The New Fantasyland opened within Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in 2012. Features in the 21-acre park include a swaying Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a library with more than 12,000 books in the Beast’s Castle and the Be Our Guest Restaurant, which is lit with a 12-foot-tall chandelier boasting more than 84 candles and 100 hanging jewels to give it added shine!
Elton John’s Greatest
Hits album shot to number one on Billboard’s pop chart in 1974. It remained on the charts for 67 weeks and sold 24 million copies worldwide. Today, Elton John is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts!
Marlon Brando’s famous cry “Stella!” first boomed across the stage when A Streetcar
Named Desire opened on Broadway in 1947. When the curtain went down on opening night, there was a moment of silence before the crowd erupted into 30 minutes of applause!
Dr Pepper was created and sold for the first time at a soda fountain in a pharmacy in Waco, Texas, in 1885. It quickly became Texas’ favorite soda pop, but didn’t wrangle its way into the rest of America’s hearts until the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, which had the distinction of also popularizing the hamburger, hot dog and ice-cream cone!
Danish author Hans Christian Andersen published the first volume of his Fairy Tales
Told for Children in 1835. He had arrived in Copenhagen two decades earlier and only began writing stories like “The Little Mermaid” and “The Ugly Duckling” after failing to become a singer, dancer or actor!