Today in Disney History

Hollywood:  August 1, 1958 (technically Hollywood, but really Disneyland)
Disneyland sponsors Disney Night at the Hollywood Bowl.  The show’s highlight is Tinker Bell, gliding in a 1,000-feet aerial flight over the audience by Helen “Tiny Kline” Klein dressed as Tinker Bell!  (In just another couple of  years, she’ll start gliding down from the top of the Matterhorn Mountain to start off Fantasy in the Sky fireworks each summer night at the park).

 

Walt Disney World:  August 1, 1997

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, featuring a Southwestern U.S.-Mexican theme, opens at 1000 W. Buena Vista Blvd.,  Categorized as a ‘moderate’ resort, it is considered the main convention hotel at Walt Disney World – offering almost 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. The entire resort circles Lago Dorado, a large lake which features an island that includes the Dig Site swimming pool. 


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