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On This Day in Disney History: November 18th

Published November 18, 2013 by Disneyways.com


On November 18th Actor Owen Wilson was born in Dallas, Texas. The year was 1968. Owen is the voice of Lightning McQueen in the movies Cars and Cars 2.
Actor Delroy Lindo is born in 1952 in London, England. He is the voice of Beta, a Rottweiler and member of Muntz’s pack of talking dogs in Disney-Pixar’s UP.

Actress Elizabeth Perkins, the voice of Coral in Disney’s 2003 Finding Nemo, is born in Queens, New York in 1960.

November 18, 1978:

This is the first year Mickey has an official birthday! We interviewed Jim Korkis for the Disney Parks Podcast recently. Jim is an amazing wealth of knowledge on all things historic with the Disney company. You can take a look at some of the books he has written all about Disney history HERE. You will definitely want to add them all to your collection if you haven’t already. During the podcast recording, Jim shared with us how there is controversy about what the actual date of Mickey’s birth truly is. However, as a general rule, Disney Archivist Dave Smith has declared that November 18, 1928, was the first general public appearance of Mickey Mouse … thus creating an “official” birth date. Have a magical day!!

On This Day in Disney History: November 17th

Published November 17, 2013 by Disneyways.com


On this day in Disney History, November 17th, The Little Mermaid is released in theaters in 1989.

To learn about our interview with Pat Carroll, voice of Ursula, please click HERE.

To see a video of the Little Mermaid attraction in New Fantasyland click HERE.

Dapper Day 2013 – What to wear, and What is it really like? (Part 2 in our Dapper Day Series!)

Published January 8, 2013 by Disneyways.com


Recently we shared preliminary details about Dapper Day coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

As promised, today we want to share  some videos from last year, and some ideas on what to wear. DapperDay.com has a beautiful inspiration wall full of  attire, hair style, and makeup ideas. Check out this Pinterest board from my friend Sarah Norris for even more great ideas.

Sarah Katz-Scher has a public album of photos from last year that you can check out here.

ThisFloridaLife.com posted an awesome blog about her feelings before the event, and some great photos of her adventures from the day of. I loved seeing photos and reading her take on the Walt Disney World version of the event.

Check out this video we made from a previous Dapper Day at Walt Disney World!

You will notice there are people of all ages attending. It’s not just for the young – but also the young-at-heart!

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