Disney History Jan. 2: Disneyland opens a resort and a major closure at Epcot

On this day in Disney History – January 2 – we take a look at a new hotel opening at Disneyland, a major closure at Epcot and a look back at when you first needed to use your finger to enter Disney World.

This is the second in a new series looking back at Disney history. Each day we will bring together highlights from the Disneyland, Disney World, films, television and major events in the Walt Disney Company’s history. Each video will be about a minute long and give a glimpse into the past. Also, when your birthday or special day comes along this year, check out to see what happened on that day in Disney history.

You will be able to see the entire collection of videos on our You Tube channel here. You can also subscribe to the Disney Diary channel. Let us know what you think. Enjoy!