Believe it or not, Walt Disney World will be turning 50 years old in just over five years. I hold the opinion that a lot of the changes to the parks and resorts are anticipation of this anniversary. Disney likes to have big event around the major anniversaries of the resort. The 25th anniversary was a big celebration. The 5th and 10th anniversaries were smaller but big events. The 40th anniversary was the first event in the “age of social media.” I was in attendance along with lots and lots of others. It was a one-day event and the Magic Kingdom was very crowded especially at night. Now, I feel that the 50th anniversary is going to be a large, year-long resort-wide celebration much like the 60th anniversary celebration currently going on a Disneyland.