Disneyland: August 27, 1955
The Mickey Mouse Club Theatre opens in Fantasyland. It will serve as the regular “home” for the Mousketeers when they are in the park, and at other times the theatre will present Disney cartoons. (In 1964 it will be renamed Fantasyland Theatre, continuing to show various cartoons and special performances, until it is demolished in 1982 making way for completly reimagined New Fantasyland, premiering in 1983. In it’s place will be the new, and unique to Disneyland dark ride attraction, Pinocchio’s Daring Journey, along with Gepetto’s Toy Shop and the Village Haus counter-service restaurant).
Walt Disney World: August 27, 2006
A new list by CNN & Newsweek’s Budget Travel Online ranking the “Top 10 water parks in the U.S.” is announced, and both Walt Disney World water parks make the cut. Blizzard Beach is ranked number 6, and Typhoon Lagoon is ranked number 9.