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, Beautifully Furnished Townhome w/Private Pool!
Townhome - Windsor Hills Resort - OrlandoEver wish you could go on vacation without leaving the comfort of home? Well, this spacious, 3-Bed/3 Bath Condo will turn that dream into a reality! Located in the heart of Orlando, this cozy and accommodating getaway offers a wide array of fine fixtures and furnishings that’ll take your stay to the next level. The fully equipped kitchen comes with everything you need to cook up your families favorite home cooked meals and your very own private splash pool is the perfect place to unwind after a long day the theme parks! Downstairs you'll find a queen size bedroom with en-suite bathroom! Make your way upstairs and you'll find the master suite with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom. Just across the hall is the Minion themed kids room with a twin over full bunk bed and a full size bed! This room has it's very own en-suite bathroom as well. This home also comes with a full size washer and dryer, flat screen TV's in every bedroom, and FREE WIFI! Optional pool heat is available for $25/day + tax. **We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Located in Windsor Hills Resort, you'll have access to many amenities, including: Water Park, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Center, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Ping Pong, Recreation Park, Game Room, DVD Rentals, Movie Theatre, ATM, Cyber Café, and more! This home will book up fast, so book now!
Gorgeous 14BR home with amazing views (sleeps 30) in Solterra Resort!
House - Solterra Resort - OrlandoFrom the large bedrooms to the open living spaces, the home is ideal for families, couples and friends traveling together. It comes with extras like complimentary WiFi, flat-screen TVs in each bedroom and washer and dryer. Plus, it’s only minutes from Interstate 4 for easy access to Disney World and Universal Studios. Step through the front door and let this beautiful home guide you into the open main living space, connecting the living room, dining area and kitchen. Fit for a crowd, the living room’s massive sectional couch is the perfect spot for movie nights on the flat-screen TV. Open the sliding doors and let the warm breezes blow through as you soak in the view of the pool, spa, and pretty weeping willow trees. **Optional pool and spa heat is available for $25/day. We would recommend adding pool and spa heat to your reservation between the months of November and April.** Boredom isn’t an option in the game room, where you can play foosball, air hockey and pool, as well as watch your favorite shows on the flat-screen TV. If that wasn’t enough fun, the home has a theater room with projection screen and theater chairs. While you’re prepping dinner, put your guests to work as your sous chefs at the oversized kitchen island. The fully-equipped kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances and large pantry. Host the dinner party of all dinner parties at the 12-person dining table. You can also get six more around the kitchen island and six around the outdoor patio table. Regal and elegant, the main floor first bedroom comes with a king bed with tufted headboard and en-suite bathroom boasting a long vanity with double sinks. A king bed occupies the second bedroom, decorated in neutral grays. Bedrooms three, four, and five each have a king bed. Bedroom six offers 2 twin beds, bedroom seven offers one twin and one full bed, bedrooms eight, nine, ten, and eleven, each have king beds plus their own personal style. In bedroom twelve you'll find one twin bed and one full bed. Bedroom thirteen offers two twin beds and in bedroom fourteen you have a king bed. As a guest of Solterra Resort, you'll have access to all amenities, including: -5,600 Square Foot Clubhouse -Fitness Center -Pool w/Water Slide + Lazy River -Pool-Side Lounge w/Outdoor Fireplace -Poolside Cabanas -Café Sol Bar and Grill -Play Zone -Tennis Courts -And more! This home's location offers easy access to Interstate 4, so you can be at Walt Disney World in less than 20 minutes and Universal Studios and SeaWorld in 30 minutes. Plus, there are tons of dining options, retail stores and two grocery stores just five minutes away.
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!
Beautifully Decorated 9 BR Pool Home w/Spa + Game Room!
House - ChampionsGate Resort - OrlandoRelax in the Florida sun in this beautifully designed, 9 bedroom 5 bath Orlando vacation home. Located in the Retreat at ChampionsGate in Davenport Florida, just minutes from Walt Disney World Orlando! This home offers everything you need and much, much more for you and your family to experience the vacation of a lifetime! With 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, there is plenty of space for the entire family! The downstairs floor offers 2 master bedrooms with king size beds AND en-suite bathrooms! Out of the 7 bedrooms you'll find upstairs, 3 of them are dedicated just for the little ones! They'll get to sleep and play in an Avengers themed bedroom offering 3 full size beds, a Minions themed bedroom with a full and twin size bed, AND a Disney themed bedroom also with a full and twin size bed! These fun and exciting bedrooms are sure to make their Orlando vacation one to remember! The other 4 upstairs bedrooms are perfect for teens and adults! Beautifully decorated in relaxing tones, they offer the perfect space to relax and experience an excellent nights sleep! You'll find 3 of these lovely rooms with king size beds and 1 room with a full and twin size beds. If you enjoy watching TV before you fall asleep, don't worry because we've got you covered! Each bedroom includes it's own flat screen TV! In fact, there are 2 flat screen TV's in the Avengers room! There's plenty of bathroom space for everyone to get ready for the day as a large shared bathroom with double sinks accompanies 4 of the upstairs bedrooms and a full size bathroom is located off of the loft area. The kitchen offers beautiful granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances along with everything you need to cook up your families favorite home cooked meals! The dining room and breakfast bar offer plenty of seating for the whole family to enjoy those delicious home cooked meals in your home away from home! Experience endless hours of family fun in the game room where you'll find a pool table, Foosball table, and your very own putting green! Let the games begin! The upstairs loft is equipped with a projector system for you and your family to watch your favorite movies and new new releases! Experience your own personal movie theater right from your vacation home. The patio area offers a large private swimming pool where everyone can cool off after a long day out at the parks. Soak up the Florida sun while relaxing on the comfortable chaise lounge chairs AND enjoy lunch and evening meals at the outdoor dining area! Enjoy your sunny Florida vacation in the ChampionsGate resort with your own private pool, with covered lanai and private game room with a pool table and foosball table. 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 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 much more!
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