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Vintage Walt Disney World: Donald’s Special Day

posted on June 9th, 2014 by Nate Rasmussen, Archivist, Marketing Resource Center


He’s been the face of orange juice, cast in bronze, and had a hot air balloon, the Zip-A-Dee-Doo Duck, fashioned after his likeness. Today, we celebrate his anniversary!

Vintage Walt Disney World: Donald’s Special Day Vintage Walt Disney World: Donald’s Special Day Vintage Walt Disney World: Donald’s Special Day

On June 9th, Donald Duck made his big debut in the Silly Symphony, “The Wise Little Hen,” and he’s made millions smile, laugh, and quack ever since.

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Back in 1984, Walt Disney World Resort celebrated his birthday with Donald’s 50th Birthday parade. Below he’s celebrating in style with party hat and Grandma Duck!

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Here’s to the lovable Disney duck who’s always up for a hug over the past 80 years – especially when you’re sporting a very stylish hat.

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Katie on June 9th, 2014 at 9:47 am

Happy Birthday Donald!

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