Saturday, October 1, 2011

Walt Disney World Celebrates 40 Magical Years!!!

   Today marks the 40th Anniversary of The Walt Disney World Resort. Crowds gathered in Magic Kingdom this morning for the festivities which included a special parade followed by a speeches from both Walt Disney World President, Meg Crofton and Magic Kingdom Vice-President, Phil Holmes.

   Following that, The Dapper Dans, Magic Kingdom's own barbershop quartet, led guests in a singalong rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star".

   Park guests received commemorative buttons and maps including a reproduction of the original park map from opening day in 1971. They were also given the opportunity to purchase limited edition merchandise, a one-day only commemorative T-shirt and special cupcakes from Main St. Bakery.

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

   And if you weren't able to get to the park today, you can still download a digital version of the commemorative map that was given out to guests in Magic Kingdom today by clicking HERE. What a great keepsake!


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