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July 14

July 14, 2012 – The Restaurant Lucky Nugget Saloon Opens in Hong Kong Disneyland

“If your stomach is growling like a grizzly bear, grab some Wild West flavor with a hearty meal or a quick snack.”

On July 14, 2012, the quick service restaurant Lucky Nugget Saloon opened in the Grizzly Gulch area of Hong Kong Disneyland. The restaurant serves such meals as fish and chips, chicken nuggets, and Disney character pasta salad.

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July 10

July 10, 2015 – The Legacy Collection: Toy Story is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“And as the years go by our friendship will never die, you’re gonna see it’s our destiny, you’ve got a friend in me.”

On July 10, 2015, the tenth entry in Walt Disney Records’ Legacy Collection, featuring the music from the Pixar animated feature Toy Story, was released. This two-disc album was released to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary; the first disc featured the entire score and songs from the film, while the second disc featured demos, instrumental versions of the songs, and a special thank you to the orchestra. The release also features special art honoring the film, as well as liner notes explaining the score and songs.

July 3

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July 3, 2013 – The Disney Magic Returns to Venice, Italy

“…the Mediterranean continues to be an extremely popular destination with incredible history, culture and beauty of these ports-of-call.” – Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz

On July 3, 2013, the original Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Magic, returned to Venice, Italy, for the first time in 15 years. Half of the ship was built in Marghera, Italy, located just outside of Venice. The occasion of its return was met with a first-call ceremony, a special call that signifies the relationship between a ship and its destination port.

July 2

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July 2, 2010 – The Film Captain EO Returns to Epcot

“We are here to change the world.”

On July 2, 2010, in remembrance of pop star Michael Jackson, the 3D musical film Captain EO returned to Epcot for a limited engagement, running until December 6, 2015. This was the film’s first return to Epcot after closing on July 6, 1994. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, written by Rusty Lemorande, and executively produced by George Lucas. It starred Michael Jackson as Captain EO, Anjelica Huston as the Supreme Leader, and Dick Shawn as Commander Bog.

July 1

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July 1, 2010 – Disney Announces the Acquisition of Tapulous, Inc.

“It definitely is a strategic move and it highlights the importance we put on mobile.” – President of Disney Interactive Group, Steve Wadsworth

On July 1, 2010, Disney announced that they had purchased the mobile game company Tapulous, Inc., creator of the popular Tap Tap Revenge. This decision was made so that Disney could move into the platform for mobile games, particularly in the Silicon Valley area; it was announced that the new subsidiary would remain in Palo Alto. This is the first sort of deal of its kind for the Walt Disney Company, and began Disney’s expansion into other mobile games.

June 30

June 30, 2017 – The Disneynature Film Ghost of the Mountains is Released to Theaters

“Journey with Disneynature to the mountains of China.”

On June 30, 2017, the eleventh entry under the Disneynature documentary label, Ghost of the Mountains, was released to theaters in a limited engagement. Narrated by Antoine Fuqua and directed by Ben Wallis, the documentary takes viewers to mountains in China (specifically the area of Kham) as the filmmakers look for the elusive snow leopards. The film is notable for being the first to show snow leopard cubs, and is considered the best source for footage of the snow leopard in general. The documentary has since been featured on Netflix, and was a finalist at the Jackson Hole Film Festival in 2017.

June 29

June 29, 2018 – The Beverly Sunset Boutique Opens in Hollywood Studios

“Shop from a show-stopping selection of Pixar merchandise and pre-packaged, tasty treats inside this whimsical ‘theater.’”

On June 29, 2018, the Beverly Sunset Boutique merchandise store opened in the Beverly Sunset Theater within Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios park. Replacing the confectionery Sweet Spells, the shop sells Pixar-related merchandise, with its opening coinciding with the opening of Toy Story Land. Guests can also purchase a variety of packaged sweets.