This Day in History

This Day in Disney History April 29th

1949-Pluto cartoon Pluto’s Sweater is released.


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


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


1979-Final episode of Battlestar Galactica airs on ABC.

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


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.


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.


2011-Film Prom is released.

2014-Actor Bob Hoskins dies.


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