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    Magic Kingdom 40th Birthday?

    Does anybody kmow what celebrations have been planned?

    I'll be there October 1st and I've got my Crystal Palace dining reservation but I'm just wondering what will happen on THE day....

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    Re: Magic Kingdom 40th Birthday?

    Well, for one, on that day I will be galavanting around the park and being giddy... Oh, and Lou will be in some stage of exhaustion from begining, ending, or being in the midst of his 40hr show.

    As far as official stuff, I haven't heard anything. Just merchandise so far, but the boxed anniversary hat is pretty fancy.

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    Re: Magic Kingdom 40th Birthday?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnatthebar View Post
    Well, for one, on that day I will be galavanting around the park and being giddy... Oh, and Lou will be in some stage of exhaustion from begining, ending, or being in the midst of his 40hr show.

    As far as official stuff, I haven't heard anything. Just merchandise so far, but the boxed anniversary hat is pretty fancy.

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    Re: Magic Kingdom 40th Birthday?

    Commemorative pins and vinylmation.

    You'll have to wait another 10 years for a proper celebration; persumably they are following the same "road-map" as their older counterparts in the west did.


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    Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary Ear Hats Disney Parks Blog

    So in 10 more years I will have to spend another $80 on the most awesome mickey ears ever?

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    Re: Magic Kingdom 40th Birthday?

    Yes.

    Interesting to read the blog comments about correcting mis-spellings on the hat. I somehow doubt they will also take the time to rectify the fact that they put a Disneyland poster on the design instead of the proper Magic Kingdom one.


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    Re: Magic Kingdom 40th Birthday?

    I'll be back in the world by the 2nd of October (flying out on the 1st) and it looks like I'll be fedexing one of those nice 40th ear hats home

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    Re: Magic Kingdom 40th Birthday?

    Doesn't seem to be much for the 40th.

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    Re: Magic Kingdom 40th Birthday?

    More merchandising. Wow. What a celebration.
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    Re: Magic Kingdom 40th Birthday?

    They usually don't do much sadly.

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    Re: Magic Kingdom 40th Birthday?

    Quote Originally Posted by NC_WDW_Daddy View Post
    Doesn't seem to be much for the 40th.
    They never really do. 30 came and went, though it was too soon after the 25th. 40 was only a big deal out in Disneyland, though that's because there isn't much of anything else going on out there, after the disaster known as California Adventure... the glorified amusement park that it is.

    I figured if they were going to do anything, they'd announce it for August/September and then make it another 18-month celebration like they usually do. But once I saw that Memories cr@p going up around the park, I knew we were in trouble. Still, gives us all something to look forward to in ten years.

    Until then, be prepared for a barrage of t-shirs, pins, mugs, annoying vinyl figures, and whatever the heck else they can throw a branding on. They'll make more $$ that way than by spending on decorations for a 40th birthday celebration.
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    Re: Magic Kingdom 40th Birthday?

    Quote Originally Posted by supernova View Post
    They never really do. 30 came and went, though it was too soon after the 25th. 40 was only a big deal out in Disneyland, though that's because there isn't much of anything else going on out there, after the disaster known as California Adventure... the glorified amusement park that it is.

    I figured if they were going to do anything, they'd announce it for August/September and then make it another 18-month celebration like they usually do. But once I saw that Memories cr@p going up around the park, I knew we were in trouble. Still, gives us all something to look forward to in ten years.

    Until then, be prepared for a barrage of t-shirs, pins, mugs, annoying vinyl figures, and whatever the heck else they can throw a branding on. They'll make more $$ that way than by spending on decorations for a 40th birthday celebration.

    honestly 40 would just seem like a reason for them to have another celebration... year of a million dreams... Donald's 85th... they used to spend more time trying to figure out what to celebrate next then they did trying to better the parks... it seems as though they maybe finally shying away from all that...
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    Re: Magic Kingdom 40th Birthday?

    Look at it this way: you have ten years prep time for a celebration that should be all kinds of awesome. Ten years to celebrate in style. My idea would be to spend a week in the Wilderness Lodge and have lots of souvenir money. I'm gonna have lots of 50th merchandise. Yeah, they got my money.

    And who knows what other additions will be in the parks by then.
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    Re: Magic Kingdom 40th Birthday?

    I heard that the parks might bring out some rarely-seen characters for meet-and-greets in October in honor of the 40th.

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