7 Disney Things You’ll Only Remember If You Were Born Before 1997

I have something to get off my chest: I was born before 1997. Yes, this means I am older than 20 (which is about as much as I’ll divulge), but what it also means is that I have a whole lot of Disney memories that anyone born after 1997 can only read about on the internet. We at Oh My Disney remember where we were when these Disney things happened, clear as day—do you?

  1. When Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella aired on ABC as part of “The Wonderful World of Disney.”

    This instantly iconic vision of a film premiered in 1997, so if you were born after that, it’s literally imPOSSible for you to remember its original airing. Those of us who were around should feel pretty blessed by the memory (and those of us who weren’t should feel pretty blessed that modern technology provides us with ways to keep watching it).

  2. How much of a massive hit The Lion King on Broadway was.

    Lion-King-Broadway-Transformations---SimbaIt was seriously all anyone could talk about for a very long time, and everyone was clamoring for tickets to see the show, which is now in its 20th year on Broadway!

  3. When you visited Disneyland during a time before Disney California Adventure was built!

    Disney California Adventure
    And you’ll never forget posing in front of the big letters that spelled out “CALIFORNIA.”

  4. When the very first Disney Cruise ship set sail.

    Disney Cruise Line’s many wonderful oceanic adventures are common knowledge at this point, but back in 1997, Disney Magic was an exciting new opportunity for Disney fans to come together and spend some time at sea with their families, friends, and their favorite characters.

  5. When Woody and Buzz Lightyear showed up to the 72nd Annual Academy Awards in 2000.

    They presented the award for Animated Short Film, and Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head even made an appearance!

  6. That time everyone thought that there were two girls playing Hallie and Annie in The Parent Trap


    … only to discover that they were both played by Lindsay Lohan!

  7. Eric Von Detten’s hair in Brink!


    Ok, you can’t see it here, but trust us. It was good. In our opinion, those luscious locks were under a helmet far too much.

What are your favorite Disney memories? Reminisce in the comments!

Posted 4 years Ago
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