This Week in Disney History: June 3-9, 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: The manatee education and observation exhibit opened at The Living Seas in Epcot on June 7, 1988. Did you know that manatees can only be found in a few places around the world, including Florida, South America, Africa, and Australia? Today, The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot is a designated rehabilitation site for rescued manatees until they are well enough to be returned to their natural habitats.

June 3
1989 – The Disney Channel Premiere Film Looking for Miracles debuts.

June 4
1990 – The Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel opens at Walt Disney World Resort
1990 – Bengal Barbecue opens at Disneyland Park

June 5
1999 – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh opens at Magic Kingdom Park

June 6
1959 – Submarine Voyage opens at Disneyland Park
2014 – Marketplace Co-Op opens at Downtown Disney Marketplace (now the Marketplace at Disney Springs) at the Walt Disney World Resort

June 7
1988 – The manatee education and observation exhibit opens at The Living Seas in Epcot
2008 – The Wave… of American Flavors (formerly The Wave) opens at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort
2012 – Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop opens at Disney California Adventure Park

June 8
2016 – Finding Dory premieres at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood

June 9
1997 – Bistro de Paris becomes Les Chefs de France at Epcot

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