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Disney Facts that Will Make You Feel Old

What’s not to love about Disney? Most of us have childhood memories of our favourite Disney movies and characters. They shape our childhoods. They teach us life lessons, and they make us laugh (and sometimes cry). Whether it’s a classic Disney movie, or your favourite shows on the Disney Channel, it all has nostalgic feel. What takes you back? Here are some Disney facts that might make you feel a bit old!


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Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse


Disney Facts that Will Make You Feel Old

● The Nightmare Before Christmas just had its 20th anniversary.

● The first “Pirates” film, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was in theatres over ten years ago.

● Disney stopping releasing their movies on VHS about 15 years ago. Are you a Disney “purist” who still watches on your VCR?

● Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who voiced Simba, is in his 30s now.

FastPasses were introduced in 1999. That’s last century!

● The actor who played Prince Eric is 46 this year!

● Beauty and the Beast came out over 26 years ago.


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Finding Nemo stuffed plush toys sold at the Disney Store.


● Disney’s California Adventure park is older than MySpace.

● The first Disney Store opened 31 years ago. It opened in the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California on March 28, 1987.

● Finding Nemo was released in 2003, so 15 years ago. Considering a clownfish lives between six to ten years, he would be dead by now.

●  The Walt Disney Company created The Disney Channel in 1983, so thirty-five years ago.

● Andy from Toy Story started college in 2010 and would be about 26 years old now.

● Disney-MGM Studios, now known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios since 2008, opened on May 1, 1989. 

● And a fact that might actually make you feel young: Mickey is celebrating his 90th anniversary this year on November 18th, 2018!


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Disney Facts that Will Make You Feel Old


So, what do you think? Did you know these facts before you read them here?

Are you feeling older yet?

What is the most nostalgic thing about Disney for you?


Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. OMG so many of these just seem like yesterday and then you see the date and it’s like what!! lol wow i am getting old!!

  2. Gee thanks, you’re right I feel really old right now. I went to Disney World in 1991 and it was their 20th anniversary which I celebrated by visiting their gift shop and buying a jacket with the anniversary embroidered on the back and I still have it, it’s beautiful !


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