by Candra Spirtoff and Megan Voisard
Did you know?
March 10, 2009 – The first issue of Disney Twenty-three magazine is released by The Walt Disney Company. Disney Twenty-three is the first official fan club for Disney enthusiasts.
Other Notable Disney Dates:
March 4, 1980- Disney releases 13 title to VHS (The Love Bug, Escape to Witch Mountain, Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, The North Avenue Irregulars, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Hot Lead and Cold Feet, Pete’s Dragon, The Black Hole, On Vacation with Mickey Mouse and Friends, Kids Is Kids, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Adventures of Chip n’ Dale) Disney had a contract with Fotomat, a retail chain of drive-thru kiosks in shopping center parking lots, to provide the videos to customers.
March 5, 1950 – the first colored comic strip of Cinderella is published in the Sunday edition of newspapers.
March 6, 1980 – CBS airs its hour long program: Disneyland’s 25 Anniversary
March 7, 2008 – Bob Gurr, a beloved Disney Legend, is presented with a window above Main Street in Disneyland in a ceremony prior to the park’s opening.
March 8, 1983- President Ronald Reagan visits Epcot Center’s Amphitheater and addresses math and science students from the Central Florida area.
March 9, 1911 – John Lounsbery – One of Walt’s “Nine Old Men” and Disney Legend – is born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Question of the Week:
From where does Disney Twenty-three get its name?
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.