Today in Disney Parks & Resorts History

Walt Disney World: August 28, 1989
Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog leave their imprints & signatures in cement in the forecourt of the recreated Chinese Theatre, the home of  The Great Movie Ride at Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park, remiscent of all the glory days of Hollywood when stars hand and footprints would be immortalized in cement in the forecourt of the real Graumann’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
 
Walt Disney World:  August 28, 1994
The Art of Disney opens in the Disney Village Marketplace (now known as Downtown Disney: Marketplace)
 
Disneyland:  August 28, 2003

Lucky the Dinosaur, the first freely roaming Audio-Animatronic figure to walk and interact with guests is introduced at Disney’s California Adventure (Lucky the Dinosaur will later move to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2005 for the “Happiest Celebration on Earth“, in honor of Disneyland‘s 50th anniversary, and then later in 2007 move on to Hong Kong Disneyland to entertain guests there).

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