This Day in History

This Day in Disney History May 27th

1911-Actor Vincent Price is born.  He will voice Ratigan in The Great Mouse Detective and the narrator on Vincent.

1922-Actor Sir Christopher Lee is born.

1933-Silly Symphony Three Little Pigs is released.

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1938-Silly Symphony cartoon Wynken, Blynken and Nod is released.

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1948-Film Melody Time is released.

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1987-Television special An All New  Adventure in Disney’s Sport Goofy: Featuring Sport Goofy in Soccermania airs on NBC.

1992-Sequoia Lodge opens at Euro Disney now Disneyland Paris.

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1995-Main Street USA restaurant Casey’s Corner opens in Magic Kingdom replacing Refreshment Corner.

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1998-Disney Legend Ken O’Connor dies.

2006-Film X-Men: The Last Stand starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan, Halle Berry, James Marsden, Famke Jansen, Rebecca Romijn, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinnie Jones, Ellen Page, Ben Foster and Ken Leung is released.

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Final episode of The Buzz on Maggie airs.

2009-Animated series The Goode Family premieres on ABC.

2010-Final episode of Flash Forward airs on ABC.

2011-Parade entitled Mickey’s Soundsational Parade premieres in Disneyland.

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2013-Television series Mistresses premieres.

2016-Film Alice through the Looking Glass is released.

Film X-Men: Apocalypse is released.

California Adventure show Frozen Live at the Hyperion opens at the Hyperion Theater in Hollywoodland.

Discovery Island restaurant Tiffin’s opens in Animal Kingdom.

Nighttime safari premieres on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom.

The Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom now shows nighttime projections.

Nighttime show The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic premieres at Animal Kingdom.  This is a temporary show that keeps the cast working while Rivers of Light is still being worked on.

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This Day in Disney History May 19th

1906-Disney Legend Jimmy MacDonald is born.

1915-Disney Legend Al Konetzni is born.

1934-Mickey Mouse cartoon Gulliver Mickey is released.

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Film Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons is released

1939-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Cousin Gus is released.

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1950-Pluto cartoon Primitive Pluto is released.

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1960-Film Pollyanna starring Haley Mills, Jane Wyman, Richard Egan, Karl Malden, Nancy Olsen, Agnes Moorehead, Adolphe Menjou, Donald Crisp and Kevin Corcoran is released.

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1969-Final episode of The Big Valley airs on ABC.

1971-Frontierland attraction Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes opens in Disneyland replacing Indian War Canoes.

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1984-Final episode of Fantasy Island airs on ABC.

1986-Circle Vision film Magic Carpet ‘Round the World closes at Tokyo Disneyland.

1987-Disney Channel series Anne of Avonlea: The Continuing Story of Anne of Green Gables airs.

1990-Disney Channel premiere film Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme is released.

1993-Miniseries Wild Palms airs final episode on ABC.

1999-Film Star Wars I The Phantom Menace starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGreggor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Samuel L Jackson, Terrence Stamp, Ian McDairmid, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels and Frank Oz is released.

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2000-Live action and animated film Dinosaur is released.

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2005-Film Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith starring Ewan McGreggor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christenson, Ian McDairmid, Samuel L Jackson, Christopher Lee, Temuera Morrison, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz and James Earl Jones is released.

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2006-Mission: Space premieres the Green Team experience in Epcot’s Future World, it is a less intensive version of Mission: Space.

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2008-Television series The Bachelorette premieres, this is it’s second run.

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This Day in Disney History May 15th

1908-Disney Legend Joe Grant is born.

1930-Mickey Mouse cartoon The Cactus Kid is released.

1937-Silly Symphony cartoon Little Hiawatha is released.

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1977-Television special Disney’s Greatest Villains airs.

1979-Final episode of Starsky & Hutch airs on ABC.

1988-Television movie Justin Case airs.

1995-Restaurant California Grill opens atop the Contemporary Resort.

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Part 2 of mini series The Langoliers airs on ABC.

1998-Touchstone film The Horse Whisperer starring Robert Redford is released.

1999-Disney Channel original movie The Thirteenth Year airs.

2001-Fantillusion ends its run in Tokyo Disneyland.

2015-California Adventure opens the land Grizzly Peak Airfield, retheming Condor Flats into this new area.

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New store Humprey’s Service & Supply opens in Grizzly Peak Airfield, replacing Fly ‘n’ Buy.

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2016-Disney Springs opens the Town Center, the last major area of the Disney Springs expansion to open.  Among the more famous residents to open this day are Sprinkles and D-Luxe Burgers.

Boardwalk Inn resort opens an Ample Hills Creamery.

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This Day in Disney History May 6th

1916-Disney Legend Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White, is born.

1938-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Trailer is released.

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1984-Disney Channel premiere film Gone Are the Days airs.

1985-Disney Channel series Dumbo’s Circus is released.

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1988-Norway pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Norway pavilion store Fjording opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Norway pavilion restaurant Akershus opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Norway pavilion restaurant Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase Tour.

1989-Disney Channel series Teen Win, Lose or Draw premieres.

1990-Television show The Muppets at Walt Disney World airs.

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1991-The Walt Disney Company joins the prestigious list the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

1995-ABC original movie Freaky Friday airs.

2005-Disney Legend Joe Grant dies.

