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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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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 January 3rd

1965-Television special on Wonderful World of Color The Disneyland Tenth Anniversary Show airs.

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1971-Part 1 of Television show Three Without Fear airs.

1984-Circle Vision film America the Beautiful ends its run as an attraction in Tomorrowland of Disneyland.

1989-Main Street USA restaurant Sunkist Citrus House closes in Disneyland.

Tomorrowland attraction If You Could Fly closes at Magic Kingdom.

1991-Television series Blossom starring Mayim Bialik airs.

1994-Television series The Good Life premieres.

The Land pavilion animatronic show Kitchen Kabaret closes in Epcot’s Future World.

1998-Final episode of Wide World of Sports airs on ABC.  From now on, ESPN takes care of all of the sporting needs.

2004-The Land pavilion attraction Food Rocks closes in Epcot’s Future World.

2007-Television series Knights of Prosperity premieres.

Temporary overlay Rockin’ Space Mountain opens in Disneyland a rock and roll themed experience of Space Mountain.

Temporary overlay Rockin’ California Screamin’ opens in California Adventure.  A different soundtrack to California Screamin’.

2016-Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights ends, shutting down a 20 year run at Disney-MGM and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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This Day in Disney History December 20th

1924-Disney Legend Sam McKim is born.

1946-Goofy Cartoon Double Dribble is released.

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1956-Film Westward Ho the Wagons! starring Fess Parker is released.

1961-Goofy Cartoon Aquamania is released.

1968-Film The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit starring Dean Jones, Diane Baker and Kurt Russell is released.

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Special cartoon Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day is released.

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1972-Featurette the Magic of Walt Disney World is released.

Film Snowball Express starring Dean Jones, Harry Morgan, Keenan Wynn and Nancy Olson is released.

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1974-Special cartoon Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too is released.

1975-Shortened theatrical version of Fantasy on Skis is released.

1976-Disney Legend Ned Washington dies.

1980-Disney Legend Ben Sharpsteen dies.

1981-Fantasyland attraction Fantasyland Theater closes at Disneyland.  It will become Pinocchio’s Daring Journey.

1983-Television special A Disney Christmas Gift airs.

1985-Game Show All-Star Blitz airs final episode on ABC.

1991-Touchstone picture Father of the Bride starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, Martin Short and George Newbern is released.

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2002-Paradise Pier restaurant Ariel’s Grotto opens up in Disney’s California Adventure replacing Avalon Cove.

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2003-Television special A Merry  Mickey Celebration airs.

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2013-Film Saving Mr. Banks starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson is released.

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2014-Fantasyland attraction Storybook Land Canal Boats reopens with Arrendelle from the film Frozen at Disneyland.

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This Day in Disney History November 26th

1937-Pluto cartoon Pluto’s Quin-Puplets is released.

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1938-Flora Disney, mother of Walt Disney dies.

1958-Television show The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is released.

1961-Television show Holiday for Henpecked Husbands airs.

1972-Part 1 of the television series Chander, the Black Leopard of Ceylon airs.

1989-Television series America’s Funniest Home Videos premieres.

Part 2 of Television series Parent Trap Hawaiian Vacation airs.

1997-Movie Flubber starring Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Raymond Barry, Wil Wheaton and the voice of Jodi Benson is released.

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1998-Television special A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving airs.

2003-Film The Haunted Mansion starring Eddie Murphy, Terrance Stamp and Nathaniel Parker is released.

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2004-Final episode of Stanley airs.

2005-Disney Legend Irving Ludwig dies.

2008-After years of being closed a brand new walkthrough exhibit opens up in Sleeping Beauty’s Castle of Disneyland.

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This Day in Disney History November 24th

1950-Animated short Morris the Midget Moose is released.

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1955-Fantasyland attraction Mickey Mouse Club Circus premieres at Disneyland.

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1968-Part 1 of Television show The Treasure of San Bosco Reef airs.

1983-Television show Sport Goofy airs third part.

1985-Television movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor airs.

1999-Pixar film Toy Story 2 featuring the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammar, Don Rickles, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Jim Varney, Wayne Knight and Annie Potts is released.

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2002-Television movie The Pennsylvania Miner’s Story airs.

2010-Animated film Tangled is released.

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2011-New Orleans Square attraction Pirates of the Caribbean reopens in Disneyland after a lengthy refurbishment and now plays both Blackbeard and Davy Jones.

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