/ Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

by Candra Spirtoff and Megan Voisard

Did You Know?

May 24, 1968 – Walt Disney’s widow, Lillian, was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal by President Johnson, honoring Walt’s distinguished public service and outstanding contributions to the United States and the world.

Other Notable Disney Dates?

May 20,  1973-  Tom Sawyer Island, Tom Sawyer Rafts and the Plaza Swan Boats open in the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

May 21, 1990 -  the live action stage show Dick Tracy Starring in Diamond Double-Cross opens at the Disney-MGM Studios in Walt Disney World

May 22, 2001 – A dedication ceremony is held at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World

May 23, 2001 – The Magic Carpets of Aladdin open in the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

May 24, 2004 – Disney launches an 18-month public campaign to showcase its newest theme park in Hong Kong.

May 25, 1986 – The original narration of Spaceship Earth in ECPOT in Walt Disney World completes

May 25, 2001 – Pearl Harbor is released in theaters

May 26, 1986 – The second narration of Spaceship Earth in ECPOT in Walt Disney World opens and is hosted by newsman, Walter Cronkite

May 26, 1990 — Mickey’s Starland attraction opens in the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

Question of the Week?

In September of 1964, Walt Disney was also presented the highest civilian award. What is this medal?

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.

4 Responses to "THIS WEEK IN DISNEY HISTORY: Week of May 20"

  1. RD Flores says:

    Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Johnson.

  2. the answer is The Medal of Freedom from Lydon Johnson

  3. Glad I share my birthday with such an awesome week!!! May 26th is way cool!!!

  4. Presidential Medal of Freedom was presented to “Mr. Walter Disney”

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