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October 17

October 17, 2012 – Disney Announces Limited Time Magic

“We have 52 weeks of magical surprises planned for you at Disney Parks in 2013.”

On October 17, 2012, Disney announced a plan for unexpected surprises at Disney Parks for 2013 called “Limited Time Magic.” The announcement was kicked off with a special three-story ice palace built in the middle of Times Square in New York City. Some of the “Limited Time Magic” events announced included the True Love event for Valentine’s Day, featuring the Disney Princesses and their Princes as joint character meet-and-greets; Long Lost Friends Week, where guests can meet lesser-known and infrequently appearing Disney characters, such as Clarabelle Cow, Flik, and Robin Hood; and Dapper Dans Sing Boy Bands, where the Dapper Dans added a medley of famous boy band songs to the end of their show.

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October 11

October 11, 2006 – The Store Disney Vault 28 Opens in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney

“Wear your love of Disney on your sleeve in a totally new way with retro and on-trend apparel and accessories.”

On October 11, 2006, the boutique store Disney Vault 28 opened in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney shopping district. The store offers Disney-inspired fashion for women, ranging from dresses to handbags. A grand opening celebration was held for the store on November 12, 2006. The store closed in September 2017 to make room for a new Star Wars-themed store.

October 8

October 8, 1957 – The Maxwell House Coffee House Closes

“Famous Disneyland serves Maxwell House coffee exclusively”

On October 8, 1957, the Maxwell House Coffee House, located in Disneyland, closed. Located in Town Square, the coffee house opened on December 1, 1955. Though this particular coffee house lasted close to two-years, it didn’t close down entirely, but changed sponsorship from Maxwell House to Hills Brothers, a San Francisco-based coffee brand.

October 7

October 7, 2002 – The Area Flik’s Fun Fair Opens in Disney California Adventure

“Hop inside a discarded food carton for a gentle flight above Flik’s Fun Fair.”

On October 7, 2002, Flik’s Fun Fair opened in A Bug’s Land area of Disney California Adventure. Based on the Pixar animated feature A Bug’s Life, the area features attractions suited for younger guests. Guests are “shrunk down” to the size of a bug after going through a fallen cereal box, and can experience attractions based on particular attributes of characters, such as the inventive nature of main character Flik. The attraction includes Flik’s Flyers, Tuck & Roll’s Drive ‘Em Buggies, Heimlick’s Chew Chew Train, Francis’s Ladybug Boogie, and Princess Dot Puddle Park.

October 6

October 6, 2006 – The Princess Fantasy Faire Opens in Disneyland

“Where happily ever after happens every day!”

On October 6, 2006, the Princess Fantasy Faire opened in Disneyland’s Fantasyland Theater. The attraction replaced Snow White – An Enchanting Musical, and featured several Disney princesses, such as Belle, Aurora, and Mulan. The area provided guests with a chance to meet the Disney princesses, and was located right next to Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Guests were also able to participate in an interactive storytelling experience with a princess, and learn how to be a true princess or a knight in a coronation ceremony. The area closed on August 12, 2012.

September 10

September 10, 2015 – Disney Announces Groundbreaking for Star Wars Lands

“We want people to feel like they’ve stepped into the world of Star Wars and so that’s really sparked our imaginations and it’s got people fired up.” – COO Tom Staggs

On September 10, 2015, Disney Chief Operating Officer Tom Staggs announced the plans for Star Wars-themed lands, with construction slated to start in 2016 at both the California and Florida parks. While specifics weren’t given in terms of attractions, it was rumored that there would be a recreation of the Millennium Falcon, along with the original cantina from the 1977 film. It was confirmed, however, that elements from both the original trilogy and the upcoming Disney-released films would be present in the lands being built.

September 9

September 9, 1973 – The Attraction General Electric Carousel of Progress Closes in Disneyland

“There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow, just a dream away.”

On September 9, 1973, the Tomorrowland attraction General Electric Carousel of Progress closed in Disneyland, preparing for a move to the new Walt Disney World Park in Orlando, Florida. The attraction, originally operating as a marketing attraction for General Electric at the 1964-1965 New York’s World’s Fair, had operated in Disneyland since the summer of 1967, and was replaced by another Audio-Animatronic show called America Sings. The area it once occupied is now inhabited by the Tomorrowland Expo Center, which features the Star Wars Launch Bay and the Super Hero HQ, while the Carousel of Progress attraction still operates in Walt Disney World.