be representing my company, yet again, at a press event to preview the festivities that are set to begin October 1st. 50 years of ✨ magic ✨🧁. WOW! Follow along as I highlight all the things ☺️

Thank you to all my friends and family for your support, your love and your patience with me as I travel the world chasing this “pinch me” dream of mine 🧁


It’s an event five decades in the making! The celebratory event kicks off on October 1 and run through March 2023 - that's for 18 months! and will bring something new to all four resort theme parks and beyond.

The iconic centerpieces found at each park will be lit with an "EARidescent glow" each night starting 10/1. Disney Characters including Mickey & Minnie and friends have special 50th costumes, and there's new golden character statues at all four parks! Remy's Ratatouille Adventure opens, and Space 220 - the newest restaurant on Disney property - opens to the public for reservations. There is much to be excited about at the parks!


  • Magic Kingdom: New fireworks show called Disney Enchantment with the latest tech in pyrotechnics, lighting, fireworks, PLUS an enhanced mapping projection that will show images not only on Cinderella Castle, but Main Street USA as well

  • EPCOT: New nighttime show called Disney Harmonious (was already coming to EPCOT, but replaced with Epcot Forever in meantime)

  • ANIMAL KINGDOM: New daytime show called Disney KiteTales (RIP Rivers of Light)

  • HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS: Projection lighting on Hollywood Tower of Terror

Disney Genie, Disney Genie+, and Lightning Pass

I'm here for this announcement! Available very soon sometime this Fall, Disney Genie will be built right into your My Disney Experience app. For an added fee, you can purchase the Disney Genie+ service to arrive at a variety of attractions and experiences. You can make ONE selection at a time throughout the day.

For Genie +👇
Disney World: $15 per ticket, per day⁣
Disneyland: $20 per ticket, per day⁣ ⁣

Or, utilize the individual ⁣⚡LIGHTNING LANE⚡ attraction selections available for purchase 👇 ⁣ ⁣
✨ Available for high-demand attractions⁣
✨ Pricing will vary by date, attraction, and park⁣
✨ Max of 2 purchases per guest, per day⁣
✨ Selections made on the day of your visit
✨ Can be used across multiple theme parks, perfect for Park Hoppers!

The difference between Genie+ & Lightning Lanes?👇
Lightning Lanes will be taking the place of the retired Fastpass, and are the entrance for those who purchased Genie+ or those who purchased individual attraction line skip access.

Lightning Lane spotted at Hollywood Studios - Toy Story Mania
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Stay at a Disney Resort!

2022 Walt Disney World Vacations Are Now Available for Booking

I know how crazy it sounds to begin thinking about booking a trip to Walt Disney World in 2022, but for those looking to lock in a date for next year, your time is now - especially with the 50th anniversary hubbub!

Only $200 is needed to book your trip, and final payment is not due until 30 days before you arrive. Disney has been and continues to be flexible with changes and cancellations. And don't forget, (modified) park hopping is back!

Why book early?
✨ Better chances of getting preferred rooms (aka the room of your dreams!)
✨ More time to pay for vacation without stressing about costs
✨ More time to plan ahead

Changes for 2022:
✨ Park Pass Reservations still required
✨ Disney's Magical Express to end January 1, 2022
✨ Early theme park entry for Disney World resort guests
✨ No news on FastPasses or the Dining Plan yet
- we will keep you posted as official announcements are shared

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I'd love the opportunity to help you and your family plan the ultimate Disney family vacation to celebrate the 50th anniversary! $200 is all you need to get your vacation on the calendar, and my services to help you make a stress-free getaway happen is completely free.

Lets make some magic happen!


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