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November 14

November 14, 2000 – The Disney Club Membership Program Launches

“Get special savings and exclusive offers when you join The Disney Club.”

On November 14, 2000, the Disney Club membership program officially launched. This club gave guests discounts on theme park tickets, merchandise, guided tours, and food and drink. This membership club replaced the long-running Magic Kingdom Club, which had been in operation since 1958. This incarnation of the club only lasted until December 31, 2003, when it was replaced by the Disney Visa Card.

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November 12

November 12, 2006 – Disney Vault 28 has Grand Opening

“Picture a red-carpet grand opening of Orange County’s hippest new upscale boutique that offers funky, fashionable merchandise uniquely targeted to the fashion-savvy shopper who follows the current trends.”

On November 12, 2006, the boutique Disney Vault 28 had its red carpet grand opening in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District, although it had already been open since October 11. Several celebrities and designers were on hand for the celebration, including Nicole Richie, Josh Henderson, and Tim Salmon of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The store sold a variety of designer-brand clothing and accessories, many in collaboration with Disney; designers included Dooney & Bourke, Tarina Tarantino, and HARVEYS for Disney Couture. The store was officially closed on September 24, 2017.

November 9

November 9, 2001 – The Holiday Nighttime Show LuminAria Begins in Disney California Adventure

“Come on in and be a star in our holiday show.”

On November 9, 2001, the holiday-themed nighttime show LuminAria kicked off its run in Disney California Adventure. This was the first holiday celebration for the park. Guests could contribute to the show by drawing images of what the holiday means to them and providing them to a special reception area; these images were then broadcast on screens that were sent out on the water on giant gift boxes. The show also featured low level pyrotechnics accompanied by a variety of holiday music, such as “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” This was the only season for LuminAria, as it was never brought back to the park.

November 4

November 4, 2002 – The ABC Soap Opera Bistro Closes in Disney California Adventure

“Cast your favorite entrée to appear with a bistro salad.”

On November 4, 2002, the restaurant ABC Soap Opera Bistro, located in Disney California Adventure’s Hollywood Pictures Backlot, closed. Open for only almost two years, the table-service restaurant was themed after ABC’s collection of soap operas, including General Hospital and All My Children. Guests could not only dine in themed areas of the restaurant, but also buy themed merchandise, including costumes worn by the cast members of the represented soap operas. The restaurant struggled to stay afloat; after it closed, the former restaurant became home for the live-action show “Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage.”

November 3

November 3, 1998 – The Skyway to Tomorrowland Attraction Closes in Tokyo Disneyland

“See Tokyo Disneyland from the air”

On November 3, 1998, the Tokyo Disneyland attraction Skyway to Tomorrowland closed. Opening on April 15, 1983, it was the third version of the attraction, based on the original Disneyland attraction that opened in 1956. It was considered a Fantasyland attraction, taking guests by a gondola on a cable from Fantasyland over to Tomorrowland. While it was the third version of the attraction to open, it was the second to close, with the version in Walt Disney World closing the following year.

November 2

November 2, 1992 – The Disneyland Attraction Mission to Mars Closes

“Welcome to Mission Control, space travelers.”

On November 2, 1992, after almost twenty years of operation, Disneyland’s Tomorrowland attraction Mission to Mars closed. The attraction was a revamped version of the original Flight to the Moon; a revision had been required since the United States landed on the moon in 1969. Clips from the 1957 Disney anthology episode “Mars and Beyond” were also used in the attraction, giving guests an idea of what they could expect once man could reach Mars. The attraction was not replaced for a lengthy period of time, but simply shuttered; in 1998, part of the building was used as part of Redd Rocket’s Pizza Port restaurant.

October 25

October 25, 1985 – Mickey’s Character Shop Opens in Walt Disney World’s Disney Village Marketplace

On October 25, 1985, the merchandise store Mickey’s Character Shop opened in the Disney Village Marketplace, Walt Disney World’s precursor to Downtown Disney. At the time, it was the largest Disney merchandise store in the park, and was originally founded as the only place that was devoted to Disney merchandise in the whole of the Village Marketplace. The store was also known for its large mechanical airship, which featured several Disney characters including Mickey, Donald, and Figment. Once World of Disney’s construction was completed, Mickey’s Character Shop was closed on October 2, 1996.