Category Archives: This Day in Disney History

This Day in Disney History September 5th

For September 5th… On This Day in Disney History! On September 5th… On this day in 1955, The Disneyland Art Corner opens in a new, permanent location in Tomorrowland. The souvenir store began as a temporary location in a striped tent just off the hub near the Red Wagon Inn, when Disneyland opened in July […]

This Day in Disney History August 29th

For August 29th… On This Day in Disney History! On August 29th… on this day in 1964, Walt Disney releases Mary Poppins in Theaters for the very first time. Mary Poppins is the title character of a series of children’s books written by P. L. Travers. The books were adapted in 1964 into a musical […]

This Day in Disney History May 25

For May 25th… On This Day in Disney History! On May 25th… On this day in 1977, George Lucas changed the movie going experience forever with his epic “Star Wars”. Star Wars is an American epic space opera film series created by George Lucas. The first film in the series was originally released on May […]

This Day in Disney History May 24th

For May 24th… On This Day in Disney History! On May 24th… On this day in 1968, in recognition of his distinguished public service and outstanding contributions to the United States and to the world, United States President Lyndon Johnson presents a Congressional Gold Medal to Lillian Disney, widow of the late, Walt Disney. The […]

This Day in Disney History May 23

For May 23rd… On This Day in Disney History! On May 23rd… On this day in 1983, Disneyland continues with the grand re-opening of the new Fantasyland. The children of the original kids that first crossed the drawbridge in 1955 are the first to re-enter twenty eight years later. In the presence of Mrs. Lillian […]

This Day in Disney History May 22

For May 22nd… On This Day in Disney History! On May 21st… On this day in 1998, Disneyland officially unveils its newly renovated Tomorrowland. New additions include Rocket Rods )a high-speed attraction running on the former People Mover track), Red Rockett’s Pizza Port (a restaurant located in the former Mission to Mars attraction), NASA Space […]

This Day in Disney History May 21

For May 21st… On This Day in Disney History! On May 21st… On this day in 1928, Walt Disney Enterprises filed to trademark Mickey Mouse with the United States Patent Office. According to the CEO of Trademarkia.com, Raj Abiyanker, who is also an intellectual property attorney, this is both a name mark and a logo […]

This Day in Disney History May 19

For May 19th… On This Day in Disney History! On May 19th… On this day in 1971, Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes debuts at Disneyland. The attraction is a free floating canoe experience. Boarding from the park’s Critter Country station, up to 20 visitors paddle a canoe around the Rivers of America accompanied by two guides. […]

This Day in Disney History May 17

For May 17th… On This Day in Disney History! On May 17th… On this day in 1964, Disney’s Wonderful World of Color TV show airs the episode “Disneyland Goes to the World’s Fair”. Walt Disney is shown working on a scene from the Progressland Show along with Wathel Rogers, his principal audio-animatronics programmer. Although Disney […]

This Day in Disney History May 15

For May 15th… On This Day in Disney History! On May 15th… on this day in 1928, Plane Crazy, Walt Disney’s first silent short to feature Mickey & Minnie Mouse, premieres as a sneak preview at a theatre on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. The film, a parody of the Charles Lindbergh craze, has […]