Disney History 06 June

This Day in Disney History – June

June 1

  • 1924: The Alice Comedy “Alice’s Fishy Story” is Released
  • 1989: Typhoon Lagoon opens at Walt Disney World Resort

June 2

  • 1962: First Annual “Cavalcade of Big Bands” Held at Disneyland
  • 1989: The Disney Touchstone Pictures Drama “Dead Poets Society” Premieres
  • 2003: “Destino” Premieres at Annecy International Film Festival
  • 2013: Disneyland and Walt Disney Resort raise Daily Ticket, Annual Pass and parking prices

June 3

  • 1949: The Donald Duck Cartoon “Winter Storage” is Released
  • 1996: The Disney Hollywood Pictures “The Rock” Premiered on Alcatraz Island
  • 2011: The Little Mermaid~Ariel’s Undersea Adventure opens at Disney’s California Adventure park
  • 2011: Star Tours – The Adventures Continue opens at Disneyland park

June 4

  • 1924: Walt Disney Receives First Honorary Degree
  • 1990: Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel Opens
  • 1990: The Bengal Barbecue opens at Disneyland park

June 5

  • 1972: The Attraction “If You Had Wings” opens at Walt Disney World
  • 1999: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Attraction opens at Magic Kingdom

June 6

  • 1952: The Disney Animated Short Film “Susie the Little Blue Coupe” is Released
  • 1959: Submarine Voyage (now Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage) opens at Disneyland park, becoming the 1st “E-Ticket” attraction at Disneyland
  • 1959: Fantasyland Autopia opens at Disneyland park
  • 1975: America on Parade took to the streets of Magic Kingdom Park, saluting the bicentennial of the United States of America

June 7

  • 1940: The Donald Duck Cartoon “Mr Duck Steps Out” is Released
  • 1975: Mission to Mars Opens at Walt Disney World
  • 1998: The Lion King Wins Six Tony Awards
  • 2012: Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop opens at Disney California Adventure Park

June 8

  • 1951: The Donald Duck Cartoon “Test Pilot Donald” is Released
  • 1956: The Disney Adventure Film “The Great Locomotive Chase” is Released

June 9

  • 1934: “The Wise Little Hen”, the first appearance of Donald Duck, is released
  • 1984: “Disney Family Album” Premieres on Disney Channel
  • 2006: Disney/Pixar releases “Cars”
  • 2012: WonderGround Gallery opens at Downtown Disney Anaheim

June 10

  • 1958: Wales People and Places Film Released
  • 1960: Pack Mules Through Nature’s Wonderland attraction opens in Frontierland at Disneyland park
  • 1998: The Disney Touchstone Film “Big Business” is Released

June 11

  • 1958: Scotland People and Places Film Released
  • 1977: “Main Street Electrical Parade” debuted at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World
  • 2007: Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage opens at Disneyland park
  • 2010: The nighttime spectacular “World of Color” debuts at Disney’s California Adventure park

June 12

  • 1957: The Monsanto House of the Future opens at Disneyland park, bringing the promise of better living
  • 1994: Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

June 13

  • 1927: The Alice Comedy “Alices Channel Swim” is Released
  • 1931: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short “The Delivery Boy” is released
  • 1963: The Live-Action Short Film “Yellowstone Cubs” is Released

June 14

  • 1958: Original Alice in Wonderland attraction opens in Fantasyland at Disneyland park
  • 1958: The Sailing Ship Columbia first began sailing the Rivers of America at Disneyland park
  • 1959: Vice President Richard Nixon dedicates the Matterhorn, Monorail and Submarine Voyage at Disneyland park
  • 1959: Matterhorn Bobsleds Opens at Disneyland

June 15

  • 1959: “Disneyland 59” Live TV Special Airs
  • 1967: Club 33 opens at New Orleans Square at Disneyland park
  • 1994: The Lion King opens to a limited audience in Los Angeles and New York, then nationwide on June 24, 1994
  • 2005: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts launches Adventures by Disney
  • 2012: Cars Land and Buena Vista Street open at the Grand ReOpening of Disney California Adventure Park

June 16

  • 1956: Tom Sawyer Island opens at Disneyland park
  • 1956: Storybook Land Canal Boats Open at Disneyland
  • 1984: Magic Journeys 3D Film opens at Disneyland
  • 2008: The Innoventions Dream Home opens at Disneyland park
  • 2016: Shanghai Disney Resort (Disneyland) opens in China

June 17

  • 1933: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “Mickeys Mechanical Man” is Released
  • 1972: The “Main Street Electrical Parade” makes its debut at Disneyland park
  • 2008: Toy Story Mania! opens at Disney California Adventure park w/ no two rides the same
  • 2016: Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Dory” opens in theaters
  • 2016: Soarin’ Around the World debuts at Epcot & Disney California Adventure

June 18

  • 1943: Disney Legend Bill Walsh Joins Disney As Writer for the Mickey Mouse Comic Strip
  • 1959: The Theatrical Featurette “Eyes in Outer Space” is Released
  • 1983: “Flights of Fantasy” parade makes its debut at Disneyland park
  • 1999: Walt Disney Pictures releases “Tarzan”
  • 2010: Disney/Pixar releases “Toy Story 3”

June 19

  • 1957: The Disney Film “Johnny Tremain” Premieres
  • 1996: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Premieres in New Orleans at the Louisiana Superdome
  • 1998: Disney Animation’s 36th feature, MULAN was released
  • 1998: DisneyQuest opened at Downtown Disney Walt Disney World

June 20

  • 1936: The Mickey Mouse Cartoon “Mickey’s Rival” is Released
  • 1941: The Live Action / Animated Film “The Reluctant Dragon” Premieres
  • 1976: River Country Water Park Opens at Walt Disney World

June 21

  • 1985: Videopolis opens at Disneyland park
  • 1991: The Disney Superhero Film “The Rocketeer” Premieres
  • 2002: Disney Animation’s 42nd feature, LILO & STITCH premiered

June 22

  • 1955: Disney’s 15th Animated Film “Lady and the Tramp” is released
  • 1970: The Walt Disney Archives was established
  • 1977: Disney’s 23rd Animated Film, “The Rescuers” is Released
  • 1988: Disney’s Touchstone Pictures releases “Who Framed Roger Rabbit“
  • 2013: Disney California Adventure Park hosts the world premiere of The Lone Ranger starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp

June 23

  • 1956: The Skyway attraction opens at Disneyland park
  • 1963: Enchanted Tiki Room opens at Disneyland, using the first Audio-Animatronics®
  • 1989: Walt Disney Pictures “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” is released
    It later inspired the Theme Park Attraction “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!”
  • 1995: Disney’s 33rd Animated Film, “Pocahontas” is Released
  • 1999: Tarzan’s Treehouse opens in Adventureland at Disneyland park
  • 2005: The No. 5 Ward Kimball engine is dedicated on the Disneyland Railroad
  • 2016: Soarin’ Around the World opens at Disney California Adventure Park (replacing Soarin’ Over California)

June 24

  • 1977: “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo” is Released
  • 1994: “The Lion King” is Released Nationwide
  • 2006: Disneyland park hosts the world premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”
  • 2011: Disney/Pixar releases “Cars 2”

June 25

  • 1934: Disney Legend and one of Walt Disney’s famed “nine old men” Milt Kahl Begins work at Disney Studio
  • 1967: “America the Beautiful” (CircleVision 360 film) opens at Disneyland park

June 26

  • 1957: The B-Ticket “Viewliner” train opens at Disneyland park
  • 1959: The Donald Duck Featurette “Donald in Mathmagic Land” Premieres
  • 2006: Pirates of the Caribbean ride reopens at Disneyland park w/ Captain Jack Sparrow & Barbossa

June 27

  • 1979: The Disney Comedy “The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again” is Released
  • 1986: Big Thunder Ranch opens at Disneyland park
  • 1986: The Disney Touchstone Dark Comedy “Ruthless People” is Released
  • 1997: Walt Disney Pictures releases its 35th Animated Feature “Hercules”
  • 2008: Disney Pixar releases WALL-E

June 28

  • 1957: “Date Nite” Begins at Disneyland
  • 1988: Disney’s Grand Floridian Beach Resort Opens
  • 2003: Disneyland park hosts the world premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”

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June 29

  • 1935: The Silly Symphony “Who Killed Cock Robin?” is Released
  • 1974: America Sings opens at Disneyland park (Now home to Innoventions in Tomorrowland)
  • 2007: Disney Pixar releases “Ratatouille”

June 30

  • 1939: The Donald Duck Cartoon Short “Sea Scouts” is Released
  • 1950: The Goofy Cartoon Short “Motor Mania” is Released
  • 1979: The Disney Comedy “The Cat from Outer Space” is Released
  • 2008: The Innoventions Dream Home opens at Disneyland park