Dreams do come true! From “Mouseketeer” to pop princess, Christina Aguilera had a lot to thank Disney for while she was at Walt Disney World in Florida, there to celebrate the theme park’s 50th anniversary on Friday, October 1. The “Beautiful” singer was captured in gorgeous photos during a musical performance in front of the Magic Castle wearing a stunning creamy white silk princess gown that was truly fit for royalty. Cinderella could not have done better herself.
“Forever a Disney girl, always a Disney princess… It was a full circle experience being back to my old stomping grounds at @WaltDisneyWorld,” the global superstar wrote in the caption of her post. “It was a dream I could have only imagined as a child working on The Mickey Mouse Club. Disney’s always where the magic begins.” Before Christina achieved worldwide success as a hitmaker in the early ’90s and 2000s, she launched her career as a triple threat singer, actress and dancer on The Mickey Mouse Club. The kids variety show also launched the careers of other notable superstars including, NSYNC‘s Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez, Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling and pop music icon Britney Spears.
The “World’s Most Magical Celebration” kicked off its jubilee with other big-name stars including Black-ish lead Anthony Anderson, Disney’s newest Little Mermaid Halle Bailey, Sabrina alum Melissa Joan Hart, Full House dad John Stamos, and more. The star-studded event featured musical performances, special guest appearances by current and former Disney executives including Bob Iger, and the whole program was hosted by The View’s Whoopi Goldberg. The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World aired on ABC the night of the anniversary for an evening viewers and eyewitnesses are sure to never forget.