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 More...
I missed the entire Summer of Hidden Mysteries somehow. Thanks digging up these links. They were fun to watch. - GrumpyPirateDad501.3 #239 5-22-13 9:53PMLike Reply
I missed this! We didn't go to the parks that summer so this was very fun to read about, thanks!! Great photos too. Man...my 8 y/o loves Indy so much, this would be so exciting for him!! - MinnieMousewife570.3 #194 5-22-13 11:03PMLike Reply
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 th More...
I love star tours and space mountain, but hoping someday they re do this land and make it more futuristic. - madsdad1124.9 #73 5-21-13 8:13AMLike(1) Reply
I can still remember the rocket rods! It was such a cool ride! - BriarBeauty60.9 #3561 5-21-13 7:59PMLike Reply
I don't think I realized all of these changes happened at one time! I was in college and didn't go to DL that often during this time period I think. I really enjoyed reading this, thank you! I did go on the Rocket Rods once, after waiting almost 2 hours in line! 😁 - MinnieMousewife570.3 #194 5-21-13 9:07PMLike Reply
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 Roge More...
Thank you SMK! This is one of the great times in Walt's dream and vision of the park and a great moment in Disney History. Thanks for sharing all the memories with us. You're awesome! - MyPark944.1 #91 5-17-13 2:35PMLike(2) Reply
oui oui, no no no no oui oui, no no no no oui oui, no no no no hahaha I wish I had watched this earlier.. thank you Duchess as always. These are full grown brontosauruses, now you see why the would not make good house pets. - GrumpyPirateDad501.3 #239 5-18-13 2:42AMLike(1) Reply
Sleeping Beauty's Castle 1967!
Only a few minor changes have been made over the years. The coat of arms (not Disney's) is on the castle. It was added sometime between June or July 1965. These pictures have come to me More...
Thank-you everyone for your kind comments! Without MW these pictures would only be seen by a very few, thanks for letting me share them. What an amazing app!! - adisneyfamily505.8 #233 5-16-13 10:13PMLike(2) Reply
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 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 4 More...
Road trip! We sure have come a long way. I would choose the highway Slumber Bus from the startling idea board. From the experts more realistic future I choose the punch card automatic navigation system with synchronized scanning map in a highly specialized pleasure vehicle. I always enjoy the way Walt Disney Presents things. It is so nice of you to take the time and effort to share Disney history with us each day. Thank you, thank you and at least once more... Thank you Duchess! - GrumpyPirateDad501.3 #239 5-14-13 11:21AMLike(1) Reply
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 Di More...
I love fantasmic!! My favorite part is the dancing monkeys!! Thank you! - Armenda994.4 #89 5-13-13 8:45AMLike(2) Reply
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 More...
So cool! And Happy Mother's Day! Yes I've been on all the Main Street vehicles at one time or another! They certainly add to the charm of Main Street. My favorite has always been the Omnibus on the top level!!! So fun! I love the sounds of the motor and the horn of the cars going down the street. With the music, sights and sounds... That's what Main Street U.S.A. is all about! Thank you SMK! What a great part of Disney history! - MyPark944.1 #91 5-12-13 8:24AMLike(3) Reply
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 pres More...
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 9th, 1941.
Disney's Donald Duck cartoon "A Good Time for a Dime" , Directed by Dick Lundy is released. Donald visits a penny arcade where he finds a risqué Daisy dancing in one of the nickel More...
Oh Fun!!! Love Donald!! These are such great classic cartoons. I love how it shows the simple, mechanical machines of 1941. No computers, no 3D graphics, no scores... you'd play a simple game and get a simple prize. Thank you SMK for another look from your Disney History time machine! I love all your History posts! Thank you for making me smile! (By the way, I've met Leonard Maltin. Interesting guy... not the warmest person in the world). - MyPark944.1 #91 5-9-13 12:39PMLike(1) Reply
1..... 2 .......3....... 4 hehehehe....5 @%$ what a time for a dime... ... Oh phooey he says... HA! Thank you as always miss. - GrumpyPirateDad501.3 #239 5-9-13 5:55PMLike(1) Reply
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: More...
thanks! My kids were glued to the screen watching it just now. - rdaann274.0 #791 5-8-13 7:00AMLike Reply
I love these early animations. I noticed the animators worked on synchronizing the music and sounds with the animation. This was such a new medium at the time and animators were often in unknown territories of drawing, art, and music. It's so cool to see how this developed into what became Disney animation. Thank you SMK for taking us back to another great day in Disney history!! - MyPark944.1 #91 5-8-13 7:09AMLike Reply
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 7th, 2011.
A "black carpet" event takes place on Disneylands Main Street U.S.A.! The first-ever 3D outdoor film premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”. Individual tick More...
This was a great day in the Lounge - you can relive it here http://www.mousewait.com/disneyland/tag/Pirates-Premiere - AdminLike(3) Reply
Wow! That was 2011? It doesn't seem like that long ago. MrSIC and I snuck out on the carpet and got a cool photo of us under that sign on the skull. Still one of my favorite photos!! I love these premiers! 😃 - Sweet_Irish_Cream2568.3 #22 5-7-13 7:58AMLike(1) Reply
Was that really 2 years ago? I had fun checking in on the intrepid MW newsies who had the whole event covered and reported!!! I really wished I could have been there but felt I had front row seat thanks to MW! It was a lot of fun! Thank you Dutchess for your ever informative history posts!!!!! - Boundin425.2 #299 5-7-13 11:24PMLike Reply
Admin...sorry I'm sure this isn't the right spot but my email box is being flooded is there something I can do on my side? - montanadj53.5 #3685 5-9-13 11:49AMLike Reply
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 6th, 1938:
The Mickey Mouse cartoon "Mickey's Trailer", directed by Ben Sharpsteen, is released. Mickey (voiced by Walt Disney), Goofy (Pinto Colvig), & Donald Duck (Clarence Nash) travel cros More...
