This Week in Disney History: July 22-28, 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 22, 1994, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction opened. Modeled to look like a decaying old-Hollywood hotel, the attraction takes Guests through the lobby, library and up (and down) the service elevator in one of the most thrilling attractions at Walt Disney World Resort.

July 22
1994 – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction opens on Sunset Boulevard at Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

July 23
2016 – AbracadaBar cocktail lounge opens on the BoardWalk at Walt Disney World Resort

July 24
1966 – Walt Disney dedicates New Orleans Square in Disneyland with the Mayor of New Orleans
1989 – Tony’s Town Square Restaurant opens in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World

July 25
2013 – Senses, a Disney Spa, opens in a second location at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, with a nature-inspired theme.

July 26
2013 – Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer declared this day “Charles Ridgway Day” in the City of Orlando

July 27
1945 – Pluto cartoon Canine Casanova is released

July 28
1994 – Ground was broken for Disney’s Vero Beach Resort in Vero Beach, Fla.
2002 – Restaurant Akershus, located in the Norway pavilion at Epcot, begins offering a Princess Storybook breakfast

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