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October 16

October 16, 1998 – Twenty-One New Inductees Are Named Disney Legends

“That’s a whole lot of legends!”

On October 16, 1998, twenty-one new Disney Legends were honored in a special ceremony at the new Disney Legends Plaza at the Walt Disney Studios. The plaza was also dedicated on this day, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. The honorees were an eclectic mix of those individuals who had a lasting impact on the history and success of the Walt Disney Company, and ranged from actors to executives. Among those honored were Disney Company managing director for England and Europe, Cyril James; company treasurer, Don Escen; former chairman of the Oriental Land Company, Masatomo Takahashi; film editor, Lloyd Richardson; first Alice actress, Virginia Davis; animator Bill Tytla; animator and director Wilfred Jackson; actress Kathryn Beaumont; animator and director Ben Sharpsteen; director, writer, producer, and narrator Jim Algar; merchandising executive Kay Kamen; former president of Walt Disney Enterprises of Japan, Matsuo Yokoyama; documentary film makers Al and Elma Milotte; actress Gynis Johns; actress Hayley Mills; actor Kurt Russell; documentary film maker Paul Kenworthy; director and producer Larry Lansburgh; composer Buddy Baker; film editor Norman “Stormy” Palmer; and actor Dick Van Dyke. Of those honored, James, Tytla, Jackson, Sharpsteen, Algar, Kamen, and the Milottes were honored posthumously.

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October 4

October 4, 2007 – The French Production of The Lion King Premieres at the Theatre Mogador

“The cast is wonderful to look at and gorgeous to listen to. I find them very compelling.” – Disney Theatrical Productions President Thomas Schumacher

On October 4, 2007, the first French production of the popular Broadway musical The Lion King, known as Le Roi Lion, opened at the newly renovated Theatre Mogador in Paris. The musical was performed completely in French, and was translated from English by Stéphane Laporte, a Molière Award winning writer. The French case included Zama Magudulela as Rafiki, Jee-L as Mufasa, Olivier Breiman as Scar, Jérémy Fontanet as Simba, Léah Vincent as Nala, David Eguren as Zazu, Christian Abart as Timon, and Fabrice de la Villehervé as Pumbaa. Several key members involved with the original Broadway production were in the audience, including original director and designer Julie Taymor, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger, and President of Disney Theatrical Productions Thomas Schumacher.

October 1

October 1, 1982 – The Specialty Snack Shop Süssigkeiten Opens in Epcot’s Germany’s Pavilion

On October 1, 1982, the German snack shop Süssigkeiten opened in the Germany Pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase. Süssigkeiten, which means “sweets” in German, featured a variety of German treats, ranging from Haribo gummies to Lorenz Pomsticks. The store was renamed to the Stein Haus, and features the same snacks alongside a variety of beer steins and other German-related merchandise.

September 12

September 12, 2005 – The Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad Opens

“Depart from turn-of-the-century America onboard a vintage locomotive for a scenic tour of Hong Kong Disneyland Park.”

On September 12, 2005, the Hong Kong Disneyland Railroad opened, with stations located in Fantasyland and Main Street, USA. The railroad is a mainstay of Disney Parks, going back to Walt Disney’s passion for model trains, as well as the original Disneyland Railroad. Hong Kong Disneyland features three locomotives named after important figures in Disney Company history: Walter E. Disney, Roy O. Disney, and Frank G. Wells.

September 4

September 4, 2001 – The Confectionery Valentina’s Sweets Opens in Tokyo DisneySea

ここに来れば、毎日がヴァレンタインデー!“

On September 4, 2001, the chocolate and sweets shop Valentina’s Sweets opened in Tokyo DisneySea. This is the largest confectionery shop in the park, and features the theme of Valentine’s Day every day; décor features statues of the Disney Princesses with their princes.

September 1

September 1, 2000 – The Attraction Pooh’s Hunny Hunt Opened in Tokyo Disneyland

気まぐれに進むハニーポット(はちみつの壷)にのって、プーさんといっしょにはちみつ探しの冒険に出発!”

On September 1, 2000, the attraction Pooh’s Hunny Hunt opened in the Fantasyland area of Tokyo Disneyland. The attraction is similar to the Walt Disney World attraction The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, where guests board a large honey pot and travel through the storybook of Winnie the Pooh and entering the scenes from the classic animated feature; however, the Tokyo Disneyland attraction is much more elaborate than the Walt Disney World attraction.

August 20

August 20, 2018 – The Quick Service Restaurant Dockside Diner Opens in Tokyo DisneySea

「ドックサイドダイナー」は、カジュアルなカウンターサービスのレストランで、にぎやかなアメリカンウォーターフロントにある貨物倉庫を改装して作られました。

On August 20, 2018, the quick service restaurant Dockside Diner opened in Tokyo DisneySea. Located in the American Waterfront area of the park, the restaurant features a variety of dishes ranging from roast beef sandwiches, to fried chicken and waffles.