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This Week in Disney History (May 24-31)


1879: Actress Lucile Watson (Song of the South) is born in Quebec, Canada. 1889: Actor Don Brodie (Barker in Pinocchio) is born in Cincinnati, OH. 1908: Actress Barbara Luddy (Kanga in many Winnie the Pooh serials, Merryweather in Sleeping Beauty, Rover in One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Lady in Lady and the Tramp) is born in Great Falls, MT.  […]

This Week in Disney History (December 28-January 3)


1865: Actor Otis Harlan (Happy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) is born in Zanesville, Ohio. 1890: Walt Disney’s older brother (the second born to Flora and Elias Disney), Raymond Arnold Disney, is born in Chicago, Illinois. 1898: Animator, and Disney Legend, Dick Huemer (The Wise Little Hen, The Reluctant Dragon, Peter and the Wolf, Dumbo, Fantasia, Alice […]

Hall of Presidents: Closing for refurbishment


The Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World will close November 1, 2008. The attraction will get a number of new updates including an all-new Audio Anamatronic for the next President of the United States. Disney says the attraction rehab will contain a number of other “exciting new suprises” and will reopen in time for […]

Walt Disney World’s 2008 Injuries


Here’s the rundown of all injuries-that required a stay of at least 24 hours in a hospital-that happened at Walt Disney World, according to the Orlando Sentinel: July 25: A 73 year-old man reported chest pain after riding DINOSAUR. July 29: A 68 year-old woman fell and broke her shoulder while exiting her Doom Buggy […]

This Week in Disney History (October 5-11)


1905: Actor Andy Devine (Friar Tuck in Robin Hood) is born in Flagstaff, Arizona. 1907: Animator, and Disney Legend, Art Babbit (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinnochio, Dumbo, and Goofy in his later shorts) is born in Omaha, Nebraska. 1910: Writer Winston Hibler (the Disneyland TV series, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan) is born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 1918: Film editor, and […]

Disney World’s Grand Marshals Get New Wheels


The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Grand Marshals in the Magic Kingdom’s parades will be riding in a new vehicle. The new ride is modeled after a 1912 touring car, while being more accessible to wheel-chaired guests. The new wheels also sport a Disney-esque tread.