This Day in History

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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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.


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.


The film The Absent-Minded Professor is released.

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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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.


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.


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.


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 November 25th

1933-Mickey Mouse cartoon Giantland is released.

1938-Animated short Ferdinand the Bull is released.


1949-Donald Duck cartoon Slide, Donald, Slide is released.


1962-Part 2 of Television show The Magnificent Rebel airs.

1971-Circle vision film America the Beautiful begins as an attraction in Tomorrowland of Magic Kingdom.

1984-Television Movie The Ewok Adventure airs to great success.


1987-Touchstone film Three Men and a Little Baby directed by Leonard Nimoy and starring Tom Sellick, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson and Nancy Travis is released.


1988-Television special Ducktales: Time is Money airs.

1992-Mickey’s Toontown Railroad Station opens in Disneyland replacing Videopolis Train Station.

1994-Television special Disney’s Greatest Hits on Ice airs.

1996-Final performance of the Main Street Electrical Parade runs at Disneyland.


2009-Film Old Dogs starring Robin Williams and John Travolta is released.


2011-Final episode of Take Two with Phineas and Ferb airs.

2015-Pixar film The Good Dinosaur is released.

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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.


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.


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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This Day in Disney History October 3rd

1927-Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon The Mechanical Cow is released.

1941-Pluto cartoon Lend a Paw is released.


1947-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Delayed Date is released.


1950-Sitcom Beulah premieres on ABC.

1952-Sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet premieres on ABC.


1955-Television series Mickey Mouse Club premieres.


1957-Sitcom The Real McCoys premieres on ABC.


1958-Part 1 of Television show Elfego Baca: The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca airs.


1965-Part 2 of Television show The Adventures of Gallegher: The Big Swindle airs.

1967-Disney Legend and original voice of Goofy Pinto Colvig dies.

1971-Part 2 of Hacksaw airs.

Fantasyland attraction Peter Pan’s Flight opens at Magic Kingdom.


1986-Touchstone film Tough Guys starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Dana Carvey is released.

1993-Comunicore attraction Expo Robotics closes at EPCOT Center’s Future World.

1996-Marketplace store World of Disney opens in Downtown Disney.


Restaurant Flying Fish Cafe opens at Boardwalk Inn.


1999-Disney Channel original movie Don’t Look Under the Bed airs.

Wonderful World of Disney movie H-E Double Hockey Sticks airs.

2004-ABC Series Desperate Housewives airs.


Television series Boston Legal premieres on ABC.


2007-Television series Pushing Daisies premieres on ABC.

2008-Movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua is released.

Animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars premieres.


Main Street USA store Fortuosity opens in Disneyland replacing New Century Timepieces.


2010-Disney Channel series Jonas LA airs final episode.