Today in Disney History

Disneyland:  May 27, 1977
Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend crowds, Space Mountain officially opens.  Attending the Grand Opening festivities are the six surviving astronauts from Project Mercury:  Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra,  Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Alan Shephard & Donald Slayton space travelers, and the widow of the seventh, Gus Grissom.
 
 
Euro Disney:  May 27,1992
Disney’s Sequoia Lodge opens at the new Euro Disney theme park and resort complex (later to be renamed Disneyland Paris).  The resort is designed by French architect Antoine Grumbach, and evokes the atmosphere of the various American National Park lodges built around the beginning of the 20th century.  It includes 1,011 guest rooms and faces Lake Disney.  
 
Walt Disney World:  May 27,1995
The Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner, a counter service dining location found at the western end of Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom is renamed Casey’s Corner.

 

 

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  1. So I guess the Sequoia Lodge would be similar to the Wilderness Lodge? If that’s the case, I’ll have to check it out next time I’m in Paris. At my current rate of savings, it’ll be in the year 2195.

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