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 Magic Kingdom Historical Facts 

The Magic Kingdom opened Oct. 1, 1971. Since opening day, the following attractions have been added:

  • Liberty Square Riverboat (10/2/1971)
  • Peter Pan's Flight (10/3/1971)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (10/14/1971) [closed]
  • America the Beautiful (11/25/1971), Magic Carpet 'Round the World (3/16/1974), American Journeys (9/15/1984), Timekeeper (11/21/1994), Laugh Floor
  • Flight to the Moon (12/24/1971), Mission to Mars (6/7/1975), Alien Encounter (6/20/1995), now Stitch
  • If You Had Wings (6/5/1972), Dreamflight (6/26/1989), Take Flight (1/5/1996), now Buzz Lightyear's Space Rager Spin
  • The Walt Disney Story (4/15/1973) [closed]
  • Plaza Swan Boats (5/20/1973) [closed]
  • Tom Sawyer Island (5/20/1973)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (12/15/1973)
  • StarJets (11/28/1974), now Astro Orbitor (4/30/1994)
  • Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress (1/15/1975)
  • Space Mountain (1/15/1975)
  • WEDway PeopleMover (7/1/1975), now Tomorrowland Transit Authority (6/11/1994)
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (9/23/1980)
  • "Magic Journeys" (12/5/87), Legend of the Lion King (7/8/1994), now Micky's Philharmagic
  • Grandma Duck's Farm (6/18/1988), now The Barnstormer (10/1/1996)
  • "Mickey's Birthday Surprise" (6/18/1988), Mickey's Magical TV World (4/26/1990), now Mickey's Toontown Fair Hall of Fame (4/15/1996)
  • Mickey's Hollywood Theatre (6/18/1988), now Minnie's Country House (4/15/1996)
  • Playground (6/18/1988), now Donald's Boat (4/15/1996)
  • Splash Mountain (7/17/1992)
  • Toon Park (4/15/1996)

 

 Epcot Historical Facts 

The Epcot opened Oct. 1, 1982. Since opening day, the following attractions have been added:

  • Spaceship Earth, AT&T; Universe of Energy, Exxon; World of Motion, General Motors; Journey into Imagination, Kodak; The Land, Nestle USA; and EPCOT Computer Central, Unisys (now closed).
  • Since opening day, Horizons (10/1/1983); The Living Seas, United Technologies (1/15/1986); Wonders of Life, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (10/19/1989); and Innoventions (replaced EPCOT Computer Central, 7/1/1994) have been added to Future World.
  • World Showcase opened with nine nations surrounding the World Showcase Lagoon. These nations were Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, the United States of America, Italy, Germany, China, and Mexico. Since the opening of Epcot, Morocco (10/1/1984) and Norway (5/6/1988) have been added to World Showcase.
  • World of Motion, General Motors was replaced by Test Track
  • Horizons (10/1/1983) was replaced by Mission: Space

 

 Disney Hollywood Studios Historical Facts 

Disney Hollywood Studios motion-picture and television production theme park opened May 1, 1989 with the following attractions:

  • The Monster Sound Show, SONY; SoundWorks, SONY; SuperStar Television, SONY; The Great Movie Ride; Backstage Studio Tour (now two attractions); and The Magic of Disney Animation.
  • Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular! (8/25/1989)
  • Star Tours (1/13/1990)
  • "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" Movie Set Adventure (12/17/1990)
  • Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3D (5/16/1991)
  • The Studio Showcase (9/29/1991), renamed The American Film Institute Showcase (10/05/1996)
  • Here Come the Muppets (5/25/1990), now Voyage of The Little Mermaid (1/7/1992)
  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza (11/20/1993)
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ (7/22/1994)

 

 Animal Kingdom Historical Facts 

 

 Disney Resorts Historical Facts 
  • Disney's All-Star Music Resort 1,920 rooms 11/01/1994
  • Disney's All-Star Sports Resort 1,920 rooms 04/29/1994
  • Disney's Beach Club Resort 584 rooms 11/19/1990
  • Disney's BoardWalk Inn 378 rooms 07/01/1996
  • Disney's BoardWalk Villas 532 units 07/01/1996
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort 2,112 rooms 10/01/1988
  • >Disney's Contemporary Resort 1,041 rooms 10/01/1971
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort 1,967 rooms 08/01/1997
  • >Disney's Port Orleans Riverside (formally Dixie Landings) Resort 2,048 rooms 02/02/1992
  • Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and 408 trailers 10/01/1971
  • Campground (group camping area also)-(784 camping sites)
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Beach Resort 900 rooms 06/28/1988
  • Disney's Old Key West Resort 704 units 10/01/1991
  • Disney's Polynesian Resort 853 rooms 10/01/1971
  • >Disney's Port Orleans Resort 1,008 rooms 05/17/1991
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge 728 rooms 05/28/1994
  • Disney's Yacht Club Resort 630 rooms 11/05/1990
  • Saratoga Springs Resort (formally Villas at the Disney Institute) (opened under other name '72) 584 units 02/09/1996