This Day in History

This Day in Disney History June 19th

1957-Film Johnny Tremain is released.


Special cartoon The Story of Anyburg, USA is released.


Featurette The Wetback Hound is released.

1966-Disney Legend Ed Wynn dies.


1985-Fantasyland restaurant Yumz opens in Disneyland.

1987-Disney Channel Premiere Film Not Quite Human airs.

1991-Television special Rocketeer: Excitement in the Air airs.

1992-World According to Goofy parade premieres at Disneyland.


1995-Statue Partners premieres at Magic Kingdom on Main Street USA.


1998-Animated film Mulan is released.


West Side attraction DisneyQuest opens at Downtown Disney.


2001-Television series Go Fish premieres.

2009-touchstone film The Proposal is released.

2015-Coffee shop Creature Comforts opens in Animal Kingdom, it is a Starbucks location.

Film ABCD2 is released in India.

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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.


1950-Donald Duck cartoon Trailer Horn is released.


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.


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.


2004-Final episode of Rolie Polie Olie airs.

2006-Touchstone film Stick It starring Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym and Vanessa Lengies is released.


2008-Fantasyland attraction It’s a Small World opens at Hong Kong Disneyland.


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 22nd

1868-Flora Call, the mother of Walt Disney is born.

1962-Final episode of Maverick airs on ABC.

1964-New York Worlds Fair begins, it will premiere It’s a Small World, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, Progressland and Ford Motor Skyway.


1990-The Land Mickey’s Birthdayland closes at Magic Kingdom.

Mickey’s Birthdayland show Minnie’s Surprise Party closes at Magic Kingdom.

1994-touchstone film The Inkwell is released.

1996-Disney Village Marketplace restaurant Empress Lilly closes.

1998-Disney’s Animal Kingdom opens as the fourth Walt Disney World resort theme park and Disney’s 7th theme park.


Oasis restaurant Rainforest Cafe opens in and out of Animal Kingdom.


Safari Village opens in Animal Kingdom.

Safari Village attraction and park Icon The Tree of Life opens in Animal Kingdom.  (Sorry but this one doesn’t have the white fruit that is delicious and most desirable above all other fruits.)


Safari Village 3D attraction It’s Tough To Be a Bug opens in Animal Kingdom.


Safari Village store Disney Outfitters opens in Animal Kingdom.

Safari Village store Island Mercantile opens in Animal Kingdom.

Safari Village restaurant Flame Tree Barbecue opens in Animal Kingdom.

Safari Village restaurant Pizzafari opens in Animal Kingdom.


Camp Minnie-Mickey opens in Animal Kingdom.

Camp Minnie-Mickey show Festival of the Lion King opens in Animal Kingdom.


Africa attraction Kilimanjaro Safaris opens in Animal Kingdom.


Africa attraction Gorilla Falls Trail opens in  Animal Kingdom.

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Africa area Conservation Station opens in Animal Kingdom

Africa restaurant Tusker House opens in Animal Kingdom.

Dinoland USA opens in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


Dinoland USA playground The Boneyard opens in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Dinoland USA attraction Countdown to Extinction opens in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


Dinoland USA store Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures opens.

Dinoland USA restaurant Restaurantosaurus opens in Animal Kingdom.

1999-ABC Sounds Studio: Sounds Dangerous opens up in the backlot of Disney-MGM Studios.

2000-Disney Channel original movie Rip Girls starring Camilla Belle airs.

2001-Wonderful World of Disney television film Ladies and the Champ starring David Deluise airs

2003-Final episode of Lost at Home airs.

2004-The film Sacred Planet is released theaters.

2005-Touchstone film A Lot Like Love starring Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet is released.

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This Day in Disney History January 8th

1916-Disney Legend Card Walker is born.

1947-Performer David Bowie is born.

1956-Fantasyland attraction Mickey Mouse Club Circus ends its run at Disneyland.

1960-Television show The Swamp Fox: Day of Reckoning airs.

1961-Television show The Swamp Fox: A Woman’s Courage airs.

1966-Television series Court Martial premieres on ABC.

1967-Part 1 of Television show Willie and the Yank airs.

1978-Television show Three on the Run airs.

1981-The Two Hundred Millionth guest walks through the gates of Disneyland.

1989-Television special Dinosaur…Secret of the Lost Legend airs.

1998-The first McDonald’s on Disney parks property opens up at Marketplace of Downtown Disney.


2002-Television series Imagine That premieres.

