Walt Disney World Celebrates 40 Years of Magic Today

October 1996 It seems like just yesterday when WDW celebrated it’s 25th in grand style. While the 40th isn’t bringing as many festivities, there will be amazing fun and magic to be had at the Magic Kingdom tomorrow. If you are in or around Orlando, you won’t want to miss out on Retro Day! Retro Day WDW is a chance to gather at the Vacation Kingdom of the world in style – 1971 style to be exact – by dressing in 70’s attire! Get all the details on the event’s Facebook page. And keep an eye out for The Orange Bird — my old pal who used to hang out near The Enchanted Tiki Room and who’s made quite the comeback this year! Now that WDW has brought back the original Tropical Sereande, let’s all think Orange Thoughts and wish for a full-sized Orange Bird to return as well!

Composer Richard Sherman plays his Florida Orange Bird Theme for the first time in 40 years at D23’s Destination D on Sunday, May 15, 2011…

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