Good morning! This day in Disney history, March 28th, 1929. The Mickey Mouse short, "The Opry House" directed by Walt Disney, is released. Mickey owns & performs @ his own theatre, going in drag as a harem girl, in a derby as a Hasidic Jew, & finally in a wig as a fancy pianist! It is the first time Mickey is seen wearing his trademark white gloves!
To watch: http://is.gd/r4JXYi
Also on the day in 1987, The very 1st Disney Store opens in the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California. It is Disney's 1st retail store outside of a theme park or resort. Disney executives weren’t sure if a store dedicated to selling Disney merchandise in a mall setting would be a success. But the thousands of eager guests that arrived at the grand opening answered that question. :)
In addition, in 2000, Disneyland officials lift the ban on park employees wearing mustaches. A rule that had been put into effect in 1957 by Walt Disney himself. 👨 In the early days of Disneyland, male cast members were not allowed to have long hair, or any facial hair at all, as this was not seen as the wholesome, all-American image which Disneyland was meant to convey. The philosophy was that park guests actually preferred for all cast members to be clean-cut & wholesome looking. Amusement parks did not always have a good reputation, & Walt Disney wanted to set his park apart from the rest. What do YOU think? Does Disneyland do just that?
Big Thunder Mountain to reopen March 17 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 Club 33: Reopens July 1st 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
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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