‘The magic is calling you:’ Disney releases new 50th anniversary commercial

Resort celebrating anniversary on Oct. 1

Walt Disney World preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Oct. 1, 2021
Walt Disney World preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Oct. 1, 2021 (Disney)

BAY LAKE, Fla. – Walt Disney World released an all-new commercial Tuesday showcasing all the excitement to come for the World’s Most Magical Celebration, which begins Oct. 1.

The commercial features a number of beloved Disney characters and attractions that are shining like never before.

The advertisement also features the 50th anniversary anthem, “The Magic Is Calling.”

Take a look below.

Disney shared a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the song last month.

“It’s such a tremendous honor to write something that celebrates a place that brings so much joy to so many people,” producer Alana Da Fonseca said. “There’s magic all around us, and when you’re there, you are feeling it at every turn.”

Leaders said guests will soon hear the anthem in a variety of ways, including at Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade, Main Street Philharmonic and Dapper Dans.

This is the latest commercial celebrating the big anniversary for Walt Disney World.


To all who come to this happy corner of ClickOrlando.com, welcome! Walt Disney World is counting down to its 50th Anniversary, and so are we. With 50 days until 50 years, we are taking a daily look back at the past, how Disney’s opening shaped Central Florida’s present and a peek at what’s in store for the future.

We’re also looking to hear your memories of Walt Disney World: What do you love? What do you miss? What are some of your magical moments? You can share them with us by sending us an email and we’ll post them all for everyone to enjoy. Some might even be featured during our News 6 TV coverage of Walt Disney World’s 50th.

Here’s to dreaming, and here’s to another half-century of The Most Magical Place on Earth!


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