Today in Disney History

Disneyland Paris:  July 30, 1993
Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril, an all-new roller coaster debuts, with the first inversion on any Disney park attraction in the world.  Additionally it has the largest minimum height requirement of any Disney attraction in the world, coming in at 54 inches.
 
 
Disney Cruise Line:  July 30, 1998
The Walt Disney Company officially enters the cruise industry with the launch of its’ first cruise ship, the Disney Magic on its’ inaugural itineraryIt is one of the three largest ships in the world, and it arrived at its’ new home port, Port Canaveral several days prior. 
 
  
Walt Disney World:  July 30, 1999
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith officially opens to all guests.  The indoor steel roller coaster features a high-speed launch of 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, three inversions, rock-concert lighting and a specially created  soundtrack blasting Aerosmith’s music from 120 on board speakers in each train – all firsts for a Walt Disney World attraction.
 
FASTPASS, an innovative new queue reservation system begins in the Magic Kingdom on Space Mountain and Splash Mountain.  Guests now have the option of standing in the traditional “Stand-by” line, or if they’d rather not wait in line but go do or enjoy something else during that same time, they can insert their park ticket into a machine that will give them a time-stamped ticket indicating when to return and reclaim their space in line.  FASTPASS tickets are free to any guest who wants one, based on availability, and provide a way for guests to experience other area attractions, shops or restaurants.

One thought to “Today in Disney History”

  1. Thank God for Fastpass. One of the better innovations in the park.

    I still have not ridden Rock ‘n Roller Coaster. I might have to try that next time, since my daughter is already forcing me back onto Tower of Terror.

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