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Walt Disney World Turned 52: A Look Back at Where It Began

Walt Disney World Turned 52: A Look Back at Where It Began Walt-Disney-World-Turns-52

My, my, how time flies. It feels like just a few months ago, we were excitedly reporting all of the festivities that could be enjoyed at the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. All of a sudden, the east-coast-based Disney Resort turned 52 over the weekend, and the celebration wasn’t missing its sense of humor. Our favorite Fab Five Disney friends were celebrating together with a little help from Goofy and his unique cake-baking skills. The short clip below from Facebook shows a throwback to the 25th-anniversary celebration with the famous castle cake!

Phew! I am glad we got that sorted. It’s not the 25th, Goofy, it’s the 52nd! Now it’s time to move on to the D23 video below, sharing 5 Magical Facts about Walt Disney World, including an endearing look back at Disney history. The video even shows Walt Disney’s original master plan for the park, which is a pretty remarkable sight.

My heart fluttered watching that video. It’s so lovely to see the history of the park celebrated alongside how far it has come.

Now, you know I have to ask this one. If you remember the 25th Anniversary Castle Cake (when Cinderella Castle was transformed into a giant pink cake), I need to know if you remember it fondly or if you prefer to block it out and not remember it at all. What were your thoughts?

Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.

Join Zoë as she lets you in on all the tips, tricks, anecdotes, and embarrassments that arise from her family adventures.


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