Today in Disney History 4/13
Apr. 13, 1996 – The attraction “Goofy’s Bounce House” opened at Tokyo Disneyland.
Apr. 13, 1999 – The “Outreach Shop” opened in Communicore East in Epcot at WDW.
Apr. 13, 2001 – The Disney Channel Original Movie “Hounded” aired for the first time.
Apr. 13, 2002 – Lucky WDW fans got an opportunity to see Chester & Hester’s Dino-Rama! The newest area of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The guest’s had access to the parks newest attractions, TriceraTop Spin, Primeval Whirl, and Tarzan Rocks, as well as a private dinner in Dinoland U.S.A. the special 3 hour event cost $125 per person.
Apr. 13, 2002 – Soap opera fans got to meet their favorite stars from “One Live to Live” at Disney’s California Adventure.
Apr. 13, 2002 – The Disney Channel Original Movie “Tru Confessions” aired for the first time.
Apr. 13, 2004 – A tribute concert for composer Henry Mancini was held at the new Walt Disney Concert Hall. Hosting the celebration were Julie Andrews (of Disney’s Mary Poppins) and Senator John Glenn. (The late Henry Mancini wrote the music for Disney’s 1986 animated feature “The Great Mouse Detective.”)
Apr. 13, 2004 – Animator Floyd Norman discussed his life in the animation industry through satirical sketches created during his illustrious career at Walt Disney Studio (as well as Hanna-Barbara, Pixar and Cartoon Network) at the Glendale Public Library in California. He also promoted his new book Son of Faster Cheaper, a humorous look at the cartoon business.
Apr. 13, 2007 – The Disney Honors National Concert Band & Orchestra and Choral Invitational begin for a 4-day event at WDW.
Apr. 13, 2011 – Stars of Disney’s newest feature film “Prom,” was released at Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco, Ca.
INTERCOT Staff: Mousellaneous and Disney Vacation Club
DVC Member 10/11/04