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June 9

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June 9, 2007 – Crush’s Coaster Attraction Opens in Disneyland Paris

“Spin, dive and fight against the current as you get swept up in a whirlpool of adventure.”

On June 9, 2007, the attraction Crush’s Coaster opened in the Toon Studio area of Disneyland Paris. Based on the Pixar film Finding Nemo, guests board a turtle shell before diving into the ocean and reliving the best parts of the film, including the journey through the East Australian Current. Guests also have the opportunity to play a game on their phones while waiting in the queue, where they must catch starfish and avoid obstacles.

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June 8

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June 8, 1962 – McDonnell Douglas Begins Rocket to the Moon Attraction Sponsorship

On June 8, 1962, the aerospace manufacturer and defense contractor McDonnell Douglas took over the sponsorship of Disneyland’s Tomorrowland attraction Rocket to the Moon. McDonnell Douglas succeeded TWA, who ended their sponsorship in 1961. The sponsorship was a big deal for the company, as it had just been formed in 1967, after a merger between McDonnell Aircraft and Douglas Aircraft Company. This sponsorship ended in 1966, when the attraction would then become Flight to the Moon. McDonnell Douglas sponsored the succeeding attraction until January 5, 1975.

June 7

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June 7, 1975 – The Mission to Mars Attraction Opens in Walt Disney World

“Our Mission to Mars takes place sometime in the future, when a sightseeing trip to the red planet is an everyday adventure.”

On June 7, 1975, the Mission to Mars attraction opened in Walt Disney World. Similar to the original attraction that opened in Disneyland on March 21, 1975, the Walt Disney World attraction gave guests an idea of how it would be if humans could travel to Mars. Both park versions were updated from the original Flight to the Moon attraction, which had become outdated after man had made it to the moon in 1969. The Walt Disney World attraction closed on October 4, 1993.

June 6

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June 6, 1993 – Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin Attraction Opens in Disneyland Paris

On June 6, 1993, the attraction Les Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin opened in Disneyland Paris’ Fantasyland. The attraction was a Ferris wheel that was inspired by the windmill from the Disney short film The Old Mill. The attraction was closed a few years later due to low interest among guests, but the structure still remains in the park.

June 1

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June 1, 1993 -The Photo Shop Splashdown Photos Opens in Walt Disney World

“Take home a photo memory of your ride on Splash Mountain or pick up a rugged western-themed souvenir.”

On June 1, 1993, the photo shop Splashdown Photos opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Located at the end of the Splash Mountain attraction, it gave guests the opportunity to capture the moment that they went down the flume of the popular attraction. The area has expanded a bit to sell attraction-themed and general Frontierland merchandise. This shop is similar to the Professor Barnaby Owl’s Photographic Art Studio that opened in Disneyland on January 31, 1992.

May 22

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May 22, 1998 – The Astro Orbitor Opens in Disneyland

“As the newest star pilot to join the fleet, the time has come for you to take to the sky.”

On May 22, 1998, the Astro Orbitor attraction opened in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland area. It was based on Orbitoron from Disneyland Paris, rather than the Astro Orbiter attraction at Walt Disney World. The attraction has guests loaded into a three-person spaceship where they can soar above Tomorrowland, adjusting the height of their rocket as they spin around.

May 20

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May 20, 1973 – The Plaza Swan Boats Attraction Opens

“Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the Magic Kingdom’s inland waterways.”

On May 20, 1973, the Plaza Swan Boats attraction opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. The attraction, a free-floating swan boat, sailed around Cinderella Castle in a specially built moat, and provided guests an opportunity to leisurely view the Magic Kingdom. The attraction was used during peak periods of attendance until August 1983, when they were shut down permanently. The boats have since been auctioned off to collectors.