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March 18

March 18, 1968 – The Partners Federal Credit Union Starts in Disneyland

“Imagine what we can do together.”

On March 18, 1968, the Partners Federal Credit Union started in Disneyland. The Walt Disney Company has a long history with creating credit unions for its employees, with the first one, the Walt Disney Employees Federal Credit Union, opening in 1945. This Disneyland federal credit union has run under several different names, including Disneyland Recreation Club (DRC) Federal Credit Union, as well as Disneyland Employees Federal Credit Union. Partners was officially founded through a merger of Disney’s other credit union, the Vista Federal Credit Union.


March 15

March 15, 1991 – The Rescue Rangers Raceway Opens in Disneyland

On March 15, 1991, the Rescue Rangers Raceway opened in Disneyland. As part of a promotion for the Disney Afternoon programming block, the attraction Fantasyland Autopia was redesigned to feature the characters from the hit show Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers in the form of cutouts and, sometimes, characters to meet-and-greet near the show if crowds were low. The attraction returned to its original Autopia form on November 10, 1991.

March 12

March 12, 2013 – The Fantasy Faire Area Opens in Disneyland

“Visit the Disney Princesses at Royal Hall, attend live shows, shop, snack and revel in pure fairytale enchantment!”

On March 12, 2013, the Fantasy Faire village area opened in Disneyland, replacing the former Carnation Plaza Gardens. The area features a new character meet and greet where guests can meet the Disney Princesses, along with a special theater that shows dramatic retellings of the stories Beauty and the Beast and Tangled. Guests can also get special pastry snacks from Maurice’s Treats, an old-style snack wagon, and buy princess-themed souvenirs from the store Fairy Tale Treasures.

March 11

March 11, 2010 – The First Disney Premier Passports are Offered

“It’s called ‘Disney Premier Passport’ and it’ll feature the same benefits you get with the ‘premium’ annual passes for Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts…”

On March 11, 2010, the Disney Premier Passports were officially offered for guests. These special annual passes give guests the annual pass perks for all American Disney parks. Guests area able to not only get unlimited admission to the six Florida parks (including the two water parks) and two California parks, but are able to get free parking and special Disney publication subscriptions.

March 1

March 1, 1986 – Safari Outpost Opens in Disneyland

On March 1, 1986, the merchandise stop Safari Outpost opened in Disneyland’s Adventureland area. The store sold merchandise that reflected the theme of the area; when the Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye attraction opened in the area, the shop was changed to the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost, starting in 1995. The shop has completely closed as of 2017.

February 24

February 24, 2017 – The Red Rose Taverne Opens in Disneyland

“Be our guest for casual fare with a dash of French flair at this charming quick-service tavern – bon appetit!”

On February 24, 2017, the Red Rose Taverne officially opened in Disneyland. The restaurant was a revamped version of the Village Haus Restaurant, and was created to promote the live-action feature Beauty and the Beast. This new version of the restaurant featured décor reminiscent of the film, along with quick-service items reminiscent of the film’s French setting. The restaurant is famous for its Grey Stuff Gateau, a special dessert featuring the famous “grey stuff” mousse, red velvet cake, and a raspberry center.

February 22

February 22, 1964 – The Columbia Sailing Ship Exhibit Opens

“History comes alive below deck.”

On February 22, 1964, the below decks exhibition within the Columbia Sailing Ship opened to the public. The original Disneyland ship, based on the Columbia sailing ship that circumnavigated the globe in 1787, opened in the park on June 14, 1958. The historical displays created in the ship give guests an idea of the living conditions sailors faced in the 18th century, particularly those that joined ships like the Columbia to fill in details of the world map.