Walt Disney World® has been a destination for families for 50 years. In that time, it’s grown from one theme park to four and added countless attractions and experiences. Disney World has become one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. There are tons of special events taking place that you should know about if you plan to visit during this celebration. For the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary, they are going all out with special guests, unique experiences, and more to celebrate 50 years of magic. Join the World’s Most Magical Celebration at Walt Disney World® Resort and stay in a Casiola vacation home just minutes away!
What to expect
The Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is a celebration of the magic that Disney has brought to the world. Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration is a 18 month long celebration that will take place throughout the year. You can expect to see special events and activities throughout the park, including:
- Disney World 50th Anniversary Entertainment
- Meet & Greets with characters from your favorite films
- Special dining experiences at some of your favorite restaurants (ex: Chef Mickey’s)
- Catch characters from newer films: Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade and Beacons of Magic are both returning to the Magic Kingdom for the 50th Anniversary. These two shows will feature some familiar faces, such as Woody and Jessie from Toy Story 4.
- There are also several new shows, like Harmonious. The largest nighttime spectacular ever created for Walt Disney World®, opened at EPCOT. It features fireworks, lasers, and other effects set to classic music from “Fantasia” and “Mulan”.
- A new daytime show premiered at Animal Kingdom. Disney KiteTails features an impressive display of kites with music from your favorite Disney films including “Moana”, “The Lion King” and more …
It’s not all celebrations. You can also expect new restaurants and dining experiences at Disney World for its 50th anniversary.
The first one is Space 220 in EPCOT, it has a futuristic feel and serves dishes inspired by space travel.
The next restaurant is Le Crêperie de Paris at France Pavilion in EPCOT, it features crepes and other French food such as pâtisseries made from scratch.
Steakhouse 71 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort features prime steak cooked over an open fire grill and side dishes that pay homage to Texas-style barbecue with smoked meats like pulled pork ribs, brisket, and chicken wings served alongside cornbread muffins and jalapeño cheddar grits.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser restaurant is now open at Hollywood Studios where guests can enjoy drinks while watching Star Wars-themed movies on large screens surrounded by props from the movies including models of ships used throughout the series’ history like Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced X1 ship or Captain Phasma’s First Order Special Forces Tie Fighter among others!
Disney FAB 50 statues
The Disney FAB 50 statues are located in various parts of the parks, with each one featuring a different character from the past 50 years. They’re all made out of golden bronze and have been designed to look like they were taken straight out of Disney’s history books.
These statues will be available for a limited time, so make sure you get down there and take photos while they’re still around!
The Cinderella Castle 50th Anniversary decoration features 113 pieces of jabot and swag, blue bunting, golden swirls, and more! The Magic Kingdom will be decorated in 50th celebration decor. In addition to the decoration at Cinderella Castle, there’s a new mascot named “Dapper Day” who will appear as an anniversary character throughout the park. He’s also available on merchandise such as plushies, pins, and stickers. There are also 50th anniversary banners throughout the park.
Merchandise, food, and more …
The 50th Anniversary will be celebrated with new merchandise and food items, which will be available at the parks, resorts, and Disney Springs. The following merchandise will be available:
- Limited-edition pins (available in two designs)
- Vinylmation figures (available in two designs)
- T-shirts (available in four designs)
- Mickey Mouse ear hats (available in four designs)
How to plan
The best way to plan for Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is by using the My Disney Experience app. You can get this by downloading it from the App Store or Google Play Store. It will allow you to keep track of all your reservations, see wait times and park hours and find out what special events are happening.
The second best option would be using the Disney Genie, which has all kinds of great planning tools and tips on how to best enjoy each park during the celebration.
If neither of these options are feasible, then there’s still good news. All four parks will also have extended evening hours during certain days of this event!
We hope you’ll join us at Casiola vacation homes in celebrating Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th birthday this year! Whether you’re planning to attend a special event, or just want to reconnect with friends and family at the Happiest Place on Earth, we invite you to stay at one of our amazing vacation rentals and make this milestone your own.
NEW ChampionsGate Townhome w/Great View +FREE Resort Access
Townhome - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoA good vacation starts with the right location! This 3-bedroom townhome in ChampionsGate Resort pulls out all the stops, offering you a superb getaway to rest your head in the heart of Downtown Orlando. Step into the kitchen of your dreams, bedecked with pristine subway tile backsplash, matching white counter tops, sleek custom cabinetry, rose gold fixtures, handy appliances, and opulent decorative details throughout. Start each morning off right by whipping up a fresh batch of pancakes and mimosas by the kitchen island, staged beautifully with four modern highbacked bar stools with a chrome base, and two chic pendant lights hanging high above to set the mood. Just a few feet away sits the banquet area, showcasing a streamlined white supper table with a silver border and seating for six. The midcentury modern chairs and stylish artwork will have you feeling like you’re out for a night on the town while you dine in the comfort of your own vacation home. If you’re feeling adventurous - try dining al fresco on the private screen-in scenic balcony, offering one remarkable view of the greens. The family room is the heart and soul of this getaway, highlighting an open concept layout, ultra-wide couch with a built-in chaise lounge, dual layered rounded coffee table, an oceanic area rug, and more. So, gather the family, dim the lights, and settle in for an old-fashioned movie night on your wall-mounted flat-screen television, because vacation is all about connecting with those you love. And before you call it a night, be sure to open the sliding glass door and enjoy the relaxing breeze. You will find three bedrooms located on the 2nd floor, each designed with their own unique style and charm. Bedroom #1 presents a King size bed with a tufted headboard, matching night tables, contemporary dresser, and wall-mounted flat-screen television. In addition, this Master Bedroom boasts a private bathroom with a double vanity combination bathtub and shower. However, perhaps most luxurious is the private balcony, featuring a stunning view of the golf course. This little slice of paradise is the perfect place to pour yourself a nightcap and enjoy a touch of serenity beneath a moonlit sky with that special someone. Bedroom #2 offers a bit of versatility to your sleeping arrangements, giving you 2 full size beds with dark black frame. In addition, you’ll uncover a wall-mounted flat-screen television and plenty of room to unpack and unwind. Get ready because your little ones will love this next option! Bedroom #3 holds 2 rustic wood framed bunk beds, each with a full bed underneath and a twin bed on top, offering room to sleep four! You’ll also find a dresser and wall-mounted flat-screen television, for your ultimate convenience. Staying in a vacation home has several perks. So, be sure to take advantage of all this getaway has to offer, including a washer, dryer, and ironing board. Whether it’s the location, the amenities, or the style – you can’t go wrong with Champions Gate Resort! Go ahead… reach out and grab the vacation you deserve! It’s yours for the taking. You're less than 20 minutes from Walt Disney World and all the excitement of Orlando. Part of the ChampionsGate community, the home offers easy access to numerous restaurants just minutes away, plus a grocery store, drug store, and other retailers. You'll get to enjoy FREE access to the Oasis Clubhouse in the ChampionsGate Resort which features a water park including: Lazy river Kids splash pad Large slides Quiet pool Air-conditioned cabanas Movie theater Fitness center Restaurant and more!
Beautiful 5BD Townhome w/ Private Pool, Near Disney!
Townhome - Solara Resort - OrlandoDreaming of a big family getaway? This 5-bedroom townhome at Solara Resort has everything you’ll need, including a stunning open concept layout with a deluxe kitchen, large family room, upscale banquet area, and relaxing dip pool. Turn your next vacation into the best one yet! Food brings the whole family together! That’s why this room was designed with homecooked meals in mind. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, viscount white granite countertops, and custom-made cabinetry. Meanwhile, the pristine glass top stove and massive center island make entertaining a real delight. The banquet area is nothing short of chic - stagged with an ultra-long supper table, eight highbacked farmhouse chairs, and charcoal grey textured wallpaper as a sophisticated backdrop to this upscale setting. With a view like this who needs to go out. There is no better place to unplug and kick your feet up than the family room. This den highlights a large wall-mounted flat-screen television, sleek center coffee table, and a couch and love seat that offer the latest in sink-in comfort. But nothing compares to it indoor/outdoor capabilities. Simply open the three- paneled sliding glass door and let that gentle breeze glide its way into your home – perfect for a midday nap! This is your vacation, after all. Conveniently located on the 1st floor, Bedroom #1 boats a King size bed with a slatted headboard, complete with overhead reading lights. Throughout you’ll find lush carpeting beneath your feet, stylish décor, subtle artwork upon the walls, and plenty of room to unpack and unwind. Rediscover the meaning of relaxation with your beautiful 5-star private en-suite, presenting a dual vanity and walk-in shower with wide-tiling along the interior wall. If your kids need their own space or you’re looking to show off your competitive side, head upstairs. Waiting for you is a sports-themed den with a full-size foosball table, as well as a wall-mounted flat-screen television. In addition, you’ll find four beds rooms on the second level, each with their own unique charm and style. Bedroom #2 is a strikingly refined yet inviting boudoir, offering a Queen size bed with a modern tufted headboard and high-profile base set upon a stately frame. The matching furnishings include a light marble top which contrast beautifully upon the dark turquoise walls. Each element was designed to put you at easy before you slip away to your private bathroom, which contains a single vanity and glass stall shower. Bedroom #3 and Bedroom #4 are both exquisite dorms, each offering fine furnishings. Bedroom #3 features a double-size bunk bed while bedroom #4 offers a Queen size bed as well as a private bathroom. Bedroom #5: This elegant room showcases 2 Full beds, a wall-mounted flat-screen television, shared dresser, and nature-inspired gold leafing artwork upon a tranquil mauve wall. Don’t let your stay at this tropical getaway go by without making time to dine alfresco underneath the moonlit sky on your very own screen-in lanai. This little slice of paradise comes complete with dining, patio, and lounge furnishings. Oh – and did we mention the dip pool? That’s right - cool off after a day full of adventure in the privacy of your own vacation home! Consider adding an optional pool and spa heat package for only $25/day + tax. **We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Solara Resort offers the best of the best amenities, including: Children’s Splash Pad, Interactive Water Slide, Fitness Center, Restaurants, Bars, Gelato Café, FlowRider Surf Wake Simulator, Playgrounds, Walking Trails, Townhome Exterior Pest Control, and more! You’ve done the research, you’ve dared to dream.. now let this elegant and refined vacation home in Solara take care of the rest!
