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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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The Mark Twain – Did you know…

There was a time when beverage service was available on the steamer Mark Twain. Yes!! This was up until the late 60’s. The remnant of this ‘bar’ can still be found on the third deck. There was a broadcast on the Disney Channel...

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Hoops In The Wall – Did You Know…

Did you know why the landscape surrounding the Rivers of America has brick pillars with large iron hoops mounted to them? Well… it is for tying ships to them!! In the renovation for Fantasmic! it was decided to make the most of...

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This Day In Disney History

  • 1931 The Cat's Out (a Silly Symphony) released
  • 1951 Alice in Wonderland went on general US release
  • 1987 Oilspot and Lipstick (an early Disney computer animated short) released
  • 1995 The 400th Disney Store opened, in Rochester, New York
  • 1998 The Disney Magic was christened