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
- Beaches and Cream will begin accepting reservations December 18 - This small soda fountain restaurant serves burgers, sandwiches and their signature ice cream desserts.
- Limited Time Magic: Secret Santa Week - Visit the Town Square Christmas Tree on Main Street and see Duffy in his Christmas outfit. Other Disney characters will be located around the park. Get a special decorated keepsake card from each one as a souvenir.
- Limited Time Magic: Tour the Magic Kingdom with Phil Holmes - 25 lucky guests will get to tour the park with current Vice President Phil Holmes.
- Blog - Best Places to View EPCOT’s Illuminations: Reflections of Earth
- VIDEO: Holiday Storytellers - The Canadian Holiday Voyageurs - New to Holidays Around The World 2013 at Epcot in 2013 are the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs. The Canadian Holiday Voyageurs play multiple sets each day filled with Christmas songs done the Canadian way on the Mill Stage.
- Blog - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Jonathan Groff from FROZEN
- Guests at All Star Resorts will no longer receive Key to the World cards - As of 12/2/13, guests at All Star Sports Resort will no longer receive a Key to the World card. All information for the resort and parks will be on the Magic Band you receive when you check in. This will begin at All Star Music on 12/4/13 and at All Star Movies on 12/6/13. This system is already in place at Pop Century.
- VIDEO: it's a small world Holiday Full POV Ride-Through - The happiest cruise that ever sailed gets even merrier for the holidays. it's a small world, the 1964 World's Fair attraction that came to Disneyland in 1966, gets a full overlay for the holiday season including decorations and a new soundtrack!
- Atlanta Braves spring training tickets now on sale - The Atlanta Braves return to ESPN Wide World of Sports for their annual spring training. Tickets are first come/first served and the games take place at Champion Stadium.
- Blog - Give Kids the World Village and Giving Tuesday December 3, 2013
- VIDEO: Gran Fiesta Tour POV Ride-Through - Donald Duck disappears on his way to a Three Caballeros performance in Mexico City and his friends, José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles, set out to search for him.
- Blog - Brewing Now: Joffrey’s Disney Parks Collection of Coffees
- Blog - A Brit’s Perspective – Visiting the UK in Orlando
- Specialty food and drink offered for holidays at Epcot - New this holiday season, each country will be serving a specialty food and drink.
- New bus loop at Magic Kingdom open - In addition to regular single stops, there are several double stops that will accommodate two regular buses or one of the new articulated buses.
- Limited Time Magic: Donate a Duffy the Disney Bear to Toys for Tots - Visit the Once Upon a Toy store or the World of Disney store at Downtown Disney and with every $5 purchase, Disney will donate a Duffy the Disney Bear toy to Toys for Tots.
- Limited Time Magic: Jolly Year of the Ear - Celebrate the season in style with Santa Mickey and Minnie Santa ear hats - only available for a short time at the Emporium at Magic Kingdom.
- Times and dates for Epcot holiday storytellers - Each country has its own special theme that highlights its culture. Storytellers will delight you with tales of their heritage and how the holidays are celebrated in their homeland.
- VIDEO: "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen in Celebrate the Magic - This holiday season, "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen is featured in Celebrate the Magic, the nighttime projection show on Cinderella Castle.
- VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Main Street Plaza - Cinderella Castle - Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Main Street Plaza - Cinderella Castle November 11, 2013 - Night
- Blog - Happy Thanksgiving from the Magic Kingdom!
- VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Main Street U.S.A. Bridge - Main Street U.S.A. - Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Main Street U.S.A. Bridge - Main Street U.S.A., November 11, 2013 - Night
- Blog - Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom: Turnstile-Free!
- New holiday entertainment for the Canada pavilion at Epcot - Follow the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs on a musical tour to discover the country's holiday customs.
- Blog - Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights 101
- Royal Caribbean is offering a $200 Onboard Credit and 50% Reduced Deposit! - The offer is only available for booking on December 2, 3 and 4, 2013.
- Disney Vacation Club members offered event at Splitsville Luxury Lanes - On December 2 and 9 from 5-6:45pm, the experience will include bowling, shoe rental, a shared appetizer, an entree (or kids' meal), a signature beverage and a special DVC gift.
