D23 Expo, Epcot, History, Walt Disney World

Today in Disney History: Ellen’s Energy Adventure Opened at Epcot in 1996

On the east side of Epcot's Future World you'll find the Universe of Energy Pavilion. From September 15, 1996 until August 13, 2017, the pavilion housed Ellen's Energy Adventure - a light-hearted tour through the history of energy production. (The original ride ran from October 1, 1982 until September 2, 1996.) Up to 80 guests… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Ellen’s Energy Adventure Opened at Epcot in 1996

Disney Films, History

Today in Disney History: Mary Poppins Premiered in 1964

On August 27, 1964, Mary Poppins premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California. This award-winning film about a magical nanny was loosely based on P.L. Travers' book series of the same name. A heart-warming story, whimsical music by the Sherman Brothers, and a star cast that included Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, combined… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Mary Poppins Premiered in 1964

Animation, Disney Films, History, Uncategorized

Today in Disney History: The Skeleton Dance

The Skeleton Dance was the first animated short in Disney's Silly Symphony series, produced in 1929 by Walt Disney and animated by Ub Iwerks. The Story The storyline is simple. After an opening that includes an hooting owl, a howling dog, and screeching black cats (classic spooky characters), four skeletons awake from their graves and… Continue reading Today in Disney History: The Skeleton Dance

History, Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World

Today in Disney History: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Opens at WDW

On July 29, 1999, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith opened at Disney-MGM Studios - known today as Disney's Hollywood Studios. A special, invitation-only, party was held and attended by contest winners and members of Aerosmith, who are featured in the ride. You can find Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at the end of Sunset Boulevard… Continue reading Today in Disney History: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Opens at WDW