This Week in Disney History: October 7-13, 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:


On Oct. 7, 1998, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin welcomed Guests at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort for the first time. Guests board a XP-37 star cruiser and voyage deep into the Gamma Quadrant where they take aim to stop Buzz Lightyear’s arch-nemesis: The Evil Emperor Zurg.

Oct. 7
1998 – Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin opens at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort

Oct. 8
1989 – The Contemporary Café opens at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Oct. 9
1988 – The Magical World of Disney (television) premieres on NBC

Oct. 10
1957 – The first episode of Zorro (television) premieres on ABC

Oct. 11
1946 – Bath Day (cartoon short) starring Figaro and Minnie Mouse debuts

Oct. 12
2007 – Wizards of Waverly Place (television) premieres on Disney Channel

Oct. 13
1995 – The 500,000,000 Guest visits Walt Disney World Resort
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