A Touch of the 50th Anniversary at the DVC Resorts

With Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary celebration underway, the parks aren’t the only place to be a part of in on the festivities!  Even your preferred DVC resorts are having part in the celebration.  Let us choose a appear all-around some of the DVC resorts to see what sorts of exclusive offerings they have.


Walt Disney World’s bakeries look to come up with specialty cupcakes for every holiday break and celebration, and the 50th anniversary celebration is no exception.  Virtually every single resort has its individual take on a celebration cupcake with the ubiquitous EARidescent colour scheme.  The 50th anniversary Mickey EARidescent cupcake from Gasparilla Island Grill at the Grand Floridian had vanilla cake with a lemon curd filling, and a blueberry mousse dome in lieu of buttercream.  It was nearly too rather to eat, but the cake was very moist and rather buttery.  The lemon curd and blueberry mousse extra a bit of tartness to balance out the sweetness of the cake.  

Then there are some vintage treats that got a tiny fancied up for the 50th, such as my favorite peanut butter pie that can usually be discovered at Contempo Cafe at Disney’s Modern Resort.  This 50th anniversary peanut butter banana pie has the identical buttery crust but has a trace of banana and a nice layer of chocolate on best alongside with some chocolate decorations.  The peanut butter flavor is much more subtle in this edition of the pie, but it was nonetheless a very good address.

Even my essential Mickey Mouse sundae at the BoardWalk Ice Product Store was supplied the EARidescent treatment with specially coloured Mickey sprinkles. It was lovely!

Scavenger Hunt

Numerous of the DVC resorts, like the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Beach front Club, and BoardWalk, have a Magic Kingdom Points of interest Scavenger Hunt that is themed right after the old ticket textbooks that had been employed when Walt Disney Planet first opened in 1971.  I found the scavenger hunt by inquiring at the front desk of the Beach Club.  The clues on the again of the sheet describe eight opening day points of interest.  By browsing close to the resorts, you’ll uncover indicators that match these attractions to their ticket variety (A, B, C, D, or E).  These letters are then made use of to finish the phrase on the bottom of the page.  While there is no prize for the game, it is a enjoyment way to discover the resorts and learn a very little Disney historical past.  


  • Alex and Ani jewellery, pins, and lanyards at the Boutiki at the Polynesian
  • Men’s shirt, ear hat, chocolates, popcorn, pens, Minnie ears, and calendar at Bay Look at Items at the Contemporary
  • Wishables at Bay Perspective Items at the Contemporary
  • Kids’ t-shirt at Bay Look at Gifts at the Contemporary
  • Adult sweatshirt at Bay Look at Items at the Modern
  • Kids’ hats, hoodie, jacket, fanny pack, and ear hat at Bay Watch Gifts at the Modern
  • Cardholder, patch, hat, adult t-shirt, kids’ t-shirt, and onsie at Bay Perspective Gifts at the Up to date

The very best choice of 50th anniversary merchandise is at the Emporium at Magic Kingdom or Environment of Disney at Disney Springs, but some of the resort gift stores do give a compact range of items.  Bay Check out Items at the Up to date experienced a single of the larger options out of the vacation resort reward stores, with several t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, ears, and extra.  Other present shops, such as Boutiki at the Polynesian only had a couple of 50th pins and Alex and Ani jewelry.  Then more than at the BoardWalk Screen Doorway General Keep and Seashore Club Market, there was nothing at all in terms of merchandise–just treats.


In the course of the resorts, there had been refined nods to the 50th, these as banners and welcome mats with the anniversary emblem.  Even some of the window shows at the Grand Floridian have been decorated for the 50th.

Electrical Water Pageant 

If you are keeping at one of the Magic Kingdom DVC resorts like the Grand Floridian, Bay Lake Tower, the Polynesian, Copper Creek, or Boulder Ridge, you will see that the nostalgic favored Electrical Water Pageant has a pleasant new addition.  In honor of the 50th anniversary, there is a new castle float.  You can even listen to the 50th anniversary concept track, “The Magic Is Contacting,” perform in the course of this new section of the pageant.

If you have presently frequented throughout the 50th anniversary, what is your most loved component of the celebration at the resorts?