Walt Disney World Introduces 50th Anniversary Anthem

August 13, 2021, 10:27 AM · The Walt Disney World Resort has introduced its musical anthem for its upcoming 50th anniversary The World's Most Magical Celebration - "The Magic Is Calling."

Created by Alana Da Fonseca and Emily Bear and performed by Journi, "The Magic Is Calling" will play during the "Beacon of Magic" moments each night starting October 1 at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Those are the moments when the park's icons - Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth, The Hollywood Tower Hotel, and the Tree of Life - will shine with their new "EARidescent" lighting design, created by Disney for the anniversary (for guests' Instagram stories, no doubt.) Here is a compilation of new concept art of those moments, released today.

EARidescent moments

Disney also shared a behind the scenes video showing the making of the new anthem.

"The Magic Is Calling" also will play during Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade in the Magic Kingdom and will be performed elsewhere throughout the resort during the 18-month celebration, including from Dapper Dans to the Voices of Liberty.

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Replies (5)

August 13, 2021 at 10:50 AM

FWIW, Disney also FINALLY announced an opening for Space 220 in "mid-September".

August 13, 2021 at 11:22 AM

Working on that story now. Lots of news today!

August 13, 2021 at 12:13 PM

I was really hoping for a recycle of the 15th anniversary song-

"50 years, and we're having a party..."

August 13, 2021 at 9:33 PM

I hope this song is good!

It’s going to be hard to top ‘Remember the Magic’ from Walt Disney World’s 25th anniversary.

Though that song was centered around pulling at the nostalgic memories of your heart - which is arguably always Disney’s strong-suit - this new song seems to be going for a different feel with trying to capture the excitement of what the parks offer now; having new experiences while creating new memories with your family.

August 14, 2021 at 9:37 PM

I do still have soundtracks from past anniversaries, they're always fun.

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