Orlando International Airport Arrival Gets Disneyfied for 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Walt Disney World turns 50 in October. In celebration, the typical Orlando International Airport arrival experience will get a little more magical.

According to the Disney Parks Blog, Disney Cast Members are working with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) to transform the arrival experience this fall. The transformation will include:

  • A large art installation in the terminal train stations, full of your favorite Disney characters.
  • An immersive photo op in a recreated Disney ride vehicle.
  • A bright glow of “EARidescent” light patterns in the airport.

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A new Magic of Disney store will be opening in the South Terminal Complex in 2022.

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“Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World share a commitment to the Central Florida community. We proudly recognize the outstanding accomplishment of our longtime partner as they celebrate this impressive 50th Anniversary milestone,” remarked Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of GOAA. “Collaborating on a commemorative presence at Florida’s busiest airport means we get to be the first moment of celebration for guests flying into Orlando to be part of the spectacular fanfare.”

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Are you flying into MCO this fall to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary? We can’t wait to see everyone’s pictures of the new arrival experience!


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Timothy Moore

Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as your managing editor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).