March 15, 1999 – The Live Show Disney’s Doug Live Opens at Disney-MGM Studios
“Dear Journal, hey it’s me, Doug.”
On March 15, 1999, the live stage show Disney’s Doug Live opened at Walt Disney World’s Disney-MGM Studios (now Hollywood Studios). It replaced SuperStar Television at the ABC TV Theater, and was based on the Disney cartoon Doug, which Disney acquired in 1996. The live show featured actors portraying the well-known characters, including the titular character, his crush Patti Mayonaise, and his dog Porkchop. The story for the show consisted of Doug winning tickets to see his favorite band, The Beets, and trying to ask Patti to accompany him, although many of his attempts go awry. The show closed on May 12, 2001.