PHOTOS: Cinderella Castle Dons 50th Anniversary Decorations

Timothy MooreBlog, Disney History, News

cinderella castle 50th anniversary

This October, Walt Disney World turns 50 years old. In preparation for the big celebration (including a brand-new fireworks nighttime spectacular), Imagineers have prepared some stunning Cinderella Castle 50th anniversary decorations. This includes the Disney Fab 50 Character Collection of 50 gold character statues around WDW’s four parks, Disney Enchantment (a new fireworks show at … Read More

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