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This Day in Disney History September 14th

1955-True-Life Adventure The African Lion is released.

Animated short Peter and the Wolf is released.

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1964-President Lyndon B. Johnson presents Walt Disney with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Television series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea premieres on ABC.

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1969-Television show Wild Geese Calling airs.

Television series Wonderful World of Disney premieres on NBC.

1975-Part 1 of Television special The Boy Who Talked with Badgers airs.

1980-Fantasyland attraction Mickey Mouse Revue closes at Magic Kingdom.

1985-Television series Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears airs on NBC.

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Animated series Disney’s Wuzzels airs on CBS.

Live Action series The Golden Girls premieres.

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1991-Television special Disney Afternoon Live! at Disneyland airs.

Television series Nurses premieres.

Nighttime spectacular Main Street Electrical Parade ends its first run at Magic Kingdom.

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1994-Television series All American Girl airs.

1995-Television series Charlie Grace premieres on ABC.

2001-Disney Channel original movie The Poof Point airs.

Hollywood Backlot attraction Who Wants To Be a Millionaire-Play It opens at California Adventure.

2002-Animated series Disney’s Fillmore premieres.

ABC Saturday morning block of Kids programs entitled ABC Kids premieres.

2007-Liberty Square attraction The Haunted Mansion reopens with updated effects.

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2009-Pacific Wharf restaurant Cocina Cucamonga Mexicana Grill opens in California Adventure having moved and replaced Lucky Fortune Cookery.

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This Day in Disney History August 27th

1931-Silly Symphony cartoon Egyptian Melodies is released.

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1943-Animated short Reason and Emotion is released.

1948-Donald Duck cartoon Inferior Decorator is released.

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1949-Final episode of Stand By For Crime airs on ABC.

1955-Fantasyland attraction Mickey Mouse Club Theater opens in Disneyland.

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1988-Television movie A Friendship in Vienna airs.

1993-Hollywood picture film Father Hood starring Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Diane Ladd, Sabrina Lloyd and Brian Bonsall is released.

1994-Animated series Marsupilami airs its final episode.

1995-Aladdin’s Royal Caravan ends at Disney-MGM Studios.

1996-Television series Homeboys in Outer Space premieres.

1998-Main Street USA store Camera Center closes in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA store Town Square Exposition Hall opens in Magic Kingdom.

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1999-Touchstone film The 13th Warrior starring Antonio Banderas and Omar Shariff is released.

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2011-Kids morning programing block on ABC entitled ABC Kids ends.

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This Day in Disney History July 30th

1907-Disney Legend and Mooseketeer Roy Williams is born.

1932-Silly Symphony cartoon Flowers and Trees is released.  It is the first piece of film to ever be in color.

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Silly Symphony cartoon Just Dogs is released.

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1942-Pluto cartoon Out of the Frying Pan and into the Firing Line is delivered to the US Government.

1943-Goofy cartoon Victory Vehicles is released.

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1948-Donald Duck cartoon The Trial of Donald Duck is released.

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1955-Tomorrowland attraction Tomorrowland Boats opens in Disneyland.

1956-Frontierland attraction Mineral Hall opens at Disneyland.

1982-Film Tex is released.

1986-Film Flight of the Navigator starring Joey Cramer, Cliff De Young and Sarah Jessica Parker is released.

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1993-Adventureland attraction Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril opens at Euro Disney now Disneyland Paris.

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1994-Restaurant Odyssey closes in Epcot.

1998-Disney Cruise Lines launches its Maiden voyage on the Disney Magic.

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1999-Touchstone film Runaway Bride starring Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack and Hector Elizondo is released.

2004-Touchstone film directed by M. Knight Shyamalan The Village starring Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver and Brenden Gleason is released.

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Final episode of Life with Bonnie airs.

2008-Final episode of Dave the Barbarian airs.

2010-Disney X D series Aaron Stone ends.

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This Day in Disney History July 1st

1924-Alice Comedy Alice and the Dog Catcher is released.

1933-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Gala Premiere is released.

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1966-Primeval World opens on the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad in Disneyland.

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1970-Film The Boatniks is released.

1972-Disney Legend Arnoldo Mondadori dies.

1975-Tomorrowland attraction WEDway People Mover opens in Magic Kingdom.

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1987-Film Adventures in Babysitting is released.

1990-Characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appear at Disney-MGM Studios.

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1994-Parade The Lion King Celebration premieres at Disneyland.

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Pavillion and attraction Innoventions opens in Epcot’s Future World.

