1983 – The first Night of Joy is held at Walt Disney World Resort.
1999 – Much to the delight of Star Wars nerds everywhere the Tatooine Traders merchandise shop opens at Disney MGM-Studios
2009 – Bob Iger, the President and CEO of the Walt Disney Company kicks off the first-ever D23 Expo in Anaheim, California
2001 - On on of the United States’ worst days, the Walt Disney World Resort, and Disneyland close theme-parks. Resorts remain open to accommodate guests who are unable to leave. Guests are not charged for phone calls, or food at Resorts.
“Finally let me say our company around the world will continue to operate in this sometimes violent world in which we live, offering products that reach to the higher and more positive side of the human equation.” – Michael Eisner
2005 – Hong Kong Disneyland has its grand opening. It took 6 years of planning and building, and cost 1. 8 billion dollars.
1996 – The Universe of Energy re-opens at Epcot. It now features the popular Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’, Alex Trebek, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
1997 – Downtown Disney West Side opens at Walt Disney World.
1984 – Restaurant Marrakesh opens in the Morocco pavilion at Epcot.