This Week in Disney History: July 15-21, 2019

There’s always a great, big, beautiful tomorrow at The Walt Disney Company, because every day is tied to a milestone in the heritage and rich history of a company that has been entertaining millions of people every year. Published every week, this interesting series features highlights from all the divisions of The Walt Disney Company. Let's see what happened this week:


This week: On July 18, 1955, Disneyland Park opened to the general public for the first time.

July 15
1995 – The Wedding Pavilion at Walt Disney World opens near Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
2005 – Space Mountain reopens at Disneyland Park with enhanced elements and a new sound track by Michael Giacchino
2005 – Turtle Talk with Crush opens at Disney California Adventure Park

July 17
1955 – Disneyland Park opens for an invitational press preview in Anaheim, Calif., televised live on ABC
1989 – Splash Mountain opens at Disneyland Park
1996 – Disney announces plans to open Disney California Adventure Park

July 18
1955 – Disneyland Park opens to the general public for the first time
1965 – Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln opens at Disneyland Park

July 19
2002 – Once Upon a Toy, a 16,000-square-foot toy store opens at Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs) at Walt Disney World Resort

July 20
1985 – The 200 millionth Guest visits the Walt Disney World Resort

July 21
1993 – Tokyo Disneyland opens The Swiss Family Treehouse attraction

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