Preview 50th Anniversary Decor at Magic Kingdom
Since the 50th-anniversary decor has recently started to appear at Magic Kingdom and the other Disney Parks, I thought we’d check things out. We’ll begin at the Transportation and Ticket Center, where the transportation signs have received a new paint job.
Thankfully, all of the monorails at Disney World are now running. You can take the resort monorail, express monorail to Magic Kingdom, or the Epcot monorail from the Transportation and Ticket Center.
The new paint job in honor of Disney World’s 50th anniversary looks really sharp. The blue and gold colors are a nice contrast and have a royal feeling. On this day, the Magic Kingdom ferryboat was docking, so I decided to take it across Seven Seas Lagoon to the park.
Upon my arrival, I noticed brand new signage had been installed in front of the Walt Disney World Railroad Station.
“The World’s Most Magical Celebration” is the slogan Disney is using in honor of the 50th anniversary. You can search or use the #DisneyWorld50 on social media for posts.
The latest Mickey floral had been planted. I’m sure it will fill in nicely over the coming month before it gets changed out for Christmas.
Golden character statues have been placed around the park. We’ll start with Lady and the Tramp, which is the first statue you’ll encounter in Town Square.
As we make our way down Main Street U.S.A., you’ll notice that the Citizen brand clock has been covered in a golden iridescent finish.
The clock looks good, but I wasn’t crazy about the banners here alongside the Fall decor.
Additionally, the lamp poles have a fresh coat of gold, and here is one of our favorite Fall wreaths.
Looking back toward the train station.
Fall will be in the air at Magic Kingdom through November 1st. Christmas decor will begin to appear shortly after.
We look down Main Street, before heading to the hub to check out a few more statues.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse sit prominently in front of the castle.
A few feet away is their favorite double-date couple, Donald and Daisy Duck.
On the Tomorrowland side of the hub, you’ll find Dumbo with Timothy Mouse perched on the top of his trunk.
Goofy and Pluto are a lovely pair here in the hub.
And Chip and Dale sit on the opposite side. You might notice that all of the 50th-anniversary statues have a “50” displayed on them.
Moving toward Adventureland, you’ll see Winnie the Pooh and Piglet sharing a friendly embrace. I thought this one was endearing.
And Jaq and Gus, the mice from Cinderella, are up close to the castle.
Moving back behind the castle and the carousel, you’ll see Lumiere and Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast.
Pinocchio looks like a real boy!
He must be on his way to ride Prince Charming Regal Carrousel. Can you blame him?
The Mad Hatter is sipping tea in front of the Mad Tea Party.
Look closely in the tree, and you’ll catch a glimpse of the Cheshire Cat.
This design has made him a favorite for many. Disney did an outstanding job with all of the statues.
When I first saw the big deal they were making to unveil each one, I kind of thought it was silly. However, once the statues started to appear in the parks, I found myself eager to see them all.
I was wrong about the statues. In fact, I really like them and think you will too if you have an opportunity to visit over the 18 month-long celebration for the 50th anniversary.
Anyway, the hardest statue for me to find was Tinker Bell. She is near the castle on the far left side of the hub.
She is much tinier than you might think. Therefore, I took this picture below so you’ll get a better idea of what to look for if you want to find her.
Cinderella Castle looks beautiful with the extra decor. The regal color palette of blue and gold continues with draping all around her.
It’s nice to see the water back in the moat around the castle again. You can catch her reflection.
When I initially saw images of the 50th medallion on the castle, I wasn’t crazy about it. But a friend of mine mentioned that it would be nice for guests to have photos made to commemorate their trip during the anniversary. I agree with her sentiment.
Additionally, the castle looks extraordinary in person. Sometimes in a photo, it’s hard to remember how large the castle is in real life. (Was I supposed to use IRL there?)
A few more castle photos.
From the side, so you can see some of the details.
The draping is beautiful.
Hopefully, you enjoyed this little walkthrough of the 50th-anniversary decor that’s been installed at Magic Kingdom so far. The only statues I’m missing are Orange Bird and Abu from Aladdin, which are both in Adventureland. And Stitch is hanging on the Purple Wall in Tomorrowland.
Other golden character statues celebrating the 50th anniversary have been installed at Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom park. Each park has 50th banners and other detailing as well.
Normally, I tend to focus on resorts, characters, and dining here on the site. But since I had all of the photos, I thought it would be fun to share them.
Some newer articles on the site include my trip to La Creperie de Paris for a midday treat. And there’s a new review of the TownePlace Suites Marriott at Flamingo Crossing. It’s a budget-friendly hotel near Disney World.
If you are wanting to meet characters at the Disney Parks we have several new articles here. Additionally, our guide to character meals at Disney World will help you decide on the meal that works best for your family.
In the coming weeks, I’ll have a few new hotel reviews that include the Hyatt Grand Regency Cypress and Wyndham Grand Orlando at Bonnet Creek. They are both excellent choices.
Check back often and feel free to leave your thoughts below about Disney World’s upcoming 50th anniversary. Do you love the 50th-anniversary decor? Have a favorite statue?