Five Decades of Magic at Walt Disney World Resort – the 1970s

Yesterday, we took a glance at quite a few Disney milestones from the 1960s, including the announcement of formal designs to start off setting up Walt Disney Globe.

These days, let’s take a walk as a result of the 1970s, wherever lots of of our favorites that continue to exist currently have been born.


January 16 – The Walt Disney Entire world Preview Center opens in Lake Buena Vista, getting to be the initially locale to welcome visitors on to Walt Disney Planet home. It options scale designs and artist renderings for lots of of the numerous ordeals currently being made for the “Vacation Kingdom of the Globe.”


October 1 – Walt Disney World officially opens to the public. Stage a single features Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Up to date Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Village Vacation resort. The vacation resort is a showplace of innovation, that includes a transportation method of monorails, watercraft, trams and motor coaches, as very well as a centralized computer system community and other groundbreaking devices supporting the lots of visitor choices and attractions.

Oct 25 – The Electrical Drinking water Pageant debuts, bringing twinkling lights and a colorful synthesizer soundtrack to develop into a guest favored together the waters of Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake.

November 19 – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground opens, nestled between acres of scenic pine and cypress forest and evoking the timeless magnificence of the American frontier.


December 15 – Walt Disney Environment Resort expands with a new hotel, now identified as Shades of Environmentally friendly, and a new attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean, in Adventureland.


June 30 – The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue premieres at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.  Now, it is one of the longest-managing meal demonstrates in American record.


January 15 – Tomorrowland expands with Space Mountain and GE Carousel of Progress opens, further enhancing Tomorrowland with the latter currently holding the file for longest-operating phase present in the history of American theater.

March 22 – Lake Buena Vista Browsing Village opens with 28 stores and four dining places It will evolve around the a long time and grow to be The Marketplace at Disney Springs.

June 7 – Walt Disney Globe Resort honors America’s bicentennial with America On Parade. With 50 floats and much more than 200 performers paying tribute to America’s historical past, people today and traditions, it stands as the biggest everyday parade ever staged in a Disney park.

July 1 – The WEDway PeopleMover (now regarded as Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover) is extra to Tomorrowland, providing new sights along its freeway in the sky.

July 14 – Preliminary strategies for EPCOT are declared.


June 20 – Disney’s River Country water park opens up coming to Fort Wilderness. The level of popularity of River Place at some point evokes Disney’s Hurricane Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Seashore water parks.


June 11 – The Magic Kingdom is aglow as The Primary Street Electrical Parade makes its first Florida overall look, which adopted its 1972 debut at Disneyland park in California.


Oct 1 – After years of preparing, design begins on EPCOT.

Is not it pleasurable to see just how prolonged some of our pretty beloved issues have been around for?

Be absolutely sure to continue to be tuned tomorrow as we step by means of the milestones that took area in the 1980s!