This Day in Disney History- March 3
Welcome back to our continuing journey through the history of the Walt Disney Company! Today we are looking at the events on this day in Disney history- March 2.
March 2nd featured the release of a Pluto cartoon, the soft opening of an EPCOT classic, and the end of Mary Poppins’ Broadway run. So, let’s get started!
Playful Pluto Released (1934)
On this day in 1934, the Mickey Mouse short Playful Pluto was released.
In the cartoon, Pluto bothers Mickey while he is trying to clean his house.
Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin Released (1967)
On this day in 1967, Disney released the Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin in theaters.
Based on the novel “By the Great Horn Spoon” by Sid Fleischman, the film was a western set in the Gold Rush.
Journey Into Imagination Soft Opening (1983)
On this day in 1983, Journey Into Imagination had its soft opening.
The attraction would officially open two days later.
The Buena Vista Palace Hotel Opens (1983)
Also on this day in 1983, The Buena Vista Palace hotel opened in at Walt Disney World.
The Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye Opens (1995)
On this day in 1995, The Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye attraction officially opened.
On hand for the festivities were George Lucas, Michael Eisner, Dan Aykroyd and Carrie Fisher.
The Lion King Becomes The Best Selling Home Video (1995)
Also on this day in 1995, The Lion King became the best selling home video of all time.
Selling 30 million units domestically, the film passed the record set by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1994.
Mary Poppins on Broadway Ends (2013)
On this day in 2013, Mary Poppins was performed for the final time at the New Amsterdam Theater.
The 3PM show was the productions 2,619th and final performance.
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Released (2015)
On this day in 2015, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast was released direct-to-video.
In the film, Tinkerbell and her friends aren’t so sure about an animal that the fairy Fawn brings to Pixie Hollow.
That concludes this day in Disney history- March 2. So, be sure to check back tomorrow to see what happens next!
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