This Day in History

This Day in Disney History January 2nd

1898-Disney Legend Dick Huemer is born.

1913-Disney Legend Jack Hannah is born.

1937-Mickey Mouse cartoon The Worm Turns is released.


1970-Game Show Dream House airs final episode on ABC.

1977-Television show The Golden Dog airs.

Frontierland attraction Mine Train through Nature’s Wonderland closes at Disneyland.

1979-Dumbo’s Circus Parade premieres at the Magic Kingdom.

1982-Television special Man’s Hunting Instinct airs.

1984-Astuter Computer revue closes in EPCOT Center.

1995-Animated series The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show premieres.

1996-Future World attraction World of Motion closes at Epcot.

Future World exhibit Transcenter closes in Epcot’s World of Motion.

2001-Disneyland resort hotel Grand Californian officially opens.


Mandara Spa opens at Grand Californian

Store Acorns opens at Grand Californian.

Restaurant Hearthstone Lounge opens at Grand Californian.

Restaurant Napa Rose opens at Grand Californian.


Restaurant Storyteller’s Cafe opens at Grand Californian.


Restaurant White Water Snacks opens at Grand Californian.

2007-Television show Dirt premieres.

Mexico pavilion attraction El Del Rio Tiempo closes in Epcot’s World Showcase.

2008-Disney Legend Joyce Carlson dies.


2011-Last episode of Sonny with a Chance airs.


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