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January 3

January 3, 2015 – Walt Disney Records Releases The Legacy Collection: Fantasia

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: Fantasia celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the film.”

On January 3, 2015, to celebrate the film’s 75th anniversary, Walt Disney Records released the album compilation The Legacy Collection: Fantasia. This was a four-disc collectible edition features the original, remastered score from the animated feature film, conducted by Leopold Stokowski, as well as a digital re-recording by Irwin Kostal. Bonus features include the score for the deleted segment “Clair de Lune,” and readings of “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “Peter and the Wolf” by Sterling Holloway. The physical disc included a booklet with liner notes about the film, as well as lithographs of artwork to promote the release by Disney artist Lorelay Bove. The release of the legacy collection was the fifth release, and the first to kick off 2015.

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December 28

December 28, 2010 – Disneyland Suspends Ticket Sales After Filling to Capacity

“Certainly we want all of our guests to have the best guest experience, so we have measures in place to make sure that we deliver the best time.” – Betty Sanchez, Disneyland Park Spokesperson

On December 28, 2010, two hours after opening, Disneyland suspended ticket sales, as the park was filled to capacity. Although guests were directed to California Adventure, that park was soon filled to capacity as well. According to park officials, it was common for the parks to fill up in the holiday season, especially if the California weather was cooperating.

December 16

December 16, 2017 – The Hyper-Reality Experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Opens in Disney Springs

“The galaxy needs you!”

On December 16, 2017, the “hyper-reality” experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire opened in Disney Springs. A collaboration between Disney, ILMxLAB, and The VOID, this virtual reality experience puts guests in the world of Star Wars; guests go undercover as stormtroopers before the events of the film Rogue One, and must steal the Empire’s secret plans. There are several Star Wars Easter eggs, as well as the opportunity to make the adventure unique through a variety of actions. This experience also opened on January 5, 2018, in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney area.

December 13

December 13, 2010 – The Food Location Mrs. Potts’ Cupboard Closes

On December 13, 2010, the quick-service food location Mrs. Potts’ Cupboard closed. Open since March of 1994 after replacing The Round Table, the location served a variety of ice cream treats and drinks. The structure was revamped whenever major changes came to Fantasyland, with changed including the addition of a clock tower, and a thatched roof. It was replaced by Storybook Treats.

December 12

December 12, 2012 – Disney Officially Opens the Disney Digital Studio

“At Disney Digital Services we’re all about ‘On Time’ delivery. And of course, that extends to the opening of our new Digital Studio Center, which will absolutely open on time at precisely 12:12 PM on December 12, 2012.”

On December 12, 2012, at 12:12 pm, Walt Disney Studios officially opened the new Digital Studio Center. The center is the home for serices that are described as “technical functions that are increasingly part of today’s digital media production, post production and distribution workflows,” such as digital media services, editorial services, projection services, sound services, and title graphics. The center was built to be able to adapt the fast pace of technological change, and features a variety of the best technology and staff to meet any digital need. The celebration of the center’s opening featured a ribbon cutting ceremony with Jeff Miller, Walt Disney Studios Studio Operations President; Jamie Voris, Walt Disney Studios CTO; Michael Jedlicka, Vice President of Technology and Strategy; and Leon Silverman, General Manager, Digital Studio.

December 7

December 7, 2010 – Wonders of the Younger by Plain White T’s is Released Through Hollywood Records

“We may only have tonight, but till the morning sun you’re mine, all mine.”

On December 7, 2010, the sixth studio album by rock band Plain White T’s, Wonders of the Younger, was released through Hollywood Records. The album featured two promotional singles: “Rhythm of Love” and “Boomerang;” the former peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 38. The album itself received mixed reviews and peaked on two charts: Top Rock Albums (number 23) and U.S. Billboard 200 (number 149).

December 6

December 6, 2012 – The Attraction Under the Sea: Voyage of the Little Mermaid Opens in Walt Disney World

“Descend below the waves – without ever getting wet – for a whimsical musical adventure awash with scenes from the animated classic.”

On December 6, 2012, the dark-ride attraction Under the Sea: Voyage of the Little Mermaid opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park as part of the New Fantasyland expansion. Guests board a clamshell and take a journey through the story of The Little Mermaid, complete with music and dancing audio-animatronic figures. The attraction was also given an interactive queue area, where guests need to find objects to help Scuttle. This attraction is similar to The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure in Disney California Adventure park.