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 October 29th

1971-Television special The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World airs.

1972-Part 2 of Television show The High Flying Spy airs.

2009-Film Kniga masterov is released.

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1911-Disney Legend Irwin Kostal is born.

1932-Silly Symphony cartoon Bugs in Love is released.

1935-Disney Legend Julie Andrews is born. She will become famous for playing Mary Poppins and Maria Von Trapp.

1960-Jazz event Dixieland at Disneyland begins at Disneyland.

1961-Part 1 of Television show The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart airs.

Television series Bus Stop premieres on ABC.

1966-Walt Disney is the first recipient of the Showman of the World award.

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Film The Fighting Prince of Donegal is released.

1971-Walt Disney World, originally advertised as Disney World opens with one theme park and two hotels.

The Second theme park and first at Walt Disney World opens, it is called Magic Kingdom.

The land Main Street USA opens at Magic Kingdom.

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Walt Disney World Railroad opens in Magic Kingdom, it only has a station on Main Street USA opening day.  The Frontierland station will be added in 1972 and the Fantasyland Station will be added in 1991 but it will be the Mickey’s Star Land Station, becoming the Mickey’s Toontown Fair Station in 1996 and the Fantasyland Station in 2012.

Main Street USA attraction Horse-drawn Streetcars opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA attraction Fire Engine opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA attraction Omnibus opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA attraction Main Street Cinema opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA attraction Penny Arcade opened in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA attraction Fire Station opened in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA attraction Jitneys opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA store Camera Center opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA store Emporium opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA store House of Magic opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA store Main Street Confectionary opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA store Market House opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA restaurant Town Square Cafe opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA restaurant Refreshment Corner opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA restaurant Crystal Palace opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA restaurant Plaza Restaurant opens in Magic Kingdom.

Adventureland opens with Walt Disney World.

Adventureland attraction Swiss Family Treehouse opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Adventureland attraction Tropical Serenade opens in Magic Kingdom.

Adventureland attraction The Jungle Cruise opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Adventureland Veranda restaurant opens in Magic Kingdom.

The land Frontierland opens with Magic Kingdom.

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Frontierland attraction Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes opens in Magic Kingdom.

Frontierland attraction Diamond Horseshoe opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Frontierland attraction Frontier Shooting Gallery opens in Magic Kingdom.

Frontierland attraction Country Bear Jamboree opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Frontierland restaurant Mile Long Bar opens at Magic Kingdom.

Frontierland restaurant Pecos Bill Cafe opens at Magic Kingdom.

The land Liberty Square opens in Magic Kingdom.

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The Hall of Presidents opens up in Liberty Square.

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Liberty Square attraction The Haunted Mansion opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Liberty Square restaurant Columbia Harbor House opens in Magic Kingdom.

Liberty Square restaurant Liberty Tree Tavern opens in Magic Kingdom.

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The land Fantasyland opens in Magic Kingdom.

Fantasyland icon and park icon Cinderella’s Castle opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland attraction Cinderella’s Golden Carousel opens in Magic Kingdom.

Fantasyland attraction Mickey Mouse Revue opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland attraction Snow White Adventure opens in Magic Kingdom.

Fantasyland attraction Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland attraction Mad Tea Party opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland attraction Dumbo Flying Elephants opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland attraction It’s a Small World opens at Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland restaurant King Stefan’s Banquet Hall opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland restaurant Pinocchio Village Haus opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Skyway between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland opens in Magic Kingdom.

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The land Tomorrowland opens in Magic Kingdom.

Tomorrowland attraction Grand Prix Raceway opens in Magic Kingdom.

Tomorrowland store Mickey’s Mart opens in Magic Kingdom.

Monorail line opens around Seven Seas Lagoon.

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Contemporary resort opens at Walt Disney World, it becomes a popular resort hotel, and is unique because the monorail literally slides through the center of the hotel.

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Restaurant Fiesta Fun Center opens in the Contemporary resort hotel.

Contemporary resort restaurant Top of the World opens.

