2008:
Disney's Block Party Bash makes its first public appearance at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. The parade features the Pixar family of characters in three segments - Toy Story, Monsters Inc and A Bug's Life, with The Incredibles making an appearance at the parade's finale.
2005:
It is reported that the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park (set to open in September) has already booked 10,000 room reservations for its hotel since it opened a customer call center three weeks ago.
1911:
Animator & Disney Legend John Lounsbery, one of Walt's "Nine Old Men," is born in 
Cincinnati, Ohio. The youngest of three sons, shortly after he was born, the family moved to Colorado. While 
attending the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles, an instructor sent Lounsbery to interview with Walt Disney. 
He began working for Disney in 1935 and went on to contribute to such animated classics as Fantasia,
Dumbo, Cinderella, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
1955:
On ABC-TV, Disneyland airs "Man in Space," the first of a 3-part series about space travelThe show features Walt Disney, animator Ward Kimball (the director of the series), and scientists Willy Ley, Heinz Haber, and Wernher Von Braun (who will later be one of the leaders in the American space program). The show is narrated by Dick Tufeld (who will later be known as the voice of the robot on the TV series Lost in Space). The next two parts "Man and the Moon" and "Mars and Beyond" will be aired over the next few years. (The Disney "science factual" series will be very influential in drumming up support in the U.S. for a manned space project.)
1984:
             Touchstone Pictures (part of the Disney family) releases its first film,
 Splash (directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, and
 John Candy.) Touchstone Pictures has been created to allow Disney to produce non-G-rated
 movies. In a scene from Splash, Madison (played by Hannah) is at Bloomingdales' electrical department
 when she passes television sets playing Disney's 1979 The Black Hole and the 1954 20,000 Leagues
 Under the Sea.

Roy E. Disney resigns from the central board of the Walt Disney Company, setting in motion a series of takeover bids and maneuvering that by August will actually leave him in control of the company.
1985:
Tokyo Disneyland's Main Street Electrical Parade debuts. 
It is basically a carbon copy of the original Disneyland parade.
1986:
Actress Brittany Snow, who appears in Disney's 2005 comedy feature 
The Pacifier, is born in Tampa, Florida. She also took part in the short-lived TV series Walt Disney World Inside Out.
1994:
Previews begin for Disney's newest Broadway stage show
Beauty and the Beast. (Opening night will be April 18.)
2001:
Disney Channel's original movie, The Luck of the Irish airs. A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun. (It will be the network's highest-rated original movie in the past three years.)
2004:
Disney's Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo is released on DVD. Roo is upset when
 Rabbit cancels Easter and declares "Spring Cleaning Day" instead! The events of the film directly parallel those of
 the classic Charles Dickens novel "A Christmas Carol." The Narrator (David Ogden Stiers) first shows Rabbit
 events from the past, then has him listen in on another character in the present, then shows him a dismal future,
 leading Rabbit to realize that he can change.
2006:
Movie fans catch a sneak peek of Pixar's new computer-animated feature CarsDisney offers the World Premiere of the new theatrical trailer on a variety of broadcast outlets, basic cable channels, internet sites, and in person at the Disney Theme Parks, ESPN Zones, Disney Stores, and on the ABC SuperSign in Times Square in New York City. (Cars is scheduled for a June 9 release.)

Castaway Cay, a private island in
 the Bahamas purchased by Disney
 to use as a stopover for its
 cruise line ships, was originally
 known as Gorda Cay. Gorda Cay
  was used for filming - the beach
 scene where Tom Hanks first
 encounters Daryl Hannah in
 Splash was shot on the island.
1980:
Disney's made-for-TV movie The Kids Who Knew Too Much airs for the first time. Three young model-building aficionados (played by Rad Daly, Dana Hill and Christopher Holloway) team up with an ace reporter (portrayed by Sharon Gless), who is investigating a murder. Everyone is
plunged into peril when it is discover that the murder was committed to hush up a major political conspiracy! 
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MARCH 09
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"I don't understand. All my life I've been waiting for someone and when I find her, she's... she's a fish."
-Tom Hanks in Splash 


SEASON 1 EPISODE 20
1957:
Composer Mark Mancina is born in Santa Monica, California. He co-wrote songs, produced,
 and arranged the score for the musical production of The Lion King. Mancina also collaborated with Phil Collins on
 two feature animated films for Disney, Tarzan and Brother Bear.
1975:
NBC-TV airs The Wonderful World of Disney episode "The Footloose Goose." Narrated 
by Andrew Duggan, a pinioned trout-farm goose takes a wild gander for her mate, but when he's blown off course in 
a storm, and then winged, he has to make his way back to her on foot.

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2012:
Disney's science fiction action film John Carter is released to U.S. theaters. Largely based 
on Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars, the film is the live-action debut of director/writer Andrew Stanton 
(known for the Pixar animated films Finding Nemo and WALL-E). Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet named John 
Carter (played by Taylor Kitsch) discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians.
March 9
This Day in Disney History - THE FIRST - THE ORIGINAL
Traveling in time since 1999!
2014:
The Festival of Fantasy Parade debuts at the Magic Kingdom in 
Disney World.