This Day in History

This Day in Disney History November 4th

1985-Disney Legend Ben Sharpsteen is born.

1938-Donald Duck cartoon Donald’s Golf Game is released.


1949-Pluto cartoon Sheep Dog is released.


1957-Disney Legend Norm Ferguson dies.

1962-Part 2 of Television Show Sammy, the Way Out Seal airs.

1974-Television film Adventure in Satan’s Canyon airs.

1981-Television series The Fall Guy premieres on ABC.

1983-Television series Five Mile Creek premieres.

1988-Touchstone film The Good Mother directed by Leonard Nimoy and starring Diane Keaton and Niam Neeson is released.

1990-First American Teacher Award is held.

1991-Disney Legend Roger Broggie dies.

1994-Store The Walt Disney Gallery opens in connection with Disney Store.


2002-ABC Soap Opera Bistro closes.

2005-Computer animated film Chicken Little is released.


2013-Fantasyland Meet n Greet for Frozen characters Elsa and Anna opens in Disneyland replacing the Tangled Meet and Greet.


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This Day in Disney History July 1st

1924-Alice Comedy Alice and the Dog Catcher is released.

1933-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Gala Premiere is released.


1966-Primeval World opens on the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad in Disneyland.


1970-Film The Boatniks is released.

1972-Disney Legend Arnoldo Mondadori dies.

1975-Tomorrowland attraction WEDway People Mover opens in Magic Kingdom.


1987-Film Adventures in Babysitting is released.

1990-Characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appear at Disney-MGM Studios.


1994-Parade The Lion King Celebration premieres at Disneyland.


Pavillion and attraction Innoventions opens in Epcot’s Future World.


1996-Boardwalk opens at the Boardwalk Inn of Walt Disney World.

Nightclub Atlantic Dance opens up at Boardwalk Inn one of the resorts of Walt Disney World.

Arcade, Store and Restaurant ESPN Zone opens in Boardwalk Inn.

Restaurant Boardwalk Bakery opens at Boardwalk Inn of Walt Disney World.

Restaurant Spoodles opens at Boardwalk Inn.


1997-The commissary restaurant in Disney-MGM Studios is changed to ABC Commissary.

ABC Sound Studio opens up replacing Monster Sound Show in the backlot of Disney MGM studios.

1998-Film Armageddon is released.

2003-Frontierland show Goofy’s Country Dancin’ opens in Magic Kingdom’s Diamond Horseshoe Saloon.

2004-Fantasyland store Villain’s Lair closes at Disneyland.

2006-Final episode of The Evidence airs.

2010-Disney Legend Ilene Woods passes away.

Final episode of Happy Town airs on ABC.

Tomorrowland attraction Captain EO returns to Tokyo Disneyland replacing MicroAdventure!, or Honey, I Shrunk the Audience.

2011-Paradise Pier attraction Goofy’s Sky School opens in California Adventure, it is a rethemed Mulholland Madness.


Paradise Pier restaurant Bayside Brews opens in California Adventure.

Paradise Pier restaurant Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta opens in California Adventure.


Paradise Pier restaurant Paradise Garden Grille opens in California Adventure.


2013-Main Street USA store Disneyana takes over the Disney Gallery on Main Street USA.

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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.


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.


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.


2011-Disney Legend Wally Boag dies.


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


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

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


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


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 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.


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


1948-Film Melody Time is released.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


1969-Final episode of The Big Valley airs on ABC.

1971-Frontierland attraction Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes opens in Disneyland replacing Indian War Canoes.


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.


2000-Live action and animated film Dinosaur is released.


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.


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.


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.


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.


2014-Disneyland Paris hosts first annual Swing into Spring.


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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.


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.


The parade Aladdin’s Royal Caravan premieres at Disneyland.


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.


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.


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

2011-Disney Legend and Imagineer Collin Campbell dies.


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


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

Streets of America closes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.