Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29: Ride This Way

On this day in 1999, rock legends Aerosmith attended the grand opening of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at the Disney-MGM Studios. The invitation-only party gave guests an opportunity to ride the enclosed steel coaster with a member of Aerosmith. The attraction opened to the general public the following day.

A year later on this same day, Disney World marked the anniversary of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster by forming the attraction's signature guitar in the Disney-MGM Studios' parking lot using 80 corvettes!

Click HERE for much more Coaster and July 29 Disney history.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July 28: Vero Beach Vacation Club

On this day in 1994 a ground breaking took place for a new Disney Vacation Club in Vero Beach, Florida.

Disney's Vero Beach (which opened in October 1995) is the first Disney Vacation Club to be built outside of the Walt Disney World area.

Consisting of a main building (known as The Inn) and various Villas and Cottages, the resort sits along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, thus creating a "private beach" for guests.

Among the resort's offerings ... a Mickey Mouse-shaped swimming pool, a Peter Pan-themed miniature golf course, 3 restaurants and a quick-service food & beverage counter.

A volleyball court, soccer field, fishing pier, lighted tennis courts, and a basketball hoop are located across the street from the resort. Guests can safely cross the busy A1A highway via an 
underground passage.

Click HERE for much more July 28 Disney history.

Friday, July 22, 2011

July 22: The Tower Is In Control

On this day in 1994 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror officially opened at Walt Disney World. A drop tower thrill ride located in Disney's Hollywood Studios (back in 1994 called Disney-MGM Studios), it is based upon the television series The Twilight Zone.

Learn more about the Tower of Terror and July 22 Disney history by clicking HERE.

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15: Disney's Wedding Pavilion

On this day in 1995 Disney's Wedding Pavilion at Walt Disney World opened. Located south of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, the pavilion is located on a private island surrounded by the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Learn more about Disney's Wedding Pavilion and July 15 history by clicking HERE.