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February 21

February 21, 2004 – Snow White – An Enchanting New Musical Has Premiere at Fantasyland Theater

“Live on stage at Disneyland!”

On February 21, 2004, the elaborate stage show Snow White – An Enchanting New Musical had a premiere at Disneyland’s Fantasyland Theater, two days before its official opening. It was the most elaborate stage production to be held at that theater at the time, and was produced exclusively for the park. The musical ran until 2006 when it was replaced by the Disney Princess Fantasy Faire. The show was free with park admission. It was directed by Eric Schaeffer, with the show adapted by Norman Allen and Darrah Cloud. It originally starred Anne Warren as Snow White, Stuart Ambrose as the Prince, Elizabeth Wardland as the Queen, Lisa Wolpe as the Hag, and featured the voice of Patrick Stewart as the Magic Mirror.

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February 17

February 17, 1960 – The Space Station X-1 Exhibit Closes in Disneyland

“See America from Outer Space”

On February 17, 1960, the Space Station X-1 exhibit, located in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland, officially closed. One of the park’s original opening day attractions, the exhibit gave guests a view of the Earth from what was eventually called the “Satellite View of America.” This scenic painting of the Earth was created by artist Peter Ellenshaw.

February 14

February 14, 2018 – The Specialty Shop Disney Home Opens in Disneyland

“Bring the magic home by adding a dash of pixie dust of pixie dust to every room in your castle.”

On February 14, 2018, the Disney-themed home goods store Disney Home opened in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney area. The store’s offerings range from dishware to art, as well as decorative and seasonal décor, covering a range of Disney characters and franchises. The store also changes its offerings over the seasons.

February 8

February 8, 2001 – The Quick-Service Restaurant Award Wieners Opens in Disney California Adventure

“Introducing an all-star ensemble of gourmet, street-style hot dogs and sausages.”

On February 8, 2001, the quick-service restaurant Award Wieners opened in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot area of Disney California Adventure. The restaurant sells gourmet hot dogs, such as the BBQ Crunch Dog, and the Spicy City Dog, as well as specialty fries and seasonal offerings.

February 2

February 2, 2013 – The Turtle Talk with Crush Attraction Opens in CHOC Children’s Hospital

“Located in the new Disneyland Resort lobby, this interactive experience gives patients and families a chance to have live conversations with Crush, the animated sea turtle from the Disney-Pixar film Finding Nemo.

On February 2, 2013, thanks to a $5 million donation from the Disneyland Resort, a new tower was dedicated at the CHOC Children’s Hospital. Themed after the Pixar film Finding Nemo, the tower featured several intricate elements, including a version of the attraction Turtle Talk with Crush, where patients would be able to interact with the popular character through an animated show done twice a done. An interactive orientation was built in conjunction with his new tower to help CHOC employees understanding the new offerings in an engaging manner, based on the Cast Showcase that Disneyland created for it cast members to introduce them to the offerings of Disney California Park.

January 27

January 27, 2011 – The Nighttime Show The Magic, The Memories, and You! Premieres in Disneyland

“It turns [it’s a small world] into an animated, coloring pad; it coaxes the singing dolls from inside the attraction to appear outside in the show; and it weaves hundreds of guest photos into a giant, surprise mosaic.”

On January 27, 2011, the new nighttime show The Magic, The Memories, and You! premiered in Disneyland, after a January 19 premiere in Walt Disney World. This show was created as part of the “Let the Memories Begin” year-long promotion. Although this kaleidoscope-style visual was intended to be broadcast on Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World, the effects were brought to a smaller stage for Disneyland, where it was broadcast on the it’s a small world attraction. The ten-minute show uses technology to change the attraction’s outside façade, and also features around 500 photos and videos that guests submitted to the “Let the Memories Begin” online repository.

January 25

January 25, 2017 – 21 Royal Opens for Reservations

“Dine in an ambiance of luxury, inspiration and innovation.”

On January 25, 2017, the newest exclusive restaurant 21 Royal opened for reservations. Located above the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction on Royal Street in New Orleans Square of Disneyland Park, it was designed in the opulence of the Empire style that was made popular in 19th century New Orleans. Parties of up to 12 guests can attend this exclusive dinner event, and are given a VIP escort of the restaurant; guests are also taken to a private balcony for desert and a special view of the park’s nighttime entertainment.