As the final countdown begins to Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary, Disney has shared a sneak peek at “The Magic Is Calling,” an original anthem written just for the event.
Platinum-selling songwriter and music producer Alana De Fonseca and producer Bobby Studley answered the call to create the anthem, collaborating with award-winning composer Emily Bear. You can check out the behind-the-scenes look in the video below:
It’s such a tremendous honor to write something that celebrates a place that brings os much joy to so many people.
There’s magic all around us, and when you’re there, you are feeling it at every turn.Alana Da Fonseca
“The Magic Is Calling” will connect to all four parks, as different arrangements of the song will be heard when each Walt Disney World theme park icon — Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth, The Hollywood Tower Hotel, and the Tree of Life — transforms into a “Beacon of Magic” at night.
The anthem will also be included in special live entertainment moments throughout the 50th anniversary celebration. Guests will hear the song during Mickey’s Celebration Cavalcade, featuring the “EARidescent 8” every day at Magic Kingdom, and can listen for custom arrangements of the song performed by everyone from the Main Street Philharmonic and Dapper Dans to the Discovery Island Drummers and Voices of Liberty.
“The World’s Most Magical Celebration” begins on Oct. 1. To learn more, visit DisneyWorld.com/50.