- Several rehabs added for early 2014 - The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Festival of the Lion King, Kali River Rapids, and the Studio Backlot Tour have all been added to the rehab list.
- Aulani named Best for Families by Fodor's Travel - Aulani was recently named "Best for Families" by Fodor's Travel in their "Top 10 Hawaiian Resorts for 2013" list.
- Blog - Review: “Frozen”
- VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Main Street Train Station - Main Street U.S.A. - Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Main Street Train Station - Main Street U.S.A., November 11, 2013 - Night
- Limited Time Magic: Thanksgiving Treats Available - Special treats will be available at various locations in the theme parks.
- New Year's Eve dining info for Swan and Dolphin Hotels - The restaurants of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin will be offering special New Year's Eve menus.
- Walt Disney World Annual Passholders can save up to 37% at select hotels - Discount is valid for travel between 1/4/14-3/18/14, 3/14/14-3/29/14, 1/19/14-3/13/14 and 3/30/14-4/12/14.
- Blog - Why I’m excited to take my baby on a Disney Cruise!
- Limited Time Magic: Jingle Cruise poster giveaway - Celebrate the Jingle Cruise at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park with a complimentary mini poster while supplies last.
- Several rehabs scheduled for the Magic Kingdom - Among the closings are The Plaza Restaurant, Pinocchio Village Haus, Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover, Barnstormer, and the Liberty Square Riverboat.
- Blog - Disney’s Newest Animated Feature “Frozen” Flurries Into Theme Parks On Both Coasts
- The Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special to return? - Rumors are that the popular holiday version of The Comedy Warehouse will be returning to Hollywood Studios this year.
- Blog - EXCLUSIVE: Nikon becomes the Official Camera of Walt Disney World and Disneyland
- VIDEO: Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2013 - What happens when you combine one 30,000 pound, 65 foot tree, one 40 foot star, 5500 twinkling lights, 430 feet of garland, 325 ornaments, 275 feet of strung popcorn, 400 flickering candles, 135 candy canes, 100 gingerbread cookies and the Disney Characters? Why, you have the perfect recipe for Christmas at the Magic Kingdom!
- Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Photography - Creative photos from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
- Christmas dining options for Walt Disney World - All restaurants on property will be open as normal, but some are serving special Christmas menus.
- Thanksgiving dining options at Walt Disney World - All restaurants on property will be open as normal, but some are serving special Thanksgiving menus.
- New looks available for the holidays at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique - Now through 1/3/14, little girls can choose from a Frozen Package or a Holiday Minnie Package.
- Santa Claus comes to Downtown Disney - At the Marketplace, you'll find Santa Claus waiting to greet you at his chalet in front of the World of Disney store.
- VIDEO: Josh Gad - Voice of Olaf in "Frozen" - Interview - Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf in "Frozen" and "World of Color - Winter Dreams" and Tony Award nominee for "The Book of Mormon", takes a few minutes to talk about how important it was to work on a Disney film that led to a theme park experience and the music behind it all.
- All guests at Pop Century will now use MagicBands - As of 11/14/13, guests at Pop Century will no longer receive a Key to the World card. All information for the resort and parks will be on the Magic Band you receive when you check in.
- Heart is the third musical group to cancel SeaWorld performance
- Willie Nelson backs out of SeaWorld Orlando's Bands, Brew & BBQ event
- Disney obtains distrbution rights to future Indiana Jones films
- Family sues Disney when woman dies from complications after a fall
- Disney's PhotoPass+ changing to Memory Maker
- WestJet debuts Sorcerer Mickey plane
- Seaworld Orlando's Shamu show closes for 3 months
- Barenaked Ladies cancels SeaWorld concert due to animal rights issue
- 12-year-old girl protests SeaWorld parade float
- SeaWorld plans several events for early 2014
Today's Theme Park Hours
Epcot Future World:
Epcot World Showcase:
|8:00 - 11:00
9:00 - 9:30
11:00 - 9:30
9:00 - 8:00
9:00 - 5:00
10:00 - 5:00
Extra Magic Hours Morning: Animal Kingdom
Extra Magic Hour Evening: Magic Kingdom