May 15: Joe Grant, California Grill, and Ample Hills!

May 15: Joe Grant, California Grill, and Ample Hills!

  • 1908: Disney Legend Joe Grant is born;  a character designer at Disney from 1933-1949, he worked on classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Saludos Amigos, Make Mine Music, and Alice in Wonderland. He later returned in the 1990s to receive credit for visual development on Beauty and the Beast and was a story advisor on Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan, Fantasia/2000, Treasure Planet, and Home on the Range;  Notably, he contributed to both Fantasia in 1940 and Fantasia 2000 in 1999!
  • 1995: California Grill opens on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort
  • 2013: The Adventurers Outpost opens in Animal Kingdom as a meet & greet location featuring Mickey and Minnie
  • 2016: the Town Center section of Disney Springs opens (along with the Lime Garage)
  • 2016: Ample Hills Creamery opens at the Boardwalk

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