Ready for the Celebration!!!
The Magic Kingdom is already getting dressed up for the 50th anniversary of Disneyland, even though the event is still three months off. Disney is putting on a mammoth marketing blitz to drum up interest in the celebration, which is stretching
beyond California to all of its parks worldwide. At WDW, workers began dressing up Cinderella Castle for the occasion last week, attaching gold overlay Monday night after the parks had closed for the day. The dress-up will continue piecemeal through March, with all of the work taking place after hours. The 50th anniversary
celebrations begin in May. When finished, the castle will be trimmed with gold and "pixie dust" and dotted with golden statues of some of Disney's more popular characters. The decorations will stay up through 2006.