2003-Television series The Bachelorette premieres.

2004-The Five Hundred Millionth guest walks through the gates of Disneyland.

2008-Final episode of Higglytown Heroes airs.

2013-Late Night Show Jimmy Kimmel Live! moves up 25 minutes earlier to compete with Jay Leno and David Letterman and does so successfully.


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Joseph Smith’s Birthday in Disney History

1910-Disney Legend Marvin Davis is born.

1938-Silly Symphony cartoon Mother Goose Goes Hollywood is released.


1952-Final episode of Beulah airs on ABC.

1954-Donald Duck cartoon Grand Canyonscope is released.


Film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea starring James Mason, Kirk Douglas, Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre is released.


1962-Television special Holiday Time at Disneyland airs.

1974-Game Show The Big Showdown premieres on ABC.

1982-Comunicore pavilion attraction Electronic Poll opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

1987-Touchstone film Good Morning Vietnam! starring Robin Williams is released.

1990-Film Green Card is released.

1998-West Side Cirque du Soleil show La Nouba opens in Downtown Disney.


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This Day in Disney History December 15th

1924-Alice comedy Alice the Piper is released.

1925-Alice comedy Alice in the Jungle is released.

1933-Disney Legend Tim Conway is born.

1934-Mickey Mouse cartoon Two-Gun Mickey is released.

1950-Donald Duck cartoon Out on a Limb is released.


1954-Television Show Davy Crockett–Indian Fighter starring Fess Parker and Buddy Ebson airs.


1966-Walt Disney dies at age 65 after a battle with lung cancer.


1968-Television show The Owl that Didn’t Give a Hoot airs.

1973-Adventureland attraction Pirates of the Caribbean opens in Magic Kingdom.


1983-Television series Automan premieres on ABC.

1986-Game Show Split Second returns to ABC.

1987-Fantasyland 3D attraction Magic Journeys opens at Magic Kingdom.

1989-Backlot attraction Star Tours opens in Disney-MGM Studios now Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


1990-Pleasure store Jessica’s Shop opens at Disney Village of Walt Disney World.

2000-Animated film The Emperor’s New Groove featuring the voice talents of David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick and John Fiedler is released.


2015-Store The Ganachery opens at Disney Springs.

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This Day in Disney History September 30th

1913-Disney Legend Bill Walsh is born.

1933-Mickey Mouse cartoon The Steeplechase is released.


1938-Walt Disney Enterprises is consolidated into Walt Disney Productions.

1946-Educational film Treasure from the Sea is delivered to the Dow Chemical Co.

1960-Television series The Flintstone premieres on ABC.


1962-Part 1 of Television show Escapade in Florence starring Tommy Kirk and Annette Funicello airs.

1970-Animated short Dad, Can I Borrow the Car is released.

1971-The Preview center closes in Orlando, Florida.  This center for previewing Walt Disney World ironically became one of the most visited locations in the state during its run.

1973-Television show Fire on Kelly Mountain airs.

1982-Tencennial Parade ends its run at Magic Kingdom.

1983-Main Street USA restaurant American Egg House in Disneyland closes.

1988-Touchstone film Heartbreak Hotel is released.

1989-Italy pavilion store  Arcata d’Antigiani closes in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

1992-Television series Laurie Hill premieres.

1993-Contemporary resort restaurant Top of the World closes, it will become California Grill.

1995-Marketplace restaurant Chef Mickey’s closes at Disney Village Marketplace, it will be replaced by Rainforest Cafe.

1996-Television series Dangerous Minds airs.

1997-Final episode of the animated series X-Men airs.

2001-Television series Alias premieres.

Paradise Pier restaurant Avalon Cove closes in California Adventure.

Magical Moments Parade closes in Magic Kingdom.

2003-Animation Courtyard attraction Back to Neverland closes at Disney-MGM Studios.

2005-Film The Greatest Game Ever Played starring Shia LeBeouf is released.


Final episode of Inconceivable airs.

2009-ABC Series The Middle airs.


ABC Series Hank starring Kelsey Grammar airs.

2010-Final episode of My Generation

2011-Disney Channel series Jessie airs.


2012-Television series 666 Park Avenue premieres on ABC.

Storybook Circus store Big Top Souvenirs opens in Magic Kingdom.


2014-Sitcom Selfie premieres on ABC.

Sitcom Manhattan Love Story premieres on ABC.

2015-Restaurant Morimoto Asia opens at Disney Springs.