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Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 4th, 1958. Disneylands Sailing Ship Columbia is officially christened on the ROA. Joe Fowler (Disneylands construction supervisor & a former naval admiral) is on hand dressed as a sailing captain of the 1700s. Gretchen Richmond, wife of Alfred Carroll (A.C.) Richmond then Vice Admiral of the US Coast Guard, did th More...
Good morning! This day in Disney history, June 3rd, 2011:
Disneyland officially launches Star Tours – The Adventures Continue w/a gala ceremony in Tomorrowland. (The force is now strong on both coasts as Star Tours opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida just a few weeks ago.) Set on an intergalactic spaceport, the Star Tours 2 grand opening began w/ a red jumpsuit-clad host sporting More...
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 31st 2008: Buzz Lightyear joins the crew of space shuttle Discovery on their journey to the international space station. Jay Rusulo, chairman of the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts is quoted as saying " We are thrilled that Buzz's lifelong dream of space travel finally will come true thanks to NASA." "This launch fulfills his dream, & we hope it will inspi More...
Good Morning! This day in Disney History, May 30th, 1936. The Mickey Mouse cartoon "Thru The Mirror" is released. It is based on the "Alice Through the Looking Glass" story. To watch: http://is.gd/r87ANK
Also on this day in 1958, Walt Disney uses the cast of his new ABC/Disney TV series "Zorro" for the second of a 3-day cross promotion w/ live appearances @DL. Z More...
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 28th 1960: DL's "The Mine Train Through Natures Wonderland" opens in Frontierland. Previously know as "The Rainbow Caverns Mine Train"(which opened in 1956) it was renamed when it was upgraded w/new scenery. As guests stepped onto the loading platform, they were transported into the Western mining town of Rainbow Ridge. Once inside your brightly colore More...
Good morning & happy Memorial Day! A very special THANK YOU to all our soldiers & veterans on MW! 🇺🇸 This day in Disney history, May 27th, 1977. After 2 years of construction, Space Mountain is officially dedicated in Tomorrowland.
Also along w/it is the 1,100-seat "Space Stage" (formally know as the "The Tomorrowland Stage"),
the 670-seat "Space Place" fast-food restaurant & the "Starc More...
Good morning! This busy day in Disney history, May 25th 1955: The Disney film "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, starring the great Fess Parker (As Davy Crockett) & Buddy Ebsen (as Georgie Russel), is released. An edited compilation of the 1st 3 episodes of the Davy Crockett Disney TV series, the film will greatly influence the design of Disneylands Frontierland. The U.S. is in the midst o More...
The winner of the 1st installment of the Re-Super-RAK is @HiddenMickeyFanatic for @sunshinegates !! Congrats! You have won: 1) 18 page coloring pad with 5 mess free markers. 2) Mickey & Minnie poster paint set. 3) Heroes coloring book 4) Peter Pan coloring book. Please DM me your address ASAP and I will mail these out! :) Congrats again!
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 22nd, 2008:
The Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries begins in Disneyland’s Adventureland, the same day Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of
the Crystal Skull opens in theaters. The summer-long Disneyland promotion included random appearances of Indiana Jones
A new “Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Ston More...
I apologize for my tardiness, but I wanted to thank the wonderful people who donated to the MW raffle this past weekend! ALL of your donations were SO wonderful & creative! It's truly amazing to see how generous you all are! I'd also like to send a special thank you out to the people who's donations my daughter & I were fortunate enough to win! @BluRayn for the gorgeous framed Walt Disney quote, @ More...
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, May 21st, 1998: The NEW Disneyland Tomorrowland is unveiled after it was given a facelift. The Rocket Rods replaced the PeopleMover & Circle-Vision 360, Captain EO, & Mission to Mars attraction theaters were removed. The Rocket Jets were replaced by a similar attraction called the Astro Orbitor, placed @ ground level in the Tomorrowland entrance. The origi More...
Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, May 17th, 1964: Disney's Wonderful World of Color TV show airs the episode "Disneyland Goes to the World's Fair." Walt is shown
working on a scene from the Progressland show along w/Wathel Rogers, his principal Audio-Animatronics programmer.
Walt Disney talks about the history of the World's Fairs & of course gives a preview of the Disney attractions t More...
Good morning! In celebration of TDunc55's birthday today, and as a special request, a double feature! This day in Disney history, May 15th, 1930:
"The Cactus Kid", directed by Walt Disney, is released. Riding in on Horace, Mickey visits a western town but fails to impress a Mexican Minnie w/his mischievous antics. He later succeeds in saving her from the dastardly Pegleg Pedro! It is the last Mic More...
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 14th,1958. The "Walt Disney Presents" TV series features episode 99 - "Magic Highway U.S.A." written & produced by Ward
Kimball. A film teaching viewers about highway development. The first 45 minutes of the show teaches viewers about highway development. Archival footage provided by the University of Michigan shows cars traveling on the unpaved Linc More...
Please forgive my sappiness for a moment while I share my magical Mother's Day! 😂💐 It's unusual for me to be able to enjoy the parks w/my whole family. ThomasOmalley works A LOT but he renewed his AP yesterday! 👏 He & our girls planned a really lovely surprise by taking me to the parks for the afternoon! We saw tons of characters, drew in the Animation Academy, went on tons of attractions More...
Good Morning! This day in Disney history, May 13th, 1992.
Disneyland's Fantasmic! - is officially dedicated in a 22-minute presentation in Frontierland. Making today it's 21st Anniversary! Shaun slater wrote an interesting article for Disney parks blog in 2012. He shared his conversation w/ Barnette Ricci, Vice President/Show Director of Special Events for the Walt Disney Studios, who 21 years ag More...
Good morning & Happy Mothers Day to all the MW Mamas! This day in Disney history, May 12th, 1956.
The Main Street Horseless Carriage begins operating @ Disneyland.
It was the 1st vehicle to run w/out the use of horsepower, & I mean the four-legged kind. At that time, there were three other vehicles in operation, all horse drawn…the Fire Wagon, Street Car, & Surrey. All were designed by Disney More...
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 10th, 2012.
Alice Davis is honored w/her own window on Main Street, U.S.A @ Disneyland park. Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs & Disneyland Resort President George A. Kalogridis presented the window to Davis, which is located alongside the window honoring her husband, legendary Disney animator Marc Davis. The 83-year-old Disney Legend worked More...
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 8th, 1930.
"Frolicking Fish" , a Silly Symphony short directed by Burt Gillett,
is released. The title tells it all here, until the festivities are interrupted by a "scary" octopus. To watch: