Apparently October 1st was a very important day for both outdoorsy people and Disney nerds! Shortly after posting about Yosemite, which became a National Park on this date in 1890, a friend on Facebook reminded me of another anniversary that I would find important- Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park opened on this date in 1971!
How did I not realize this? Well, 44 isn’t divisible by ten or five, so it hasn’t been publicized or anything. And the next real milestone, the big five-oh, has actually been on my radar for a while because I am really hoping to visit for the festivities in 2021. My family was there for the 25th, so I think it would be really neat to get back for 50th.
At any rate, I did not prep for this post in advance, so here is a smattering of Magic Kingdom photos from various Disney trips that I just happen to have stored at the ready. Enjoy the castle cake, the 90s attire, the ridiculous matching yellow shirts (yes, once we were “those” people), and the general Disney magic. Happy 44th, MK!