This Day in Disney History- July 20
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- July 20.
July 20th was a slower day in Disney history. However, it still featured the debut of a new Disneyland attraction, a new land in Disneyland Paris, and a momentous event in human history! So, let’s get started!
Lucky Number Released (1951)
On this day in 1951, the Donald Duck cartoon Lucky Number was released.
In the cartoon, Donald winds a car from a sweepstake ticket.
Tomorrowland Boats Open (1955)
On this day in 1955, the Tomorrowland Boats opened in Disneyland.
The 14 fiberglass boats would later be renamed the Phantom Boats before closing.
Man Walks On The Moon (1969)
On this day in 1969, the Apollo 11 moon landing took place.
The historic event that saw Neil Armstrong become the first human to set foot on the moon, was broadcast on Disneyland’s Tomorrowland Stage.
Disney Takes Over The New Amsterdam Theatre (1995)
On this day in 1995, The Walt Disney Company signed a 99-year lease to manage and operate the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York.
The theater, in desperate need of renovations, would later host Disney Broadway shows including The Lion King and Mary Poppins.
Marvel Avengers Campus Opens (2022)
Finally, on this day in 2022, Marvel Avengers Campus opened in Disneyland Paris.
The new land allows guests to meet their favorite Marvel heroes. It also featured two new attractions- Spider-Man W.E.B. Adventure and Avengers Assemble: Flight Force.
That concludes this day in Disney history- July 20. So, be sure to come back tomorrow to see what happens next!
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