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Silver Dollar Mast – Did You Know…

Did you know the sailing ship Columbia, in truest nautical fashion, has placed beneath each of her three masts a silver dollar? This is a longtime nautical tradition for sailing ships. Sailors in her time period (1787) were...

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First Names Only Please – Did You Know…

Although Mr. Disney insisted on a “first name basis” for himself as well as Cast Members, at all levels, the only four to be addressed as “Mr.” are Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Johnson (Mission to Mars Control Room), Mr. Toad, and Mr. Smee!...

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Hanoi Hattie – Did You Know…

Did you know that in the 60’s the Jungle Cruise had a boat named Hanoi Hattie? The reason she is no longer named this is because it called the attention of the returning Viet Nam Veterans and they felt it was a bit inflammatory!...

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Frontierland Stockade – Did You Know…

Did you know… that hen the Frontierland Stockade was being constructed, that Walt actually had some of the most qualified help in getting the job done! Guess who! None other than Davy Crockett himself, Fess Parker! And of...

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This Day In Disney History

  • 1938 Mickey Mouse's The Brave Little Tailor released
  • 1949 Goofy Gymnastics released
  • 1980 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad opened at Walt Disney World
  • 1999 The Horizons signs were finally removed from the long-closed EPCOT attraction
  • 2001 Walt Disney: One Man's Dream opened at Disney-MGM Studios