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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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This Day in Disney History April 20th

1914-Disney Legend Betty Lou Gerson is born.

1935-Silly Symphony cartoon The Robber Kitten is released.

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1980-Television show Sultan and the Rock Star airs.

1986-Television movie Mr. Boogedy airs.

1989-Educational film The Children of Mexico is released.

1991-Backlot restaurant Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater opens in Disney-MGM Studios now Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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1992-Animated series Goof Troop premieres.

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1996-Television movie Encino Woman airs.

2008-Final episode of Oprah’s Big Give airs on ABC.

2016-Kelly Ripa doesn’t show up for filming of Live! when Michael Strahan announces he is leaving the show.  Thus sparking controversy over the incident.

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Tokyo Disneyland’s Birthday in Disney History

1917-Actor Hans Conried is born.

1932-Mickey Mouse cartoon Barnyard Olympics is released.

1938-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Nephews is released.

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1962-Television special Disneyland After Dark airs.

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1973-Main Street USA attraction The Walt Disney Story opens in Magic Kingdom.

1975-Tomorrowland attraction Flight to the Moon closes in Magic Kingdom.

1983-Disney’s fourth theme park and second modeled after Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland opens in Urayasu, Japan.  Just outside of Tokyo this is land reclaimed from Tokyo Bay and with a joint venture of the Oriental Land Company this park opened and is an extremely successful venture.

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World Bazaar attraction Fire Truck opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar attraction Horseless Carriage opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar attraction Omnibus opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar attraction Main Street Cinema opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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World Bazaar attraction Penny Arcade opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar store Camera Center opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar store Disneyana opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar store Grand Emporium opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar store New Century Clock Shop opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar store Storybook Store opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

World Bazaar restaurant Crystal Palace opens  in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Adventureland opens up with Tokyo Disneyland.

Adventureland attraction Pirates of the Caribbean opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

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Adventureland attraction The Jungle Cruise opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

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Adventureland attraction Western River Railroad opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Adventureland attraction Enchanted Tiki Room opens up in Tokyo Disneyland.

Adventureland Bazaar opens up in Tokyo Disneyland.

Adventureland Restaurant Club 33 opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Adventureland restaurant Polynesian Terrace opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Adventureland restaurant Royal Street Veranda opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

The land Westernland opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland attraction Tom Sawyer Island opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland attraction Mark Twain Riverboat opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Westernland attraction Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland attraction Westernland Shootin’ Gallery opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland attraction Country Bear Theatre opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland restaurant Hungry Bear Restaurant opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland restaurant Lucky Nugget Cafe opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland restaurant Mile Long Bar opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland Restaurant Pecos Bill Cafe opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Westernland restaurant Plaza Pavilion opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

The Land Fantasyland opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland icon Cinderella’s Castle opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Fantasyland attraction Cinderella’s Castle Carousel opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland attraction Mickey Mouse Revue opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Fantasyland attraction Peter Pan’s Flight opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Fantasyland attraction Pinocchio’s Daring Journey opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland attraction Snow White’s Scary Adventure opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland attraction Dumbo the Flying Elephant opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Fantasyland attraction It’s a Small World opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Fantasyland attraction The Haunted Mansion opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Fantasyland store Tinkerbell’s Toy Shoppe opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland store The Mad Hatter opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland restaurant Captain Hook’s Galley opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland restaurant Four Corners Food Fair opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland restaurant Small World Restaurant opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Fantasyland restaurant Troubadour Tavern opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Skyway attraction between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

The land Tomorrowland opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Grand Circuit Raceway opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Star Jets opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Tomorrowland attraction The Eternal Sea opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Meet the World opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Circle Vision opens with Magic Carpet ‘Round the World at Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Space Mountain opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Tomorrowland restaurant Plaza Restaurant opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland restaurant Space Place Food Port opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

1985-Television series Me and Mom premieres on ABC.

Television series Lady Blue premieres on ABC.

1988-Film Return to Snowy River is released.

Tomorrowland show One Man’s Dream premiers at Tokyo Disneyland.

1990-Television special Celebrity Celebration aboard the Queen Mary airs.

1991-Television movie She Stood Alone airs.

