This Day in History

This Day in Disney History June 3rd

1928-Disney Legend Harold P “Harry” Archinal is born.

1949-Donald Duck cartoon Winter Storage is released.

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1960-Main Street USA restaurant Puffin Bakery closes at Disneyland.

1989-Disney Channel premiere film Looking for Miracles airs.

1994-Touchstone film Renaissance Man starring Danny DeVito, Cliff Robertson and Mark Whalberg is released.

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1996-Gameshow Debt airs on Lifetime.

2001-3rd run of Disney Channel series Bug Juice airs.

2006-Final episode of The Buzz on Maggie airs.

2010-Disney Legend Rue McClanahan dies.

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2011-Disney Legend Wally Boag dies.

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Film X-Men First Class starring James MacAvoy,Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, Jeniffer Lawrence, January Jones, Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Jackman is released.

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New Orleans Square store Mademoiselle Antionette’s Parfumerie opens in Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Star Tours II-the Adventures Continue opens in Disneyland.

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Paradise Pier Attraction The Little Mermaid-Ariel’s Undersea Adventure opens in California Adventure.

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Paradise Pier store Seaside Souvenirs opens at California Adventure, it is a rethemed Souvenir 66.

Paradise Pier restaurant Corn Dog Castle reopens at California Adventure.

2013-ABC Family series The Fosters premieres.

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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 6th

1916-Disney Legend Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White, is born.

1938-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Trailer is released.

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1984-Disney Channel premiere film Gone Are the Days airs.

1985-Disney Channel series Dumbo’s Circus is released.

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1988-Norway pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Norway pavilion store Fjording opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Norway pavilion restaurant Akershus opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Norway pavilion restaurant Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase Tour.

1989-Disney Channel series Teen Win, Lose or Draw premieres.

1990-Television show The Muppets at Walt Disney World airs.

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1991-The Walt Disney Company joins the prestigious list the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

1995-ABC original movie Freaky Friday airs.

2005-Disney Legend Joe Grant dies.

2011-Film Thor starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings and Clark Gregg is released.

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Disney Channel show A.N.T. Farm airs.

Final episode of Suite Life on Deck airs.

2012-Final episode of GCB airs.

2016-Marvel film Captain America: Civil War is released.

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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.

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Tomorrowland attraction Grand Circuit Raceway opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction Star Jets opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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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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Disney Countdown

Walt Disney Company Project Tracker March 1st 2017

What does the future hold for the Walt Disney Company,

Walt Disney would say, “We are just getting started.”

Ant-Man 2 will be called Ant-Man and the Wasp and is slated for July 6th 2018.

The next Avengers movie will be in two parts Avengers: Infiniti War will no longer be a two part movie, rather it will be Avengers: Infiniti War released May 4th 2018 and as of now an untitled Avengers movie released May 3rd 2019.

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In the meantime Marvel has released a simple production trailer.

Disney has announced many details about the brand new live action Beauty and the Beast that will be premiering in 2017.  Along with the return of Alan Menken and Tim Rice, it will have Emma Watson playing Belle, with Dan Stevens playing the Prince/Beast, Luke Evans the role of Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Maurice Belle’s father.

Marvel has plans to create and release an adaptation of Black Panther on February 16th 2018.  Though the character will be made his first appearance in Captain America Civil War.  I like this character and am looking forward to seeing more of this character.

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Captain Marvel will also be getting her own movie to come out March 8th 2019.  Despite what the graphic says below.

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Pixar is also under development for a brand new Cars, Cars 3. This is scheduled to be released June 16th 2017.

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Another animated movie is in the works for Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers.

Pixar is working on another animated movie called Coco that is slated to be released November 22nd 2017.

At the last Shareholders Meeting Bog Iger announced that two new ships would be coming to the fleet of Disney Cruise Line in 2021 and 2023. As of yet, they have no official name, so I refer to them as Five & Six.

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Due to it’s immense popularity, a second Descendants is in the works for Disney Channel.