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1996-Boardwalk opens at the Boardwalk Inn of Walt Disney World.

Nightclub Atlantic Dance opens up at Boardwalk Inn one of the resorts of Walt Disney World.

Arcade, Store and Restaurant ESPN Zone opens in Boardwalk Inn.

Restaurant Boardwalk Bakery opens at Boardwalk Inn of Walt Disney World.

Restaurant Spoodles opens at Boardwalk Inn.

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1997-The commissary restaurant in Disney-MGM Studios is changed to ABC Commissary.

ABC Sound Studio opens up replacing Monster Sound Show in the backlot of Disney MGM studios.

1998-Film Armageddon is released.

2003-Frontierland show Goofy’s Country Dancin’ opens in Magic Kingdom’s Diamond Horseshoe Saloon.

2004-Fantasyland store Villain’s Lair closes at Disneyland.

2006-Final episode of The Evidence airs.

2010-Disney Legend Ilene Woods passes away.

Final episode of Happy Town airs on ABC.

Tomorrowland attraction Captain EO returns to Tokyo Disneyland replacing MicroAdventure!, or Honey, I Shrunk the Audience.

2011-Paradise Pier attraction Goofy’s Sky School opens in California Adventure, it is a rethemed Mulholland Madness.

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Paradise Pier restaurant Bayside Brews opens in California Adventure.

Paradise Pier restaurant Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta opens in California Adventure.

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Paradise Pier restaurant Paradise Garden Grille opens in California Adventure.

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2013-Main Street USA store Disneyana takes over the Disney Gallery on Main Street USA.

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This Day in Disney History May 19th

1906-Disney Legend Jimmy MacDonald is born.

1915-Disney Legend Al Konetzni is born.

1934-Mickey Mouse cartoon Gulliver Mickey is released.

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Film Academy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons is released

1939-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Cousin Gus is released.

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1950-Pluto cartoon Primitive Pluto is released.

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1960-Film Pollyanna starring Haley Mills, Jane Wyman, Richard Egan, Karl Malden, Nancy Olsen, Agnes Moorehead, Adolphe Menjou, Donald Crisp and Kevin Corcoran is released.

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1969-Final episode of The Big Valley airs on ABC.

1971-Frontierland attraction Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes opens in Disneyland replacing Indian War Canoes.

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1984-Final episode of Fantasy Island airs on ABC.

1986-Circle Vision film Magic Carpet ‘Round the World closes at Tokyo Disneyland.

1987-Disney Channel series Anne of Avonlea: The Continuing Story of Anne of Green Gables airs.

1990-Disney Channel premiere film Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme is released.

1993-Miniseries Wild Palms airs final episode on ABC.

1999-Film Star Wars I The Phantom Menace starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGreggor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Samuel L Jackson, Terrence Stamp, Ian McDairmid, Kenny Baker, Anthony Daniels and Frank Oz is released.

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2000-Live action and animated film Dinosaur is released.

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2005-Film Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith starring Ewan McGreggor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christenson, Ian McDairmid, Samuel L Jackson, Christopher Lee, Temuera Morrison, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz and James Earl Jones is released.

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2006-Mission: Space premieres the Green Team experience in Epcot’s Future World, it is a less intensive version of Mission: Space.

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2008-Television series The Bachelorette premieres, this is it’s second run.

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This Day in Disney History May 15th

1908-Disney Legend Joe Grant is born.

1930-Mickey Mouse cartoon The Cactus Kid is released.

1937-Silly Symphony cartoon Little Hiawatha is released.

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1977-Television special Disney’s Greatest Villains airs.

1979-Final episode of Starsky & Hutch airs on ABC.

1988-Television movie Justin Case airs.

1995-Restaurant California Grill opens atop the Contemporary Resort.

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Part 2 of mini series The Langoliers airs on ABC.

1998-Touchstone film The Horse Whisperer starring Robert Redford is released.

1999-Disney Channel original movie The Thirteenth Year airs.

2001-Fantillusion ends its run in Tokyo Disneyland.

2015-California Adventure opens the land Grizzly Peak Airfield, retheming Condor Flats into this new area.

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New store Humprey’s Service & Supply opens in Grizzly Peak Airfield, replacing Fly ‘n’ Buy.

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2016-Disney Springs opens the Town Center, the last major area of the Disney Springs expansion to open.  Among the more famous residents to open this day are Sprinkles and D-Luxe Burgers.

Boardwalk Inn resort opens an Ample Hills Creamery.

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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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