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This Day in Disney History May 6th

1916-Disney Legend Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White, is born.

1938-Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey’s Trailer is released.

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1984-Disney Channel premiere film Gone Are the Days airs.

1985-Disney Channel series Dumbo’s Circus is released.

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1988-Norway pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Norway pavilion store Fjording opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Norway pavilion restaurant Akershus opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Norway pavilion restaurant Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase Tour.

1989-Disney Channel series Teen Win, Lose or Draw premieres.

1990-Television show The Muppets at Walt Disney World airs.

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1991-The Walt Disney Company joins the prestigious list the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

1995-ABC original movie Freaky Friday airs.

2005-Disney Legend Joe Grant dies.

2011-Film Thor starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings and Clark Gregg is released.

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Disney Channel show A.N.T. Farm airs.

Final episode of Suite Life on Deck airs.

2012-Final episode of GCB airs.

2016-Marvel film Captain America: Civil War is released.

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This Day in Disney History November 23rd

1942-Documentary featurette South of the Border with Disney is delivered to Coordinatore of Inter-American Affairs.

1943-Donald Duck cartoon Home Defense is released.

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1951-Goofy cartoon No Smoking is released.

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1952-Disney Legend Fred Moore dies.

1969-Part 1 of Television show The Secrets of Pirate’s Inn airs.

1980-Television show The Mouseketeer Reunion airs.

1985-Final episode of Hollywood Beat airs on ABC.

1986-Television show A Thanksgiving Promise starring Lloyd, Beau and Jeff Bridges airs.

1988-Bear Country is renamed to Critter Country in Disneyland.

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Bear Country store Ursus H Major’s Wilderness Outpost is renamed Crocodile Mercantile and will be a store in Critter Country of Disneyland.

1989-Italy pavilion store Delizie Italiane opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase opens replacing Arcata d’Antigiani.

1994-Disney Legend Irwin Kostal dies.

Hollywood Picture A Low Down Dirty Shame is released.

Future World attraction Spaceship Earth reopens after an update in Epcot.

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1998-Polynesian restaurant Kona Cafe opens replacing Coral Isle Cafe.

2001-Final episode of Pepper Ann airs.

2011-Toy Story Toon Small Fry is released.

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Disney releases “Muppets” the highly successful and great relaunch of the series.

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1911-Disney Legend Irwin Kostal is born.

1932-Silly Symphony cartoon Bugs in Love is released.

1935-Disney Legend Julie Andrews is born. She will become famous for playing Mary Poppins and Maria Von Trapp.

1960-Jazz event Dixieland at Disneyland begins at Disneyland.

1961-Part 1 of Television show The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart airs.

Television series Bus Stop premieres on ABC.

1966-Walt Disney is the first recipient of the Showman of the World award.

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Film The Fighting Prince of Donegal is released.

1971-Walt Disney World, originally advertised as Disney World opens with one theme park and two hotels.

The Second theme park and first at Walt Disney World opens, it is called Magic Kingdom.

The land Main Street USA opens at Magic Kingdom.

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Walt Disney World Railroad opens in Magic Kingdom, it only has a station on Main Street USA opening day.  The Frontierland station will be added in 1972 and the Fantasyland Station will be added in 1991 but it will be the Mickey’s Star Land Station, becoming the Mickey’s Toontown Fair Station in 1996 and the Fantasyland Station in 2012.

Main Street USA attraction Horse-drawn Streetcars opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA attraction Fire Engine opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA attraction Omnibus opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA attraction Main Street Cinema opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA attraction Penny Arcade opened in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA attraction Fire Station opened in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA attraction Jitneys opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA store Camera Center opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA store Emporium opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA store House of Magic opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA store Main Street Confectionary opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA store Market House opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA restaurant Town Square Cafe opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA restaurant Refreshment Corner opens in Magic Kingdom.

Main Street USA restaurant Crystal Palace opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Main Street USA restaurant Plaza Restaurant opens in Magic Kingdom.

