Construction Update: Magic Kingdom Prepares for Disney World’s 50th Anniversary

The Magic Kingdom has a big anniversary coming up in 2021 (50 years!). You can find signs of the park preparing for the special event all over. Some of the work includes new rides, some is maintenance, and some is to improve the guest experience.

Magic Kingdom Entrance Area

Before you even enter the park you will see a lot of construction between the park entrance and the Contemporary Resort.

Magic Kingdom Entrance Area

No announcements have been made about this construction. We will keep you posted on developments and announcements.

Magic Kingdom Entrance Area

Recent visitors to Magic Kingdom will have noticed that the moat around Cinderella Castle has been drained. You can see there’s work being done near the Liberty Square area.

Cinderella Castle Moat Drained
Cinderella Castle Moat Drained
Cinderella Castle Moat Drained

While the moat is drained they are also repainting the exterior of Tomorrowland‘s Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.

Cosmic Ray’s Repainting
Cosmic Ray’s Repainting

Lastly, you can see the progress on the addition of the TRON Coaster in both Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. The TRON Coaster will be located between the two lands.

TRON Coaster Construction
TRON Coaster Construction

While the TRON Coaster is under construction Tomorrowland Speedway is temporarily closed, as is the Walt Disney World Railroad. An engine is “in-residence” at the Main Street Train Station for photo ops while the Railroad is closed.

TRON Coaster Construction

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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5 Replies to “Construction Update: Magic Kingdom Prepares for Disney World’s 50th Anniversary”

  1. Fingers crossed I’ll be going twice in 2021. First for my 50th B-Day and again for my daughter’s 21st B-Day. Can’t wait

  2. I was there in October of 81 when it turned 10. 975 days till I will be there for the 50th. I’m looking forward to it.

  3. Omg yes! I went during the 25th anniversary, where they turned the castle into a giant Cake! I cant wait to see what is in store for the 50th!