On this final day of April in 1989, The Magical World of Disney aired the episode "The Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening," on NBC the night before the park's actual debut.
The special, which took viewers on a tour of such (now extinct) attractions as Superstar Television and The Monster Sound Show, featured a cast of all-star celebrities. Harry Anderson, George Burns, Walter Cronkite, Jane Fonda, John Forsythe, Estelle Getty, Kate Jackson, Ann Miller, Willie Nelson, Tony Randall, Mickey Rooney, and John Ritter were just some of the stars who appeared.
"The Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening" was nominated for two Emmy Awards ... and later won 1 for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, mainly due to its musical finale - "Hooray for Hollywood."
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