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    Today, Thursday 11th September....

    2001:Following the morning terrorist attacks on The Pentagon, New York City's Trade Center, and in the air over Pennsylvania, the Walt Disney Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California close without incident.

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    Today, Friday 12th August....

    1984:Michael Eisner resigns from Paramount Pictures. He hopes to become CEO of Disney.

    2001:The day after the U.S. is attacked by terrorists, all Disney parks in the U.S. re-open for business. To help insure the safety of all Disney guests, a decision is made to increase the security measures within the parks, effective immediately. The most obvious of these increased measures include the inspection of all packages, parcels, backpacks, etc., being carried by guests prior to entering the parks. The New Year's Eve nightly celebration in Pleasure Island is cancelled.

    2005:After six years of planning and building costs of $1.8 billion, Hong
    Kong Disneyland has its grand opening.

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    Today, Saturday 13th September....

    1929:A special afternoon event takes place at the Fox Dome Theater in Ocean Park, California. Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks, and Carl Stalling (Disney's musical director) give a live presentation on how the Mickey Mouse shorts are created.

    1941:Walt Disney's father Elias passes away in Los Angeles, California at the age of 82.

    2001: Disney World enters what they call "Level 5 Hurricane Preparedness" as tropical storm Gabrielle threatens Florida.

    2007: Disney World's Haunted Mansion reopens after a summer refurbishment ... just in time for the Halloween season

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    Today, Sunday 14th September....

    1964:At the White House, U.S. President Johnson presents Walt Disney with the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civil honor. Recipients of the medal are those who have made outstanding contributions to the security or national interest of the United States or to world peace, or those who have made a significant public or private accomplishment.

    1980:The Mickey Mouse Revue, an audio-animatronic indoor stage show located in Walt Disney World's Fantasyland Theater, closes after nearly 9 years in operation. (It will be dismantled and shipped to Tokyo Disneyland, making it the first major Magic Kingdom attraction to leave the Florida park since its opening

    1991:The Main Street Electrical Parade has its final performance at Disney World. This version will be shipped to France to be used at Disneyland Paris.

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    Today, Monday 15th September......

    1928:A session to record sound for Steamboat Willie takes place in New York. The day is filled with problems as the orchestra finds it difficult to play in synch with the animated film. By the end of this session, Walt has spent $1,000 at the studio ... and has nothing to show for it.

    1996:At Epcot, the Universe of Energy reopens. It now stars comedian/talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

    1997: Downtown Disney's West Side premieres in Florida. The 66-acre West Side features Wolfgang Puck Cafe, House of Blues, Bongos Cuban C Virgin Megastore , plus the expanded AMC Pleasure Island 24 Theatres

    1999:Most of Walt Disney World remains closed due to the public threat of Hurricane Floyd. Only essential employees are asked to report to work and guests who were staying at Disney's campgrounds are given shelter at the convention center at the Contemporary Resort. It is the first time in Disney's 28-year history that it has been forced to close almost all of its parks. When the hurricane's impact is not as great as expected, officials decide to open just Animal Kingdom from noon to 8:00 p.m., for resort guests only. (The rest of Disney World will reopen the following day.)

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    Today, Tuesday 16th September...

    1984 The restaurant el Marrakesh opens in the Morocco pavilion at Epcot

    2006 Disney World’s Cinderellabration gives its final performance

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    Today, Wednesday 17th September....

    1932: Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoon The Whoopee Party is released

    1957:Sterling Holloway (the future voice of Winnie the Pooh) signs his fircontract with the Walt Disney Music Company. The agreement ensures him star status on all recordings (unlike many of his contemporaries who perform uncredited).

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    Today, Thursday 18th September....

    1928:Walt Disney's "Mickey Mouse" trademark application is granted

    1998:Secrets of the Animal Kingdom, a syndicated half-hour television series, first airs. Taped at Disney's Animal Kingdom, it is the first series produced by Walt Disney Attractions Television

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    Today, Friday 19th September...

    1966:Walt Disney gives what will be his last press conference. He speaks about the development of the Mineral King ski resort in southern California. It will feature skiing, an alpine village, skating rink, hotels, dormitories for young people, and restaurants. (Disney's plans will quickly be put to a stop when critics and environmentalists feel the untouched land would be desecrated. Congress will eventually vote to turn Mineral King into a part of Sequoia National Park.)

    2001:In response to recent world events in Washington, DC, New York City, and elsewhere, the Walt Disney World Resort further heightens security measures on property.

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    Today, Saturday 20th September....

    2001:It is reported that Disney's extraterrestrial animated feature,
    Lilo & Stitch, may get a makeover. The ending scenes have a cute little alien sneaking on board a 747 and taking the jumbo jet for a joy ride through the towers of Honolulu. Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001 Disney has asked screenwriters to rewrite the last scenes. They may replace the airplane with a spaceship.

    2003:A "Sneak Peek" at the new Mickey's PhilharMagic takes place for Annual and Premium Annual Passholders at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

    Meanwhile over at Epcot, construction begins on Soarin'.

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