This Day in History

This Day in Disney History May 27th

1911-Actor Vincent Price is born.  He will voice Ratigan in The Great Mouse Detective and the narrator on Vincent.

1922-Actor Sir Christopher Lee is born.

1933-Silly Symphony Three Little Pigs is released.

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1938-Silly Symphony cartoon Wynken, Blynken and Nod is released.

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1948-Film Melody Time is released.

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1987-Television special An All New  Adventure in Disney’s Sport Goofy: Featuring Sport Goofy in Soccermania airs on NBC.

1992-Sequoia Lodge opens at Euro Disney now Disneyland Paris.

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1995-Main Street USA restaurant Casey’s Corner opens in Magic Kingdom replacing Refreshment Corner.

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1998-Disney Legend Ken O’Connor dies.

2006-Film X-Men: The Last Stand starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan, Halle Berry, James Marsden, Famke Jansen, Rebecca Romijn, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Vinnie Jones, Ellen Page, Ben Foster and Ken Leung is released.

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Final episode of The Buzz on Maggie airs.

2009-Animated series The Goode Family premieres on ABC.

2010-Final episode of Flash Forward airs on ABC.

2011-Parade entitled Mickey’s Soundsational Parade premieres in Disneyland.

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2013-Television series Mistresses premieres.

2016-Film Alice through the Looking Glass is released.

Film X-Men: Apocalypse is released.

California Adventure show Frozen Live at the Hyperion opens at the Hyperion Theater in Hollywoodland.

Discovery Island restaurant Tiffin’s opens in Animal Kingdom.

Nighttime safari premieres on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom.

The Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom now shows nighttime projections.

Nighttime show The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic premieres at Animal Kingdom.  This is a temporary show that keeps the cast working while Rivers of Light is still being worked on.

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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 April 2nd

1899-Disney Legend Bill Garity is born.

1908-Disney Legend and Actor Buddy Ebsen is born.

1928-Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon Sagebrush Sadie is released.

1940-Stock for the Walt Disney Company becomes available.

1943-Pluto cartoon Private Pluto is released.

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1961-Television show Zorro: Auld Acquaintances airs.

1963-Final episode of Hawaiian Eye airs on ABC.

1967-Television show A Salute to Alaska airs.

1971-Final episode of Dark Shadows airs on ABC.

1972-Part 2 of Teleision show Michael O’Hara and the Fourth airs.

1984-Final episode of Automan airs on ABC.

1993-Film The Adventures of Huck Finn starring Elijah Wood is released.

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The parade Aladdin’s Royal Caravan premieres at Disneyland.

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1997-Television series Smart Guy premieres on WB.

2000-Wonderful World of Disney movie Mail to the Chief airs.

2004-Animated film Home on the Range with the voice talents of Rosanne Barr, Judi Dench, Jennifer Tilly, Cuba Gooding Jr., Randy Quaid and Steve Bucsemi is released.

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Frontierland attraction Big Thunder Ranch opens in Disneyland.

2005-Part 2 of Wonderful World of Disney Movie Little House on the Prairie airs.

2007-Tomorrowland attraction Monsters, Inc., Laugh Floor Comedy Club opens in Magic Kingdom.

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2009-Big Thunder Barbecue reopens and returns to Frontierland of Disneyland.

2011-Disney Legend and Imagineer Collin Campbell dies.

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2016-Backlot attraction Lights, Motors, Action! closes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios after a successful 11 year run.

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Backlot attraction Honey, I Shrunk the Kids-Movie set closes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Streets of America closes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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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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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 February 13th

1952-Tru Life Adventure The Olympic Elk is released.

1954-Television special Duck Flies the Coop airs.

1957-Television show Tricks of our Trade airs.

1965-Goofy cartoon Freewayphopia No. 1 is released.

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1966-Part 1 of Television show The Legend of Young Dick Turpin airs.

1972-Part 2 of Television show Justin Morgan Had a Horse airs.

1976-Disney Legend and one of the Nine Old Men John Lounsbery dies.

1978-Disney Legend Poul Brahe Pederson dies.

1982-Valentines special A Disney Valentine airs.

1983-Miniseries The Winds of War airs final episode on ABC.

1987-Valentines special Disney’s DTV Doggone Valentine airs.

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1988-Communicore pavilion attraction Expo Robotics opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World opens.

1989-Television series B.L. Stryker premieres on ABC.

1993-Fantasyland restaurant Gurgi’s Munchies & Crunchies closes at Magic Kingdom.

Fantasyland restaurant Lumiere’s Kitchen opens in Magic Kingdom replacing Gurgi’s Munchies and Crunchies.

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1999-Television special Winnie the Pooh, a Valentine for You airs.

2009-Touchstone film Confessions of a Shopaholic is released.

Television station Toon Disney ends its run.

Television station Disney XD premieres replacing Toon Disney.

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Television series Aaron Stone premieres on Disney X D.

2015-Disney Channel original movie Bad Hair Day 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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