This Day in History

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 December 22nd

1954-Television show A Present for Donald airs.

1955-Film The Littlelest Outlaw is released.

1956-Featurette Disneyland, U.S.A is released.

1968-Television show The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show airs.

1995-Disney Legend Bill Cottrell dies.

Animated music video Disney’s Timon & Pumba in Stand By Me is released.

Film Tom & Huck starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro and Michael McShane is released.

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Chef Mickey’s restaurant opens in the Contemporary Resort, replacing Contemporary Cafe.

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1996-Television special The Christmas Tree airs.

2000-The film O Brother, Where Art Thou? starring George Clooney, John Goodman and Holly Hunter is released.  It is a depression era story that takes place in the south and is based upon Homer’s Odyssey.

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2007-Production Courtyard attraction The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris.

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2009-Final episode of Little Einsteins airs.

2014-Disney Imagineer Pat Burke dies.

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This Day in Disney History August 10th

1922-Disney Legend Lucille Martin is born.

1935-Disney Legend and Disneylander native Ron Dominguez is born.  He will grow up on the piece of land that will eventually become the entrance to Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland.

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1945-Donald Duck cartoon Duck Pimples is released.

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1951-Mickey Mouse cartoon R’Coon Dawg is released.

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1960-Featurette The Hound that Thought He was a Raccoon is released.

1962-Marvel comic Amazing Fantasy #15 where Spider-Man premieres is published. It also debuts Uncle Ben and Aunt May Parker.

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Marvel Comic Journey Into Mystery #83 is published, it introduces us to the modern version of Thor.

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1989-Educational film Trains is released.

1994-Contemporary restaurant Concourse Steakhouse opens up replacing the Concourse Grille.

2006-The Share a Dream Come True Parade is updated to the Disney Dreams Come True Parade at Magic Kingdom.

2008-Phineas and Ferb episode Put that Putter Away and Does this Duckbill Make Me Look Fat airs.

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This Day in Disney History May 28th

1928-Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon Oh What a Knight is released.

1945-Educational film The Dawn of Better Living is delivered to Westinghouse Electric Co.

1953-The short cartoon Adventures in Music: Melody premieres.

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1960-Frontierland attraction Mine Train through Nature’s Wonderland opens in Disneyland.

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Tomorrowland attraction The Art of Animation opens in Disneyland.

1961-Television special Disneyland ’61/Olympic Elk airs.

1966-Fantasyland attraction It’s a Small World opens Disneyland.

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1978-Television movie The Young Runaways airs.

1986-Final episode of T.J. Hooker airs.

1987-Final episode of Our World airs on ABC.

1988-Contemporary resort restaurant Gulf Coast Room closes.

1991-Final episode of Thirtysomething airs on ABC.

1993-Hollywood Pictures film Super Mario Bros starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo and Dennis Hopper is released.

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1994-Walt Disney World resort Wilderness Lodge opens, it is modeled after Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone National Park.

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Wilderness Lodge children’s club Cub’s Den opens in Walt Disney World.

Store Wilderness Lodge Mercantile opens with the resort.

Wilderness Lodge restaurant Artist’s Point opens in Walt Disney World.

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Wilderness Lodge restaurant Roaring Forks opens.

Wilderness Lodge restaurant Whispering Canyon Cafe opens.

1999-Nighttime parade Main Street Electrical Parade premieres at Magic Kingdom, this will be the second run here.

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2002-Final episode of Philly airs on ABC.

2004-Touchstone film Raising Helen starring Kate Hudson is released.

2010-Film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Atherton, Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina is released.

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2012-History series Hatfields & McCoys starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton airs its first part.

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2013-Final episode of Body of Proof airs on ABC.

2014-Fantasyland attraction Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opens in Magic Kingdom.

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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.

2009-Phineas and Ferb episode The Day of the Living Gelatin and Elementary My Dear Stacy airs.

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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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This Day in Disney History December 22nd

1954-Television show A Present for Donald airs.

1955-Film The Littlelest Outlaw is released.

1956-Featurette Disneyland, U.S.A is released.

1968-Television show The Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show airs.

1995-Disney Legend Bill Cottrell dies.

Animated music video Disney’s Timon & Pumba in Stand By Me is released.

Film Tom & Huck starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro and Michael McShane is released.

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Chef Mickey’s restaurant opens in the Contemporary Resort, replacing Contemporary Cafe.

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1996-Television special The Christmas Tree airs.

2000-The film O Brother, Where Art Thou? starring George Clooney, John Goodman and Holly Hunter is released.  It is a depression era story that takes place in the south and is based upon Homer’s Odyssey.

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2007-Production Courtyard attraction The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror opens in Walt Disney Studios Paris.

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2009-Final episode of Little Einsteins airs.

2014-Disney Imagineer Pat Burke dies.

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