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September 6

September 6, 2004 – The Attraction Le Visionarium Closes in Disneyland Paris

On September 6, 2004, the Circle-Vision attraction Le Visionarium closed in Disneyland Paris. Opening on April 12, 1992 in Discoveryland, the attraction combined the film From Time to Time with the Audio-Animatronics of 9-Eye and the Timekeeper; this was the first attraction in a Disney park to combine the two.

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September 5

September 5, 2000 – The Disneyland Attraction Rocket Rods Closes

On September 5, 2000, the high-speed Tomorrowland attraction Rocket Rods closed in Disneyland. Opening on May 22, 1998, it was built to replace the PeopleMover attraction, and at the time was the fastest attraction in Disneyland. Unfortunately, the attraction closed often due to malfunctions, which led to its inevitable closing.

September 4

September 4, 2001 – The Restaurant Yucatan Base Camp Grill Opens in Tokyo DisneySea

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On September 4, 2001, the counter-service restaurant Yucatan Base Camp Grill opened in Tokyo DisneySea’s Lost River Delta area. The restaurant features oven roasted chicken, oven roasted spicy salmon, and vegetable and bacon cream soup. The restaurant also features seasonal offerings for specific holidays and events.

September 3

September 3, 2018 – Pixar Fest Ends in Disneyland

“Celebrating friendship and beyond!”

On September 3, 2018, the biggest Pixar celebration to come to Disney parks, called Pixar Fest, ended its run. Beginning on April 13, 2018, the celebration featured tributes to the beloved Pixar films, such as the nighttime show Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular, the new Pixar Play Parade, and a limited-engagement return of the popular Paint the Night Parade. Pixar short films were also on rotation at the Sunset Showcase Theater in Disney California Adventure, while guests could also enjoy the musical stylings of The Pixarmonic Orchestra in the Paradise Gardens area. Guests were also treated to special merchandise and food offerings during the event.

September 2

September 2, 2004 – The Art Exhibit “Echoes of Africa” Opens in Epcot’s American Heritage Gallery

On September 2, 2004, the new art exhibit “Echoes of Africa” opened in the new art gallery in the American Adventure pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. Featuring important pieces from the Disney-Tishman African Art collection, this collection has been studied extensively and brought about some anthropological breakthroughs. Dr. Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins served as the guest curator for the collection, having curated several important exhibitions for the American Federation of the Arts in New York and the California African-American Museum in Los Angeles. The collection originally belonged to Paul and Ruth Tishman, with Disney acquiring the collection in 1984.

September 1

September 1, 1956 – The American Home Publishes Article About Disneyland

“Yes, the magic kingdom of Disneyland abounds in genuine antiques!”

On September 1, 1956, the home living magazine The American Home published a two page spread titled “Rare Antiques in Disneyland.” Featuring the antiques scattered around the park, it also provides pictures ranging from Main Street to Tomorrowland. This provides a look at how every detail in the park was carefully crafted, from the mason jars in Main Street’s Upjohn Pharmacy to the windows in the Red Wagon Inn.

August 31

August 31, 1964 – The Dapper Dans Sing at Anaheim Stadium Groundbreaking

“Let me root, root, root for the home team, if they don’t win it’s a shame.”

On August 31, 1964, the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Anaheim Stadium was held, with the Disneyland Dapper Dans singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” in front of 4,000 guests and visiting dignitaries in an event known as the “Biggest Moment in Orange County Sports History.” The $24 million stadium is located just a few miles from Disneyland, and would be home for the eventually Disney-owned team the Anaheim Angels. The stadium was completed in 1966.

August 30

August 30, 2007 – The Honda ASIMO Robot Appears in Disneyland

“With the ability to run nearly 4 miles per hour, the all-new ASIMO humanoid robot is advancing closer to in-home applications.”

On August 30, 2007, the Honda humanoid robot ASIMO premiered in its own stage show at Disneyland. ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, has been given several upgrades for this stage show, including the ability to run and increased artificial intelligence to help interact better with guests. This 15-minute stage show was held at the Honda ASIMO Theatre inside the Innoventions attraction. It was the only permanent installation of ASIMO in North America.

August 29

August 29, 2008 – Olympian Michael Phelps Celebrates in Walt Disney World

“To top it all off with a parade at Disney World is just incredible.”

On August 29, 2008, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps celebrated his triumphant return from the Beijing Olympics by being featured in the “America’s Homecoming Parade” through Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Traveling in a red Corvette amongst red, white, and blue confetti, Phelps was joined by Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

August 28

August 28, 1966 – The 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Exhibit Closes in Disneyland

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On August 28, 1966, the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Exhibit closed in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland area. Originally opening on August 3, 1955, the attraction came about by accident: as the opening day for Disneyland drew near, Walt Disney realized that he’d fallen behind schedule on Tomorrowland. The film on which the exhibit was based had been immensely popular with audiences, so it was decided that the sets from the film would be used for a walkthrough attraction. Meant to be a temporary attraction, it proved to be so popular that it lasted for 11 years. It would resurface again in 1989, when the sets were brought out at the Disney-MGM Studios in Florida; the attraction proved once again to be popular, and inspired the build for the Disneyland Paris attraction Les Mystères du Nautilus, opening in 1994.