Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary: ​​OTRC Shows You What’s New at the Park for the EARidescent Celebration

ORLANDO, Florida — Walt Disney World is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and On the Red Carpet shows you what’s new at the park for the EARidescent celebration.

Check out the videos in the player above to see what’s happening around Walt Disney World in honor of the big milestone.

One of the highlights is Space 220 in the Mission Space Pavilion at EPCOT, a space station dining experience. Guests begin their journey with a special space elevator that takes them to the stars. As they dine, they are surrounded by the amazing view of the earth from 220 miles above them. EPCOT also welcomes La Creperie de Paris to the park.

Opened March 1, 2022, the luxury hotel Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser also offers guests an otherworldly adventure. Guests begin the immersive experience at Hollywood Studios, where they will take a launch pod to a galaxy far, far away and embark on an epic two-night adventure.

The new ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is based on the animated movie ‘Ratatouille’. Riders accompany Chef Remy on a daring culinary adventure through the kitchen, dining room and even the walls of Gusteau’s famous restaurant in Paris.

Marvel fans will have something new to shout about in 2022. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, opened in EPCOT as part of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary, will be one of the longest closed roller coasters in the world.

All four parks in the Lake Buena Vista, Florida resort will participate in “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” starting October 1.

On Oct. 1, 1971, the resort opened to guests, culminating in the years spent planning and developing Walt Disney’s “magic dream,” officials said in a statement announcing the celebration. Since then, the vacation destination has expanded from Magic Kingdom to EPCOT, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. The resort also includes multiple themed hotels, water parks, and Disney Springs, a shopping and restaurant location.

Watch “The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World” on ABC on Friday, October 1

The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of this ABC station. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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