WHEN DID IT OPEN?
Ever wonder when your favorite attraction or resort opened? Here's where to find out:
1/07/1992 - Voyage of the Little Mermaid
1/15/1975 - Carousel of Progress
1/15/1975 - Space Mountain
1/15/1986 - Living Seas (Now Seas with Nemo & Friends)
1/15/1999 - All Star Movies
1/16/1997 - Shrunken Ned's Junior Jungle Boats
1/21/1995 - Circle of Life
1/23/1995 - Galaxy Palace Theater in Tomorrowland
3/01/1996 - Disney's Hilton Head Resort
3/17/1999 - Test Track
3/18/1999 - Kali River Rapids
3/28/1997 - Wide World of Sports
3/31/1999 - Maharajah Jungle Trek
4/01/1995 - Blizzard Beach
4/01/2002 - Disney Pin Traders Shop
4/01/2002 - Primeval Whirl
4/02/2007 - Monster's Inc Laugh Floor Comedy Club
4/05/2006 - Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
4/07/2005 - Expedition Everest
4/16/2001 - Animal Kingdom Lodge
4/22/1998 - Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
4/22/1998 - Boneyard
4/22/1998 - Conservation Station
4/22/1998 - Dinosaur
4/22/1998 - Discovery Island Trails
4/22/1998 - Festival of the Lion King
4/22/1998 - It's Tough to be a Bug
4/22/1998 - Kilimanjaro Safari
4/22/1998 - Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
4/22/1998 - Pocahontas and her Forest Friends
4/22/1998 - Wildlife Express Train
4/22/1999 - Sounds Dangerous Starring Drew Carey
4/23/2005 - Mickey's Pantry
4/28/1998 - Flights of Wonder
4/29/1994 - All Star Sports
4/30/1994 - Astro Orbiter
5/01/1989 - Disney MGM Studios
5/01/1989 - Disney MGM Studios Backlot Tour
5/01/1989 - Great Movie Ride
5/01/1989 - Magic of Disney Animation
5/05/2005 - Soarin'
5/05/2005 - Lights, Motor, Action Extreme Stunt Show
5/06/1998 - Norway
5/16/1991 - Muppet Vision 3-D
5/17/1991 - Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter
5/17/2004 - Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
5/20/1973 - Liberty Square Riverboat
5/20/1973 - Tom Sawyer Island
5/22/2003 - Reflections of China
5/23/2001 - Magic Carpets of Aladdin
5/28/1994 - Disney's Wilderness Lodge
6/09/1989 - Typhoon Lagoon
6/01/2002 - Journey into Imagination with Figment
6/05/1999 - The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
6/11/1994 - Tomorrowland Transit Authority
6/18/1998 - Mickey's Country House
6/19/1998 - Disney Quest
6/21/1996 - Judge's Tent
6/29/1996 - Donald's Boat
6/29/1996 - Minnie's Country House
6/30/2003 - Toontown Hall of Fame Tent
7/01/1994 - Innoventions East & West
7/01/1996 - Disney's Boardwalk Inn
7/01/1996 - Disney's Boardwalk Villas
7/01/1998 - Disney's Grand Floridan Resort & Spa
7/01/2002 - Disney's Beach Club Villas
7/02/1992 - Disney's Port Orleans Riverside
7/02/1999 - Fairytale Garden
7/05/1988 - Maelstrom
7/17/1992 - Splash Mountain
7/22/1994 - Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
7/30/1998 - Disney Magic Maiden Voyage from Port Canaveral
7/30/1999 - Rock 'N Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
8/01/1997 - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
8/01/2002 - Once Upon a Toy
8/06/1996 - Downtown Disney Rainforest Cafe
8/15/1999 - Disney Wonder Maiden Voyage from Port Canaveral
8/15/2003 - Mission: Space
8/25/1989 - Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular
9/01/1980 - Days of Christmas Shop
9/01/2005 - Pooh's Playful Spot
9/07/1984 - Morocco
9/15/1996 - Ellen's Energy Adventure
9/23/1980 - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
9/28/1996 - First International Food & Wine Festival
10/01/1971 - Cinderella's Golden Carrousel
10/01/1971 - Contemporary Resort
10/01/1971 - Country Bear Jamboree
10/01/1971 - Dumbo
10/01/1971 - Enchanted Tiki Room
10/01/1971 - Frontierland Shootin' Arcade
10/01/1971 - Hall of Presidents
10/01/1971 - Haunted Mansion
10/01/1971 - it's a small world
10/01/1971 - Jungle Cruise
10/01/1971 - Mad Tea Party
10/01/1971 - Magic Kingdom
10/01/1971 - Main Street Vehicles
10/01/1971 - Peter Pan's Flight
10/01/1971 - Polynesian Resort
10/01/1971 - Snow White's Scary Adventure
10/01/1971 - Swiss Family Treehouse
10/01/1971 - Tomorrowland Indy Speedway
10/01/1971 - Walt Disney World Railroad
10/01/1982 - American Adventure
10/01/1982 - El Rio Del Tiempo
10/01/1982 - Epcot
10/01/1982 - World Showcase
10/01/1982 - Canada
10/01/1982 - France
10/01/1982 - Germany
10/01/1982 - Italy
10/01/1982 - Japan
10/01/1982 - Mexico
10/01/1982 - Spaceship Earth
10/01/1982 - United Kingdom
10/01/1995 - Disney's Vero Beach Resort
10/01/1996 - Ariel's Grotto
