This Week in Disney History: September 3-9

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 Sept. 7, 1984, the Morocco Pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot opened. It was the first country to be added to the World Showcase since the theme park opened in 1982. Native craftsmen were brought over to create the intricate tile work, mosaics, and carved plaster throughout the pavilion. The pavilion offers Moroccan crafts, jewelry, clothing, basket and brasswork.

Did you know … the Morocco Pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot was the first and only pavilion to have a country as its sponsor?

Sept. 3
2001 – The animated television series “Disney’s The Legend of Tarzan” debuts
1990 – The television series “The Challengers”’ debuts
1993 – The syndicated two-hour television special “Going Bonkers” aired

Sept. 4
1942 – “How to Play Baseball” (Goofy cartoon short) debuts
1955 – The Art Corner shop opens in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Resort
2001 – Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta officially open at Tokyo Disney Resort
2006 – Tower of Terror opens at Tokyo DisneySea

Sept. 5
1927 – “Trolley Troubles” debuts as the first animated short featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
1930 – “The Chain Gang” (Mickey Mouse cartoon short ) debuts, featuring a dog character that would eventually become Pluto
2001 – Touchstone Television (In association with CBS Productions) “The Amazing Race” debuts on CBS
1974 – The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue dinner show opened in Pioneer Hall at Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World

Sept. 6
1996 – “Mighty Ducks” (animated television series) debuts in syndication
1999 – “Disney’s One Too” debuts on UPN, featuring a two-hour block of cartoons

Sept. 7
1984 – Morocco opens in Word Showcase at Epcot, the first country to be added since the theme park opened in 1982
1991 – “Darkwing Duck” debuts on ABC-TV and in syndication
1992 – “Goof Troop” (animated television series) debuts in syndication

Sept. 8
2012 – The first Disney Baby Store, offering an array of products for babies, opens in Glendale, California
2017 – The digital series “Club Mickey Mouse” debuts on Instagram and Facebook

Sept. 9
1938 – The Mickey Mouse cartoon “Mickey’s Parrot” was released
1990 – “The Magical World of Disney” airs for the final time on NBC
1995 – The syndicated television series “ Disney’s Sing Me a Story: with Belle” debuts

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