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May 25

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May 25, 1983 – The Village Haus Restaurant Opens in Disneyland

“Hi diddle-dee-dee, an actor’s life for me.”

On May 25, 1993, the Village Haus Restaurant opened in Disneyland’s Fantasyland area. Based on the animated feature Pinocchio, and first known as the Village Inn Restaurant, the menu featured quick-service dishes, including flatbread pizza, burgers, and grilled chicken. On February 24, 2017, the restaurant was changed to become the Red Rose Tavern, and changed to promote the upcoming live-action feature film Beauty and the Beast.

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May 20

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May 20, 1973 – The Plaza Swan Boats Attraction Opens

“Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Magic Kingdom’s inland waterways.”

On May 20, 1973, the Plaza Swan Boats attraction opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. The attraction, a free-floating swan boat, sailed around Cinderella Castle in a specially built moat, and provided guests an opportunity to leisurely view the Magic Kingdom. The attraction was used during peak periods of attendance until August 1983, when they were shut down permanently. The boats have since been auctioned off to collectors.

May 12

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May 12, 2001 – The Dance Club Motion Opens in Walt Disney World

On May 12, 2001, the dance club Motion opened in the Pleasure Island area of Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney. The club replaced the Wildhorse Saloon, which was a country music-themed club, and featured Top 40 music videos. Motion was closed on September 27, 2008, when most of the Pleasure Island nightclubs were closed due to a “reimagining” of the area.

May 2

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May 2, 1993 – The Theater of the Stars Temporarily Closes

On May 2, 1993, the Theater of the Stars closed at its location on Hollywood Boulevard in Disney-MGM Studios. The amphitheater area, known for its showings of the live stage show of Beauty and the Beast, had been open since the park’s opening on May 1, 1989. It closed to make way for the expansion of Sunset Boulevard; it eventually moved to its current location in the expanded Sunset Boulevard area.

April 29

April 29, 1990 – The Pendleton Woolen Mills Dry Goods Store Closes in Disneyland

On April 29, 1990, the Frontierland shop Pendleton Woolen Mills Dry Goods Store closed in Disneyland. It was one of the longest-running original shops and sponsor participant in the park, having opened on July 18, 1955. The shop was popular amongst guests, particularly for its selection of leather and woolen goods that fit the theme of the area. The store eventually became Bonanza Outfitters, which specializes in Western-themed clothing; the store also continues to carry Pendleton button down shirts.

April 24

April 24, 2017 – The Disney Springs Restaurant Portobello Closes

“Country Italian Trattoria”

On April 24, 2017, the Italian restaurant Portobello officially closed. The restaurant, operated by Levy Restaurants, originally opened as Portobello Yacht Club on May 1, 1989. The restaurant was renamed on October 12, 2008, becoming Portobello Country Italian Trattoria. A star feature of the restaurant was its waterfront patio. The restaurant was eventually closed to make room for the new Terralina Crafted Italian restaurant.

April 16

April 16, 2010 – The Clothing Shop D Street Opens in Downtown Disney

“…where urban inspired product ‘intersects’ with a Disney creative edge.”

On April 16, 2010, the clothing shop D Street opened in Walt Disney World’s Downtown Disney shopping area. Located on the West Side, the shop featured unique clothing featuring classic Disney characters, as well as a selection of Vinylmation figures and other collectibles. While the store did transfer over to the Disney Springs expansion, it eventually closed in 2015.