WDWNT Daily Recap (6/22/21): More Details Revealed for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary, Including New Nightly Shows and Gold Character Statues, Continuous Plexiglass Removal, and More



We bring you a lot of stories every day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So, in case you missed something from our feed, we’ve gathered all of our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here’s your daily recap for Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

Magic kingdom

  • At the beginning of June, we experienced the drop at the EPCOT; now he’s returned to Magic Kingdom.
  • Disney has just announced a brand new nighttime show, “Disney Enchantment”, which will arrive on October 1 for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.
  • Today, Disney released new images of Mickey, Minnie and the gang on Main Street USA showing off their new 50th anniversary costumes.
  • A new cavalcade celebrating the 50th anniversary of Magic Kingdom and Walt Disney World will begin on October 1.
  • This morning we found out that the plexiglass dividers had been pulled from the queues at a number of attractions around the park.
  • We took a ferry from the Transportation & Ticket Center to the Magic Kingdom and found ourselves in a crowd like the days before the pandemic.
  • Most October dates and some September dates are now sold out for the Disney After Hours Boo Bash event.


  • Walt Disney World President Jeff Vahle has confirmed that the new nighttime show “Harmonious” will premiere at EPCOT on October 1, 2021, for the resort’s 50th anniversary.
  • Disney later shared a new photo from the “Harmonious” nighttime show.
  • With the reopening of interactive features around EPCOT as Covid restrictions loosen, instruments (without mallets) have returned to the refreshment outpost in World Showcase.
  • Today we walked around the many countries of Magic Kingdom and toured the world at EPCOT in the latest photo report!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • A new daytime show, “Disney KiteTails” arrives at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on October 1 for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World.
  • A recent permit suggests there will be playground construction work at DinoLand USA in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

More news from Walt Disney World

  • For Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary on October 1, 50 new gold character statues will make their theme park debut.
  • Disney will celebrate those who are making a difference in their local communities through the “Disney Magic Makers” contest, offering trips to Walt Disney World to 50 winners.
  • A new set of Disney books will arrive later this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary.
  • According to the Orlando Sentinel, approximately 250 alligators have been trapped and removed from Disney properties in Florida since 2016.
poo corner
  • The Pooh Corner gift shop has reopened in Critter Country.
  • When Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa reopened, only guests who booked a hotel were allowed to enter the hotel and dine in restaurants, but today the hotel is officially open to all guests.
balloon pillowcase
  • While we thought Showbase would be retiring with the opening of the new Fantasyland Forest Theater on April 1, it looks like the Oriental Land Company has yet to complete the venue, announcing the all-new one. Club mouse beat show coming July 2nd.
  • With Club mouse beat debuting on July 2 at Showbase, Tokyo Disneyland will also be launching a small product line to commemorate the exciting new show!
  • The Tokyo Disney Resort has been crushing the popcorn bucket game lately, and the latest installment in this saga is an all-new light-up popcorn bucket featuring the iconic Aunt Peg Village store in the area. Cape Cod from the US Port of Tokyo DisneySea waterfront.
  • Tokyo Disney Resort has released a slew of iconic Mickey Mouse balloon-themed items this year, and they’ve come up with something every Disney fan might need: beloved balloon-shaped cushions!
  • Mickey and his best friends take a ride on the new Cars ROAD TRIP attraction in a cute video.
  • At Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, which just opened at Disneyland Paris, concept art for California Adventure’s Avengers campus is on display, including never-before-seen artwork depicting an e-ticket attraction. on the theme of the Avengers which is still expected in some point in the future.
  • We also found concept art for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at the hotel.
  • Watch our video of the Grand Opening Ceremony featuring Spider-Man at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel.
  • We recently discovered a new belt at Disneyland with the resort’s ‘D’ logo on a buckle, and we can now gladly report that Walt Disney World has received its own version available for purchase.
  • Spotted at Elias & Co. at Disney California Adventure, we’ve found some new crew-neck sweatshirts that are sure to be a hit.
  • While browsing China Closet at Disneyland, we spotted a new Jack Skellington “The Nightmare Before Christmas” mug that is sure to make your vacation even more spooky.
  • Disney confirmed lead role for upcoming live-action Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be played by Rachel Zegler.
  • TIMELINE: 1991 – 20th anniversary of Walt Disney World… IN SPECTROMAGIC!

Amazing Spider-Man Suite Room Tour – Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel at Disneyland Paris

That’s it for today, we hope you enjoyed this daily recap. Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!


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