Showing posts with label Grand Opening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grand Opening. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Today in Disney Parks & Resorts History - Magic Kingdom Grand Opening Celebration


October 25, 1971 - Walt Disney World

24 days after the Magic Kingdom opened in Central Florida, Walt Disney World is formally dedicated by Walt's brother and lifelong business partner, Roy O. Disney.  Standing beside Roy during the dedication in Town Square is Mickey Mouse.  A Grand Opening parade featuring a 1,076-piece band, led by "The Music Man" Meredith Wilson himself (composer of "76 Trombones") goes down Main Street, U.S.A.  The event is filmed for television broadcast 4 days later.
 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Today in Disney Parks & Resorts History - Epcot Grand Opening Celebration

October 24, 1982 - Walt Disney World

Card Walker, chairman of Walt Disney Productions, officially dedicates EPCOT Center, Disney's third theme park (the second at Walt Disney World) 23 days after the park first opened to the public.