This Week in Disney History: August 5-11, 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. 5, 1967, Adventure thru Inner Space opened at Disneyland Park. This ingenious attraction took guests through a Mighty Microscope to become tiny enough to enter the molecules of a snowflake, all in a style and manner that was as mind-twisting and unsettling as it was enlightening and optimistic.

Aug. 5
1955  – The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea exhibit opens at Disneyland Park
1967  –  Adventure thru Inner Space opens at Disneyland Park
1992  –  The 400,000,000th Guest visits the Walt Disney World Resort
1992  –  The Walt Disney Story closes at Magic Kingdom Park

Aug. 6
1996 – Rainforest Cafe officially opens at the Downtown Disney Marketplace, now Disney Springs
1961 – Flying Saucers opens at Disneyland Park

Aug. 7
2004 – The world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures’ film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is held at AMC Downtown Disney 12 at the Disneyland Resort

Aug. 8
1952 – The special cartoon “The Little House” debuts
2001 – “The Wayne Brady Show” debuts on ABC

Aug. 9
1969 – The Haunted Mansion opens at Disneyland Park
2004 – Donald Duck receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Aug. 10
1960 – "Jungle Cat," the final installment of the True-Life Adventures series, debuts
1994 – The Concourse Steakhouse opens at Disney's Contemporary Resort
2011 – Touchstone Pictures releases "The Help"

Aug. 11
1997 – The film Air Bud is released
2004 – The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement is released

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