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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 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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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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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 March 30th

1913-Disney Legend Marc Davis is born.

1945-Donald Duck cartoon The Eyes Have It is released.

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1970-Soap Opera the Best of Everything premieres on ABC.

1976-Disney Legend and Imagineer Richard Irvine dies.

1983-Miniseries The Thorn Birds airs final episode.

1996-Frontierland attraction Mike Fink Keelboats opens at Disneyland.

2000-Television series Wonderland premieres.

2005-Television series Eyes premieres.

2007-Animated film Meet the Robinsons is released.

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Television series Six Degrees airs final episode.

Final episode of The Replacements airs.

2008-Golden Vine Winery attraction Seasons of the Vine closes at California Adventure.

2016-World Showcase attraction Agent P’s World Showcase Tour changes now allowing guests to use their own smartphone in addition to the phone device used on the adventure.

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