About the Author

Brittany DiCologero

Brittany DiCologero is a freelance writer specializing in Walt Disney World history, along with various travel, and lifestyle topics based in New England. She is the author of “Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Realities of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort,” and “Brittany Earns Her Ears”. When she is not writing, you can find her exploring local museums and historic sites, and binging documentaries on Disney+.

Today in Disney History, 1994: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Brittany DiCologeroBlog, Disney History, Hollywood Studios

learn the history of the tower of terror's opening day

Today we celebrate the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror’s opening day: July 22, 1994, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Hollywood Studios got a little more frightening on July 22, 1994, when The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror dropped its first riders down 13 stories. But if it’s so tall, why can’t you see the tower from … Read More

Today in Disney History, 1985: Tinker Bell’s Flight Over Magic Kingdom Begins at Walt Disney World

Brittany DiCologeroBlog, Disney History, Magic Kingdom

Fireworks flash around Cinderella Castle during a nightly showing of Happily Ever After

Tinker Bell’s flight over Magic Kingdom began at Walt Disney World on July 3, 1985. Though Tinker Bell had been flying over Disneyland since 1961, our favorite pixie didn’t make her first flight over Magic Kingdom until 1985, drawing in more than 60,000 guests for her inaugural flight. For more than 30 years, she has … Read More

Today in Disney History, 1988: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Opened at Walt Disney World

Brittany DiCologeroBlog, Disney History, Resorts

The exterior of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort Opened on June 28, 1988, at Walt Disney World.  Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa opened as the Grand Floridian Beach Resort, treating guests to a luxurious trip back in time to somewhere between 1890 and 1910. Vacation Kingdom of the World The Grand Floridian Beach Resort, as it was called … Read More