The classic 90’s cartoon Ducktales is in production.  This will come to Disney X D.

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Disney also has plans for a live action Dumbo.

Construction is nearly done for the Explorer’s Lodge, the third hotel at Hong Kong Disneyland to open this year.  As you can now go on the website and see details.

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Gigantic release date has been pushed back.

GIGANTIC – DOWN TO EARTH — Adventure-seeker Jack discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds, hatching a grand plan with a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl. Directed by Nathan Greno ("Tangled") and produced by Dorothy McKim ("Get A Horse!"), "Gigantic" hits U.S. theaters in 2018. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

GIGANTIC – DOWN TO EARTH — Adventure-seeker Jack discovers a world of giants hidden within the clouds, hatching a grand plan with a 60-foot-tall, 11-year-old girl. Directed by Nathan Greno (“Tangled”) and produced by Dorothy McKim (“Get A Horse!”), “Gigantic” hits U.S. theaters in 2018. ©2015 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

Marvel is working on a second Guardians of the Galaxy that will be released May 5th 2017, production has already begun.

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The Tower Hotel of California Adventure continues it’s transformation into Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout.  Opening date is slated for May 27th.

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Disney is still working on it’s remake of The Haunted Mansion.

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Pixar is working on a sequel to Incredibles, Incredibles 2 is underway and release date has changed for June 15th 2018.

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A fifth Indiana Jones will be coming out in 2019.  It reunite Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg. Not much more is known about the story.  We will talk about the next Indiana Jones later, but for now we can only speculate.

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A live action version of The Little Mermaid is in the works.

Disney recently announced that they are bringing back for Disney Junior the popular 80’s cartoon Muppet Babies back.  I don’t have kids at all, but I still want to watch that show.

Pandora the World of Avatar is under construction and will open May 27th.

Disneyland is currently working on Star Wars Land Construction, but Disney will be returning the Rivers of America in their shortened state next year, this will include the Disneyland Railroad, Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia, Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes and Tom Sawyer’s Island.  Also it will mean the return of Fantasmic.

Star Wars Episode VII The Last Jedi is slated for a December 2017 release this year.

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Star Wars Episodes VIII and IX are a couple of years away, with the 8th episode planned for a release on December of 2017.

Disney announced Star Wars land, and people have had an explosion of joy over the new concepts, here is a look at the many new and wonderful concepts coming.  It will be coming in the year 2019.

Tokyo Disneyland is getting a remodel to Fantasyland.

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Also announced was a Beauty and the Beast ride.

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Not to mention there will also be coming a Big Hero 6 flatland or carnival Type attraction.

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Tokyo DisneySea is adding a new port that will be Scandinavian themed.

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Tokyo DisneySea is now transforming the StormRider attraction into a Finding Nemo ride.

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They have announced Toy Story 4 will be under work. It will come out June 15th 2018.

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At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, construction is underway for Toy Story Land that will be coming sometime in the future.

 

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This Day in Disney History February 8th

1952-Animated short Lambert the Sheepish Lion is released.

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1956-Television show Survival in Nature airs.

1968-Film Blackbeard’s Ghost starring Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones and Suzanne Plushette is released.

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1970-Part 2 of Television show Smoke airs.

1980-Film Midnight Madness is released.

Final episode of B.A.D. Cats airs on ABC.

1983-Television show A Valentine from Disney airs.

1987-Television movie The Liberators airs.

1996-Last episode of Muppets Tonight airs.

2001-Disney’s California Adventure Opens, it is the second theme park of Disneyland, and the 8th theme park of Disney.  Despite the mixed reactions and becoming butt of many jokes it eventually evolves into a park that is loved by millions.

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Sunshine Plaza store Engine Ear Toys opens in Disney’s California Adventure.

Sunshine Plaza store Greetings from California: Everything Under the Sun opens in California Adventure.

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Sunshine Plaza restaurant Baker’s Field Bakery opens in Disney’s California Adventure.

Sunshine Plaza restaurant Burrrbank Ice Cream opens in Disney’s California Adventure.

Land Condor Flats opens in California Adventure.

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Condor Flats attraction Soarin’ Over California opens in California Adventure.

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Condor Flats store Fly ‘n’ Buy opens in California Adventure.

Condor Flats restaurant Taste Pilots Grill opens in California Adventure.

Grizzly Peak attraction Grizzly River Run opens in California Adventure.

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Grizzly Peak store Rushin’ River Outfitters opens at Califonria Adventure.

Grizzly Peak area The Golden Vine Winery opens at California Adventure.

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Golden Vine Winery attraction Seasons of the Vine opens at California Adventure.

Golden Vine Winery restaurant Wine Country Market opens at California Adventure.

Bay area attraction Golden Dreams opens in California Adventure.

Land Paradise Pier opens in California Adventure.

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Paradise Pier attraction California Screamin’ opens in Disney’s California Adventure.

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Paradise Pier attraction King Triton’s Carousel of the Sea opens in California Adventure.

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Paradise Pier attraction The Sun Wheel opens at California Adventure.

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Paradise Pier attraction Maliboomer opens at California Adventure.

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Paradise Pier attraction Orange Stinger opens at California Adventure.

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Paradise Pier attraction Mulholland Madness opens at California Adventure.

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Paradise Pier attraction Jumpin’s Jellyfish opens at California Adventure.

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Paradise Pier attraction Golden Zephyr opens at California Adventure.

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Paradise Pier restaurant Avalon Cove opens in California Adventure.

Paradise Pier attraction Boudin Bakery opens  in California Adventure.

Pacific Wharf attraction Mission Tortilla Factory opens in California Adventure.

Paradise Pier restaurant Cocina Cocamunga Mexicana Grille opens in California Adventure.

Pacific Wharf restaurant Lucky Fortune Cookery opens in California Adventure.

Paradise Pier restaurant Pacific Wharf Cafe opens up in California Adventure.

Bountiful Valley 4D attraction It’s Tough To Be a Bug opens in California Adventure.

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The Land Hollywood Backlot opens in California Adventure.

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Hollywood Backlot 4D attraction  Muppet Vision 3D opens in California Adventure.

Hollywood Backlot attraction Superstar Limo opens in California Adventure.

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Hollywood Backlot attraction Hyperion Theatre opens at California Adventure.

Hollywood Backlot show Step in Time begins at California Adventure.

Hollywood Backlot attraction Disney Animation Building opens up in California Adventure.

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Hollywood Backlot store Gone Hollywood opens in California Adventure.

Hollywood Backlot store Off the Page opens in California Adventure.

ABC Soap Opera Bistro Opens Up.

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Hollywood Backlot restaurant Award Wieners opens in California Adventure.

2008-Phineas and Ferb episode The Magnificent Few airs.

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2009-Disney Channel series Sonny with a Chance premieres.

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This Day in Disney History February 5th

1946-Training film The ABC of Hand Tools is delivered to General Motors

1950-Actor Jonathon Freeman is born.

1953-True Life Adventure Bear Country airs.

Animated film  Peter Pan is released.

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1960-Television show Two Happy Amigos airs.

1961-Television show Texas John Slaughter: A Holster Full of Law airs.

1967-Part 4 of Television show Gallagher Goes West: Trial by Terror airs.

1978-Television movie The Million Dollar Dixie Deliverance airs.

1982-Film Night Crossing is released.

1987-Disney Legend Cyril Edgar dies.

1993-Educational film Recycle Rex releases the California version.

1996-Disney channel series Spellbinder premieres.

Television series Second Noah premieres on ABC.

1999-Touchstone film Rushmore is officially released.

2000-Disney Channel movie The Color of Friendship airs.

2004-Disney Legend and Imagineer John Hench dies.

2008-Phineas and Ferb episode Candace Loses Her Head airs.

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2009-Fantasyland attraction It’s a Small World reopens in Disneyland with a deeper trench to accomadate the large growing number of Disney guests and a few Disney characters were tastefully placed into the ride.

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