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09-15-2007, 04:56 AM
Sept. 15, 1999 - Disney history was made due to Hurricane Floyd. WDW closed due to the threat of the hurricane. Only essential employees were asked to report to work and guests who were staying at Disney campgrounds were given shelter at the convention center at the Contemporary Resort. It was the 1st time in Disney’s 28-year history that it had been forced to close almost all of its parks. When the hurricane’s impact was not as great as expected, officials decided to open just the Animal Kingdom from noon to 8:00pm for resort guests only. (The rest of the world would reopen the next day.)
Sept. 15, 2000 –Tokyo Disneyland celebrated “Respect For The Aged Day” (a national holiday in Japan) with a dance party for guests aged 60 and older.
Sept. 15, 2000 – The Disney/Hollywood Pictures film “Duets” was released.
Sept. 15, 2001 – In response to the 9/11 terrorists attacks, Disney’s ABC-TV replaces “The Peacemaker,” a 1997 movie about A terrorist plotting an attack in New York, with the romantic comedy “Hope Float.”
Sept. 15, 2001 – The Disney Channel’s new animated interactive series “Stanley” debuted.
Sept. 15, 2002 – Tony Anselmo, Disney Animator and the voice of Donald Duck, appeared at Walt’s Barn in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, Ca. (Hosted by the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society) fans were able to purchase and have Anselmo sign a copy of “The Disney Poster Book.”
Sept. 15, 2004 – Tokyo Disneyland’s 2-month long “Disney’s Halloween” began.
Sept. 15, 2004 – The stage musical “Mary Poppins” (produced by Disney and Cameron Macintosh) opened for previews in England at Bristol Hippodrome. (Regular performances would begin 16-days later.)
Sept. 15, 2005 – The El Capitan’s limited engagement of “Cinderella” kicked off with a special filmmakers’ panel featuring Ilene Woods-Shaughnessy (the original voice of Cinderella), June Foray (the voice of Lucifer the Cat), Lucille Bliss (the voice of stepsister Anastasia), and legendary Disney animator Ollie Johnson.
Sept. 15, 2006 – The first of 18 nights of the “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party began in the Magic Kingdom at WDW. (The dates included Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 2, 5, 6, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31)

09-15-2007, 06:04 AM
Thanks Vince!:thumbsup:

09-15-2007, 08:01 AM
Thanks, Vince!!! :thumbsup:

09-15-2007, 08:30 AM
Wow! That's a lot of history! Thanks!

09-15-2007, 09:32 AM
Thanks Vince. :D

09-15-2007, 09:42 AM
Thanks Vince!:thumbsup:

09-15-2007, 05:09 PM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey:

09-15-2007, 11:14 PM
Cool, thank you:thumbsup:

Maleficent's Dad
09-16-2007, 03:58 PM
Thank you, Vince! :mickey:

09-16-2007, 05:56 PM