This reminds me of when I was a kid and going to the Drive-In with my parents. I couldn't wait till their movie was over because at intermission there was always Mickey cartoons. This was one of them. - Witchie77265.3 #870 5-6-13 5:45PMLike(1) Reply
I want to go watch cartoons now, but I am getting ready for our last day in the park. Thank you for the post - dimplesdanie607.5 #179 5-6-13 7:18AMLike Reply
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 5th, 2004.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has its official grand
opening at DCA. While similar in concept & theme to
the original attraction in Florida, this version has been redesigned More...
😱😱 I have yet to ride this attraction. Very interesting about the operation and how this attraction is so efficient!! Thank you SMK! I always learn new and cool things from your Disney History!! You're awesome!! You still haven't gotten me on TOT😂😂 - MyPark944.1 #91 5-5-13 7:43AMLike(2) Reply
Did you know that the actual Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Anaheim? Also, because of its height, it would have required a light on top for the pilots flying over if the height went over 200 feet. So, Disney made it 199 feet tall, thus not requiring a red light and to keep the tower in "show". - BaseballMickey_CM2853.9 #16 5-5-13 9:21AMLike(2) Reply
Good morning! This day in Disney history, May 3rd, 1931.
Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoon "The Moose Hunt" directed by Burt Gillett, is released. It is the 1st cartoon in which Pluto is known by that name. The short also contains Pluto's 1s More...
Thanks for this!! This is a piece of Disney history especially for Pluto!! - adisneyfamily505.8 #233 5-3-13 10:28AMLike Reply
Good evening! This day in Disney history, May 2nd, 2006.
Disneyland lived up to its reputation as being "The Happiest Place on Earth!" @ 9:02 am they welcomed 12-year old Emmalee Mason of Colorado Springs, Colorado, as she became the h More...
Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, May 1st, 1942.
Disney's "Donald Gets Drafted" directed by Jack King is released. It's the 1st of what will be many Donald Duck World War II shorts. To watch:
Oh so cool! Donald Fauntleroy Duck! What a cool cartoon! Made me laugh. Thank you SMK for this great Donald Duck cartoon and Disney History. Always so cool! You're awesome!!!! - MyPark944.1 #91 5-1-13 2:23PMLike(1) Reply
Poor Donald! Anyone who has spent time with Uncle Sugar doing his work knows what I mean... The memories last forever and for some strange reason I think of that time fondly now but I know I didn't when it was happening... - martini8668-cm37.1 #4097 5-1-13 2:15PMLike Reply
Good morning! This day in Disney history, April 26th, 1916. Contemporary painter, author & illustrator Eyvind Earle is born in New York City. Walt 1st hired Earle in October, 1951 to create the amazing backgrounds & settings for such anim More...
What amazing talent !!! Think of the impact this artist had in six short years working for Disney! Little did he know I'm sure , how immortalized his work would become . Fabulous piece of history Duchess ! Loved reading it 😊 - eviljules281.2 #725 4-26-13 10:46AMLike(3) Reply
After watching Sleeping Beauty one night, we decided to watch an interview (same DVD) with Earle-what an amazing man, that had talent to match! Thanks for sharing :) - DisneyDawn415.5 #310 4-26-13 2:05PMLike(1) Reply
Thank you! Great post!!! You amaze me with all the fascinating things you write about!!!!! - Boundin425.2 #299 4-26-13 8:45PMLike Reply
Such an amazing talent! This was so interesting to read...he accomplished so much at Disney in just 6 years. Thanks very much for the wonderful post! 😊 - MinnieMousewife570.3 #194 4-26-13 9:00PMLike Reply
Good morning! This day in Disney history, April 25th, 1952.
Disney's Donald Duck cartoon "Let's Stick Together", directed by
Jack Hannah, is released.
An elderly Donald & Spike recall some old times in business together.
This short fea More...
From Donald's theme song to them waddle bouncing down the road I was completely entertained as if I were a child. Thanks for dusting this one off for us Duchess. I wonder how many shows made today will be enjoyed in 60 plus years from now. - GrumpyPirateDad501.3 #239 4-25-13 12:29PMLike(3) Reply
Good afternoon! This day in Disney history, April 24th, 1989. MMC - also known as "The All New Mickey Mouse Club" debuts on the Disney Channel w/ host Fred Newman. The show is a mix of live skits, recorded comedy & songs - the Mouseketeer More...
To add to this, they often filmed at the backlot of Hollywood Studios at WDW. There was even a part where day guests could walk through a cat walk and watch them tape the show. Since its now gone, that part of the tour was taken out, but proves that there used to be working shows at HS. - BaseballMickey_CM2853.9 #16 4-24-13 5:50PMLike(2) Reply
I knew that a couple MMC's were produced but I didn't know about this one.. I think it's funny these mini stars began with Disney... Seems ironic. Today, they're about as far from Disney as you can get! Personally I will always love the original Mickey Mouse Club... 'Y' because we like you! Thank you SMK! Awesome Disney History! You're the Best! - MyPark944.1 #91 4-24-13 2:58PMLike(1) Reply
I don't think I ever watched this show...I was a little too old when it started I think. It's fascinating that so many got their start on MMC! Thanks for the fun info and photo. 😊 - MinnieMousewife570.3 #194 4-24-13 9:13PMLike Reply
This literally made my day! Love MMC and only got to watch it at my Grandma's house, I too wanted my own jacket, I still play the theme song on our piano for my kiddos 😀 - EmEJohnson117.2 #2779 4-29-13 9:50AMLike Reply