This Week in Disney History: July 1-7, 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: Disney’s Boardwalk Resort opened on July 1, 1996. The resort boasts an atmosphere of turn-of-the-century Atlantic City and features shopping, dining and entertainment options along a picturesque boardwalk.

July 1
1975 – WEDway PeopleMover, known today as the Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover, opens at Magic Kingdom Park
1994 – Innoventions opens at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort
1996 – Disney’s BoardWalk Resort opens at Walt Disney World Resort
2011 – Goofy’s Sky School (formerly Mulholland Madness) opens at Disney California Adventure Park
2016 – Disney Springs Grand Opening Summer Celebration kicks off at the Walt Disney World Resort

July 2
1967 – Carousel of Progress, PeopleMover, Rocket Jets and Tomorrowland Terrace opens at Disneyland Park
2007 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas opens

July 3
1985 – Tinker Bell makes her first flight from Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park

July 4
1956 – Indian War Canoes (now Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes) opens at Disneyland Park
1987 – Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opens at Tokyo Disneyland Park

July 5
1988 – Maelstrom boat ride attraction opens in the Norway pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot

July 6
1994 – Groundbreaking held for The Disney Institute at the Walt Disney World Resort

July 7
2000 – Ikspiari Shopping, dining, and entertainment area opens adjacent to Tokyo Disneyland
2006 – Pirates of the Caribbean reopens at Magic Kingdom Park with Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain Barbossa Audio-Animatronics added to the attraction

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