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    Today, 6th February....

    1859: Elias Disney (the future father of Walt Disney) is born to Kepple Disney II and Mary Richardson in Bluevale, Ontario, Canada. While still in his teens, Elias will move with his family to the United States and eventually settle in Ellis, Kansas. As an adult, he will find employment as a construction worker for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago - a likely source of inspiration for his son Walt many years later! As a a general contractor, he will open his first contracting office in 1895. Elias will be later honored with a Main Street window on Disney World's Magic Kingdom that reads:
    Elias Disney
    Contractor
    Est. 1895


    1986:
    Walt Disney Productions officially changes its name to The Walt Disney Company.

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    Today, 7th February....

    1938: Composer-conductor Oliver Wallace begins work at the Walt Disney Studio. (The Academy Award winner will write, conduct and perform music - for such classics as Dumbo, Ichabod and Mister Toad, and Lady and the Tramp - until his death in 1963.)

    1940: Disney's animated feature film, Pinocchio (based on the 19th century book by Carlo Collodi) premieres at the Central Theatre in New York City. It has cost a staggering $2.6 million to make. (This film is felt by many film historians to be the most technically perfect of all the Disney animated features.)

    2008: Walt Disney Parks & Resorts announces the creation of an "American Idol" attraction that will bring the television and pop culture phenomenon to life at Disney World's Hollywood Studios theme park.

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    Today, 8th February....

    1953: Walt Disney appears as a guest on a one-hour special tribute of Ed Sullivan's hit TV show The Toast of the Town. Sullivan narrates "The Life Story of Walt Disney" with a little help from Donald Duck, as the company celebrates Mickey Mouse’s 25th birthday and the release of Peter Pan. Other guests include animators Ward Kimball and Frank Thomas, Pinto Colvig (the voice of Goofy) and even Walt's secretary Beverly Jordan.

    2001: Disney's second Anaheim park (and 8th theme park in the world), California Adventure officially opens along with its new Grand Californian hotel. California Adventure is the centerpiece of a $1.4-billion expansion of what will now be called the Disneyland Resort. The new park, which has its own distinct identity separate from the 45-year-old Magic Kingdom's, is divided into 3 main theme areas: Paradise Pier (a nostalgic California beachfront amusement section), Hollywood Pictures Backlot (a district inspired by Hollywood Boulevard and the movies), and the Golden State (a more sprawling area devoted to the people, natural beauty and industries of California).
    The Grand Californian, a Craftsman-style hotel, resembling a luxury lodge at a Western national park, has 751 rooms. The hotel sits at the edge of the new park and shares its theme celebrating the Golden State.
    Michael Eisner's dedication on this day includes these words:
    "To all who believe in the power of dreams … Welcome! Disney’s California Adventure opens its golden gates to you. Here we pay tribute to the dreamers of the past … the native people, explorers, immigrants, aviators, entrepreneurs and entertainers who built the Golden State. And we salute a new generation of dreamers who are creating the wonders of tomorrow … from the silver screen to the computer screen … from the fertile farmlands to the far reaches of space. Disney’s California Adventure celebrates the richness and the diversity of California … its land, its people its spirit and above all, the dreams that it continues to inspire."

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    Today, 9th February....

    1986: Magic Journeys, a 3D film shown in Epcot's Journey Into Imagination Pavilion, closes. It will reopen at the Magic Kingdom in December 1987.

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    Today, February 10th....

    1935: Donald Duck makes his first appearance in the Mickey Mouse Sunday edition comic strip (by Ted Osbourne and Floyd Gottfredson).

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    Today, 11th February....

    1938:Disney's Donald Duck cartoon Self Control is released. Clarence Nash provides the voice for Donald.

    1969:It is announced in Miami, Florida that a 3-year project agreement has been signed between Allen Contracting Co., as general contractor, and the presidents of the 17 individual international unions, which will be involved in constructing the first phase of Walt Disney World. The contract assures continuity of contruction by making strikes and other work stoppages unnecessary.

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    Today, 12th February....

    1988: Siegfried and Roy appear on the TV special Disney's Magic in the Magic Kingdom. The illusionists make Sleeping Beauty Castle disappear!

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    Today, 13th February....

    1993: Lumiere's Kitchen restaurant opens in Fantasyland at Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

    1996: Epcot's Test Track Preview Center opens.

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    Today, February 14th....

    1919: Alan Alexander Milne (future creator of Winnie-the-Pooh) is discharged from the Brtish Army. He has served as a signals officer during the world war.

    Also discharged, but from the U.S. Navy, on this day is Roy O. Disney, one of Walt's brothers. (He will return to Kansas City and resume his job at the First National Bank.)

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    Today, 15th February....

    1899:Lillian Marie Bounds (the wife of Walt Disney for 41 years) is born in Spalding, Idaho.

    1950: Disney's animated feature film Cinderella is released.
    Ilene Woods supplies the voice for Cinderella and Eleanor Audley (the future voice of Madame Leota for the Haunted Mansion attractions) is the voice of Lady Tremaine. Mike Douglas (future talk show host) is the un-credited singing voice of Prince Charming. (It will be one of the top grossing films of 1950 and be nominated for 3 Academy Awards.)

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