February 1st – This Day in Disney History

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Disney has a very rich and unique history, all starting in 1923 and continuing an incredible legacy to this day. Now, let’s take a trip back in time and enjoy a short glimpse of what happened today in Disney history.

  • On February 1, 2014, Disney’s animated film Frozen was the big winner at the Annie Awards, with a total of 5.
  • On February 1, 2013, Tony Baxter, who was the Senior Vice President of Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, stepped down after more than 30 years of service.
Tony Baxter
  • On February 1, 2008, Robert A. Iger signed a contract for 5 years minimum to be the Chief Executive Officer of the Disney Company, but has stayed on and is still the current CEO.
Robert A. Iger
  • On February 1, 1998, Walt Disney World’s 25th Anniversary Celebration finally concluded.
  • On February 1, 1991, James Macdonald, the second voice of Mickey Mouse, passed away at age 84 in Glendale, California.
James Macdonald
  • On February 1, 1972, the very first price increase in the park ticket price for the Magic Kingdom occurred when admission went from $3.50 to $3.75.
1972 Magic Kingdom Ticket

This is just some of what happened on this day in Disney history.


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Ben Drummond

Ben lives in Central Florida with his family, has an annual pass to the parks, has been there over 200 times, loves anything and all things Disney related, and Mickey Mouse is his favorite Disney Character. He has recently just joined WDWNT in February and has a passion to proclaim/write the latest Disney news for the public. He has been an active Disney nerd since 2010.

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Ariel L.P.
Ariel L.P.

Hi, I just wanted to know the Disney ticket at the bottom is that what the Disney tickets used to look like back then?

It's in the fine print
It's in the fine print

You mean the ticket that’s clearly labeled 1972 Magic Kingdom ticket? Yes, yes it was what they looked like.