Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary Events at Magic Kingdom

    This Saturday, October 1st, will mark Magic Kingdom's* 40th Birthday. To celebrate this special occasion, Walt Disney World will be holding several events throughout the day as well as a parade, fireworks and merchandise.

   Beginning at 9:45 a.m. the special parade commemorating the event, complete with Disney Characters will emerge from the Main Street Train Station and travel towards Cinderella's Castle. The Characters will then join Walt Disney World President, Meg Crofton alongside Disney Cast Members with 40 years of experience.


   The official ceremonies begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Castle Forecourt Stage with singers, dancers and a special performance by the Dapper Dans Barbershop Quartet. The event will finish off with an eruption of daytime fireworks.


   There will be Artist Signings held at 2 locations: Diamond Horseshoe and Uptown Jewelers. The schedule follows:

Diamond Horseshoe

   Costa Alevezos........................9 - 11 a.m.
   Brent Reese.............................9 - 11 a.m.
   Greg McCullought...................11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 4 - 5 p.m.
   Noah......................................11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 4 - 5 p.m.
   Dave Avanzino........................1 - 3 p.m., 4 - 5 p.m.
   Jody Daily & Kevin Kidney.....1 - 3 p.m., 4 - 5 p.m.

Uptown Jewelers

   Jim Shore...............................11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
   Robert Olszewski...................12 - 2 p.m., 4 - 5 p.m.
   Gene Gonda...........................1 - 3 p.m.



    Exclusive 40th Anniversary Merchandise will be sold at gift shops throughout the park, including a one-day-only commemorative T-shirt.
  




  

   Also, make sure to stop by the Main Street Bakery for a Special 40th Anniversary Cupcake.



    The evening will conclude with "Wishes" at 9 p.m. and an extended fireworks celebration.




 *Park Hours for Magic Kingdom on 10/1/11 are 9 a.m. - midnight.








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