This Week in Disney History: July 8-14, 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: Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ opened at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort on July 12, 2016.

July 8
1985 – Michael Eisner and then-Florida Governor Bob Graham announce plans for the Disney-MGM Studios, now Disney’s Hollywood Studios

July 9
2012 – Toy Story Midway Mania opens at Tokyo DisneySea Park

July 10
2014 – Ratatouille the Adventure attraction opens in Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris

July 11
1987 – The Disney Gallery debuts at Disneyland Park

July 12
1989 – Star Tours opens at Tokyo Disneyland Park
2016 – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ opens at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World

July 13
1925 – Walt Disney and Lillian Bounds are married in Lewiston, Idaho
1955 – Walt and Lillian celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary aboard the Mark Twain at Disneyland Park, followed by dinner at the Golden Horseshoe 

July 14
1975 – Disney leaders announce plans for World Showcase
2012 – Grizzly Gulch opens at Hong Kong Disneyland

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