Walt Disney World Anniversary Celebration Programming

October 1st marks the 44th anniversary of Walt Disney World and the 33rd anniversary of the
Opening of EPCOT Center. Spectro Radio will be marking the occasion with a three day broadcast event starting this Thursday Oct 1st. We’ll have three days packed with music and audio celebrating 44 years of Walt Disney World and EPCOT Center. Our first day will be a look back at the history of the Magic Kingdom. Then Friday we move ahead to 1982 and the grand opening of EPCOT Center. Then Saturday will be devoted to music, audio, commentary, and more looking back at the entire history of Walt’s Dream in Florida.

Thursday October 1st – Walt Disney World and The Magic Kingdom

9am – Walt Disney World Grand Opening Coverage
10am – WDW Tencennial Parade
11am – WDW’s 15th Anniversary
  • Dolly Parton Celebrates WDW’s 15th Anniversary
  • WDW 15th Anniversary Parade Coverage
Noon – Remember the Magic – Walt Disney World’s 25th Anniversary Parade
1pm – Grand Opening of Splash Mountain and Splash Mountain Ride Through
2pm – Delta Dreamflight
3pm – 6pm – Music and Audio from the Magic Kingdom
6pm – Walt Disney World Grand Opening Coverage Replay
7pm – SpectroMagic and the Main Street Electrical Parade
8pm – IllumiNations Hour
10pm – WDW Nighttime Spectaculars Through the Years

Friday October 2nd – EPCOT Center

9am – EPCOT Center Opening Ceremony from October 1st, 1982
10am – EPCOT in the media

  • A Dream Called EPCOT
  • Walt Disney’s Original Plan for EPCOT
  • EPCOT Center Preview with Card Walker
  • 1982 EPCOT Center Preview Video
  • NBC Today Show Coverage of EPCOT hosted by Jane Pauley
  • Michael Landon Presents: One Man’s Dream
11am – History of Spaceship Earth – Travel back in time as we present all the versions of Spaceship Earth in chronological order and a documentary called The Spaceship Earth Story from 1982.
1pm – EPCOT Celebrates the Millennium. A look back at the celebration of a lifetime as Disney marked the year 2000. 
2pm – Future World – Ride through audio of Horizons, World of Motion, Living With  The Land, Universe of Energy, Journey Into Imagination, Mission: Space, and more
4pm – World Showcase – 3 hours devoted to the sounds of World Showcase kicking off with a ride-through of Maelstrom and the Spirit of Norway.
7pm – EPCOT Celebrates the Millennium
8pm – Tapestry of Nations Recorded Live
8:30pm – The History of IllumiNations – go back to the original Laserphonic Fantasy and enjoy versions of IllumiNations throughout the years.
Saturday Oct 3rd
9am-Noon – The Magic Kingdom History Block
Noon-3pm – Total EPCOT History

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