Disney World at 50: For Magic Kingdom’s Dapper Dans, 50 years of harmony

ORLANDO, Fla. — 50 years ago, Walt Disney World welcomed its first official guests to the Magic Kingdom. A large opening day parade coursed along the pavement of the freshly-opened Main Street, U.S.A. Nestled among the throngs of performers and guests were the Dapper Dans, the barbershop quartet that is synonymous with Main Street.  What […]

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Disney Enchantment: What to expect from Magic Kingdom’s new nighttime show

ORLANDO, Fla. – Disney World, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, is adding a new nighttime spectacular at Magic Kingdom. “Disney Enchantment,” officially set to debut Oct. 1, will feature fireworks, projections on Cinderella Castle and a new original song titled, “You Are the Magic.” For the team behind the show, “Disney Enchantment” represents […]

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Disney World to introduce interactive MagicBand+

ORLANDO, Fla. – Disney World will launch a new, interactive version of its MagicBand next year called MagicBand+. The new band will feature new color-changing light effects as well as haptic vibrations. Disney says the bands will interact with various things around the resort’s theme parks. Visitors can use them to find virtual bounties in […]

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First Look: Disney unveils ‘Beacon of Magic’ for Epcot’s Spaceship Earth

ORLANDO, Fla. – Ahead of Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration, which officially kicks off Friday, Disney unveiled the new lighting effects for Epcot’s Spaceship Earth. The park icon became a “Beacon of Magic” Wednesday night after the first public viewing of the new nighttime spectacular “Harmonious.” Spaceship Earth as a Beacon of Magic pic.twitter.com/02XYviLhYj — […]

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Disney World’s ‘First Family’ remembers excitement of opening day

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort brings back cherished memories for the Windsor family, the very first family to visit Magic Kingdom on opening day. What You Need To Know Marty Windsor Ritter recalls being the first visitors to Walt Disney World She shares what it was like […]

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What to expect from Epcot’s new ‘Harmonious’ show

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney World is marking its 50th anniversary with an 18-month-long celebration that officially kicks off Oct. 1. While much of the attention will be focused on Magic Kingdom, the celebration also coincides with the massive, multiyear transformation of another park: Epcot. What You Need To Know Transformation of Epcot is part of […]

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