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September 8

September 8, 2014 – The Revamped Tokyo Disneyland Attraction Jungle Cruise: Wildlife Expeditions Opens

ゆかいな船長と一緒に、野生の動物たちが住む神秘的なジャングルを探険!

On September 8, 2014, the newly revamped Jungle Cruise attraction, renamed Jungle Cruise: Wildlife Expeditions opened in Tokyo Disneyland. Originally opening in the park on April 15, 1983, the attraction underwent a variety of changes, including new lighting and special effects, as well as original music to accompany the ride. Guests can also take a nighttime cruise with a “thrilling atmosphere” and special nighttime elements.

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.

August 27

August 27, 2010 – Tokyo Disneyland Welcomes 500,000,000th Guest

On August 27, 2010, Tokyo Disneyland welcomed its 500,000,000th guest, Megumi Soma. The park opened on April 15, 1983, and hit its first guest milestone – the 250,000,000th guest – on July 14th, 2000. Soma was given a special plaque along with a photo opportunity with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

August 26

August 26, 2014 – The Legacy Collection: Mary Poppins is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Feed the birds, that’s what she cries, while overhead her birds fill the skies.”

On August 26, 2014, the second entry in Walt Disney Records’ Legacy Collection, featuring the music from the Disney live-action feature film Mary Poppins, was released. This release was done to coincide with the film’s 50th anniversary, and featured three discs: disc one features the full soundtrack from the film, disc two is a combination of demos by the Sherman Brothers and “Lost Chords,” and disc three features recordings of story meetings and reminiscing on the making of the film. The release also comes with a 20-page booklet with liner notes. The release also features artwork by visual development artist Lorelay Bove.

August 20

August 20, 2015 – The ABC Series Astronaut Wives Club Ends

“Behind these heroes are the housewives making their own headlines.”

On August 20, 2015, the limited series The Astronaut Wives Club aired its last episode. The ten-episode mini-series was based on the book of the same name by Lily Koppel, centering on the wives of the Mercury Seven, a group of astronauts that flew spacecraft for Project Mercury. When NASA named the men who were part of the Mercury Seven, their wives were thrust into the public spotlight, and the group of women banded together to get through the good and bad times. The series starred JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Betty Grissom, Yvonne Strahovski as Rene Carpenter, Dominique McElligot as Louise Shepard, Odette Annable as Trudy Cooper, Erin Cummings as Marge Slayton, Azure Parsons as Annie Glenn, and Zoe Boyle as Jo Schirra. The final episode touches on the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon.

August 19

August 19, 2014 – The Marketplace Boat Dock and Saratoga Bridge Open in Downtown Disney

“A beautiful day to debut a new bridge and boat dock at Downtown Disney.”

On August 19, 2014, the Marketplace Boat Dock and Saratoga Bridge opened in Downtown Disney’s Marketplace area. Part of the expansion project of the area, the bridge offered a connection between Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and the shopping area, while the boat dock provided guests ease of access to the West Side and Pleasure Island. The ceremony for the opening was held early that morning, with Keith Bradford, Vice President of Downtown Disney, on hand for the ceremonies.

August 13

August 13, 2017 – The Attraction Ellen’s Energy Adventure Closes

“Let me get this straight: you brought me back billions of years so you could show me…nothing?”

On August 13, 2017, the Epcot attraction Ellen’s Energy Adventure officially closed. Opening on September 15, 1996, the attraction was located in the Universe of Energy and featured a mix of a film and audio-animatronics, hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres. Originally replacing the Universe of Energy attraction, this updated attraction also featured Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” Jamie Lee Curtis, Alex Trebek, and Johnny Gilbert, teaching guests about how energy is produced, the current sources of energy, and the search for new, renewable sources of energy. Guests sit in a special seating area and watch a series of films, as well as an audio-animatronic diorama featuring a primeval world; the seating sections split apart at this point to move through the diorama before reassembling for the final two films. The attraction was closed to make way for a new Guardians of the Galaxy-themed roller coaster attraction.

August 7

August 7, 2015 – The Legacy Collection: Pocahontas is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?”

On August 7, 2015, the eleventh entry in Walt Disney Records’ Legacy Collection, featuring the music from the Disney animated feature film Pocahontas, was released. This release was done to coincide with the film’s 20th anniversary, and featured two discs: disc one featured the official score and songs from the film; disc two featured demos, songs cut from the film, and the pop versions of “If I Never Knew You” and “Colors of the Wind.” As with the other Legacy Collection releases, the album comes with special art and liner notes about the film and its soundtrack.

August 6

August 6, 2013 – The Soundtrack to the Animated Feature Planes is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“If a postal truck can plow the snow, then a crop duster can race.”

On August 6, 2013, the soundtrack for the Disney animated feature Planes was released through Walt Disney Records. The soundtrack featured a score by Mark Mancina, as well as five songs: “Nothing Can Stop Me Now” by Mark Holman, “You Don’t Stop – NYC” by Chris Classic and Alana D,  “Fly” by Jon Stevens, “Love Machine” by Carlos Alazraqui and Antonio Sol, and “Ein Crop Duster Can Race” by Dave Wittenberg.

August 4

August 4, 2017 – The Legacy Collection: Robin Hood is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Reminiscing this and that and having such a good time, oo-de-lally oo-de-lally golly what a day.”

On August 4, 2017, the 13th entry in Walt Disney Records’ Legacy Collection, featuring the music from the Disney animated feature film Robin Hood, was released. This was the first time that the full score of the film was released on an album, and also includes five demos and the tracks from the 1974 album Let’s Hear it for Robin Hood. The first disc features the entire score and songs from the film, totaling 28 tracks. As with the other Legacy Collection releases, the album comes with special art and liner notes about the film and its soundtrack.