2022 Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Dates

2022 Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Dates


2022 Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration Dates

This article is your complete guide to the 2022 Disney World 50th anniversary celebration dates! Because as many of you know 2021 and 2022 are special years for Disney, as we will be celebrating the 50th birthday of Disney World. It’s important to note that Disney has finally announced the official start dates for the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration.

In this article we break down everything we know so far about the Disney World 50th anniversary start dates and the length of the Disney World 50th anniversary celebration dates! We hope you find this post helpful, and if you are planning a trip to Disney World be sure to check out our other FREE vacation planning tools. Our goal at The Park Prodigy has always been to help you save time and money on your next vacation. This includes helping you find the best time to buy Disney World tickets as well as book amazing Walt Disney World vacation packages!

So if you’re ready to learn about the 50th anniversary dates at Disney World read on!

SPECIAL NOTE: If you’re looking for the absolute best time to visit Disney World be sure to check out our Disney Crowd Calendar! 

 Disney World Crowd Calendar

When is Disney’s 50th Anniversary?


Updated December 2021: Disney has been pulling out all of the stops when it comes to updating Walt Disney World for the 50th anniversary celebration. Guests recently noticed brand new celebration bows on Cinderellas castle to go along with the new color. The sign at the entrances of WDW have also been updated for the celebration. Be sure to check back with The Park Prodigy to learn about everything new coming to Walt Disney World this fall.

When are the 2022 Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration dates?

  • October 1st 2021 through March 2023

The Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration will officially begin October 1st, 2021. Now it’s important to keep in mind that this is not only the 50th anniversary of Magic Kingdom, but the birthday of the entire Walt Disney World Resort. This isn’t the first time Disney has rolled out the red carpet for a birthday milestone.

Guests have celebrated the Walt Disney Worlds 10th anniversary, 15th anniversary, and the 25th anniversary. We have also seen some amazing birthday celebrations at Disneyland which Disney has used as a benchmark for how long the Disney 50th anniversary dates will last.

When Does Disney World 50th Anniversary Start?

So when is the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration? Disney has finally announced “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” will begin on October 1st, 2021! It’s a big change as many were projecting the Disney World 50th anniversary start date to begin in the summer of 2021.

However we are happy to hear the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary celebration dates will still begin in October 2021.

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How Long Will Disney Celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary in 2022?


We expect the Disney World 50th anniversary celebration dates to last for 18 months! This means we will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary for the entire year in 2022! This was to be expected and even longer to be honest. We have been using Disneyland as an example and their most recent 60th anniversary celebration. For this celebration we saw Disneyland celebrate for 16 months.

The 18 month long celebration will give guests plenty of dates to choose from when planning their next Disney vacation. It seems Disney took this into account when picking the WDW 50th anniversary dates. 

The real question I guess would be do we care? Lol Absolutely not, the longer the better! Who doesn’t love a good birthday party, and this would allow families plenty of time to make their way down to Orlando to participate in the WDW 50th. 


Planning Around The 2022 Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary dates?

Here at The Park Prodigy we have made it our goal to help save you time and money on your next vacation. This is no different if you plan to visit during the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary dates. Be sure to take a look at our Walt Disney World Crowd calendar to see all of the projected crowds for 2022 and beyond.

It’s important to note that we do recommend booking your vacation as soon as possible, especially now that the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary for 2021 have been announced. This is especially true if you plan on visiting around the October 2021 birthday, and specifically if you want to stay on Walt Disney World property. This will also allow you to take advantage of advanced flights and ticket prices which very well might be go up in 2021 and 2022.

It’s going to be interesting to track hotel and ticket availability as we get through the fall as it has historically been one of the cheapest times to visit Walt Disney World.   We do expect this year to be significantly different and that could also impact all of the Halloween and Christmas special events as well. Be sure to check back with us as we will be covering a complete one day itinerary for visiting the Magic Kingdom on the actual 50th anniversary!

Disney World 50th Anniversary 2021 Q&A


Q: When is the 50th Anniversary of Disney World? 

A: The exact Walt Disney World 50th anniversary date is October 1st, 2021.

Q: What are the Disney World 50th anniversary dates?

A: The Disney World 50th anniversary dates will be between October 1st 2021 and run for 18 months!

Q: Will Disney be celebrating the Disney 50th Anniversary in 2022?

A: Yes! As of right now the Disney World 50th anniversary dates are scheduled to last through all of 2022 until March of 2023.

When is The Best Time to Visit Disney World?

Our Disney Crowd Calendar is the best tool to help you get the most out of your time in the parks. We break down park crowds, park hours of operation, ticket prices, and average temperature. We also break down the best time to visit Disney World based on specific times of the year and special events.


Are You Ready to Plan Your Next Disney World Trip?

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The Park Prodigy can also help you save up to $20 per ticket when purchasing your Walt Disney World Tickets, and we offer promotional discounts for special events such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Tickets and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets.

If you’re brand new to Disney vacation planning we recommend our Walt Disney World Planning Page! Learn more about Disney hotels by reading our Walt Disney World Hotels Review page.

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Michael Belmont

Michael Belmont is the owner and chief editor at Theparkprodigy.com, an authorized Disney and Universal travel agent. He specializes in Disney and Universal theme park tickets and vacation packages, as well as daily park plans to help optimize vacation time. Michael and The Park Prodigy have been featured on ABC’s Florida affiliate, WTFV, as well as over 10 Disney focused blogs. As owner, Michael manages The Park Prodigy blog and social media, a Disney themed podcast, and a Disney and Universal focused YouTube channel. Prior to starting The Park Prodigy, Michael was a long time Disney and Universal enthusiast, frequent visitor of the parks, and even served as a Walt Disney World Cast Member in Orlando, Florida!