PHOTOS: Cinderella Castle Dons 50th Anniversary Decorations

by | Jul 25, 2021 | Disney History, WDW Blog, WDW News

This October, Walt Disney World turns 50 years old. In preparation for the big celebration (including a brand-new fireworks nighttime spectacular), Imagineers have prepared some stunning Cinderella Castle 50th anniversary decorations. Cinderella-Castle-50th-anniversary-gif_lazar This includes the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection of 50 gold character statues around WDW’s four parks, Disney Enchantment (a new fireworks show at Magic Kingdom), Harmonious (a new fireworks show at EPCOT), the new KiteTails experience at Animal Kingdom, and the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France Pavilion at EPCOT. And, of course, Mickey and co. will be sporting their finest 50th anniversary duds as they celebrate across the Magic Kingdom.

FIRST LOOK: Cinderella Castle 50th Anniversary Decorations

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Photo by Julie de la Fe

cinderella castle 50th anniversary

Photo by Julie de la Fe

cinderella castle 50th anniversary

Photo by Julie de la Fe

cinderella castle 50th anniversary

Photo by Julie de la Fe

cinderella castle 50th anniversary

Photo by Julie de la Fe

Ahead of the anniversary celebration this October, Imagineers have added a 50th anniversary sign and decorations to Cinderella Castle, the most iconic symbol from the parks.

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Photo by Julie de la Fe

One of our favorite Imagineers, Zach Riddley, commented on the 50th anniversary medallion on Cinderella Castle, and his words perfectly encapsulated our reaction: “I love the gothic touches around the medallion frame. Those shapes and golden color allows this limited time addition to the castle blend perfectly into the architectural composition.”

More Cinderella Castle 50th Anniversary Photos

Our reporter Julie de la Fe captured the stunning photography above. On a recent trip, our communications director, Tatjana Lazar, took even more Cinderella Castle photos as we head into the 50th. Our jaws are dropping.

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar

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Photo by Tatjana Lazar


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Written by Timothy Moore

Written by 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).