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.
Spacious, Family-Friendly Pool Home w/Game Room in Solara
House - Solara Resort - OrlandoEnter a breathtaking open concept living &amp; dining room with vaulted ceilings, rustic decorative touches, and an idyllic view out to your very own private pool and built-in spa. Now, that is what you call a vacation home! The deluxe dining area comes with a striking table prepared for ten and the breakfast bar accommodates an additional four. So, whether you are serving up your favorite dish for the entire family or planning a relaxing night of take-out, this fully loaded gourmet kitchen, embellished with pastoral cabinetry, gorgeous granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances, makes dining a dream. Need to get a little work done while on vacation? Tucked away you will find an additional workstation that allows you to obtain a touch of privacy while still being a part of the action. This vacation home features a master bedroom with a king size bed, matching nightstands, and its very own en suite with an extra-large stall glass shower. Show off your skills, unleash your inner competitor, and challenge your guests to a round of billiards or foosball in the game room! Stocked with two bunkbeds and its very own wall-mount TV, the little ones will love their room! If you’re looking for a little getaway, head upstairs to the spacious loft, complete with a large sectional with a built-in chaise lounge and a card table. The second master suite features another king size bed and its own en suite bathroom with two vanities and an elegant sink and walk-in shower. When it comes to this next guest bedroom, a queen size bed, ornate furnishings, window seat, and bathroom set the scene for a relaxing and tranquil retreat. Next door, modern style and convenience makes its way centerstage with a queen size bed, trendy wall display, additional seating, and a private bathroom. Feel like inviting some friends or extended family to your new pleasure dome? The following bedroom highlights two twin beds, a wall mounted TV, and a countryside dresser. Last but not least, slide open the glass doors and step out onto your screened-in lanai. With table and lounge seating for sixteen, you can host the backyard get together of a lifetime! Kick back and dive into your own private pool with a built-in spa. You can even turn your spa into a hot tub by adding an optional pool and spa heat package for only $25/day + tax. We would recommend adding pool and spa heat to your reservation between the months of November and April. Solara Resort offers the best of the best amenities, such as; a Children’s Splash Pad, Interactive Water Slide, Fitness Center, Restaurants, Bars, Gelato Café, FlowRider Surf Wake Simulator, Playgrounds, Walking Trails, and Townhome Exterior Pest Control, just to name a few. If you’re hoping to make the most of your vacation, this Spacious, Fully Furnished Family-Friendly Pool Home in Solara, paired with the resort’s top-notch accommodations, make this the perfect home for you!
Private Pool | Foosball Table | FREE Resort Access | Near WDW
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. 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 features ultra-long supper table, eight highbacked farmhouse chairs, and charcoal grey textured wallpaper as a sophisticated backdrop to this upscale setting. 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 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 our optional pool 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!
Breathtaking Resort Home w/ Private Pool + Spa, Movie Theater and Game Room!
House - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoThis home features everything that you could ask for in a vacation home! With 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, your family will have plenty of space to relax and enjoy, just as vacation should be! The downstairs floor offers 2 master bedrooms with king size beds and en-suite bathrooms! Out of the 7 bedrooms you'll find upstairs, 4 of them are dedicated just for the little ones! They'll get to play and rest in a Space themed bedroom offering 3 full size beds, a Moana themed bedroom with a full and twin size bed, a Lego themed bedroom with a full and twin size bed, and a Disney princess bedroom also with a full and twin size bed. These fun and exciting bedrooms are sure to make your child's vacation a lifetime memory! The other 3 upstairs bedrooms are perfect for adults and teens. Beautifully decorated in travel themes, they offer space to relax and experience an excellent nights sleep! You'll find all these 3 lovely rooms with king size beds. Each bedroom also features it's own flat screen TV! The fully equipped kitchen offers beautiful granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances along with everything you need to cook extraordinary meals for your family to enjoy! The dining room offers seating for 10 and the breakfast bar offers seating 4. In the game room you'll find a pool table and Foosball table! Let your inner child come out and enjoy an endless amounts of fun together! The upstairs loft is equipped with a projector system for you and your family to watch your favorite movies and new releases! Experience your own personal movie theater right from your vacation home. The patio area offers a private swimming pool where everyone can have fun, relax, and cool off after a long day out at the parks. The outdoor area is the place to be in the evening for meals and drinks! The vacation home is also equipped with a full size washer and dryer so you can pack light! Optional pool heat is available for $25/day + tax. We would recommend adding pool heat to your reservation between the months of November and April. You will get to enjoy FREE access to the Oasis Clubhouse in the Champions Gate 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 much more!
Lovely Townhome w/ Private Splash Pool + FREE Resort Access!
Townhome - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoElegant with a flair for style, this 4 Bedroom Townhome comes ready to play! In addition to a private splash pool on your private screened-in lanai, this Sunshine State getaway offers themed bedrooms that your whole family will love. Close to all Downtown Orlando has to offer, this is the perfect hotspot for your next vacation! A glorious open concept awaits, giving you freedom and flexibility to entertain. The kitchen hosts a stunning backslash, craftsman cabinetry, an endless array of appliances, and a modern kitchen island complete with counter seating and pendant lighting. If you love whipping up a homemade breakfast or impromptu batch of margaritas, this is your perfect layout. Within the banquet area sits a handsome wood toned dining table with contemporary metal legs, highbacked cushioned chairs, and place settings for six. The addition of crown molding, vibrant décor, and a view to your own private lanai help take this dining room to the next level, keeping it versatile for any occasion. The family room features an ultra-comfy wrap-around sectional, farmhouse entertainment center, solid wood top coffee table, and a wall-mounted flat-screen television. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two or a full family reunion, this is the ideal room for rest and relaxation. Conveniently located on the 1st floor is Bedroom #1, a graceful boudoir bedecked with tasteful artwork, chic décor, and calming sky-blue accent wall. In addition to a Queen bed and wall-mounted flat-screen television, this room also comes equipped with matching furnishings. The 2nd floor features three bedrooms, each with their own unique style and charm, one of which contains a private en suite! Bedroom #2 is a fully carpeted and ultra-spacious room, presenting a King size bed with a rustically handsome pastoral nightstand, dresser, and wall-mounted flat-screen television. Stunning décor and natural sunlight invade the space, and a swoon-worthy en suite, for your supreme privacy. Sophisticated femininity with a touch of whimsy, Bedroom #3 offers your little princesses a picture-perfect layout. Here, you will uncover two Full size pristine white sleigh beds, a dusty rose colored accent wall, and elegant artwork upon the wall, showcasing blooming flowers and intricate butterfly wings. Now, get ready to have some real fun because Bedroom #4 is brimming with character. In addition to 1 Full size bed, a twin bunk bed, and a wall-mounted flat-screen television, this room is overflowing with decals and accent walls overrun with your favorite toy sheriff and spaceman, ready to take you to infinity and beyond. Finally, it is time to have some fun in the sun! Step outside and you’ll find a completely private screened-in lanai with a lovely splash pool, guaranteed to provide hours and hours of fun for the whole family! You can even turn up the temperature in your pool by adding an optional heat package for only $25/day + tax. We would recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April. Get the most of your next vacation by securing this deluxe vacation home today!
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