10/01/1996 - Goofy's Barnstormer
10/01/1998 - Caribbean Beach Resort
10/01/1999 - Imageworks
10/01/1999 - Kidcot stations open
10/01/1999 - Illuminations: Reflections of Earth
10/01/2001 - Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage
10/01/2001 - Pizza Planet Arcade
10/01/2001 - Walt Disney: One Man's Dream
10/03/1996 - World of Disney Store
10/03/2003 - Mickey's PhilharMagic
10/07/1998 - Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
10/13/1997 - LEGO Imagination Center
10/16/2006 - The Seas with Nemo and Friends
10/19/1989 - Wonders of Life
11/01/2001 - Affection Section
11/01/2001 - TriceraTop Spin
11/05/1990 - Disney's Yacht Club
11/11/2004 - Mickey's Mart: Everything $10 & Under store
11/11/2004 - Turtle Talk with Crush
11/15/2000 - Villas at Wilderness Lodge
11/16/2004 - Bruce's Shark World
11/16/2004 - Stitch's Great Escape
11/19/1971 - Fort Wilderness Cabins
11/19/1990 - Disney's Beach Club Resort
11/22/1991 - Beauty and the Beast Stage Show
11/21/1994 - Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
11/22/1994 - All Star Music
11/22/1998 - Tree of Life
11/30/2006 - Finding Nemo - The Musical
12/09/2005 - MGM's Journey into Narnia
12/14/2003 - Disney's Pop Century Resort - Classic Years
12/15/1973 - Pirates of the Caribbean
12/15/1989 - Star Tours
12/17/1990 - Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground
12/20/1991 - Disney's Old Key West Resort
- New events added to Epcot International Food & Wine Festival - Late Nights LIVE! and new Premium Package events added.
- Astro Orbiter rehab extended by one week - Originally scheduled to end September 19, the ride will now reopen September 28.
- Food & Wine Festival Premium events now available for booking - This includes seminars, signature dining experiences and other special events.
- Changes coming to Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It Street Party? - An update is rumored for this parade later this year, possibly around October. Possible changes are new music; Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald moving to the top of the floats; and Stitch joining the fun. Sebastian, Lumiere, and The Mad Hatter will leave the parade.
- During pool rehab, Polynesian guests will have free admission to Blizzard Beach - Originally, the resort guests were just going to be given one-day tickets to the water park, but that has been changed. They will now have complimentary unlimited admission to Blizzard Beach during their stay at the Polynesian.
- List of restaurants participating in the 2015 Disney Dining Plan - This list will be updated as more restaurants are added. Epcot and Downtown Disney restaurants don't normally finalize their participation until later in the year.
- 2015 Magic Your Way Disney World packages released! - A Walt Disney World package is a resort room and theme park admission. The Disney Dining Plan may also be added.
- Happy 15th Birthday to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith! - The attraction originally opened its doors at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 29, 1999.
- Victoria & Albert's will no longer accept Tables in Wonderland - This begins August 1, 2014.
- Summertime Pals Ink & Paint Cel release - This limited release will be available at the event, or pre-order by September 25 at 5:00pm EST.
- Haunted Mansion merchandise shop coming to Magic Kingdom - The former Yankee Trader shop will become a Haunted Mansion merchandise location in the near future. The decor will be inspired by Madame Leota and will carry items from the Haunted Mansion Authentic program, such as apparel, home goods, souvenirs and more.
- Merchandise Events and Artist Appearances/Signings for August - List of authors and artists coming to the theme parks for signings and merchandise releases.
- List of characters updated for Villains Unleashed! event - Over 50 Disney villains will be taking over the park until the 13th hour!
- Beginning today, PhotoPass print packages are no longer offered table-side at character meals - This includes Chef Mickey's, 1900 Park Fare, 'Ohana, Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show and Tusker House Restaurant.
- Disney Visa cardholders can book Food & Wine Festival events early - Disney Visa cardholders can book special events two days earlier than the general public - on July 29 and July 30 from 7:00am-11:00pm EST.
