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October 16

October 16, 2003 – Eleven Inductees are Honored as Disney Legends

“Today, the Walt Disney Company will celebrate, recognize and reward those who have contributed their creativity and imagination to the Disney heritage in the 2003 Disney Legends ceremony.”

On October 16, 2003, eleven members of Disney history were inducted as Disney Legends. Among those honored were comic publisher Al Taliaferro; Disney representative to New Zealand, Neil Beckett; actor Buddy Hackett; director Richard Fleischer; wife of Disney and supporter of the Disney Company, Edna Disney; advisor and trustee of the California Institute of the Arts, Harrison “Buzz” Price; former Vice President of Engineering, Design, and Production, Orlando Ferrante; composer and co-founder of Disneyland Records, Tutti Camarata; comic strip artist Floyd Gottfredson; voice actress for Cinderella, Ilene Woods; and last but not least, Lillian Disney, who performed many behind-the-scenes acts to keep the company, and her husband’s legacy, alive. Among the eleven honored, only five were alive at the time of the ceremony: Richard Fleischer, Harrison Price, Orlando Ferrante, Tutti Camarata, and Ilene Woods.

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October 1

October 1, 1982 – The Tea Caddy Opens in Epcot

“Brew the perfect cuppa with Twinings tea and tea accessories, and browse British sweets, cookies and royal memorabilia.”

On October 1, 1982, the specialty shop The Tea Caddy opened in the United Kingdom pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase at Walt Disney World. The store specializes in tea from the British brand Twinings, which has been selling tea since 1706; the store also sells a variety of tea biscuits and assorted sweets, ranging in brands from McVitie’s to Cadbury, along with everything one would need to brew the perfect cup of tea.

September 21

September 21, 2007 – The Merchandise Store Toy Station Opens in Tokyo Disneyland

ディズニーのおもちゃが大集合!”

On September 21, 2007, the specialty merchandise store Toy Station opened in Tokyo Disneyland. The shop, located in the World Bazaar, focuses mainly on toys, but also sells snacks, batteries, and umbrellas and ponchos for rainy days within the park. The store features a variety of Disney character toys, ranging from classic characters to Pixar favorites.

September 12

September 12, 2005 – The Food Court Clopin’s Festival of Foods Opens in Hong Kong Disneyland

“Clopin’s Festival of Foods recreates the fantastic fun of the very special celebration that changed Quasimodo’s life forever – and only a fool would miss the delicious dishes offered at this festive restaurant!”

On September 12, 2005, the quick service food court Clopin’s Festival of Foods opened in Hong Kong Disneyland. Themed around the Festival of Fools from the animated feature film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, this food court provides three different menus, celebrating the “Great Flavors of China:” Regional Noodles, Guangdong BBQ, and Wok Favorites. Dishes include dried shrimp roe noodles, Beijing braised beef and scallions with rice, and prawns with Yangzhou fried rice.

September 11

September 11, 2014 – The Paint the Night Parade Premieres in Hong Kong Disneyland

“In millions of dazzling lights and astounding musical sounds, it’s the Paint the Night Parade!”

On September 11, 2014, the first LED nighttime parade, called Paint the Night, debuted in Hong Kong Disneyland, with an official opening taking place on October 1. The parade featured characters from both classic Disney films and Pixar films, and featured Cantonese versions of Disney songs, along with an original song in English and Cantonese entitled “Paint the Night.” The parade was also unique in its innovative use of technology, with guests able to purchase special “paintbrushes” that allowed them to interact with the floats and characters, making them change color through RFID technology. A version of the parade was brought to Disneyland to help celebrate the park’s 60th anniversary in 2015.

September 4

September 4, 2001 – The Magic Lamp Theater Opens in Tokyo DisneySea

ジーニーが繰り広げる迫力満点のパフォーマンスをお楽しみに!

On September 4, 2001, the Magic Lamp Theater opened in Tokyo DisneySea in the Arabian Coast area. The attraction features the popular character Genie from the Disney animated feature Aladdin. The theater opens with a special presentation by the snake Bakeet, who explains to the audience the significance of the magical lamp, and how Genie ended up as the magician Shaban’s partner, though Shaban locks Genie away to be seen as the best magician in the world. Guests then go into the theater to see a live show featuring Shaban and his assistant Aseem, though Shaban is failing at his magic. Aseem then unlocks the Genie, which leads to a combination live show and 3D film with magical misadventures.

August 30

August 30, 1943 – Walt Disney is Awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle

On August 30, 1943, Walt Disney, along with MGM Studios co-founder Louis B. Mayer, was awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle, Mexico’s highest honor. Disney received the award from Mexican president Manuel Ávila Camacho, honoring Disney’s efforts to create a strong relationship with Mexico through the Good Neighbor Program. Through this program, Walt and a group of animators, known as “El Grupo,” traveled through South America to research the countries and create animated features and short films. One such output was the film The Three Caballeros, which featured Mexican rooster Panchito as a lead character. This film was the beginning of a long relationship the Disney Studios had with Mexico.