This Day In Disney History- June 6
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- June 6.
June 6th featured the debut of a Disneyland classic, the release of a live-action sequel, and the return of a fan-favorite parade. So, let’s get started!
Susie, The Little Blue Coupe Released (1952)
On this day in 1952, the Disney cartoon Susie, the Little Blue Coupe was released.
Based on a short story by Bill Peet, the cartoon told the story of an anthropomorphized little blue car. The short would eventually inspire the Diseny-Pixar movie Cars.
Submarine Voyage (1959)
On this day in 1959, The Submarine Voyage opened in Disneyland.
The E-ticket attraction had guests boarding a nautilus for an undersea adventure.
Big Red Released (1962)
On this day in 1962, the Disney movie Big Red was released.
The film told the story of an Irish Setter named “Big Red” who would rather frolic through the woods than be groomed for a dog show. The movie starred Walter Pidgeon and Gilles Pyant.
Herbie Rides Again Released (1974)
On this day in 1974, Herbie Rides Again was released.
A sequel to the 1969 film The Love Bug, Herbie Rides again saw the Volkswagen Beetle bond with a feisty elderly woman named Mrs. Steinmetz (Helen Hayes).
America on Parade Debuts (1975)
On this day in 1975, America on Parade debuted at Walt Disney World.
Designed for the American Bicentennial, the parade featured unique floats and costumes to tell the story of America’s history, culture, and achievements.
A Night With the Golden Greats Takes Place (1981)
On this day in 1981, A Night With The Golden Greats took place at Walt Disney World.
The special event had various musical acts including, Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Association, and The Four Tops performing around the Magic Kingdom.
Bearly Asleep Opens (1985)
On this day in 1985, the Bearly Alseep shop opened in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom.
If You Could Fly Opens (1987)
On this day in 1987, If You Could Fly replaced If You Had Wings in Tomorrowland.
The new attraction had Delta as a sponsor instead of the previous sponsor Eastern Airlines.
Festival Disney Renamed (1997)
On this day in 1997, Festival Disney was renamed Disney Village at Disneyland Paris.
To mark the occasion a party was held for hotel guests, cast members, and 600 other invitees.
Roy O. Diseny Rededicated (2002)
On this day in 2002, the Roy O. Disney locomotive was rededicated at the Magic Kingdom.
After a full restoration, the steam engine returned to service on the Walt Disney World Railroad. On hand for the event was Roy E. Disney, son of the locomotive’s namesake.
Ice Station Cool Closes (2005)
On this day in 2005, Ice Station Cool closed inside the Innoventions pavilion at EPCOT.
The Coca-Cola-themed store would eventually reopen as Club Cool.
Main Street Electical Parade Returns To The Magic Kingdom (2010)
On this day in 2010, the Main Street Electrical Parade returned to Walt Disney World for the third time.
My Yard Goes Disney Debuts (2011)
On this day in 2011, My Yard Goes Disney debuted on HGTV.
The new series saw family yards receive a Disney-inspired transformation.
That concludes this day in Disney history- June 6. So, be sure to come back tomorrow to see what happens next!
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