Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary brings back lots of memories, when in 1996, the entire resort celebrated the historic milestone for the Florida based resort and previously we had documented some of the highlights from that year's celebration, but this week, let's go back to when the 25th Anniversary celebration was kicking off on October 1, 1996.
In conjunction with the commencement of the 25th Anniversary, the Disney-MGM Studios was taking center stage (pun intended) to get the celebration started off with a slew of Hollywood stars and musical acts. It was like the whole park was changed for one day to be a beacon for the show business elite. That evening, you could see acts like the Pointer Sisters and the Village People. If comedy was more your taste, comics like Drew Carey, Greg Giraldo and Pam Stone performed in the Superstar Television theater. To top things off, you had a cavalcade of celebrities in attendance including Michael J. Fox, Morgan Fairchild, Bob Hoe, Sharon Stone, Alex Trebek, John Denver and more.