by Candra Spirtoff and Megan Voisard
Did You Know?
One way Disneyland celebrated its 50th year started on March 30, 2006 was by flying a 100 foot tall Mickey-shaped hot-air balloon from Tuscon, Arizona up through the Western U.S. and Canada over an 11-week tour.
Other Notable Disney Dates:
March 25, 1986 – Don McGrath is welcomed as the 500 millionth guest to visit a Disney park
March 26, 1994 – Food Rocks replaces Kitchen Kabaret in The Land pavilion in E.P.C.O.T.
March 27, 1952 – Walt Disney’s first public announcement to build Disneyland is printed in the Burbank Dailey Review
March 28, 2003 – Wetzel’s Pretzels opens in Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World
March 29, 1985 – Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade opens in Disneyland
March 30, 2003- The first Inline Marathon is held in Walt Disney World (this was an inline skating marathon that meandered throughout the theme park and resorts)
March 31, 1930 – “Mickey Mouse in Death Valley” – the first episode of the Mickey Mouse adventure comic strip is published
Question of the Week
A Disney Legend and notable Imagineer was honored with a window over Main Street in Disneyland on March 30, 2007. Who was the esteemed recipient?
Candra Spirtoff and Megan Voisard are identical twins, born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. They both graduated from the University of Cincinnati, Candra with a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Assisting and Megan with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. They currently work as a paralegals for a local law firm. Their passion is anything and everything Disney, and they have visited WDW almost every year since 1988, at the age of four.