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12-28-2009, 06:24 AM
Dec. 28, 1982 – Attendance at WDW reached a high of 123,000.
Dec. 28, 1986 – The Wonderful World of Disney aired the episodes “Tiger Town” and “Star Tours.” “Tiger Town” stars Roy Schneider as an aging all-star for the Detroit Tigers. In “Star Tours” a group of visitors are taken on a bumpy trip through the Star Wars universe.
Dec. 28, 1997 – Disney Channel debuted “The Best of Muppetts Tonight.”
Dec. 28, 2000 – Holiday crowds forced Disneyland to suspend ticket sales for about 5 hours.
Dec. 28, 2003 – Disney’s two-part miniseries “Dreamkeeper” aired on ABC. Part two would air the following day.
Dec. 28, 2003 – The Disney Store at the Haywood Mall in Greenville, S.C. closed.
Dec. 28, 2004 – Veteran actor Jerry Orbach, the voice of Lumiere in “Beauty and the Beast” and Sa’luk in “Aladdin and the King of Thieves,” passed away in N.Y.C. (TV fans will remember him as Detective Lennie Briscoe on the hit Series Law & Order.)
Dec. 28, 2005 – It was announced that Kyle Petty, a 26-year NASCAR veteran and son of racing legend Richard Petty would run in the 2006 Walt Disney World Marathon on Jan.8.
Dec. 28, 2005 – A 35-foot tall artificial Christmas tree caught fire in the lobby of Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel forcing 2300 guests to evacuate the Resort. Fire Department officials determined the cause to be electrical in nature.
Dec. 28, 2006 – Disney announced its studio division generated $3.26 billion in global box office revenue in 2006 and claimed the year’s top two box office and top three DVD domestic releases for the first time. Disney claimed the year’s top-grossing box office releases with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” which has reached $1.06 billion since its May release, and the computer animated “Cars,” which grossed more than $462 million globally.

12-28-2009, 12:00 PM
Thanks Vince!:thumbsup:

12-28-2009, 01:48 PM

12-28-2009, 05:37 PM
Good stuff. Thanks, Vince! :mickey:

12-29-2009, 09:31 AM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey:

12-30-2009, 08:31 PM
Thanks Vince.