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    The idea for Disney's Lady and the Tramp came from a short story called "Happy Dan, the Whistling Dog," by Ward Greene.
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    In October 1966, Walt Disney was presented with the Showman of the Year award by the National Association of Theater Owners.
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    When the Star Tours attraction opened at Disneyland in 1987,
    it marked the first time an aerospace simulator was used in a theme park.
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    When Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was first released in the United Kingdom, it was considered too intense and scary for small children!
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    In 1999 Mannheim Steamroller released Mannheim Steamroller Meets the Mouse, a unique collection of well-known Disney tunes.
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    "Walt Disney loved America because his dreams came true ...
    The entire world owes Walt a great debt. He achieved much, but perhaps his greatest accomplishment is that he made children of us all." - Bob Hope
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    Today is Memorial Day.
    The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation.


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    Walt Disney World opened its third water park, Blizzard Beach in 1995.
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    Eastern Airline wings were distributed free of charge during the 1970s to guests of Walt Disney World's If You Had Wings.
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    Disney acquired its first television station, Los Angeles's KHJ-TV, in 1988. (It was renamed KCAL the following year.)
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    Disneyland's Space Mountain is actually sunk 17 feet into the ground so it won't dwarf the Sleeping Beauty Castle.
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    Walt Disney World's "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh" attraction is built in the former location of "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride." The ride contains a picture of Mr. Toad presenting the Toad Hall deed to Owl (look to the left behind the car immediately after the ride begins).
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    To finance Disneyland, Walt Disney sold a vacation home and borrowed against his life insurance.
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    In Disneyland, there is a plaque at the base of the flagpole in Frontierland's stockade that reads: "To Walt Disney, in recognition of outstanding assistance and cooperation in extending humane ideals to peoples throughout the world." It was presented by the American Humane Association in July 1955.
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    The concept for Disney-MGM Studios came from an idea to have a movie pavilion at Epcot. Once Imagineers realized that the range of possibilities using that theme were larger than just one attraction, the idea for a third theme park was born!
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