This Day in History

This Day in Disney History June 1st

1905-Disney Legend Robert Newton is born.

1924-Alice comedy Alice’s Fishy Story is released.

1947-Actor Jonathan Pryce is born, he will play in Something Wicked This Way Comes, Evita, and Pirates of the Caribbean.


1963-Film Savage Sam starring Brian Keith, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Dewey Martin, Jeff York and Marta Kristen is released.


1981-Exhibit called A Dream Called Epcot opens in Walt Disney World.  This preview center lets guests know what to expect at the forthcoming EPCOT Center.

1982-Monorail line at Walt Disney World is extended to EPCOT Center.


1983-Final episode of Zorro and Son airs.

1987-Tomorrowland attraction If You Had Wings closes at Magic Kingdom.

1989-Water park Typhoon Lagoon opens at Walt Disney World.


Lazy river Castaway Creek opens at Typhoon Lagoon.


Slide Humanga Kowabunga opens in Typhoon Lagoon.

Slide Gangplank Falls opens in Typhoon Lagoon.

Slide Keelhaul Falls opens in Typhoon Lagoon.

Slide Mayday Falls opens in Typhoon Lagoon.

Slide Storm Slides opens in Typhoon Lagoon

Shark Reef opens in Typhoon Lagoon

Kid area Ketchakiddee Creek opens in Typhoon Lagoon.

Store Singapore Sal’s opens in Typhoon Lagoon.

Leaning Palms opens in Typhoon Lagoon.

Restaurant Typhoon Tilly’s opens in Typhoon Lagoon.

1993-Frontierland store Splashdown Photos opens at Magic Kingdom.

1995-Discoveryland attraction De Le Terra a la Lune (Space Mountain) opens at Disneyland Paris.


1996-Disney Channel Premiere Film Nightjohn airs.

1997-Final performance of The Lion King Celebration runs at Disneyland.

2001-Disney’s Electrical Parade Dream Lights premiere at Tokyo Disneyland.


2002-Imagination pavilion attraction Journey Into Imagination with Figment opens in Epcot’s Future World.


2005-Series Dancing with the Stars premieres.


2009-Paradise Pier store Souvenir 66 closes in Paradise Pier.

Paradise Pier restaurant Corn Dog Castle closes in Paradise Pier.

2010-Fantasyland attraction Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel changes names to Prince Charming Regal Carrousel at Magic Kingdom.


2015-ABC series The Whispers premieres.

State of California declares this day as “Disneyland Day” for a special mention on the 60th anniversary.



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