At Walt Disney World Resort, we live in a world where dreams come true and magic lies around every corner, something that Walt Disney had hoped for long ago when he dreamed of this place. On Dec. 5 (coincidentally, Walt’s birthday!), we celebrated the 45th anniversary of the “Most Magical Place on Earth” and the cast members that have helped keep the magic alive for guests all these years. At an event made just for participants, we wanted to return the favor and give them some magical moments by providing an unforgettable night filled with music, laughter and of course Disney! Here’s a look at what some of our participants were able to enjoy at Winter Formal: 45 Years of Magic:

 

Rare character meet and greets

2016_winterformal_genie

Participants meet classic characters from various lands in Magic Kingdom Park including Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox, Genie and Mickey and Minnie!

 

Themed photo booths

2016_winterformal_photo

Positioned along the walls of the exhibit halls were themed photo booths. Participants were given various props to use and could pick up these photo strips instantly or have them sent digitally.

 

DJ entertainment

Our dance floor was lively the entire night as the DJ’s kept people on their toes – literally – switching between popular songs of today and cherished throwbacks. They even surprised the audience with a special shout out to Magic Kingdom Park by playing the soundtrack of Wishes Nighttime Spectacular.

 

Full catered meal

2016_winterformal_food

Participants had access to an endless buffet throughout the night that included pesto chicken, pasta, roasted vegetables, salad and a decadent chocolate bread pudding. Those looking for a snack could stop by one of our nacho bars.

 

See what a little wishing can do?

Kristina
KristinaDisney Internships & Programs Communications Team