This Day in History

This Day in Disney History October 2nd

1953-Animated short Football Now and Then is released.


1957-Television show The Saga of Andy Burnett: Andy’s Initiation airs.

1959-Part 1 of Television show Moochie of the Little League airs.

Frontierland attraction Rainbow Ridge Pack Mules closes in Disneyland.

1961-Television series Ben Casey premieres on ABC.


1961-Game Show Password premieres on ABC.

1962-Television series Combat! premieres on ABC.

1971-Admiral Joe Fowler begins navigating the Rivers of America in Magic Kingdom

1981-Stage Show Disney World is Your World opens on the Tomorrowland Stage in Magic Kingdom.

1992-Film The Mighty Ducks starring Emilio Esteves is released.


1996-Disney Village Marketplace store Mickey’s Character Shop closes in Downtown Disney, it will become World of Disney.

1998-Fantasyland store Villain’s Lair opens in Disneyland replacing Knight’s Shoppe.

1999-Fastpass premieres on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril in Adventureland of Disneyland Paris.


2001-Television series Bob Patterson starring Jason Alexander airs.

2005-Michael Eisner retires from the company.

2007-Television series Carpoolers premieres.

2009-Main Street USA attraction The Disney Gallery opens in Disneyland replacing the Bank of Main Street USA.

2013-ABC Sitcom Super Fun Night premieres.

2015-ABC Sitcom Dr. Ken premieres.


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