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Does Walt Disney World's new logo contain Mickey Mouse ears?

Walt Disney World logo
(Image credit: Walt Disney World)

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World, and while that may be a couple of years away yet, plans are already in full swing for the world's most magical celebration. As well as organising parties a-plenty, Walt Disney World has revealed a brand new logo design (opens in new tab) to commemorate the event.  

Magic is clearly what the company was after, and there's no doubt this new anniversary logo fits the bill perfectly. Featuring glittering pastel rainbow colours enclosed in a silhouette of Cinderella's castle, the logo features a cut-out number 50 and reads underneath 'The World's Most Magical Celebration'. And there's perhaps a hint of Mickey Mouse ears in the '0' and half of the '5', if you turn your head in a certain way. That '0' seems so round we can't help but think this was intentional. 

The logo has a slightly retro feel about it, largely due to the castle moving away from its modern 3D-style design, which has clearly distinguishable features, and hinting back towards the 1995 block castle logo (probably its best-known design). It's a nice touch, and gives the logo a fitting sense of nostalgia. 

Walt Disney World logo

The 50th anniversary logo gives a nod to Walt Disney's classic 1995 design (Image credit: Walt Disney Pictures)

As always, the design has been met with mixed opinions from the online community, with some for the new look:

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Whether you like the new design or not, there's no denying it's got a certain amount of charm to it. Or are we just being blinded by all the glitter? 

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Kerrie Hughes is Editor at Creative Bloq (currently on maternity leave). One of the original CB crew, Kerrie joined the team back in 2013 after moving from her role as staff writer on 3D World. Since then she's written regularly for other creative publications. Kerrie's work for Creative Bloq involves managing the team and the site's content, developing and maintaining commercial partnerships, and finding innovative ways to bring Creative Bloq's audience the content they're looking for.