This Day in History

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 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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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.

Tomorrowland attraction Star Jets opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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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This Day in Disney History March 16th

1911-Disney Legend Harper Goff is born.

1923-Disney Legend Joyce Carlson is born.

1935-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Service Station is released.

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1945-Pluto cartoon Dog Watch is released.

1960-Documentary featurette Islands of the Sea is released.

1961-Animated short The Saga of Windwagon Smith is released.

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The film The Absent-Minded Professor is released.

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1969-Part 1 of Television show Ride a Northbound Horse airs.

1974-Circle Vision film Magic Carpet ‘Round the World opens in Magic Kingdom.

1975-Television show Deacon, the High Noon Dog airs.

1991-Comunicore attraction Electronic Poll closes at EPCOT’s Future World.

1999-Direct to Video Touchstone film The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit is released.

2002-10th Disney Park and second at Disneyland Paris, Walt Disney Studios Paris, opens.

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Front Lot attraction Disney Studio1 opens with Walt Disney Studios Paris.

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Production Courtyard attraction Cinemagique opens at Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Production Courtyard attraction Studio Tram Tour-Behind the Magic opens at Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Production Courtyard attraction Walt Disney Television Studios opens at Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Production Courtyard restaurant Rendezvous des Stars opens at Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Backlot attraction Armageddon: Les Effets Speciaux opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Backlot attraction Moteurs…Action! opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Backlot attraction Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris.

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Backlot restaurant Backlot Express Restaurant opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Toon Studio attraction Animagique opens with Walt Disney Studios Paris.

Toon Studio attraction L’Art de l’Animation Disney opens with Walt Disney Studios Paris.

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Toon Studio attraction Flying Carpets over Agrabah opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris.

2011-Liberty Square attraction The Haunted Mansion reopens with a brand new interactive queue in Haunted Mansion.

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2016-Discoveryland attraction Star Tours closes down in Disneyland Paris.  It is the last of the original Star Tours to close down for it’s transformation.

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This Day in Disney History March 7th

1927-Alice comedy Alice the Collegiate is released.

1936-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Grand Opera is released.

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1941-Donald Duck cartoon Golden Eggs is released.

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1942-Michael Eisner is born.

1956-Television show On Vacation airs.

1971-Part 1 of Television show Hamad and the Pirates airs.

1983-Television series Small & Fry premieres.

1993-Disney Channel premiere film Spies airs.

1997-Film Jungle 2 Jungle starring Tim Allen, JoBeth Williams, Martin Short, Sam Hunnington, Lolita Dadogovich and David Ogden Stiers is released.

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2003-Film Bringing Down the House is released.

2008-Film College Road Trip is released.

2016-Cars Land attraction Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters opens in California Adventure replacing Luigi’s Flying Tire Yard Spin.

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This Day in Disney History December 17th

1931-Black and White Silly Symphony The Ugly Duckling is released.

1932-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Good Deed is released.

1943-Animation Short Feature Chicken Little is released.

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1958-Featurette Grand Canyon is released.

1961-Main Street attraction Babes in Toyland Exhibit that showcased sets from the film opens up in Tomorrowland.

Television Special Backstage Party airs.

1967-Part 2 of Television Special A Boy Called Nuthin’ airs.

1972-Television show Salty, the Highjacked Seal airs.

1990-Television movie A Mom for Christmas starring Olivia Newton-John airs.

Backlot kids play area Honey, I Shrunk the Kids-Movie Set opens in Disney-MGM Studios now Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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1999-Disney Legend Rex Allen dies.

Film Bicentennial Man starring Robin Williams, Sam Niell, Wendy Crewson and Oliver Platt, directed by Christopher Columbus is released.

2008-Christmas special A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa airs.

2010-Film TRON: Legacy starring Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde and James Frain is released.

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This Day in Disney History December 13th

1925-Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke is born.

1926-Alice comedy Alice’s Brown Derby is released.

1940-Donald Duck cartoon Fire Chief is released.

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1989-Film Blaze starring Paul Newman is released.

1996-Touchstone film The Preacher’s Wife starring Whitney Houston, Courtney B Vance, Denzel Washington, Gregory Hines, Jennifer Lewis, Lorretta Devine and Lionel Richie is released.

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1998-Wonderful World of Disney movie Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery airs.

2002-Touchstone film The Hot Chick is released.

2005-Direct to Video animated video Kronk’s New Groove is released.

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2006-Television series Day Break airs final episode.

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