During the nebulous 100 Years of Magic Celebration that swept the Disney Company in 2001, many different products were released to bolster sales and attendance at the theme parks. The celebration was also another 18-month event that was supposed to drive people back to the parks after the Millennium Celebration. One of the nerdier collectibles was the set of 28 trading cards that featured an important year in the Company’s history–with a photograph on the front and several facts on the back. In order to be more inclusive, the cards featured a few non-Disney items as well.
Let’s take a look at one of the 2001 cards.
DlSNEY’s CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE® Park opened on February 8, 2001 as part of the largest expansion in the history of the DISNEYLAND Resort. Paying tribute to the Golden State, the theme park invites guests to experience all the excitement and diversity that California has to offer.
- President George W. Bush’s inaugural address on January 20, 2001 was 15 minutes long and consisted of 1,584 words.
- 2001 – DISNEY’s ANIMAL KINGDOM Lodge officially opens to guests at the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort.
- 100 Years of Magic begins on October 1, 2001 – a yearlong celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of’ Walt Disney’s birth.