2011-Film Thor starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings and Clark Gregg is released.

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Disney Channel show A.N.T. Farm airs.

Final episode of Suite Life on Deck airs.

2012-Final episode of GCB airs.

2016-Marvel film Captain America: Civil War is released.

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This Day in Disney History April 29th

1949-Pluto cartoon Pluto’s Sweater is released.

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1957-Sleeping Beauty castle opens a walk through exhibit at Disneyland.

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1961-Television series Wide World of Sports premieres on ABC.

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1979-Final episode of Battlestar Galactica airs on ABC.

1983-Film Something Wicked This Way Comes starring Jason Robards and Jonathan Pryce is released.

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1989-Disney Channel movie Danny, the Champion of the World airs.

1990-Frontierland store Pendleton Woolen Mills & Dry Goods Store closes in Disneyland it will be replaced by Bonanza Outfitters.

Fantasyland show One Man’s Dream ends its run in Disneyland.

1994-Touchstone film When a Man Loves a Woman starring Andy Garcia and Meg Ryan is released.

All Star Sports the first value resort Disney built opens at Walt Disney World Resort.

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1995-Television movie Escape to Witch Mountain based upon the original film airs.

2001-Tomorrowland attraction The Timekeeper closes in Magic Kingdom only to operate seasonally until 2006 when it is finally removed.

2005-Touchstone film Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy starring Mos Def, Martin Freeman, Zoey Deschanel, Sam Rockwell, Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor and Warwick Davis, and featuring the voice talents of Alan Rickman and Helen Mirren is released.

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2011-Film Prom is released.

2014-Actor Bob Hoskins dies.

2016-Autopia reopens at Disneyland under Honda sponsorship.

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This Day in Disney History April 28th

1930-Silly Symphony cartoon Night is released.

1939-Donald Duck cartoon Hockey Champ is released.

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1950-Donald Duck cartoon Trailer Horn is released.

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1968-Television show Nature’s Charter Tours airs.

1995-Hollywood Picture A Pyromaniac’s Love Story is released.

1997-Fantasyland restaurant Cinderella’s Royal Table opens in Magic Kingdom, replacing King Stephan’s Banquet Hall.

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Part 2 of Miniseries The Shining airs on ABC.

2002-Marketplace icon Captain’s Tower closes to become the Disney’s Pin Traders location in Downtown Disney.

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2004-Final episode of Rolie Polie Olie airs.

2006-Touchstone film Stick It starring Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym and Vanessa Lengies is released.

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2008-Fantasyland attraction It’s a Small World opens at Hong Kong Disneyland.

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Store Abu’s Bazaar opens in Arabian Coast of Tokyo DisneySea.

2010-Television series Happy Town premieres on ABC.

2016-Earful Tower is taken down at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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This Day in Disney History April 22nd

1868-Flora Call, the mother of Walt Disney is born.

1962-Final episode of Maverick airs on ABC.

1964-New York Worlds Fair begins, it will premiere It’s a Small World, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, Progressland and Ford Motor Skyway.

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1990-The Land Mickey’s Birthdayland closes at Magic Kingdom.

Mickey’s Birthdayland show Minnie’s Surprise Party closes at Magic Kingdom.

1994-touchstone film The Inkwell is released.

1996-Disney Village Marketplace restaurant Empress Lilly closes.

1998-Disney’s Animal Kingdom opens as the fourth Walt Disney World resort theme park and Disney’s 7th theme park.

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Oasis restaurant Rainforest Cafe opens in and out of Animal Kingdom.

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Safari Village opens in Animal Kingdom.

Safari Village attraction and park Icon The Tree of Life opens in Animal Kingdom.  (Sorry but this one doesn’t have the white fruit that is delicious and most desirable above all other fruits.)

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Safari Village 3D attraction It’s Tough To Be a Bug opens in Animal Kingdom.

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Safari Village store Disney Outfitters opens in Animal Kingdom.

Safari Village store Island Mercantile opens in Animal Kingdom.

Safari Village restaurant Flame Tree Barbecue opens in Animal Kingdom.

Safari Village restaurant Pizzafari opens in Animal Kingdom.

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Camp Minnie-Mickey opens in Animal Kingdom.

Camp Minnie-Mickey show Festival of the Lion King opens in Animal Kingdom.

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Africa attraction Kilimanjaro Safaris opens in Animal Kingdom.

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Africa attraction Gorilla Falls Trail opens in  Animal Kingdom.

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Africa area Conservation Station opens in Animal Kingdom

Africa restaurant Tusker House opens in Animal Kingdom.

Dinoland USA opens in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Dinoland USA playground The Boneyard opens in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Dinoland USA attraction Countdown to Extinction opens in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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Dinoland USA store Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures opens.

Dinoland USA restaurant Restaurantosaurus opens in Animal Kingdom.

1999-ABC Sounds Studio: Sounds Dangerous opens up in the backlot of Disney-MGM Studios.

2000-Disney Channel original movie Rip Girls starring Camilla Belle airs.

2001-Wonderful World of Disney television film Ladies and the Champ starring David Deluise airs

2003-Final episode of Lost at Home airs.

2004-The film Sacred Planet is released theaters.

2005-Touchstone film A Lot Like Love starring Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet is released.

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