PHOTOS: Walt Disney World celebrates 50th anniversary with ‘whimsy’ and ‘EARidescent’ treats

The special food and beverage offerings for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World are full of whimsy and EARidescent shimmer. Many are also inspired by Walt’s personal recipes, beloved Disney characters, nostalgic dishes, and Disney attractions past and present, like the Opening Day Celebration Cake available at Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer).
Photo credit Kent Phillips
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Walt Disney World Resort's 50th anniversary celebrations continue with the 18-month long event “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.”

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Part of the extravaganza honors Walt Disney’s legacy and vision, which included making food an “entertaining, experiential and essential element of immersive storytelling” the press release notes.

Therefore, a handful of mouth watering new dishes and drinks are being rolled out -- many inspired by nostalgic dishes dating back to 1971 and takes on Walt’s favorite recipes.

And we can’t forget about the magical “novel dishes and drinks” that the press release promises to be “full of color, whimsy, and a touch of EARidescent shimmer.”

There is something on the menu for everyone to dig into throughout the parks -- Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios -- and at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Disney Springs, and the Disney Resort Hotels.  

The Toad Burger is inspired by “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” and features a brat burger with a pickle slice representing the toad’s tongue and two olives as eyes.

The special food and beverage offerings for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World are full of whimsy and EARidescent shimmer. Many are also inspired by Walt’s personal recipes, beloved Disney characters, nostalgic dishes, and Disney attractions past and present, like the The Toad Burger available at Friar’s Nook at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer).
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The Pressed Penny Silk Pie is a take on one of Walt’s favorite desserts and pays tribute to the penny presses around the park. It has a chocolate tart shell with silky chocolate filling, whipped cream, and a chocolate-pressed penny on top.

The special food and beverage offerings for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World are full of whimsy and EARidescent shimmer. Many are also inspired by Walt’s personal recipes, beloved Disney characters, nostalgic dishes, and Disney attractions past and present, like the Pressed Penny Silk Pie available at Casey’s Corner at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer).
Photo credit Kent Phillips

Calling all sea-people! Squids Revenge at the Be Our Guest restaurant is a michelada with a salted rim and charred octopus and cucumber garnish. It’s based on an attraction from opening day titled “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.”

The special food and beverage offerings for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World are full of whimsy and EARidescent shimmer. Many are also inspired by Walt’s personal recipes, beloved Disney characters, nostalgic dishes, and Disney attractions past and present, like the Squids Revenge Drink available at Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer).
Photo credit Kent Phillips

The Happy Haunts milkshake will give you quite a spook as you take on the Haunted Mansion. It consists of a blackberry milkshake topped with a purple chocolate-glazed and black-sprinkled doughnut.

The special food and beverage offerings for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World are full of whimsy and EARidescent shimmer. Many are also inspired by Walt’s personal recipes, beloved Disney characters, nostalgic dishes, and Disney attractions past and present, like the Happy Haunts Milkshake available at Columbia Harbor House at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer).
Photo credit Kent Phillips

For those looking for a savory meal, look no further than The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The new menu item is a Filet Mignon with Walt’s Hash, described as a “distinctly Walt-inspired meal” featuring “grilled filet mignon atop Walt’s signature roast beef hash with a fried egg.”

The special food and beverage offerings for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World are full of whimsy and EARidescent shimmer. Many are also inspired by Walt’s personal recipes, beloved Disney characters, nostalgic dishes, and Disney attractions past and present, like the Filet Mignon with Walt’s Hash available at The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer).
Photo credit Kent Phillips

If you’re venturing into Disney Springs, earmark a stop at Amorette’s Patisserie for the 50th Celebration Petit Cake described as a “delicious dessert with beautiful storytelling.” It features a vanilla chiffon cake with celebration blue mousse, blueberry jam and lemon curd. This is a sweet blend of the past with the celebration’s signature EARidescent shimmer.

The special food and beverage offerings for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World are full of whimsy and EARidescent shimmer, like the 50th Celebration Petit Cake available at Amorette’s Patisserie at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer).
Photo credit Kent Phillips

The hotels will also have their fare share of scrumptious bites for guest staying on the grounds and in the middle of all the action. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will be serving the 50th Anniversary Vintage Minnie’s Brown Betty Profiterole, a cream puff that resembles Minnie Mouse’s vintage hat. It’s also filled with one of Walt’s favorite flavors: cinnamon-spiced apples and Chantilly cream.

The special food and beverage offerings for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World are full of whimsy and EARidescent shimmer. Many are also inspired by Walt’s personal recipes, beloved Disney characters, nostalgic dishes, and Disney attractions past and present, like the 50th Anniversary Vintage Minnie’s Brown Betty Profiterole available at Grand Floridian Cafe at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Photo credit Kent Phillips

Those with a little more adventurous palate can indulge in the Chicken Dinner Cupcake Trio at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. The dessert, which honors the fact that the resort has served more than 10 million chicken dinners, features fried chicken-apple fritters with apple pie moonshine filling and vanilla buttercream.

The special food and beverage offerings for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World are full of whimsy and EARidescent shimmer. Many are also inspired by Walt’s personal recipes, beloved Disney characters, nostalgic dishes, and Disney attractions past and present, like the Chicken Dinner Cupcake Trio available at P&J’s Southern Takeout at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Photo credit Kent Phillips

Lastly, adults who check the 21 and over box can toast to another 50 years (and more) with a the Royal 50th Celebration Champagne Flight available at Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingom Park. The EARidescent shimmer gives the bubbly a whimsical makeover.

The special food and beverage offerings for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World are full of whimsy and EARidescent shimmer, like the Royal 50th Celebration Champagne Flight available at Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kent Phillips, photographer).
Photo credit Kent Phillips

Other notable items include the EARidescent Croissant Doughnut at Epcot, the Loaded Nachos with Walt’s Chili, the Hand-dipped 50th Celebration Mickey Premium Bar, and Cheese Fries with Walt’s Chili and Walt’s Favorite Chili on Foot-long Hot Dog.

“The World’s Most Magical Celebration” kicked off on October 1, 2021.

It was previously announced that the golden jubilee would include expanded attractions and entertainment activities, while Cinderella Castle would undergo a magical makeover with gold bunting, sparkling embellishments, and a 50th anniversary crest.

You can also commemorate the anniversary with limited-edition items!

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