For the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, EPCOT shines like never before with exciting EARidescent magic for everyone.
EPCOT is a theme park that is always in a state of transformation, and the newly added offerings celebrating the resort’s fiftieth anniversary are an important part of the trip. New celebratory park offerings include once-in-a-lifetime experiences, dazzling decorations, themed treats, exclusive merchandise and more. Today we share a special look at the 50th anniversary celebrations at EPCOT.
The spectacular nightly “Harmonious” is a key milestone in EPCOT’s historic transformation, celebrating the way Disney music inspires people around the world, taking you to a stream of reinterpreted visuals and family songs. by a culturally diverse group of 240 artists from around the world. the balloon. The show is one of the largest nightly shows ever created for a Disney theme park with floating decorative pieces, choreographed fountains, lights, lasers and more.
“Harmonious” is an experience that could only happen at EPCOT, a place where the impossible is made possible by the power of human imagination and Disney magic. Here are more details about this unique extravaganza.
During the celebration of the 18-month anniversary that reaches all corners of Walt Disney World Resort, golden sculptures from the “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection” can be discovered in all the parks; each pays homage to the last 50 years of Walt Disney World, while introducing us to the next 50 years.
At EPCOT, you can find sculptures of Disney characters, including Figment, Rocket and Baby Groot, Olaf and Bruni, Dante, Miguel, Pua and Hei-Hei. When you come across the “Disney Fab 50” in the parks, be sure to take a photo and share it on the social network with # DisneyWorld50.
Disney chefs and mixologists have created delicacies that include a touch of EARidescent shine to celebrate the 50th anniversary celebration at EPCOT; here you can enjoy it in the park:
Coral Reef Restaurant
- Key Lime Tart with toasted meringue, EARidescent shine, sprinkles and chocolate garnish
The EPCOT Experience
- EARidescent Croissant Donut: croissant donut with blue icing and sprinkles
The Cellier Steakhouse
- Chocolate mousse: dark chocolate mousse, pieces of caramel cookie, milk chocolate shell and chocolate chip cookie
Sant Angel Inn Restaurant & La Hacienda de San Angel
- A festively decorated chocolate pyramid filled with Mexican chocolate mousse and toffee served on top of a traditional Tres Leches cake and accompanied by ice cream
Restaurant of Nine Dragons
- Boba Blue Magic: Homemade Butterfly Pea Flower Ice Cream and Blue Lychee Jelly with Creamy Milk Cork, Blueberry Stuffing, Crispy Tofu and a Fortune Cookie
- Yuzu mousse cake with Kinako crumb garnished with gold flakes, matcha cream, chocolate stones and sparkling Yuzu sauce.
Via Napoli Donkey Cart and Gelateria Toscana
- Blue and white 7-layer cake covered with chocolate ganache and golden powder
Restaurant All Italy and restaurant and pizzeria Via Napoli
- Vanilla and blueberry panna cotta, white chocolate and golden powder
- Mini Bundt Chocolate Cake – Mini Bundt Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache, Sprinkles and Powder Coating with EARidescent Gloss and 50 Years of Chocolate Garnish
During the 50th anniversary celebration, the icons of the Walt Disney World Resort theme park are also transformed into magnificent Beacons of Magic at night, signaling everyone to come and celebrate. And at EPCOT, the Earth spacecraft is shining!
As part of the park’s transformation, you can see lights shining from the spaceship’s reflective panels as star dust emerges to symbolize the beacons of possibility and optimism, and the bright magic will continue even after the celebration of 18 months.
At EPCOT you can also find delicious EARidescent decorations and magical touches. Disney teams have created new decorations that glow and shine throughout the day and into the night.
And with the start of the 50th anniversary celebration, EPCOT is already teaming up with four neighborhoods: World Showcase, World Celebration, World Nature and World Discovery. As we have shared, these neighborhoods are filled with new experiences rooted in authenticity and innovation that take guests to new destinations, where the real becomes fantastic in a celebration of curiosity, discovery and the magic of possibility.
In addition, another part of EPCOT’s historic transformation that you can experience during the 50th anniversary celebration is Creations Shop, the park’s new flagship merchandise destination. At Creations Shop, which celebrates Disney’s legacy of creativity by honoring EPCOT’s nostalgia for the past and the exciting promises of its future, you’ll find special collections of products created for the world’s most magical celebration.
As Zach Riddley recently shared, Disney Imagineers used unique art installations, meaningful memories, and contemporary architectural design to bring the new story of EPCOT and Disney creativity to life in this new destination.
Throughout the 50th anniversary celebration, the original anthem “The Magic Is Calling” is included in special moments of live entertainment at Walt Disney World Resort. And now you can listen to versions of the anthem performed by the legendary Mariachi Cobre and Voices of Liberty on EPCOT.
Also, during the holidays, some of your favorite live entertainment experiences return. At EPCOT, World Showcase travelers dance to the Canadian rhythm of Alberta Bound, laugh at Sergio’s traps in Italy, and experience the majestic percussion of Matsuriza’s Taiko drummers in Japan.
We also celebrate the most magical celebration in the world at the Paris-style EPCOT with the new attraction, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Based on the Disney and Pixar Oscar-winning “Ratatouille,” Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is an exciting “4D” experience for the whole family as part of a newly expanded French pavilion open at EPCOT. Here are more details.
And of course, there is another significant milestone in the transformation of EPCOT during the 50th anniversary celebration: the debut of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in 2022. This attraction invites EPCOT guests to the first pavilion of ‘otherworldly’ showcases in the park’s newly renamed World Discovery neighborhood. It is an exciting new family attraction that invites you to join the Guardians of the Galaxy in an incredible intergalactic pursuit through space and time.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will also feature the first roller coaster launch in Disney history and is one of the longest closed coasters in the world. It’s a massive experience that will coincide with the scale and adventure of The Guardians of the Galaxy movies.
As we continue to celebrate our 50th anniversary at EPCOT and throughout Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to follow # DisneyWorld50 on social media and see all of our stories on our special Walt Disney World page.