Polynesian resort opens at Walt Disney World.

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Polynesian resort restaurant Coral Isle Cafe opens.

Polynesian resort restaurant Papeete Bay Veranda opens.

1972-Television show The Nashville Coyote airs.

1974-Santa Fe & Disneyland railroad is renamed to the Disneyland Railroad in Disneyland.

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1981-Television special Florida’s Disney Decade airs.

Tencennial Parade premieres at Magic Kingdom.

1982-Special short Vincent directed by Tim Burton is released.

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Frontierland restaurant Casa de Fritos becomes Casa Mexicana at Disneyland.

The third theme park that transforms Walt Disney World into a resort.  This second theme park is EPCOT Center, EPCOT is an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow opens for the world.

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Future World opens in EPCOT Center.

Future World attraction Spaceship Earth opens in EPCOT Center.

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Spaceship Earth pavilion kiosk Earth Station opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Communicore a pavilion in EPCOT Center’s Future World opens with the park.  It is made of two buildings that showcase forms of how to communicate in the future.

Comunicore pavilion attraction Astuter Computer Revue opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Comunicore pavilion exhibit Energy Exchange opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Communicore pavilion EPCOT Computer Central opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Communicore pavilion Future Con opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Future World attraction TravelPort opens in EPCOT Center’s Communicore.

Comunicore pavilion store Centorium opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Future World restaurant Stargate opens in EPCOT Center’s Communicore.

Journey Into Imagination pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

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Journey Into Imagination pavilion attraction Image Works opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

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Journey Into Imagination pavilion 3D attraction Magic Journeys opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

The Land pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

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The Land pavilion attraction Listen to the Land opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

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The Land pavilion animatronic show Kitchen Kabaret opens at EPCOT Center’s Future World.

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Future World attraction Symbiosis premieres at EPCOT Center’s The Land.

Future World tour Tomorrow’s Harvest opens in EPCOT Center’s The Land.

The Land pavilion restaurant Good Turn Restaurant opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

The Land pavilion restaurant Farmers Market opens in EPCOT Center’s future World.

Future World pavilion and attraction Universe of Energy opens in EPCOT Center.

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Universe of Energy pavilion pre show Energy You Make the World Go Round’ Opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Universe of Energy pavilion animated film Energy Creation Story opens as part of the Universe of Energy attraction in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Future World attraction and pavilion World of Motion opens in EPCOT Center.

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World of Motion attraction The Bird and the Robot opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World

Future World exhibit Transcenter opens at EPCOT Center’s World of Motion.

Future World restaurant Odyssey opens in EPCOT Center.

FriendShips opens in World Showcase.

Canada pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Circle Vision film O’Canada opens in the Canada pavilion of EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Canada pavilion store Northwest Mercantile Trading Post opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Canada pavilion restaurant Le Cellier opens as a buffet in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

World Showcase pavilion United Kingdom opens in EPCOT Center.

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United Kingdom pavilion shop Biscuit Barrell opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

United Kingdom pavilion store His Lordship opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

United Kingdom pavilion store Pringle of Scotland opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

World Showcase store The Toy Soldier opens in EPCOT Center’s United Kingdom.

United Kingdom pavilion restaurant Rose & Crown Pub opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

France pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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France pavilion attraction Impressions de France opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

France pavilion store Plume et Palette opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

France pavilion restaurant Au Petite Cafe opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

France pavilion restaurant Boulangerie Patisserie opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

France pavilion restaurant Les Chefs de France opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Japan pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Japan pavilion store Mitsukoshi Department Store opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Japan pavilion restaurant Mitsukoshi Dining Room opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

World Showcase restaurant Tempuru Kiko opens in EPCOT Center’s Japan.

World Showcase restaurant Teppanyaki Dining Rooms opens in EPCOT Center’s Japan.

World Showcase restaurant Yakitori House opens in EPCOT Center’s Japan.

American Adventure pavilion of EPCOT Center’s World Showcase opens.

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American Adventure audio animatronic show opens in the pavilion of the same name in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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America Gardens Theatre opens in American Adventure pavilion of EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

American Adventure restaurant Liberty Inn opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Italy pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Italy pavilion shop Arcata d’Antigiani opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Italy pavilion store Il Bel Cristallo opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Italy pavilion restaurant L’Originale Alfredo di roma Ristorante opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

The pavilion Germany opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Germany pavilion store Der Bucherwurm opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Germany pavilion store Der Teddybar opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Germany pavilion store Glas Und Porzellan opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

World Showcase store Sussigkeiten opens in EPCOT Center’s Germany.

World Showcase store Weinkeller opens in EPCOT Center’s Germany.

Germany pavilion restaurant Biergarten opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

China pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

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World Showcase attraction Wonders of China opens in EPCOT Center’s China.

Mexico pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Mexico pavilion attraction El Del Rio Tiemo or The River of Time opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Mexico pavilion store Artesanias Mexicanasopens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Mexico pavilion restaurant San Angel Inn opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Mexico pavilion restaurant Cantina de San Angel opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

1983-Main Street USA restaurant Town Square Cafe returns to Disneyland replacing and sandwiching American Egg House.

Future World attraction and pavilion Horizons opens at EPCOT Center, now Epcot.

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1986-Television Special Walt Disney’s Wet and Wild airs.

Frontierland attraction Diamond Horseshoe Revue changes to the Diamond Horseshoe Jamboree in Magic Kingdom.

1988-Caribbean Beach resort opens at Walt Disney World, it is the largest resort on property and is the first Moderate priced resort on property.  Allowing guests to stay on property longer with the additional attractions that would be coming.

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Old Port Royale opens at the Caribbean Beach Resort.

1991-Nighttime Parade SpectroMagic premieres at Magic Kingdom.

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Vacation Club Resort opens up on Walt Disney World, it will become Old Key West resort.

Vacation Club Resort store Conch Flats General Store opens in Walt Disney World.

Vacation Club Resort restaurant Good’s Food to Go.

Vacation Club Resort restaurant Olivia’s Cafe opens.

1992-Critter Country opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Critter Country attraction Splash Mountain opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Critter Country restaurant Grandma Sara’s Kitchen opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

1993-Film Cool Runnings starring Leon, Doug E Doug and John Candy is released.

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Comunicore attraction Backstage Magic closes in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

1994-Euro Disney is renamed Disneyland Paris.

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1995-Television series Misery Loves Company premieres.

Disney opens up the Vero Beach resort.

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1996-Main Street USA store Disneyana closes in Magic Kingdom.

Mickey’s Toontown Fair attraction The Barnstormer opens in Magic Kingdom.

1999-Leave a Legacy begins at Epcot.

Imagination pavilion attraction Image Works “What If” Labs opens in Epcot’s Future World.

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Imagination pavilion attraction Journey Into Your Imagination opens in Epcot’s Future World, replacing Journey Into Imagination.

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Nighttime spectacular Illuminations: Reflections of Earth premieres at Epcot’s World Showcase.

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2000-Innoventions pavilion store The Art of Disney opens in Epcot of Future World.

2001-Share a Dream Come True Parade premieres at Magic Kingdom replacing Magical Moments Parade.

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Animation Courtyard attraction One Man’s Dream: 100 Years of Magic opens in Disney-MGM Studios now Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Animation Courtyard show Playhouse Disney-Live on Stage opens in Disney-MGM Studios now Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

2002-Television series Less than Perfect premieres.

2003-Television series It’s All Relative premieres.

Television series Karen Sisco premieres on ABC.

2004-Film Ladder 49 starring John Travolta, Jouaquin Phoenix and Jacinda Barret is released.

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2006-Tomorrowland attraction Jedi Training Academy opens in Disneyland.

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Fantasyland show Dream Along with Mickey premieres at Magic Kingdom replacing Cinderellabration.

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2013-Final episode of Lucky 7 airs on ABC.

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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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