This Week in Disney History: September 30 – October 6, 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. 3, 1971, Peter Pan’s Flight welcomed Guests at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort for the first time. A fan-favorite attraction, Guests travel past the second star to the right and join Peter, Wendy and the Lost Boys on their colorful adventures in Neverland.

This week:

Sept. 30
1999 – Tangierine Café, a quick-service restaurant in Morocco at Epcot, opens.

Oct. 1
1982 – Epcot opens at Walt Disney World Resort
1971 – Magic Kingdom Park opens at Walt Disney World Resort
1971 – Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Polynesian Resort opens at Walt Disney World Resort

Oct. 2
1971 – Admiral Joe Fowler Riverboat opens at Magic Kingdom Park

Oct. 3
1971 – Peter Pan’s Flight opened at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort

Oct. 4
1998 – Rolie Polie Olie (television), an animated series, premiered on Disney Channel

Oct. 5
1955 – The Disneyland Hotel opens at Disneyland Resort

Oct. 6
2014 – Memento Mori Shop in Liberty Square opened at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort
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