by Candra Spirtoff and Megan Voisard
Did You Know?
June 8, 2005 – The Walt Disney Company donates several objects from Disneyland’s opening year to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. A couple of the items are ride vehicles from “Dumbo the Flying Elephant” and “The Mad Tea Party”
Other Notable Disney Dates:
June 3, 1984 – The Bistro de Paris restaurant opens in the France Pavilion in Ecpot’s World Showcase in Walt Disney World
June 4, 1999 – The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh opens in the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World
June 5, 1972 – The attraction If You Had Wings opens in the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World
June 6, 1959 – The Submarine Voyage attraction opens in the newly renovated Tomorrowland in Disneyland; this attraction was inspired by the beloved 1954 Disney movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
June 7, 1998 –The Lion King Broadway show wins six Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Director of a Musical, Best Lighting Design, Best Costume Design, Best Choreography and Best Scenic Design
June 8, 1951 – The 100th Donald Duck cartoon short, Test Pilot Donald, is released
June 9, 2006 – The Disney-Pixar movie Cars is released in theaters
Question of the Week:
A new item will soon be added to the Disney collection at the Smithsonian Museum. This action figure recently orbited the Earth for 467 days at the real International Space Station. Who is this beloved Disney character?
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.