Merry Christmas! This day in Disney history, Dec 25th, 1950. Walt Disney's 1st television special, "One Hour in Wonderland" airs on NBC @ 4 P.M. Sponsored by the Coca-Cola Company & hosted by Walt himself. it is watched by about 20 million people (although only 10.5 million TV sets exist in the U.S.). Guests include Edgar Bergen & his dummies Charlie McCarthy & Mortimer Snerd, Walt's daughters Diane & Sharon, Kathryn Beaumont (the voice of Alice in Wonderland) and Bobby Driscoll (the voice of Peter Pan). The Firehouse Five Plus Two - a Dixieland ensemble made up of Disney employees - also perform. Edgar Bergen takes Charlie McCarthy & Mortimer Snerd to a Christmas party thrown by Walt Disney. Clips of movies & animated shorts, including Disney's not yet released Alice in Wonderland, are shown via a magic mirror. To watch a few short clips of the special:
Alice in Wonderland will be closed Mar 10-July 3, 2014 Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will be closed Jan. 6-Sept. 26, 2014: it’s a small world will be closed Jan. 21-Apr. 18, 2014: Indiana Jones will be closed Mar 17-May 8 Space Mountain will be closed May 12-Jun 26: King Arthur's Carrousel will be closed April 28-May 22 Pirates of the Caribbean will be closed April 28-May 22 Club 33: Reopens July 1st
DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE:
Grizzly River Run will be closed Apr. 21-June 19, 2014
The Little Mermaid will be closed Mar 20-May 9, 2014:
it's tough to be a bug will be closed April 21-May 8
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