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07-02-2009, 05:24 AM
July 2, 1997 – The newly expanded (from 10 screens to 24 screens) “AMC Theaters Pleasure Island 24” had its grand opening. All the proceeds on this day would go for “Give Kids the World.”
July 2, 1999 – Actor and Disney legend Dick Van Dyke played the Deagan Organ Chimes with the Dapper Dans during a Special barbershop performance at the Carnation Plaza Garden Stage in Disneyland. The performance was part of a ceremony naming Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A. an Honorary Chapter of the Barbershop Society, with all the Dapper Dans, past and present, as founding members.
July 2, 1999 – The Disney film “Summer of Sam,” and directed by Spike Lee, was released.
July 2, 1999 – The “Tarzan Rocks” show began in the Theater of the Wild in Dinoland in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at WDW.
July 2, 2001 – The 38th Annual Cast Member Canoe Races were held at Disneyland. For the first time in history, the races (held on the Rivers of America) benefited a charity organization, Wonderful Outdoor World, which exposes inner city children to the great outdoors.
July 2, 2004 – A new Pin Trading Station, “Frontierland Trading Post,” opened in the Magic Kingdom.
July 2, 2004 – Disney’s documentary film “America’s Heart and Soul” (by filmmaker Louis Schwartzberg) was released.
July 2, 2004 – The Disney Channel aired the 6th episode “Raging Bull” from the “Phil of the Future” series.
July 2, 2005 – Hollywood Bowl Celebrates 50 Years of Disneyland was performed for the first of 3 nights at the Famous California Venue by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
July 2, 2005 – Disney announced that they have given 20,000 free tickets to poor families and the disabled to visit Hong Kong Disneyland on the last 2 days of August. (Before the new park officially opens to the public Sept. 12, 2005)

07-02-2009, 03:07 PM
Thanks Vince!:mickey:

07-02-2009, 05:10 PM

07-04-2009, 11:48 AM
Thanks Vince.

07-05-2009, 11:06 AM

07-05-2009, 12:54 PM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey: