Walt Disney pens a birthday letter to his younger sister Ruth (who will turn
a year older December 6). He writes of his next feature-length release; The Three Caballeros.
Along with his birthday wishes is a check because he "hasn't the slightest idea what to send."
Mickey Mouse Club airs on ABC-TV. Today is Fun With Music Day.
Musical numbers include the Mouseketeers singing Mickey Mouse Mambo and Bob
Amsberry (the least-known of the three adults) as a palace sentry singing I'm a British Grenadier.
ABC-TV's Disneyland series airs part 1 of "Treasure Island."
Disney's Zorro television series features episode 8 titled "Zorro Rides into Terror."
The StarJets open for business in Walt Disney World's Tomorrowland.
The new attraction will serve as the central focal point of the futuristic land. The two-passenger
jets can be lowered or raised to a height of 80 feet by guests. (In 1994, as part of the major
redesign of Tomorrowland, the StarJets will be refurbished and renamed the Astro Orbiter.)
The 48th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place in New York City.
Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods perform atop Disney World's castle float. The band's song
"Billy Don't Be A Hero" is currently a huge hit. Disney characters taking part in the parade include
The Shaggy Dog, Pluto and Goofy atop Disney's Wagon float, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,
and Peter Pan.
Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gwen Grayson of Disney's
2005 Sky High, is born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Holidays Around the World, an Epcot tradition, kicks off for the 2003 season.
The animated special Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time
premieres on Disney Channel. Featuring the voice of Christy Carlson Romano as Kim, it is the first feature-length animated movie of the Kim Possible series. Kim and Ron Stoppable (voiced by Will Friedle)
start out a new school year, only to find out that Ron's family is moving to Norway ... which puts a strain on
Walt Disney World hosts the first Mickey's Very
Merry Christmas Party of the 2004 holiday season.
Disney World's Beach Club Resort swimming area,
holds 750,000 gallons of water ... making it possibly the largest
"I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories."
-writer Washington Irving (1824)
The 75th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place in New
York City and is broadcast on NBC. Singer/actress Ashley Tisdale (best known for her roles on Disney
Channel's The Suite Life of Zak & Cody and both High School Musical features) is among the performers.
The ninth Family TV Awards, given by the Family Friendly Programming Forum, are presented in Beverly Hills, California. Zac Efron wins the best actor award for his role as teen idol Troy Bolton in Disney's High School Musical 2, which also wins the best movie musical award.
Walt Disney World Speedway (a one mile long track in Bay Lake, Florida) is
dedicated. Indy Racing League drivers Arie Luyendyk, Eddie Cheever, Eliseo Salazar,
Lyn St. James and Davey Hamilton drive a five-car "Flying V" formation amongst
fireworks. (The track will officially open in January 1996.)
"If I were to die tomorrow, I think they'd say Newman 56, composer of the hit
song, Short People - jumped off a mountain today." -Randy Newman
Disney Store locations nationwide usher in the holiday season earlier than
ever with day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) specials starting as early as
midnight in more than 100 of its more than 200 stores. In malls across the country,
most other Disney Store locations kick off Black Friday shopping with 5 a.m. openings.
Disney World officially kicks off the 2008 holiday season.
Epcot presents Holidays Around the World and the first Candlelight
processional of 2008. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
has its season premiere at Disney's Hollywood Studios while Disney's