This Week in Disney History: August 12-18, 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: On Aug. 16, 1955, Dumbo the Flying Elephant opened in Fantasyland at Disneyland Park.

Aug. 12
1965 –  Disneyland Park welcomes its 50 millionth Guest
2000 –  The Disney Magic begins regular seven-day cruise itineraries

Aug. 13
1942 – Walt Disney Productions releases Bambi in the U.S.

Aug. 14
2007 – The world premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie “High School Musical 2” is held at AMC Downtown Disney 12 at the Disneyland Resort
2017 – Tickets for the Disney Broadway Musical Frozen are made available to the public

Aug. 15
1999 – The Disney Wonder sets sail on its maiden voyage
2003 – Mission: SPACE opens for Guests at Epcot

Aug. 16
1955 – Dumbo the Flying Elephant opens in Fantasyland at Disneyland Park

Aug. 18
2011 – Disneyland Park hosts a tribute to Golden Horseshoe Saloon performers Wally Boag and Betty Taylor

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