Oct 16, 1923 - The Disney Brothers Studio is founded as a partnership by Walter E. Disney and Roy O. Disney when Walt signs a contract with M.J. Winkler to produce a series of animated short subjects entitled the Alice Comedies.
Oct 27, 1954 - Disneyland, a one-hour weekly television series which ultimately aired for 29 seasons under six different titles, debuts on ABC
Oct 3, 1955 - The Mickey Mouse Club first airs on ABC.
Oct 27, 1966 - Walt Disney films a preview of his “Florida Project,” used to showcase plans to state legislators & businessmen
Oct 1, 1971 - The Walt Disney World Resort officially opens, including the Magic Kingdom Park
Oct 1, 1978 - Card Walker, CEO of Walt Disney Productions, reveals plans for the theme park
Oct 1, 1979 - Official groundbreaking and construction of the EPCOT park begins
Oct 1, 1982 - EPCOT Center opens with Spaceship Earth, Universe of Energy, World of Motion, Imagination (Magic Journeys and ImageWorks only), The Land, CommuniCore, and 9 of the 11 current World Showcase countries
Oct 24, 1982 - Epcot is officially dedicated at WDW
Oct 1, 1983 - Horizons opens
Oct 1, 1984 - Morocco opens
Oct 6, 1989 - a new Disneyland park electronic marquee is unveiled on Harbor Blvd
Oct 19, 1989 - Wonders of Life opens
Oct 13, 1993 − Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is Released
Oct 25, 1999 - Magic Kingdom Park leaders unveil a statue of Roy O. Disney, Walt’s brother, on Main Street, U.S.A.
Oct 3, 2002 - Le Bat en Rouge opens in New Orleans Square at Disneyland park
Oct 27, 2002 - The Disney-owned Anaheim Angels defeat the San Francisco Giants to win the World Series
Oct 9, 2003 - “Wishes,” a new fireworks show, officially opens to Guests at Magic Kingdom Park
Oct 17, 2007 - Plans for a major expansion of Disney California Adventure park are announced, including an area called Cars Land
Oct 27, 2007 - The first Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 13K and 6.5K are held at the Walt Disney World Resort
Oct 8, 2010 - Guests first step into The Grid when ElecTRONica debuts at Disney California Adventure park