History, Walt Disney World

Today in Disney History: Liberty Square Riverboat Opened at Walt Disney World 

On October 2, 1971, the Liberty Square Riverboat attraction shuttled its first riders along the Rivers of America waterway inside the Magic Kingdom.  Based on the Mark Twain Riverboat attraction at Disneyland, you can find the Florida version of this three-tiered paddlewheel steamship between Liberty Square and Frontierland. Your journey along the river will take… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Liberty Square Riverboat Opened at Walt Disney World 

History, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Today in Disney History: Big Thunder Mountain Opened at Walt Disney World

It's "The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness!" On September 23, 1980, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom park. The concept for this ride, which was originally part of the planned Western River Expedition, was created in the early 1970s. Construction was held in favor of Pirates of the Caribbean and… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Big Thunder Mountain Opened at Walt Disney World