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February 2

February 2, 1992 – The Casual Dining Restaurant Boatwright’s Dining Hall Opens in Walt Disney World

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“Bona fide bites in the Big Easy.”

On February 2, 1992, the casual dining restaurant Boatwright’s Dining Hall opened in Walt Disney World. It was originally part of the Dixie Landings Resort, which was combined with the Port Orleans Resort in 2001; the restaurant and the gift shop Fulton’s General Store remained as they were after this merger. The restaurant is only open for dinner and features New Orleans style cuisine, ranging from dishes called Crescent City Gumbo to Boatwright’s Jumbalaya. The restaurant is also themed like a shipbuilding company, complete with hanging lanterns and wooden hulls.

July 24

July 24, 1989 – Tony’s Town Square Restaurant Opens in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

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“Everybody loves Italian, but this is no ordinary Italian restaurant! It’s where Lady and the Tramp had their first kiss.”

On July 24, 1989, the casual dining restaurant Tony’s Town Square Restaurant opened in the Magic Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World, taking the place of the Town Square Café. Named after the restaurant featured in the animated feature Lady and the Tramp, the restaurant features several pieces of décor that pay homage to the couple, including a fountain depicting the canine pair. The restaurant features an Italian menu, including shrimp scampi and the ever popular spaghetti and meatballs.