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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

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From Wishes to Happily Ever After – Walt Disney World Replacing its Nighttime Show at Magic Kingdom

On May 11, 2017, Disney's nighttime fireworks show at Magic Kingdom, Wishes, will have its final show. Happily Ever After, the new show, will debut May 12. Reactions from Disney fans range from devastated to hopeful. Over the past 14 years, Wishes has been a favorite of visitors to Walt Disney World. The story of… Continue reading From Wishes to Happily Ever After – Walt Disney World Replacing its Nighttime Show at Magic Kingdom