This Week in Disney History: October 21-27, 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:


On Oct. 26, 1971, The Electrical Water Pageant on Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon premiered for the first time. First known as Electrical Pageant, this charming pageant consists of a string of floating structures, 1,000 feet long, covered with tiny lights that blink on and off to represent dragons and other fantastical creatures. The lights dance to a synthesizer soundtrack through the waterways and delight Guests around the Seven Seas Lagoon.

This week:

Oct. 21
2005 – Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant opens at Disney Springs (known then at Downtown Disney)

Oct. 22
1979 – The 100 millionth Guest visits Magic Kingdom Park

Oct. 23
1985 – Nine Dragons Restaurant opens in the China pavilion at Epcot

Oct. 24
1982 – Epcot is officially dedicated at the Walt Disney World Resort

Oct. 25
1999 – Magic Kingdom Park leaders dedicate a statue of Roy O. Disney, Walt’s brother, on Main Street, U.S.A.

Oct. 26
1971 – The Electrical Water Pageant on Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon at Walt Disney World began

Oct. 27
1966 – Walt Disney films a 25-minute preview of his Florida project, used later to showcase plans for Walt Disney World to state legislators and businessmen
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