Today in Disney History

 
Walt Disney Studios:  May 15, 1928
Walt Disney’s first silent short to feature Mickey & Minnie Mouse, “Plane Crazy” premieres as a sneak preview at a theatre on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. The silent film which parodies the Charles Lindbergh craze, and was co-directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks cost $1,772 to produce.  Sound will be added later on for the film’s re-release in March 1929.
 e added to Plane Crazy when it is re-released in March 1929.

Walt Disney World:  May 15, 1974

Card Walker, president and chief operating officer of Walt Disney Productions, announces at a meeting of the American Marketing Association that the company will be moving ahead “in a phased program” with the development of Walt Disney’s concept for EPCOT (an idea for a real physical “city of tomorrow”). The process of breaking down the concept and concocting something different with the pieces has begun.
 
  
Walt Disney World:  May 15,1995
The California Grill opens on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort (in the former site of the original Top of the World) at Walt Disney World. Located on the resort’s top floor, the restaurant offers dining guests a spectacular view of the nightly fireworks extravaganza at the nearby Magic Kingdom.

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