This Week in Disney History: August 20-26

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 Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! debuted at Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios) on August 25, 1989. Guests visiting the park can still watch Indy as he dodges spikes, evades fire traps, and races a giant boulder that threatens to flatten him like a pancake - all in his quest to obtain the golden idol. You can even take part in the adventure as a brave audience volunteer included in the magic of stunt work and filmmaking.

Aug. 20 
1928 – “Hot Dog,” the final Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short produced by Disney, debuts
1932 – “Trader Mickey,” a Mickey Mouse cartoon short, debuts

Aug. 21 
1992 – Asia’s first Disney Store opens in Yokohama, Japan
2004 – “Brandy & Mr. Whiskers,” a Disney Channel animated series, debuts

Aug. 22
1929 – “The Skeleton Dance” (the first Silly Symphony cartoon) debuts
1956 – Carefree Corner, a Guest registration area, opens at Disneyland Park
1987 – The Grand Lobby Tower was placed atop Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
1997 – The film “G.I. Jane” was released by Hollywood Pictures in association with Scott Free Productions and Largo Entertainment.
2008 – Disney Channel Original Movie, ”The Cheetah Girls One World,” the third in the Cheetah Girls series, premiered

Aug. 23
1997 – Disney Channel original movie “Northern Lights” appeared on television
1999 – Hollywood Scoops, an ice cream shop, opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
2002 –  Disney Channel original movie “Ring of Endless Light” appeared on television

Aug. 24
1942 – The animated film “Saludos Amigos” premieres worldwide
1989 – Ewok Village opened at the entrance to the Star Tours attraction in Disney-MGM Studios
2001 – Touchstone Pictures film “Bubble Boy” was released
2002 – Disney California Adventure Park hosts the first ABC Primetime Preview Weekend

Aug. 25
1985 – Disneyland Park welcomes its 250 millionth Guest
1989 – Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
2006 – “The Cheetah Girls 2” Disney Channel Original Movie was released on television
2006 – “Invincible” was released on film by Walt Disney Pictures and Mayhem Studios

Aug. 26
1949 – “Tennis Racquet” (Goofy cartoon short) debuts
1994 – “Camp Nowhere” is released by Hollywood Pictures
2009 – The keel laying ceremony for the Disney Dream cruise ship is held in Papenburg, Germany

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