Here on the Disney Parks Blog, we are able to share many different stories with you: from park updates and news to special deals and events. One topic that is always a favorite of readers is the history of Disney Parks. Here’s a look at our top Disney History posts.
Top 5: Disney History
- This Day in History: Walt Disney World Resort Officially Opens – 1971 – On October 1, 1971, the Walt Disney World Resort officially opened, including Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Resort and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
- Happy Anniversary, Disneyland! – George Kalogridis, president of the Disneyland Resort, looks back on the resort’s history to mark its 55th anniversary.
- Signs of the Times – Take a look at the signs that have welcomed guests to Disneyland Resort.
- First Kid to Run Through Sleeping Beauty Castle Now Guards the Resort – Robb Fischle was one of the lucky kids who ran through Sleeping Beauty Castle for the very first time when Disneyland park opened on July 17, 1955.
- Meet the ‘Club 55ers’ – Few people can say they worked with Walt Disney when he launched Disneyland park, but those who can are known as “Club 55ers.”