Countdown to Walt Disney World’s 50th Birthday – Part 1 – Disney’s Map to the Magic, Kingdom

Disney Wold Map on the Television Announcement - Countdown to Walt Disney World's 50th Birthday - Part 1 - Disney's Map to the Magic, Kingdom

We’re kicking off a series leading us up to a very big day we’re all anticipating later this year. Beginning this episode, Michelle will be looking at a different aspect of the first half century of Walt Disney World. All leading up to the 50th Birthday Celebration of The Most Magical Place on Earth on October 1st!

Walt Disney discussing the Florida Project - Countdown to Walt Disney World's 50th Birthday - Part 1 - Disney's Map to the Magic, Kingdom

This week, we present Part 1 of this series that we’ve entitled, Countdown to Walt Disney World’s 50th Birthday – Disney’s Map to the Magic, Kingdom. Michelle, once again, brings the best research to the table as we explore the early days of this amazing vacation destination. Find out all about the beginnings of the spot that would, eventually, become the place Where Dreams Come True!

Magic Kingdom's opening day celebration - Countdown to Walt Disney World's 50th Birthday - Part 1 - DIsney's Map to the Magic, Kingdom

Once we wrap up Part 1 of our Countdown to Walt Disney World’s 50th Birthday, it’s time for the Disney Stories of the Week. This episode, those include a few more details about a highly anticipated Star Wars, Disney+ series that were announced this week. We also discuss a big announcement about a classic Disneyland Restaurant and the dates for a guest-favorite Walt Disney World festival.

Disneyland's Blue Bayou Restaurant - Countdown to Walt Disney World's 50th Birthday - Part 1 - Disney's Map to the Magic, Kingdom

As always, we wrap it all up with tips that might help you on your next vacation.

As mentioned in the show, here is the link to the website where you can sign up to be among the first to receive details about the Disney Wish:

https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/why-cruise-disney/wish/?CMP=ILC-DPFY21Q1wo1224201230200002C%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F

Thanks for listening! Cheers!

If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out some of our other Disney History focused shows:

Disney and the 1964 World’s Fair

Mickey & Minnie – The Mice That Started It All

All About Pluto – The Original Disney Dog

Our Donald Duck Appreciation Show

Our Grim Grinning Guide To Disney’s Haunted Mansions & Manors

Disneyland – 65 Years Of The Happiest Place On Earth

Disney In The 2000s – A Decade Of Turnaround

Disney in the ’80s – Was It Really “The Disney Decade”?

The Best of Disney in the ’90s

 

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