- Tables in Wonderland adds blackout dates for several restaurants - The Tables in Wonderland program offers Florida Residents, DVC members and Annual Passholders 20% off of all food and beverage purchases at the participating Disney restaurants.
- Information on Holiday sleigh rides at Fort Wilderness - This horse-drawn "sleigh" ride is a fun way to celebrate the season.
- Marketplace menus for Epot International Food & Wine Festival - List of menu items for the marketplaces set up around World Showcase.
- Rehab planned in November for Magic Carpets of Aladdin - The Magic Kingdom attraction will be closed 11/10 - 11/21/2014.
- Food & Wine Festival Special Dining Experiences released - Bookings for these experiences begin July 31.
- 10 Places to Wait Out a Thunderstorm at Walt Disney World
- Disney Castaway Cay Challenge added to Princess Half Marathon Weekend - Runners who are registered for any of the Disney races (5K or longer) during the Weekend have the option to complete the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge when sailing on the Disney Dream February 23-27.
- Fantasia Miniature Golf Course rehab planned off and on for the next two weeks - Gardens Course closed 7/22-7/25/2014, 7/28-8/1/2014, 8/4-8/8/2014. The Fairways will still be open.
- Blog - I Can Go The Distance: Deciding is one thing, registering is another
- Save up to 30% on a Room Only reservation at Walt Disney World! - Valid for stays most nights 10/4/14 - 11/25/14 and 11/29/14 - 12/23/14.
- 2015 WDW hotel discount released for U.S. Military - Valid for stays most nights 9/28/14 - 10/3/15.
- All 3 remaining weekends sold out for Harambe Nights - July 26, August 2 and August 9 are sold out.
- Annual passholder discount for Spice Road Table - Through 9/17/14, Annual Passholders can get a 30% discount on their bill.
- 2015 Military Ticket Discount info released - Members of the military can purchase 4-day Magic Your Way tickets with Park Hopper option for $177 each.
- Changes to reservation times for Wishes Dessert Party - Reservations are all being set for 6:00pm, no matter when Wishes is taking place. The dessert party will actually take place one hour before Wishes.
- Frozen Summer Fun Premium package is sold out for all remaining dates - This package gives guests at Frozen Summer Fun Live reserved viewing for several events.
- Wild by Design tour to be discontinued after 9/26/14 - This tour takes place at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
- Fantasy Football Convention coming to ESPN Wide World of Sports - The convention will give attendees access to ESPN talent, a live fantasy football draft and more.
- Blog - Sneak Preview of What's Coming to the 2014 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
- Dates and pricing released for ICE! at Gaylord Palms - Using two million pounds of ice, this Gaylord Palms Resort special ticket exhibit will be transformed into the North Pole.
- Blog - Disney's Magical Express Age Limit Changes: A Parent's & Teacher's Perspective
- Blog - Five Reasons Why We're Not Seeing "Planes: Fire & Rescue" in Theaters
- Blog updated - I Just Spent $20 on FastPasses! Would You? - The author has taken the tour she discussed in the blog - check out her thoughts to see if she would do this again!
- Blog - July 2014 Magic Kingdom Construction Update
- Information for Food & Wine Festival special dining experiences - book 7/31 - Premium events will be announced July 24 and can be booked on July 31 beginning at 7:00am EST. To book, call 407-WDW-FEST (939-3378).
- Princess Half Marathon fills in less than 24 hours - The Princess Half Marathon, the Princess Enchanted 10K and the Glass Slipper Challenge are sold out, filling less than 24 hours after registration opened.
- Dolphins at Epcot will be offstage through August 7 - Guests will not be able to see the dolphins at The Seas with Nemo & Friends. The Dolphins in Depth Tour will be unavailable during this time as well.
- Changes in parking due to Downtown Disney Remodel - Speeds in the area will be reduced, as well as lanes closed. Buena Vista Drive will be expanded to 10 lanes.
- Blog - Disney Responds to Disability Access Service Lawsuit
- Walt Disney World 2015 packages now available to book
- High-speed train will link Shanghai Disneyland to city
- "Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island" show cancelled at SeaWorld
- PBS plans Walt Disney biopic
- Release date set for 5th Pirates of the Caribbean film
- Man arrested at Typhoon Lagoon for molesting 4 teenage girls
- Standby line to be cut off in Anna and Elsa meet and greet
- Disney's second quarter injury report: 12-year-old boy cuts fingers on Pirates ride
- 30 years in prison for man who molested girl at SeaWorld
- Possible agreement reached between Disney and unions
Today's Theme Park Hours
Epcot Future World:
Epcot World Showcase:
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9:00 - 9:00
11:00 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:00
9:00 - 7:00
9:00 - 8:00
9:00 - 8:00
Extra Magic Hours Morning: Magic Kingdom