Enjoy the past, present, and future of Walt Disney World as they celebrate 50 years of magic
ABC will broadcast ‘The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World’ on October 1st, in celebrating the golden anniversary of Walt Disney World.
This special, hosted by Disney Legend Whoopi Goldberg, will take you on a journey spanning half a century and beyond at Walt Disney World in Florida. The show will also feature spectacular visuals and musical performances from Christina Aguilera and Halle Bailey in front of the legendary Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, accompanied by the renowned Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Throughout the special, you’ll see exclusive interviews with iconic actors, actresses and athletes, Walt Disney World cast members, Disney Imagineers and executives past and present who have all played their unique part in sprinkling pixie dust over “The Most Magical Place on Earth.”
During the special, you will see interviews with iconic actors and actresses, including Anthony Anderson, John Stamos, Marsai Martin, Gary Sinise, Melissa Joan Hart and Candace Cameron Bure, athletes, including Tom Brady, Phil Simms and Doug Williams, Cast members from Disney World, Disney Imagineers, including Bob Weis, Mark Kohl and Ann Morrow Johnson, and executives from past and present, including Bob Chapek, Bob Iger and Michael Eisner, who have played important roles at Disney World.
Go back to Walt Disney World’s humble beginnings in the swamplands of Florida, through its evolution into a cultural phenomenon.
“The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World” airs Friday, Oct. 1 from 8-10 p.m. ET on ABC. It can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu, and later in the month on Disney+.
Don’t forget to enjoy the big party in person! The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration officially begins on October 1, 2021, and will last a full 18 months – running through March 2023.