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February 2, 1992 – The Dixie Landings Resort Hotel Opens in Walt Disney World

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“Discover a place where simple pleasures flourish and Southern hospitality abounds.”

On February 2, 1992, the Dixie Landings Resort Hotel opened in Walt Disney World. Using the theme of the Old South, the resort was a moderately-priced hotel, featuring 2,048 rooms. It contained a souvenir shop and restaurants, located in Colonel’s Cotton Mill, which was built to resemble a steamship. The souvenir shop was called Fulton’s General Store, and the restaurant contained at the resort was Boatwright’s Dining Hall. On April 1, 2001, the resort was combined with the Port Orleans Resort, and was renamed the Port Orleans: Riverside; the restaurant and souvenir shop kept their names and were not changed.

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