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    July 14

    1934:
    Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon The Flying Mouse
    is released.

    1965:
    Disney's live-action feature film The Monkey's Uncle is generally released. (It is a sequel to the film The Misadventures of Merlin Jones.)

    1968:
    The Dapper Dans and Disneyland performers & characters appear at the Hollywood Bowl during a sold-out "Family Night" concert hosted by comedic-actor Morey Amsterdam.

    1975:
    The Disney company announces plans to build an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (or EPCOT) in Florida.

    1978:
    The American Egg House opens on Main Street in Disneyland.

    2000:
    Tokyo Disneyland welcomes its 250-millionth visitor, Mrs. Hisae Do.

    2003:
    Walt Disney World introduces new lightweight language translation headsets. The headsets incorporate wireless technology that provides synchronized narration in five languages.
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    My research site has been down the past 2 days, so sorry there hasn't been new info
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    July 14
    1934 -- "The Flying Mouse" (Silly Symphony) debuts
    1975 -- Disney leaders announce plans for Epcot
    1978 -- American Egg House opens at Disneyland Park
    1997 -- "George of the Jungle" treehouse debuts at the Disney-MGM Studios Backlot Tour
    2000 -- Ready to Run, a Disney Channel Original Movie, debuts


    July 15
    1955 -- "The Flying Gauchito" (short) debuts
    1975 - Construction began on Space Mountain at Disneyland
    1994 -- Walt Disney Pictures releases Angels in the Outfield
    1995 -- The Disney Wedding Pavilion opens at the Walt Disney World Resort

    July 16
    1954 -- "Dragon Around" (Donald Duck cartoon short) debuts
    1993 -- Walt Disney Pictures releases Hocus Pocus
    1997 -- Walt Disney Pictures releases George of the Jungle
    2001 -- Harrington Bay Clothiers closes at the Downtown Disney Marketplace
    2005 -- "Wishes" fireworks show debuts at Disneyland Paris

    July 17
    1943 -- Walt Disney Pictures releases Victory Through Air Power
    1955 -- Disneyland Park opens topress and invited guests
    1989 -- Splash Mountain officially opens at Disneyland Park
    1992 -- The Magic Kingdom Park hosts the grand opening for Splash Mountain.
    1992 -- "Off His Rocker" (computer animated short created at the Disney-MGM Studios) debuts.
    1992 -- Walt Disney Pictures releases Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
    1996 -- Olympic Dream Teams participate in a motorcade around World Showcase at Epcot


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    July 20

    1955:
    The Tomorrowland Boats (later called the Phantom Boats) open in Disneyland.

    1969:
    The historic Apollo 11 moon landing is televised on Disneyland's Tomorrowland Stage. Neil Armstrong (who in July 2005 will take part in the re-opening of Disneyland's Space Mountain) becomes
    the very first human to set foot on the moon. Also playing a key role in the landing is Stephen Bales, a member of mission control at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He was inspired to become an aeronautical engineer by a 1950s Disney television show that predicted how men might travel to and explore the moon in some future time.

    1985:
    Virgil Waytes, Jr. becomes the 200,000,000th guest at
    Walt Disney World.
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    July 21

    1939:
    Disney releases the Oscar-nominated Mickey Mouse short,
    The Pointer.

    1954:
    Ground is broken for Disneyland. (There are only 257 working days left until the scheduled opening.)
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    July 22

    1955:
    At Disneyland, the Candy Palace opens on Main Street. Over in Tomorrowland, Rocket to the Moon debuts.

    1994:
    The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction opens on Sunset Boulevard in Disney World's Disney-MGM Studio.
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    July23

    1928:
    Disney's Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoon Sleigh Bells is released.

    2003:
    It is reported that for the first time Walt Disney World will run national TV ads about a single ride. The company's new campaign will be centered around Epcot's thrilling attraction, Mission: Space (which officially opens August 15th).
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    1966:
    The New Orleans Square area opens at Disneyland, California, with a ceremony presided over by Walt Disney and the real mayor of New Orleans, Victor Schiro. The 3-acre site, the first land added to Disneyland after its opening, has cost $18 million to build. (This will turn out to be Walt's last major public appearance in the park.)

    1985:
    Walt Disney's 25th animated feature The Black Cauldron (based loosely on the first two volumes of Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain) premieres in U.S. theaters. This film was 12 years in the making, at the cost of over $25 million. It is the first Disney animated movie to get a PG rating and the first animated movie to ever use 3-D graphics.

    1989:
    The Town Square Cafe/Restaurant, located on Walt Disney World's Main Street USA, re-opens as Tony's Town Square Restaurant.

    1991:
    The 100th Disney Store opens in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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    1936:
    Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoon Alpine Climbers is released. It features the only animated appearance of Donald Duck's St. Bernard pet.

    1959:
    The Ernest S. Marsh locomotive (Engine No. 4) takes its first inaugural run around Disneyland at the hands of Chief Engineer, Walt Disney. Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1925, it is named for the current president of the Santa Fe Railroad.
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    July 26

    1951:
    Disney's animated Alice in Wonderland has its world premiere in England, at London's Leicester Square Theatre. It will be released in the U.S. two days later. (The film will be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.)

    2002:
    Disney's movie The Country Bears debuts at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. The film is followed by a live stage show featuring "the greatest bear rock band in history."
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    July 27

    1945:
    Disney's Pluto cartoon Canine Casanova is released.

    1962:
    The Firehouse Five Plus Two (a spare-time musical group made up of writers, animators, producers and directors at the Walt Disney Studios) are recorded live at The Golden Horseshoe in Disneyland. (Their performance the following day will also be recorded and eventually be released on Good Time Jazz Records.)
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    July 28

    1931:
    Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon The Cat's Out is released.

    1951:
    Walt Disney's 13th animated film Alice in Wonderland is released in U.S. theaters. Kathryn Beaumont, the voice of Alice, will later narrate the Alice attraction at Disneyland. (The film's musical score, written by Oliver Wallace, will be nominated for an Academy Award.)

    1987:
    Disney's special computer animated cartoon Oilspot and Lipstick is released in Anaheim, California.


    1995:
    The 400th Disney Store opens in Rochester, New York.

    1998:
    Disney's first cruise ship The Magic, is christened. (It will embark on its maiden voyage two days later.)

    2002:
    The life and contributions of the late animator Ward Kimball is celebrated at the Walt Disney Barn Museum. (Kimball was one of the founding governors of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society, which operates Walt's Barn in Griffith Park, California.)


    2003:
    Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin (of the famous Apollo 11 crew) takes the controls aboard Mission: SPACE at Epcot during the filming of an ABC television segment that features the new attraction. (The segment will be shown Aug. 15, 2003, on ABC-TV during the network's airing of the feature film Mission to Mars.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerguy

    2003:
    Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin (of the famous Apollo 11 crew) takes the controls aboard Mission: SPACE at Epcot during the filming of an ABC television segment that features the new attraction. (The segment will be shown Aug. 15, 2003, on ABC-TV during the network's airing of the feature film Mission to Mars.)
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    July 29

    1922:
    The Laugh-O-Gram silent black & white cartoon Little Red Riding Hood is released. It is written, produced, and directed by Walt Disney and animated by Rudolph Ising. This is Disney's first full-length short cartoon.

    1933:
    Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon Old King Cole is released.

    1938:
    Disney's Donald Duck cartoon The Fox Hunt is released.

    1998:
    The Parent Trap (a remake of the 1961 Disney film starring Hayley Mills) is released.

    1999:
    Walt Disney World's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is dedicated at the Disney-MGM Studios.

    2000:
    To mark the first anniversary of the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Walt Disney World takes 80 Corvettes and forms the signature guitar in the Disney-MGM Studios parking lot.
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    July 30

    1932:
    Disney's first full-color animated film (and the first Technicolor cartoon), Flowers and Trees, is released. This 29th Silly Symphony will be considered a landmark in Disney animation.
    (It will earn Disney his first Academy Award for
    Best Cartoon Short Subject.)
    Disney's Silly Symphony cartoon Just Dogs is also released on this day.

    1955:
    The Tomorrowland Boats debut in Disneyland.

    1956:
    At Disneyland, the Mineral Hall Exhibit opens. (The attraction will remain in operation until 1963.)

    1993:
    Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril (a wild roller coaster) debuts at Disneyland Paris.

    1998:
    Disney launches its first cruise ship, the Disney Magic. It is one of the three largest ships in the world.

    1999:
    Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, officially opens to guests as part of the largest property-wide expansion in Disney World history. The indoor roller coaster features a high-speed launch of 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, three inversions, rock-concert lighting and a specially created Aerosmith soundtrack blasting from 120 on board speakers in each coaster train - all firsts for a Disney World attraction.
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