The beloved Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary Oct. 1. For the next 18 months, they will pull out all the stops to make it the best anniversary ever!
Throughout the upcoming months, Disney will open new attractions and shows, sell special 50th anniversary merchandise, debut new food and beverage offerings and more. Guests are invited to take part in the spectacular celebration. All four parks will be dressed to the nines for the big event. The theme of this party is EARidescent. Step into a celebratory scene with dazzling decorations, new looks for Mickey, Minnie and the gang, and much more magic.
While exploring Magic Kingdom Park, keep an eye out for gilded sculptures of beloved characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto and Chip ‘n Dale.
The iconic park icons transform into beacons of magic, beckoning guests of all ages to come celebrate. Every night during the celebration, the icons will light up the sky with magic. Cinderella’s castle will sparkle with pixie dust, Spaceship Earth will shine with hope and optimism, the Hollywood Tower Hotel will glitter with EARidescence, evoking the glimmer and shimmer of the golden age. Warm and glorious lights will shine from the Tree of Life, symbolizing fireflies in the night.
There are a number of new rides and shows slated to open and debut, starting with the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in EPCOT; the new nighttime spectacular in Magic Kingdom, Disney Enhancement; and Harmonious, the new night show at EPCOT.
Although these are just a couple of the extravagant events and celebrations taking place during The World’s Most Magical Celebration, there is still more to come. Keep up to date with the news and celebration on Walt Disney World’s website.
Add a touch of education, but make it fun, to family travel at WonderWorks Myrtle Beach. Your kids will avoid the summer slide and keep up with their learning, all while having a good time. WonderWorks is indoors, allowing people to visit no matter the weather; dubbed “an amusement park for the mind” the whole family will head home having learned something new.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
Family travelers and fans of nature and the great outdoors must try Skunk Train’s newest offering, Hike to the Glen. Following the railroad tracks, hikers walk through Pudding Creek into the untouched redwood groves, previously only accessible via the Skunk Train or its railbikes.
Plan next year’s family travels now and your kids can cruise free. Reserve a 2023 cruise on select Princess sailings before Aug. 15, and two children can sail free, sharing your family-sized stateroom. The offer includes a variety of dates, with itineraries including the Western Caribbean with Mexico; the Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez; the California coast; Alaska glaciers; the Mediterranean with France & Italy; and New England & Canada.
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