Today in Disney History

Disneyland:  June 2, 1962
In a continuing effort to enhance and expand the nighttime entertainment offerings (following the very successful April national tv broadcast of “Disneyland After Dark”), Walt Disney and Disneyland host the Calvalcade of Big Bands for the very first time.. This week-long event features Tex Beneke, Ray Eberle & the Modernaires with Paula Kelley, Charlie Barnet and the legendary Count Basie and his orchestra.
 
Walt Disney World:  June 2, 2002
The all-new Journey Into Imagination with Figment is dedicated at Epcot.  This third version of the opening day attraction located within the Imagination Pavilion, brings back the beloved purple dragon, Figment, (who was removed from the second version) and plays a much larger role appearing in every scene throughout the revised attraction.
 

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