This Week in Disney History: May 27-June 2, 2019

There’s always a great, big, beautiful tomorrow at The Walt Disney Company, because every day is tied to a milestone in the heritage and rich history of a company that has been entertaining millions of people every year. Published every week, this interesting series features highlights from all the divisions of The Walt Disney Company. Let's see what happened this week:



This week: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train opened at Walt Disney World Resort on May 28, 2014 in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park. Inspired by the Dwarfs’ diamond mine in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), the innovative ride system features five-car trains designed to swing independently from side to side as they move along the track.

May 27 
1995 – Casey’s Corner opens at Magic Kingdom Park
2011 – Mickey’s Soundsational Parade debuts at Disneyland Park
2016 – Tiffins restaurant and Nomad Lounge open in Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
2016 – “Frozen­ – Live at the Hyperion” stage production opens at the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure Park
2017– Pandora – The World of Avatar open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park with two attractions – Na’vi River Journey and Avatar Flight of Passage – dining at Satu’li Canteen, beverages at Pongu Pongu and shopping at Windtraders
2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction opens at Disney California Adventure Park

May 28
1960 – The Art of Animation Tomorrowland display debuts in Disneyland, showing the history and development of animation and utilizing elements from Sleeping Beauty to explain the animation process.
1966 – “it’s a small world” attraction opens at Disneyland Park, having been moved from the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair
2014 – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction opens in Magic Kingdom Park

May 29
2009 – Disney•Pixar releases Up in the U.S.

May 30
2003 – Disney•Pixar releases Finding Nemo
2013 – L’Artisan des Glaces ice cream shop opens in the France pavilion in Epcot
2014 – Walt Disney Pictures releases Maleficent

May 31
2008 – Pixar Place opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, featuring Toy Story Midway Mania, Hey Howdy Hey Take Away, and the Toy Story Dept. Shop

June 1
1989 – Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park opens at Walt Disney World Resort
1993 – Splashdown Photos photo shop at Splash Mountain opens in Magic Kingdom Park
2002 – Journey Into Imagination with Figment opens in the Future World pavilion at Epcot

June 2
1944 – Walt Disney Productions releases Commando Duck
1989 – Touchstone releases Dead Poet’s Society

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