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10-16-2007, 05:22 AM
Oct. 16, 1992 – The Disney/Hollywood Pictures film “Consenting Adults” was released.
Oct. 16, 1998 – The Disney/Touchstone Pictures film “Beloved” was released.
Oct. 16, 2001 – Due to a drop in theme park visitors since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, WDW postponed the opening of their new resort, Pop Century. The 1st phase of the resort was scheduled to open in March 2002.
Oct. 16, 2001 – Edward B. “Ted” Crowell, an engineer who became vice president of facilities at WDW during his 34-year career with the company, died of liver failure at the age of 71 in Orlando, Fl. He started as an engineer at Disneyland, in 1958 and was credited with designing the “Q” lines, a compact way to snake visitors into rides and attractions. Crowell also designed the E ticket, used to admit visitors to the hottest rides during the early years when WDW visitors used coupon books to access park attractions.
Oct. 16, 2002 – Jamie-Lynn Sigler debuted as the new star of Disney’s Broadway show “Beauty and the Beast.”
Oct. 16, 2003 – The redesigned Disney exhibit was unveiled at the Burbank Historical Society in California. The display gives an historical account of the evolution of animation, with a major focus on Audio-Animatronics Technology. (Which was introduced at Disneyland in 1963 in the “Enchanted Tiki Room” and “Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln” attractions.)
Oct. 16, 2003 – The Walt Disney Co. recognized 11 honorees as 2003 Disney Legends at a ceremony held at Disney Legends Plaza on the studio lot in Burbank, Ca. The honorees included Al Taliaferro-artist; Edna Disney-wife of company co-founder Roy O. Disney; Neil Beckett-character merchandise; Tutti Camarata-music supervisor; Ilene Woods-voice actress; Lillian Disney-wife of company co-founder Walt Disney; Buzz Price-Imagineer; Orlando Ferrente-Imagineer; Buddy Hackett-actor/comedian; Floyd Gottfredson-artist; and Richard Fleischer-film director.
Oct. 16. 2003 – Leonard Shannon, a 14-year veteran of Disney’s publicity department and helped publicize the “Davy Crockett” films for the Disneyland TV series, died at his home in Goleta, Ca.
Oct. 16, 2004 – The Game of Life Pirates of the Caribbean was released.
Oct. 16, 2004 – The Wonderful World of Disney aired “Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers.”

10-16-2007, 06:29 AM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup:

Maleficent's Dad
10-16-2007, 08:07 AM
Thank you, Vince! :mickey:

10-16-2007, 08:09 AM
Thanks, Vince!!! :thumbsup:

10-16-2007, 08:46 AM

10-16-2007, 09:45 AM
Thanks Vince. :D

10-16-2007, 09:52 AM
Thank you:thumbsup:

10-16-2007, 02:17 PM
Growing pains... makes me know I am older than I feel LOL!! :mickey:

10-16-2007, 04:34 PM
Thanks :thumbsup:

10-16-2007, 06:26 PM
:mickey: Excellent info! :thumbsup:

10-16-2007, 07:30 PM
Thank you, Vince! :thumbsup:

10-16-2007, 07:39 PM

10-16-2007, 09:56 PM
Thanks Vince!:mickey:

10-16-2007, 10:47 PM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey: