This Day in History

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.

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

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1970-Film The Boatniks is released.

1972-Disney Legend Arnoldo Mondadori dies.

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

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1987-Film Adventures in Babysitting is released.

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

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1994-Parade The Lion King Celebration premieres at Disneyland.

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

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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.

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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.

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Paradise Pier restaurant Bayside Brews opens in California Adventure.

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

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Paradise Pier restaurant Paradise Garden Grille opens in California Adventure.

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

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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.

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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 April 28th

1930-Silly Symphony cartoon Night is released.

1939-Donald Duck cartoon Hockey Champ is released.

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1950-Donald Duck cartoon Trailer Horn is released.

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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.

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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.

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2004-Final episode of Rolie Polie Olie airs.

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

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

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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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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.

The land Tomorrowland opens with Tokyo Disneyland.

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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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 January 12th

1964-Part 2 of The Ballad of Hector the Stowaway Dog entitled Who the Heck is Hector? airs.

1966-Television series Batman premieres on ABC.

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Final episode of Burke’s Law airs.

1973-Television special Fifty Happy Years airs.

1981-Television series Dynasty premieres on ABC.

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1990-International Gateway opens at EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.  It is another entrance into Epcot, and is sometimes referred to as the Back Gate into the park.

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1996-United States Government purchases the Shades of Green, making it a Resort hotel exclusively for Military Personal and Veterans.

1999-Disney Legend Betty Lou Gerson dies.

Television series The PJ’s premieres.

2000-Disney Legend Marc Davis dies.

2001-Touchstone film Double Take is released.

Disney channel original movie Zenon: The Zequel starring Kristen Storms airs.

Downtown Disney District opens up in what will soon be the Disneyland Resort.

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Store World of Disney opens in Downtown Disney District.

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Arcade, Store and Restaurant ESPN Zone opens in Downtown Disney District.

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Downtown Disney District restaurant Rainforest Cafe opens at the soon to be Disneyland Resort.

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2006-Hollywood Pictures film Primeval is released.

ABC Sitcom Crumbs airs.

2007-Disney Channel Series Cory in the House premieres.

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Disney Channel original movie Jump In! airs.

2010-New Stroller and Wheelchair rental store opens in the Disneyland Resort.

2011-Television series Off the Map premieres on ABC.

2012-Adventureland attraction Enchanted Tiki Room-Under New Management closes at Magic Kingdom.

2016-ABC Family becomes Freeform.

Television series Shadowhunters premieres on Freeform.

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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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