Adventureland opens with Walt Disney World.

Adventureland attraction Swiss Family Treehouse opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Adventureland attraction Tropical Serenade opens in Magic Kingdom.

Adventureland attraction The Jungle Cruise opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Adventureland Veranda restaurant opens in Magic Kingdom.

The land Frontierland opens with Magic Kingdom.

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Frontierland attraction Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes opens in Magic Kingdom.

Frontierland attraction Diamond Horseshoe opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Frontierland attraction Frontier Shooting Gallery opens in Magic Kingdom.

Frontierland attraction Country Bear Jamboree opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Frontierland restaurant Mile Long Bar opens at Magic Kingdom.

Frontierland restaurant Pecos Bill Cafe opens at Magic Kingdom.

The land Liberty Square opens in Magic Kingdom.

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The Hall of Presidents opens up in Liberty Square.

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Liberty Square attraction The Haunted Mansion opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Liberty Square restaurant Columbia Harbor House opens in Magic Kingdom.

Liberty Square restaurant Liberty Tree Tavern opens in Magic Kingdom.

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The land Fantasyland opens in Magic Kingdom.

Fantasyland icon and park icon Cinderella’s Castle opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland attraction Cinderella’s Golden Carousel opens in Magic Kingdom.

Fantasyland attraction Mickey Mouse Revue opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland attraction Snow White Adventure opens in Magic Kingdom.

Fantasyland attraction Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland attraction Mad Tea Party opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland attraction Dumbo Flying Elephants opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland attraction It’s a Small World opens at Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland restaurant King Stefan’s Banquet Hall opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Fantasyland restaurant Pinocchio Village Haus opens in Magic Kingdom.

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Skyway between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland opens in Magic Kingdom.

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The land Tomorrowland opens in Magic Kingdom.

Tomorrowland attraction Grand Prix Raceway opens in Magic Kingdom.

Tomorrowland store Mickey’s Mart opens in Magic Kingdom.

Monorail line opens around Seven Seas Lagoon.

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Contemporary resort opens at Walt Disney World, it becomes a popular resort hotel, and is unique because the monorail literally slides through the center of the hotel.

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Restaurant Fiesta Fun Center opens in the Contemporary resort hotel.

Contemporary resort restaurant Top of the World opens.

Polynesian resort opens at Walt Disney World.

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Polynesian resort restaurant Coral Isle Cafe opens.

Polynesian resort restaurant Papeete Bay Veranda opens.

1972-Television show The Nashville Coyote airs.

1974-Santa Fe & Disneyland railroad is renamed to the Disneyland Railroad in Disneyland.

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1981-Television special Florida’s Disney Decade airs.

Tencennial Parade premieres at Magic Kingdom.

1982-Special short Vincent directed by Tim Burton is released.

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Frontierland restaurant Casa de Fritos becomes Casa Mexicana at Disneyland.

The third theme park that transforms Walt Disney World into a resort.  This second theme park is EPCOT Center, EPCOT is an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow opens for the world.

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Future World opens in EPCOT Center.

Future World attraction Spaceship Earth opens in EPCOT Center.

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Spaceship Earth pavilion kiosk Earth Station opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Communicore a pavilion in EPCOT Center’s Future World opens with the park.  It is made of two buildings that showcase forms of how to communicate in the future.

Comunicore pavilion attraction Astuter Computer Revue opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Comunicore pavilion exhibit Energy Exchange opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Communicore pavilion EPCOT Computer Central opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Communicore pavilion Future Con opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Future World attraction TravelPort opens in EPCOT Center’s Communicore.

Comunicore pavilion store Centorium opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Future World restaurant Stargate opens in EPCOT Center’s Communicore.

Journey Into Imagination pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

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Journey Into Imagination pavilion attraction Image Works opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

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Journey Into Imagination pavilion 3D attraction Magic Journeys opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

The Land pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

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The Land pavilion attraction Listen to the Land opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

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The Land pavilion animatronic show Kitchen Kabaret opens at EPCOT Center’s Future World.

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Future World attraction Symbiosis premieres at EPCOT Center’s The Land.

Future World tour Tomorrow’s Harvest opens in EPCOT Center’s The Land.

The Land pavilion restaurant Good Turn Restaurant opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

The Land pavilion restaurant Farmers Market opens in EPCOT Center’s future World.

Future World pavilion and attraction Universe of Energy opens in EPCOT Center.

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Universe of Energy pavilion pre show Energy You Make the World Go Round’ Opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Universe of Energy pavilion animated film Energy Creation Story opens as part of the Universe of Energy attraction in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Future World attraction and pavilion World of Motion opens in EPCOT Center.

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World of Motion attraction The Bird and the Robot opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World

Future World exhibit Transcenter opens at EPCOT Center’s World of Motion.

Future World restaurant Odyssey opens in EPCOT Center.

FriendShips opens in World Showcase.

Canada pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Circle Vision film O’Canada opens in the Canada pavilion of EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Canada pavilion store Northwest Mercantile Trading Post opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Canada pavilion restaurant Le Cellier opens as a buffet in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

World Showcase pavilion United Kingdom opens in EPCOT Center.

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United Kingdom pavilion shop Biscuit Barrell opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

United Kingdom pavilion store His Lordship opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

United Kingdom pavilion store Pringle of Scotland opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

World Showcase store The Toy Soldier opens in EPCOT Center’s United Kingdom.

United Kingdom pavilion restaurant Rose & Crown Pub opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

France pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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France pavilion attraction Impressions de France opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

France pavilion store Plume et Palette opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

France pavilion restaurant Au Petite Cafe opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

France pavilion restaurant Boulangerie Patisserie opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

France pavilion restaurant Les Chefs de France opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Japan pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Japan pavilion store Mitsukoshi Department Store opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Japan pavilion restaurant Mitsukoshi Dining Room opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

World Showcase restaurant Tempuru Kiko opens in EPCOT Center’s Japan.

World Showcase restaurant Teppanyaki Dining Rooms opens in EPCOT Center’s Japan.

World Showcase restaurant Yakitori House opens in EPCOT Center’s Japan.

American Adventure pavilion of EPCOT Center’s World Showcase opens.

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American Adventure audio animatronic show opens in the pavilion of the same name in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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America Gardens Theatre opens in American Adventure pavilion of EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

American Adventure restaurant Liberty Inn opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Italy pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Italy pavilion shop Arcata d’Antigiani opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Italy pavilion store Il Bel Cristallo opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Italy pavilion restaurant L’Originale Alfredo di roma Ristorante opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

The pavilion Germany opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Germany pavilion store Der Bucherwurm opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Germany pavilion store Der Teddybar opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Germany pavilion store Glas Und Porzellan opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

World Showcase store Sussigkeiten opens in EPCOT Center’s Germany.

World Showcase store Weinkeller opens in EPCOT Center’s Germany.

Germany pavilion restaurant Biergarten opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

China pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

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World Showcase attraction Wonders of China opens in EPCOT Center’s China.

Mexico pavilion opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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Mexico pavilion attraction El Del Rio Tiemo or The River of Time opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Mexico pavilion store Artesanias Mexicanasopens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Mexico pavilion restaurant San Angel Inn opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

Mexico pavilion restaurant Cantina de San Angel opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

1983-Main Street USA restaurant Town Square Cafe returns to Disneyland replacing and sandwiching American Egg House.

Future World attraction and pavilion Horizons opens at EPCOT Center, now Epcot.

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1986-Television Special Walt Disney’s Wet and Wild airs.

Frontierland attraction Diamond Horseshoe Revue changes to the Diamond Horseshoe Jamboree in Magic Kingdom.

1988-Caribbean Beach resort opens at Walt Disney World, it is the largest resort on property and is the first Moderate priced resort on property.  Allowing guests to stay on property longer with the additional attractions that would be coming.

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Old Port Royale opens at the Caribbean Beach Resort.

1991-Nighttime Parade SpectroMagic premieres at Magic Kingdom.

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Vacation Club Resort opens up on Walt Disney World, it will become Old Key West resort.

Vacation Club Resort store Conch Flats General Store opens in Walt Disney World.

Vacation Club Resort restaurant Good’s Food to Go.

Vacation Club Resort restaurant Olivia’s Cafe opens.

1992-Critter Country opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

Critter Country attraction Splash Mountain opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

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Critter Country restaurant Grandma Sara’s Kitchen opens in Tokyo Disneyland.

1993-Film Cool Runnings starring Leon, Doug E Doug and John Candy is released.

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Comunicore attraction Backstage Magic closes in EPCOT Center’s Future World.

1994-Euro Disney is renamed Disneyland Paris.

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1995-Television series Misery Loves Company premieres.

Disney opens up the Vero Beach resort.

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1996-Main Street USA store Disneyana closes in Magic Kingdom.

Mickey’s Toontown Fair attraction The Barnstormer opens in Magic Kingdom.

1999-Leave a Legacy begins at Epcot.

Imagination pavilion attraction Image Works “What If” Labs opens in Epcot’s Future World.

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Imagination pavilion attraction Journey Into Your Imagination opens in Epcot’s Future World, replacing Journey Into Imagination.

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Nighttime spectacular Illuminations: Reflections of Earth premieres at Epcot’s World Showcase.

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2000-Innoventions pavilion store The Art of Disney opens in Epcot of Future World.

2001-Share a Dream Come True Parade premieres at Magic Kingdom replacing Magical Moments Parade.

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Animation Courtyard attraction One Man’s Dream: 100 Years of Magic opens in Disney-MGM Studios now Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Animation Courtyard show Playhouse Disney-Live on Stage opens in Disney-MGM Studios now Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

2002-Television series Less than Perfect premieres.

2003-Television series It’s All Relative premieres.

Television series Karen Sisco premieres on ABC.

2004-Film Ladder 49 starring John Travolta, Jouaquin Phoenix and Jacinda Barret is released.

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2006-Tomorrowland attraction Jedi Training Academy opens in Disneyland.

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Fantasyland show Dream Along with Mickey premieres at Magic Kingdom replacing Cinderellabration.

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2013-Final episode of Lucky 7 airs on ABC.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Final episode of Inconceivable airs.

2009-ABC Series The Middle airs.

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ABC Series Hank starring Kelsey Grammar airs.

2010-Final episode of My Generation

2011-Disney Channel series Jessie airs.

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2012-Television series 666 Park Avenue premieres on ABC.

Storybook Circus store Big Top Souvenirs opens in Magic Kingdom.

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2014-Sitcom Selfie premieres on ABC.

Sitcom Manhattan Love Story premieres on ABC.

2015-Restaurant Morimoto Asia opens at Disney Springs.

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This Day in Disney History September 24th

1936-Disney Legend Jim Henson is born.

1937-Mickey Mouse cartoon Hawaiian Holiday is released.

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1952-Goofy cartoon How to Be a Detective is released.

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1958-Sitcom The Donna Reed Show premieres on ABC.

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1961-Wonderful World of Color premieres on NBC with the first episode “An Adventure in Color/Mathmagic Land.”

1968-Television series The Mod Squad premieres on ABC.

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1977-Television series The Love Boat premieres on ABC.

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1983-Final episode of Walt Disney airs.

The Longer version of Television special Walt Disney’s Mickey and Donald airs.

1984-Frontierland attraction Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade opens in Magic Kingdom.

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1985-China pavilion restaurant Lotus Blossom Cafe opens in EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

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1986-The store in Canada Pavillion of EPCOT Center’s World Showcase, La Boutique des Provinces, opens.

1991-Stage Show Hollywood’s Pretty Women premieres at Disney-MGM Studios.

1993-Touchstone film The Program starring James Caan and Halle Barry is released.

Television series Boy Meets World airs.

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1999-Touchstone film Mumford is released.

Disney Channel series The Jersey premieres.

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2004-Touchstone film The Last Shot starring Matthew Brockerick, Alec Baldwin and Ray Liotta is released.

2006-Television series Brothers and Sisters premieres on ABC.

2008-Pilot Gary Unmarried airs.

2009-Television series Flash Forward premieres on ABC.

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2010-Disney Channel animated series Fish Hooks airs.

Touchstone film You Again is released.

2013-Television Show Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs.

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Television show Trophy Wife premieres.

Television series Lucky 7 premieres on ABC.

2014-Television series Black-ish premieres on ABC.

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This Day in Disney History July 3rd

1906-Actor George Sanders is born.

1914-Disney Legend George Bruns is born.

1942-Pluto cartoon The Sleepwalker is released.

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1957-Featurette Alaskan Sled Dog is released.

Featurette Lapland is released.

1984-France pavilion restaurant Bistro de Paris opens at EPCOT Center’s World Showcase.

1988-Television series Walt Disney World 4th of July Spectacular premieres.

1993-NBC Series Almost Home ends.

1996-Touchstone film Phenomenon starring John Travolta, Kyra Sedewick and Robert Duvall is released.

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1997-Final episode of Vital Signs airs.

1998-Final episode of the game show Debt airs.

Tomorrowland attraction Innoventions opens in Disneyland replacing the long vacant America Sings.

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2001-Final episode of Go Fish airs.

2002-Film Men in Black II starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn and Patrick Warburton is released.

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2004-Tomorrowland show One Man’s Dream II-The Dream Lives On premieres at Tokyo Disneyland.

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2009-Phineas and Ferb episode Thaddeus and Thor and De Plane! De Plane! airs.

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2010-Final episode of The Forgotten airs on ABC.

2013-Film The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer is released.

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This Day in Disney History May 22nd

1942-Pluto cartoon The Army Mascot is released.

1977-Television special The Bluegrass Special airs.

Television series Lucan premieres on ABC.

1984-Final episode of Hart to Hart airs on ABC.

1985-Disney Legend and one of the Nine Old Men Wolfgang Reitherman dies.

1987-Film Ernest Goes to Camp starring Jim Varney, Victoria Racimo, John Vernon and Iron Eyes Cody is released.

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Television special Disney’s Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves airs.

1988-Television show Meet the Munceys airs.

1992-Hollywood Pictures film Encino Man starring Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser, Pauly Shore and Megan Ward is released.

1993-Final episode of Saved by the Bell airs.

1995-Hollywood Pictures film Crimson Tide starring Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman and Viggo Mortenson is released.

1998-Tomorrowland attraction AstroOrbiter opens in Disneyland.

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Tomorrowland attraction Rocket Rods opens in Disneyland replacing People Mover.

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Tomorrowland attraction Cosmic Waves opens in Disneyland.

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Tomorrowland attraction Honey, I Shrunk the Audience opens in Disneyland.

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Tomorrowland restaurant Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port opens in Tomorrowland.

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1999-SpectroMagic ends its first run at Magic Kingdom.

2002-Final episode of Felicity airs.

2003-China pavilion circle vision film Reflections of China opens in Epcot’s World Showcase, replacing Wonders of China.

2005-Disney Legend Thurl Ravenscroft dies.

2006-Final episode of Alias airs.

2008-Film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull starring Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent, Alan Dale and Niel Flynn is released.

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2015-Film Tomorrowland starring George Clooney, Brit Robertson and Hugh Laurie is released.

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Disneyland starts it’s 60th anniversary.

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Nighttime spectacular Paint the Night premieres at Disneyland.

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Nighttime fireworks extravaganza Disneyland Forever premieres at Disneyland.

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World of Color is updated to new nighttime show World of Color Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Disney premieres.

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