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Walt Disney World  1971-2003


November 11th, 1965 - Walt Disney announces Florida Project
Spring 1969 - Construction starts on Magic Kingdom


October 1st, 1971 - The Magic Kingdom opens
1972 - Carousel of Progress opens
1973 - Pirates of the Caribbean & Tom Sawyer's Island open
1974 - Star Jets opens
1975 - Walt Disney Village, Space Mountain, WEDway People mover open
1976 - River Country opens
1977 - The Main Street Electrical Parade opens on Main Street U.S.A.


1980 - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens
October 1st, 1982 - EPCOT Center opens
1983 - Journey into Imagination & Horizons open
1984 - Morocco pavilion opens

1986 - Living Seas & Captain EO open, Walter Cronkite narration added to Spaceship Earth
1988 - Wonders of Life, Norway, & Mickey's Birthdayland open. Illuminations premiers

May 1st, 1989 - Disney*MGM Studios opens
1989 - Mickey's Starland, Body Wars, Cranium Command, Typhoon Lagoon & Pleasure Island open


1990 - Star Tours opens
1991 - Muppet Vision 3-D opens, SpectroMagic premiers

20th Anniversary of Walt Disney World

1992 - Splash Mountain & Voyage of the Little Mermaid open
1993 - NEW Hall of Presidents & Carousel of Progress presentations

1994 - Legend of the Lion King, Timekeeper, Innoventions, Honey I Shrunk the Audience, Food Rocks, Circle of Life, Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror and Blizzard Beach open.

1995 - Alien Encounter opens

1996 - Toontown Fair, NEW Universe of Energy, Backstage Pass, Boardwalk & Celebration open

25th Anniversary of Walt Disney World

1997 - Wide World of Sports & Downtown Disney West Side open

April 22nd, 1998 - Disney's Animal Kingdom opens

1998 - Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Fantasmic!, DisneyQuest & Disney Cruise Line open.

1999 - Test Track, Asia, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Illuminations: Reflections of Earth open.

Millennium Celebration at Walt Disney World


2000 - Journey into Your Imagination & Sounds Dangerous open

100 Years of Magic at Walt Disney World

2001 - Playhouse Disney: LIVE on Stage!, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Play It! open. Disney Stars & Motor Cars, Share a Dream Come True, Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade, and Tapestry of Dreams premiere. NEW presentation of the Hall of Presidents.

30th Anniversary of Walt Disney World

2002 - Chester & Hester's Dino-Rama, Get Happy with ABC, and Journey Into Imagination with Figment open.

2003 - Mission: Space and Mickey's PhilharMagic open.

2005/2006 - Forbidden Mountain: Legend of the Yeti opens

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