Stylish and Spacious Home w/ Private Pool!
House - Encore Resort - OrlandoStunning 5 bed/5 bath home with private pool, game room, and luxurious interior! Located just 6 miles from Disney!! Sleeping a maximum of 10 guests, all 5 bedrooms include a private en-suite bathroom and SMART TV. This home has IT ALL! The spacious fully fitted kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast island to seat 3. The kitchen comes with everything you need for at-home dining including fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, stove, coffee maker, blender, toaster, kettle, utensils, dishes etc. Enjoy the open-plan living space and formal dining area, providing seating for 8 guests. Just outside the sliding glass doors you will find the pool deck lounge area, complete with outdoor table and chairs, loungers, and a swing chair. This space is perfect for enjoying meals or cocktail hour! There is a beautiful master suite located on the ground floor with a king bed, SMART TV and luxurious en-suite bathroom with shower, separate tub and twin sinks. Bedroom 2 is an attractive king master suite offering an office workspace with desk, two built-in monitors and a scanner/printer. This space also includes a SMART TV and en-suite shower room. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are queen rooms with SMART TVs and en-suite shower rooms. And Bedroom 5 is a twin room with SMART TV and en-suite shower room. In the garage you will find a fantastic game room, complete with air hockey, arcade game (includes 80+ games!), and a pool table. There is also a bar table with chairs and a SMART TV. Step outside to the private pool area to take a dip and bask in the Florida sun! Or, play it cool and relax in the shaded outdoor area. Please note, this home is equipped with a pool alarm and pool fence for families with children. **Optional pool heat is available for $25/day + tax. We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** For your convenience, this property has air conditioning throughout, free Wi-Fi, and cable TV. There is also a laundry room with washer, dryer with ironing facilities. This home is located in the stunning Encore Resort at Reunion. ***Please note you will NOT have access to the Encore clubhouse, water park or any of the resort amenities.*** Tickets cannot be purchased for the water park. This fantastic home is in an ideal location just 6 miles from Disney World, 17 miles from Universal, 15 miles to Sea World and 26 miles from Orlando International airport. This luxurious home really does have everything to make your family vacation truly memorable!
Elegant Townhome w/Private Pool! *Near WDW*
Townhome - Solara Resort - OrlandoDon’t settle when it comes to the vacation getaway of your dreams. Step into a home where high-end amenities meet refined flair. Showcasing a sleek open concept bedecked with an array of chic décor; from granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances to sophisticated seating and subtle touches throughout. The kitchen features a plethora of room to meal-prep and entertain, along with an array of appliances, custom cabinetry, and a massive kitchen island. Just a few feet away sits the banquet area. Here, you will discover a large supper table with seating for eight. Gorgeous artwork and a modern chandelier set the stage for any occasion. If you’re looking to kick back and relax, head to the family room! This inviting layout highlights a rounded coffee table, wall-mounted flat-screen television, and cozy sectional with a built-in chaise lounge, perfect for an impromptu movie night. Located on 1st floor is Bedroom #1. This Master Bedroom features a king size bed with an elegant headboard, matching night tables, and additional guest seating that is ideal for curling up with a good book. If you need some privacy or seek ultimate maximum tranquility, you will find the en suite most accommodating. Down the hall you will find Bedroom #2. This stylish bedroom presents a Queen size bed with vibrant tropical allure, matching night tables, and a wall-mounted flat-screen television upon a textured accent wall. In addition, this room comes complete with its very own en suite. Island-inspire with a touch of rustic flair, Bedroom #3 offers a Queen size bed with a shiplap headboard, matching night tables, and a wall-mounted flat-screen television… for your binge watching pleasure! Bedroom #4 offers a Queen size bed with a beautiful blue accent wall, deluxe matching nightstands, and wall-mounted flat-screen television set upon a stylish textured wall. In addition, you will uncover a private en suite with a sliding glass stall shower. Next, we present Bedroom #5, a playfully themed room with two twin sized beds, wall-mounted television, large dresser, and magical mouse decals upon the walls that’ll set your imagination soaring! Packing for the parks, a day in the sun, and night under the stars? Why choose between your lounge wear or cocktail attire? With a washer and dryer conveniently located down the hall, you can bring along your entire wardrobe! Step outside onto your very own private screened-in lanai for a relaxing midnight swim in the splash pool! Or how about dining alfresco? Whatever you’ve got in mind, this home has got you covered. Consider adding an optional pool and spa heat package for only $25/day + tax. We would recommend adding this to your reservation between the months of November and April. Solara Resort offers the best of the best amenities, including: Children’s Splash Pad, Interactive Water Slide, Fitness Center, Restaurants, Bars, Gelato Café, FlowRider Surf Wake Simulator, Playgrounds, Walking Trails, and more! You’ve done the research, you’ve dared to dream, now let this elegant and refined vacation home in Solara take care of the rest!
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