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WDW Chronicles: New Star Tours Opening Ceremony

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by Jim Korkis Disney Historian Feature Article This article appeared in the May 15, 2012 Issue #660 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) When recording the history of Walt Disney World, it is important to remember that things that happened as recently as a year ago are still historically significant and will become more so as … Continue reading "WDW Chronicles: New Star Tours Opening Ceremony"
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One More Disney Day Opening Ceremony

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It’s been a hectic 18 hours so far here at Walt Disney World’s “One More Disney Day” Leap Day celebration — 24 hours of Magic Kingdom fun! I admit, I haven’t been in the park the entire time — we were up at 4 a.m. to be here before 5:30 a.m. for this morning’s opening … Continue reading "One More Disney Day Opening Ceremony"
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Walt Disney Pavilion Opening Ceremony – Florida Hospital for Children

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The opening ceremony and dedication of the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children was on Wednesday, March 30. I arrived early because I had allowed extra travel time since the weather was supposed to be bad and it wasn’t- not that I’m complaining! When I arrived, I saw several familiar faces from Monday’s … Continue reading "Walt Disney Pavilion Opening Ceremony – Florida Hospital for Children"
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Star Tours – The Adventure Continues Grand Opening Cermony Photo Gallery

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May 20, 2011: The ceremony started with cast members waving flags on the Sorcerer's Hat stage. Then a procession made its way up Hollywood Blvd — every conceivable Star Wars character was represented, including a number of young children dressed as Padawan. C3PO and R2D2, and Anthony Daniels are introduced. A long line of Stormtroopers … Continue reading "Star Tours – The Adventure Continues Grand Opening Cermony Photo Gallery"
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Animal Kingdom OPENING DAY April 22, 1998

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Reuter's Reports Gates at AK Close Early Bruce's Opening Day Report Disney's Animal Kingdom Greets First Guests Dedication of the Animal Kingdom Crowds Force New Disney Theme Park To Close Gates Wednesday April 22 2:27 PM EDT ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co. opened its Animal Kingdom theme park in Florida to the public … Continue reading "Animal Kingdom OPENING DAY April 22, 1998"
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WDW Chronicles: 1982 Opening of Epcot Center

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by Jim Korkis Disney Historian Feature Article This article appeared in the September 18, 2012 Issue #678 of ALL EARS® (ISSN: 1533-0753) The groundbreaking for Epcot Center took place October 1, 1979. To build awareness and excitement about Disney's newest theme park among guests, the Epcot Center Preview Center was in the post-show area of … Continue reading "WDW Chronicles: 1982 Opening of Epcot Center"
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Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Grand Opening

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Jeanine, Jason, and Laura all attended the Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opening at Disney California Adventure, so the blogs on the event are going to be collaborative efforts. Jeanine and Laura have already presented a lot of background information on the attraction in two earlier blogs: Sneak Peek at “Guardians of the … Continue reading "Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! Grand Opening"
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Planet Hollywood Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Features Celebrities

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Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs has been celebrating its reopening in grand style. On March 17, Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon took part in an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the restaurant, alongside Mickey Mouse. The ceremony was followed by an intimate cocktail reception with family, friends and Planet Hollywood Founder, Robert Earl. Actor Josh Gad … Continue reading "Planet Hollywood Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Features Celebrities"
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Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Historic Grand Opening as the First Disney Resort in Mainland China

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SHANGHAI, June 16, 2016 — Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China and the sixth worldwide, celebrated its historic Grand Opening today, culminating one of Disney’s most ambitious projects ever. The wonder and imagination of Disney greeted the people of China in magical new ways as the gates opened to Shanghai Disneyland, … Continue reading "Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Historic Grand Opening as the First Disney Resort in Mainland China"
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Opening Date Set for Shanghai Disney Resort

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The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group announced that Shanghai Disney Resort will host a multi-day, grand opening celebration, culminating in a spectacular welcoming ceremony for the resort's first official guests on June 16, 2016. The world-class resort, located in the Pudong District of Shanghai, will be Disney's first destination resort in mainland China, featuring classic Disney storytelling and characters with all-new experiences tailored for the people of China.
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