Which Disney Attraction Opened the Year You Were Born?
Hey, how old are you? Oh wait, it’s rude to ask that.
Let me approach this a different way.
Have you ever wondered which Disney attraction opened the same year as you? Keep reading to find out!
Warning: Many years oversaw the debut of multiple E-ticket attractions. In those instances, I arbitrarily chose an entry.
During other years – we’ll call them the late 1970s and early 1980s – the pickings were slim.
I apologize to most of you reading this who were born in 1976-1985.
Also, if you were born before 1955, you pre-date Disneyland. So, pick your favorite grandkid’s birth year instead!
Skyway to Tomorrowland
Frontierland Shootin’ Expo
Alice in Wonderland
Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland
Swiss Family Treehouse
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
“it’s a small world”
Pirates of the Caribbean
Adventure Thru Inner Space
(This is actually a cheat. The ride opened in August of 1967, but 1968 was totally lacking in new attractions.)
Legacy of Walt Disney Museum
(Yes, it was a Disneyland attraction)
Country Bear Jamboree
Main Street Electrical Parade
Tom Sawyer Island
Fantasy in the Sky
(Disneyland’s fireworks date back to the late 1950s, but Magic Kingdom’s version of this who began in 1976.)
(This ride opened in 1959; however, Imagineers provided a comprehensive update in 1978 that’s largely in place today.)
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
El Rio del Tiempo
(As the 1970s ended, Imagineers turned all their attention toward EPCOT Center. So, all significant projects during these years debuted in 1982.)
World of Motion
(Also a 1982 opening day EPCOT attraction)
Pinocchio’s Daring Journey
(A teen dance club – sorry, the early 1980s weren’t great other than Epcot)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure
Gadget’s Go Coaster
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Indiana Jones Adventure
Ellen’s Energy Adventure
(Seriously, it was this or British Invasion.)
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Believe… in Holiday Magic
Soarin’ Over California
Journey into Imagination with Figment
Stitch’s Great Escape
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
Toy Story Mania!
Sum of All Thrills
Silly Symphony Swings
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
Radiator Springs Racers
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
Paint the Night
The Muppets Present…Great Moments in American History
Avatar Flight of Passage
Slinky Dog Dash
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway