Category Archives: This Day in Disney History

This Day in Disney History April 18th

For April 18th… On This Day in Disney History! On this day in Disney History… On this day in 1983, The Disney Channel, a pay TV network, first airs at 7:00am with a program titled “Good Morning Mickey”. Other programs on this day include “Mousercise”, “Welcome to Pooh Corner”, a mommy and me show called […]

This Day in Disney History April 17th

For April 17th… On This Day in Disney History! On this day in Disney History… On this day in 1973, an amazing 73,168 guests visit Walt Disney World! Why is that so amazing? Well, it’s a very large number of guests considering Disney World only consists of the Magic Kingdom at this time. EPCOT didn’t […]

This Day in Disney History April 13th

For April 13th… On This Day in Disney History! On this day in Disney History… On this day in 1965, Walt Disney, his brother Roy, and other Disney executives visit the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Walt had become friendly with Wernher von Braun, the director of the center and technical advisor on […]

This Day in Disney History April 11th

For April 11th… On This Day in Disney History! On this day in Disney History… On this day in 1980, to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Disneyland, The Dapper Dans of Florida are flown in to assist their compatriots. Over the next four days, both quartets perform on Main Street…one quartet working the day […]

This Day in Disney History April 10th

For April 10th… On This Day in Disney History! On this day in Disney History… On this day in 1988, Disneyland’s “America Sings” closes in Tomorrowland at the end of this day. A 24-minute, patriotic, musical production that included over 100 characters was the biggest audio-animatronics cast ever assembled for a Disneyland attraction at this […]

This Day in Disney History April 7th

For April 7th… On This Day in Disney History! On this day in Disney History… On this day in 1995, the animated film “A Goofy Movie” is released in theaters. When Goofy’s son, Max, makes a preposterous promise to his girlfriend, his chances of fulfilling it suddenly seem hopeless when he is dragged onto a […]

This Day in Disney History April 4th

For April 4th… On This Day in Disney History! On this day in Disney History… On this day in 1938, LIFE magazine features a two-page spread – Snow White Breaks all Records – in part about Marjorie Belcher, an 18-year-old dancer from Los Angeles who aided the animators in capturing live-action movements for Snow White […]

This Day in Disney History April 1st

For April 1st… On This Day in Disney History! On this day in Disney History… On this day in 1956, Disneyland holds its very first, old-fashioned Easter Parade down Main Street, U.S.A. When Easter fell on April 1st in 1956, Disneyland’s Director of Entertainment, Tommy Walker, produced a recreation of an old-fashioned Easter Parade. There […]

This Day in Disney History March 29th

For March 29th… On This Day in Disney History! On this day in Disney History… This day seems to be a pretty lucky day for Walt and his new theme park, Disneyland. First, on this day in 1954, the ABC/Paramount Board approves a deal with Walt Disney. In exchange for Walt Disney’s commitment to produce […]

This Day in Disney History March 27th

For March 27th… On This Day in Disney History! On this day in Disney History… On this day in 1952, the first public announcement of Walt Disney’s plans to build Disneyland are printed in the Burbank Daily Review with the headline: “Walt Disney Make-Believe-Land Project Planned Here. $1.5 Million Dreamland to Rise on Site in […]