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August 11

August 11, 1994 – The Center Court Unit of Walt Disney World’s All-Star Resorts Opens

“Go the distance and don’t be afraid to celebrate your inner fan amid sporty décor starring some of your favorite Disney characters.”

On August 11, 1994, the final unit of Walt Disney World’s All-Star Resort opened. Called Center Court, and themed after the sport of tennis, it was the fifth unit for what would become the All-Stars Sports Resort. The unit of the resort features statues of Donald and his nephews playing a heated tennis match.

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August 3

August 3, 2014 – The Four Seasons Opens in Walt Disney World’s Golden Oak Community

“A Dream Come True”

On August 3, 2014, the Four Seasons resort opened within the Golden Oak residential community, located in Walt Disney World. The 298-acre space was originally sold to Four Seasosn Hotels and Resorts on August 25, 2008; the agreement was for Four Seasons to build a hotel, time share homes called Residence Club, an 18-hole championship golf course, and a series of vacation homes. The resort was designed by Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo, and featured 444-rooms, along with four restaurants: Capa, Ravello, PB&G, and Plancha. Ravello also features a character-dining experience for guests.

August 1

August 1, 1997 – The Pepper Market Food Court Opens in Walt Disney World

“Find something for everyone at this food court.”

On August 1, 1997, the food court Pepper Market opened in Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort. With a menu featuring American and Mexican-inspired dishes, the restaurant is styled with Central American décor, including towering statues of Central American deities. Dishes range from Mexican specialties, chef specials, and pizza.

July 17

July 17, 2017 – The Copper Creek Villas & Cabins Opens in Walt Disney World

“Consider this your new go-to vacation base camp when pining for serene surroundings located just around the river bend from Magic Kingdom park.”

On July 17, 2017, the Disney Vacation Club Resort Copper Creek Villas & Cabins opened in Walt Disney World’s Wilderness Lodge Resort. With décor inspired by the history of the Pacific Northwest, the resort features several kinds of accommodations, including 26 waterfront cabins. Located on Bay Lake, the resort features two kinds of pools for guests to enjoy: the Copper Creek Springs heated pool, and the Boulder Ridge Cove pool. The resort also features several dining options, including the Artist Point restaurant and the Whispering Canyon Café.

May 31

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May 31, 2012 – Landscape of Flavors Opens in Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

“The amazing world of creativity and innovation of Disney animation will draw you into Landscape of Flavors – five mini-restaurants under one roof at Disney’s Art of Animation resort.”

On May 31, 2012, the food court area Landscape of Flavors opened in Walt Disney World’s Art of Animation resort. Comprised of five stations, the menu ranges from pizza and pasta, to Mongolian grilled fish. The menu is also separated into breakfast versus lunch and dinner. The area’s decor is inspired by the landscape art for the animated feature film The Lion King.

April 30

April 30, 2017 – The Disney Explorers Lodge Opens in Hong Kong Disneyland

“Take a break from your exciting adventures and join fellow explorers in this respite surrounded by the wonders of nature and diverse cultures.”

On April 30, 2017, the Disney Explorers Lodge resort opened in Hong Kong Disneyland. The resort is designed to represent several cultures and the spirit of exploration, and features 750-rooms that represent four climates from four areas: Asia, Oceania, South America, and Africa. The resort features three restaurants (Dragon Wind, World of Color, and Chart Room Café) that feature cuisines from the five continents.

April 27

April 27, 2015 – Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Opens in Walt Disney World

“You grotto check out this tropical tiki bar that captures the romance of the South Seas through unique food and drinks.”

On April 27, 2015, the lounge Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto opened in the lobby of Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort. Named for the character in the Jungle Cruise attraction, the grotto provides guests a place to unwind and relax with a specialty cocktail and appetizer, which includes the Headhunter Sushi Roll, Hawaiian Poke, and the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum cocktail. The grotto is similar to the Trader Sam’s Enchanted TIki Bar that opened in Disneyland in 2011.