This Week in Disney History: August 26-September 1, 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: Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa Oceanfront resort on 21 acres in west Oahu’s Ko Olina Resort & Marina, opened August 29, 2011, with grand opening ceremonies held on September 23, 2011. Hawaii’s culture and connection to nature are brought to life so guests can gain a deeper understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of Hawaii. 359 hotel rooms and 460 Disney Vacation Club villas are joined by a variety of idyllic restaurants, recreational activities, and fireside entertainment.

Aug. 26
2009 – The keel laying ceremony for the Disney Dream cruise ship is held in Papenburg, Germany

Aug. 27
1964 – Mary Poppins debuts at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.

Aug. 28
2003 – Lucky the Dinosaur debuts at Disney California Adventure Park.

Aug. 29
2011 – Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, opens in Hawaii

Aug. 30
2005 – The animated film “Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch” debuts

Aug. 31
2009 – The Walt Disney Company announces its purchase of Marvel Entertainment, Inc.

Sept. 1
2000 – Pooh’s Hunny Hunt attraction opens in Tokyo Disneyland

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