April 15, 1983: Tokyo Disneyland becomes the Walt Disney Company’s first theme park outside the United States. The resort expands to include Tokyo DisneySea on September 4, 2001, often regarded as one of the world’s finest theme parks.

Japanese-language map of Tom Sawyer Island’s third iteration


April 12, 1992: The Euro Disneyland Resort, located on the outskirts of Paris, welcomes its first guests. In October 1994, the resort is renamed Disneyland Paris. A second gate, Walt Disney Studios Park, opened on March 16, 2002.

Left-to-right: Concept art which would become the signature image for Disneyland Paris, hand-signed by legendary artist and Imagineer Frank Armitage; original blueprints from the construction of the park; post-expansion guidemap for the resort’s two theme parks


July 30, 1998: The Disney Magic, first-ever vessel in the Disney Cruise Line fleet,  sets sail from Port Canaveral, Florida.

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Eyes & Ears (cast member publication) coverage of the launch of Disney Cruise Line


May 5, 2005: The Walt Disney Company founds Adventures by Disney, a premium travel service that provides guided vacations to destinations around the world.


September 12, 2005: Hong Kong Disneyland debuts as the company’s second Asian resort.

Opening-day guidemap and park concept art signed by Imagineer Karen Armitage


August 29, 2011: The Disney-owned Aulani Resort opens on the island of Oahu.

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Aulani is the third non-theme-park Disney property (joining Disney’s Vero Beach and Hilton Head Resorts, respectively)


June 16, 2016: Shanghai Disneyland Park premieres.


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