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May 20

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May 20, 2015 – The Legacy Collection: Disneyland is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“To all who come to this happy place, welcome. Disneyland is your land.”

On May 20, 2015, the eighth entry in the Legacy Collection series, entitled The Legacy Collection: Disneyland, was released exclusively at Disneyland Resort to celebrate the park’s 60th anniversary. The release featured three discs on music and audio featured at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure attractions, ranging from the likes of “Let’s Dance at Disneyland” to “Fantasmic!” The album also features a 24-page booklet with liner notes that provide the historical background about some of the park’s most beloved attractions. The album was generally released on August 21, 2015.

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May 15

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May 15, 2016 – The Pastry Shop Amorette’s Patisserie Opens in Disney Springs

“Saunter over to this artsy yet sophisticated pastry shop and set your eyes on an exquisite gallery of goodies…”

On May 15, 2016, the high-end pastry shop Amorette’s Patisserie opened in town center section of Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs area. Not only can guests purchase a variety of gourmet sweet treats, ranging from New York cheesecake to an avant-garde (a chocolate chiffon cake and chocolate crumble), but a range of crêpes and champagne. Guests can also learn from the expert pâtissiers how to decorate a Mickey Mouse character cake.

May 14

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May 14, 2016 – Disney Dollars Cease Being Sold in Disney Parks

“Disney Dollars may be spent or collected and saved as souvenirs and are redeemable at any time before or after any period of inactivity.”

On May 14, 2016, the use of Disney Dollars ends in all Disney parks. First offered on May 5, 1987, the Disney-based currency were able to be purchased and used at a variety of park locations, including ticketing locations, food stations, and merchandise areas; the use was then expanded to use in Disney Stores. Guests could buy the currency with credit cards and cashier’s checks. The bills were offered in three denominations: $1 (featuring Mickey Mouse), $5 (featuring Goofy), and $10 (featuring Minnie); the Minnie Mouse $10 began to be offered in late 1989, while $1 and $5 were redesigned earlier that year. Although Disney Dollars are no longer being sold, they are still accepted at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and select Disney Stores.

May 12

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May 12, 2018 – The Shop DisneyStyle Opens in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs

“Step up your fashion game with a stop at this West Side boutique.”

On May 12, 2018, the merchandise story DisneyStyle opened in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs shopping area. The shop sells fashion merchandise with a Disney spin, including the popular spirit jerseys, patches of beloved Disney characters, and fashion-forward Minnie Mouse ears. The pieces available range from honoring Disney characters to popular park attractions.

May 11

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May 11, 2017 – The Nighttime Fireworks Show Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams Ends

“Wishes, dream a dream; Wishes, set it free…”

On May 11, 2017, the nighttime fireworks show Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams ended its run at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. It was narrated by Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio. Replacing the Fantasy in the Sky in 2003, the show became popular with guests, with a variation of the show opening in Disneyland Paris on July 16, 2005. Special variations of the show were created to celebrate specific holidays, including Happy HalloWishes: A Grim Grinning Ghost Spooktacular in the Sky; Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season; and Fantasy in the Sky: New Year’s Eve Countdown. The show was replaced by the Happily Ever After nighttime spectacular, which focused heavily on projection mapping on Cinderella Castle.

May 10

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May 10, 2010 – The Attraction MicroAdventure! Closes in Tokyo Disneyland

On May 10, 2010, the 3-D film attraction MicroAdventure!, a revised version of the Honey, I Shrunk the Audience attraction from Epcot, officially closed. Having been open since April 15, 1997, the Japanese attraction featured new sequences that would appeal to Japanese audiences. The attraction had been sponsored by the Japan Credit Bureau, and was replaced by the Captain EO Tribute.

May 4

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May 4, 2018 – Remastered Star Wars Soundtracks are Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Since the release of the first Star Wars movie 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and iconic musical scores composed by John Williams.”

On May 4, 2018, to honor the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars series of films, Walt Disney Records released remastered version of the soundtracks for the first six films. The score, composed by John Williams, has been awarded several Academy Award nominations, and won in 1977 for Best Original Score. Alongside the remastered score, the CDs released include new artwork and a mini-poster for collectors.