Today in Disney History 4/30
Apr. 30, 2002 – “Monsters, Inc.” was among the winners for Top Box Office Films at the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, held in Ca.
Apr. 30, 2003 – The ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards were presented at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, Ca. Among the winners for Top Box Office Films was “Lilo & Stitch.”
Apr. 30, 2004 – ABC-TV aired George Lopez episode, “George Goes to Disneyland.” Viewers kept track of hidden Mickey’s during the 30-minute show for a special “mousehunt” contest.
Apr. 30, 2005 – The 3rd Annual Walt Disney World Inline Marathon Weekend began at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex at WDW. (3-day event)
Apr. 30, 2007 – Legendary comedian Don Rickles appeared at the Dolphin Hotel at WDW. (Rickles is the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story” films and the voice if William in WDW’s “Enchanted Tiki Room” attraction.
Apr. 30, 2007 – Starting on this day, Disneyland Resort tickets could be purchased online and printed from home.
Apr. 30, 2007 – Veteran comedic actor Tom Poston passed away in Los Angeles, Ca at age 85. Best known for his role on the series Newhart, Poston’s Disney credits include “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” and the film “Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.”
Apr. 30, 2008 – The Newport Beach Film Festival held a special event, “An Evening of Disney Rarities” featuring rarely seen Disney animated shorts and experimental films with commentary by Roy E. Disney, Don Hahn and Dave Bossert.
Apr. 30, 2008 – The Jonas Brothers took a spin on “Toy Story Mania!,” the newest attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. (The trio were on property taking part in the “Disney Channel Games,” a made-for-TV, Olympic style event that would be shown on Disney Channel in Summer 2008.
Apr. 30, 2010 – The “McDonald’s” Restaurant will close its DTD location, and will be replaced by an international Latin chicken quick-service restaurant named “Pollo Campero.”
INTERCOT Staff: Mousellaneous and Disney Vacation Club
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