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Community leaders and friends, Walt Disney World Resort has a great big beautiful milestone on the way! On Oct. 1, we will kick off “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” 50 years to the day from when we first opened our gates back in 1971. This is a special moment for both our Cast Members and our Guests, as so many memories have been made right here in Central Florida during our first five decades. We have heard from our friends in the community, too, about just how important this anniversary is for all of you as well.  If ever the world needed some pixie dust and a little extra magic from our Cast, that time is now – and we hope you join us in the excitement. Earlier today on the Disney Parks Blog, we shared some initial details about “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” with a promise of more to follow in the weeks and months ahead.  We look forward to celebrating this milestone right beside you. Thank you for being a part of our story for nearly 50 years … and here is a peek at what’s to come!

Jeff Vahle

President, Walt Disney World Resort

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