This Day in Disney History- January 4
Welcome back to our trek through the history of the Walt Disney company. Today we are looking at the events on this day in Disney history- January 4.
January 4th featured the debut of a new Mickey cartoon, the end of a classic Disney parade, and a bad sign for a classic EPCOT Center pavilion. So, lets get going!
Mickey’s Polo Team Released (1936)
On this day in 1936, Mickey’s Polo Team was released.
The short features a polo game between a team of Mickey, Goofy, the Big Bad Wolf and Donald versus a team of celebrities. Celebrities caricatured in the cartoon include Eddie Cantor, Shirley Temple, W.C. Fields and Clark Cable.
The short was directed by David Hand and was created as a result of Walt Disney’s interest in polo.
If You Could Fly (1989)
On this day in 1989, If You Could Fly closed in Walt Disney World’s Tomorrowland. The attraction would eventually reopen in June as Delta Dreamflight.
The Polynesian Revue Ends (2003)
On this day in 2003, Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Revue was performed for the final time. The tropical-themed dinner show was performed nightly at the Polynesian Resort.
It was eventually replaced in February 2003 with the Spirit of Aloha Dinner show.
Wonders of Life Goes Seasonal (2005)
On this day in 2005, The Wonders of Life pavilion is designated a seasonal attraction. The pavilion will now only reopen during the high capacity spring months and the holiday season.
Disneyland’s Honey, I Shrunk the Audience Closed (2010)
On this day in 2010, Honey, I Shrunk the Audience closed in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland.
The attraction was closed to make way for the return of Captain EO. Which was brought back as a tribute to Michael Jackson.
Celebrate A Dream Come True Ends (2014)
On this day in 2014, the Celebrate A Dream Come True parade was performed for the final time.
The parade originally debuted on October 1, 2001 as the Share a Dream Come True Parade, before being renamed Disney Dreams Come True in 2006.
Finally, in 2009, the parade was renamed Celebrate a Dream Come True.
The Edison Opens (2018)
Finally, on this day in 2018, The Edison opened at Disney Springs.
Disney’s newest table service restaurant, features live entertainment, a dance floor and also a stage.
That concludes this day in Disney history- January 4. So, be sure to come back tomorrow to see what happens next!