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Disney World is giving Cinderella Castle, Tower of Terror, and other attractions makeovers for the theme park’s 50th anniversary

Summary List PlacementDisney World turns 50 years old in 2021, and the theme park plans to celebrate in style. On Friday, the Disney Parks Blog announced that Disney World's most iconic landmarks will be getting dazzling makeovers for "The World's Most Magical Celebration," which starts October 1 and will continue...

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Disney World turns 50 years old in 2021, and the theme park plans to celebrate in style.

On Friday, the Disney Parks Blog announced that Disney World’s most iconic landmarks will be getting dazzling makeovers for “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” which starts October 1 and will continue for 18 months.

Attractions like Cinderella Castle, Tower of Terror, Spaceship Earth, and the Tree of Life will all be given new decorations, as well as an “EARidescence” sparkle, as the blog post states.

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Cinderella Castle will be decorated with gold ribbons, blue banners, and a 50th-anniversary sign. The new decorations complement the pink-and-gold paint job the castle received in 2020.

It also seems that sparkling lights will be visible on the castle at night to represent pixie dust.

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Similarly, Mickey and Minnie Mouse will sport new costumes that match the Magic Kingdom landmark.

Mickey Mouse will wear a purple-and-blue gradient suit with shining gold shoes, while Minnie Mouse will wear the same colors on a dress. Her new look also includes white gloves, a golden bow, and shimmering heels.

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Outside of Magic Kingdom, other Disney World attractions will be turned into “Beacons of Magic,” according to the Disney Parks Blog.

At Hollywood Studios, Tower of Terror’s exterior will be covered in vibrant lights.

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At Animal Kingdom, the Tree of Life will become home to “magical fireflies” that light up the landmark at night.

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The only permanent makeover announced on Friday are new lights that will be added to Spaceship Earth in Epcot.

According to the Disney Parks Blog, the decorations are meant to look like stars in the sky.

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These upcoming makeovers will likely be among numerous changes and celebrations Disney World has in store for its 50th anniversary.

As AJ Wolfe of the Disney Food Blog previously told Insider, some of those additions may include “new attractions, specialty stuff, exclusive merchandise, and food.”

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