1993-World Bazaar attraction The Disney Gallery opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

1994-Film White Fang 2: The Myth of the White Wolf starring Alfred Molina is released.

1996-The Land Mickey’s Toontown opens at Tokyo Disneyland.

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Mickey’s Toontown attraction Goofy’s Bounce House opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Gadget’s Go Coaster opens in Mickey’s Toontown of Tokyo Disneyland.

Mickey’s Toontown attraction Jolly Trolley opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Mickey’s Toontown attraction Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Gag Factory/Toontown Five & Dime open up in Mickey’s Toontown of Tokyo Disney.

1997-Television series Soul Man premieres.

Tomorrowland 3D attraction MicroAdventure! opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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1998-Statue Partners premieres in World Bazaar of Tokyo Disneyland.

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1999-Film Entropy is released, it is an independent film that Touchstone will released on Video.  It stars Kelly MacDonald and Hector Elizando.

2004-Tomorrowland attraction Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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2011-Disney Channel Original Movie Lemonade Mouth airs.

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2012-Nightime spectacular ElecTRONica ends at California Adventure.

Future World attraction Test Track closes at Epcot, it will be refurbished.

2013-Disney Junior series Henry Hugglemonster premieres.

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2016-Live action movie The Jungle Book is released.

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1930-Disney Legend Mary Costa is born.

1940-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Dog Laundry is released.

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1956-Tomorrowland attraction Bathroom of Tomorrow opens in Disneyland.

1985-Game Show Trivia Trap airs final episode on ABC.

1986-Mini series Return to Treasure Island airs on Disney Channel.

1991-Hollywood Picture film The Marrying Man starring Kim Bassinger, Alec Baldwin, Robert Loggia and Armand Asante is released.

Television series The 100 Lives of Savage Black Jack premieres.

1998-Wonderful World of Disney movie Tourist Trap starring Daniel Stern, Julie Hagerty and Paul Giamatti airs.

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2002-Film Big Trouble starring Tim Allen, Stanley Tucci, Patrick Warburton, Zooey Deschenal, Johnny Knoxville and Rene Russo is released, based upon  a book by Dave Barry.

Disney Channel original movie Tru Confessions starring Shia LeBeouf airs.

2009-Disney Legend Bob Booth dies.

2011-Final episode of No Ordinary Family airs on ABC.

2012-Television series Scandal premieres on ABC.

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2014-Disneyland Paris hosts first annual Swing into Spring.

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This Day in Disney History April 2nd

1899-Disney Legend Bill Garity is born.

1908-Disney Legend and Actor Buddy Ebsen is born.

1928-Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon Sagebrush Sadie is released.

1940-Stock for the Walt Disney Company becomes available.

1943-Pluto cartoon Private Pluto is released.

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1961-Television show Zorro: Auld Acquaintances airs.

1963-Final episode of Hawaiian Eye airs on ABC.

1967-Television show A Salute to Alaska airs.

1971-Final episode of Dark Shadows airs on ABC.

1972-Part 2 of Teleision show Michael O’Hara and the Fourth airs.

1984-Final episode of Automan airs on ABC.

1993-Film The Adventures of Huck Finn starring Elijah Wood is released.

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The parade Aladdin’s Royal Caravan premieres at Disneyland.

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1997-Television series Smart Guy premieres on WB.

2000-Wonderful World of Disney movie Mail to the Chief airs.

2004-Animated film Home on the Range with the voice talents of Rosanne Barr, Judi Dench, Jennifer Tilly, Cuba Gooding Jr., Randy Quaid and Steve Bucsemi is released.

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Frontierland attraction Big Thunder Ranch opens in Disneyland.

2005-Part 2 of Wonderful World of Disney Movie Little House on the Prairie airs.

2007-Tomorrowland attraction Monsters, Inc., Laugh Floor Comedy Club opens in Magic Kingdom.

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2009-Big Thunder Barbecue reopens and returns to Frontierland of Disneyland.

2011-Disney Legend and Imagineer Collin Campbell dies.

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2016-Backlot attraction Lights, Motors, Action! closes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios after a successful 11 year run.

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Backlot attraction Honey, I Shrunk the Kids-Movie set closes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Streets of America closes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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