Disney loves to use years as trends among its parks. We already showcased how the year 1939 is heavily used in Disney's Hollywood Studios but this week we're going to look at the year 1928 and it's role in the park.
The year 1928 is important in Disney lore because it was the year Mickey Mouse made his debut in the cartoon "Steamboat Willie". Moreover, Mickey's birthday is celebrated on November 18, 1928 (which was the release date of Steamboat Willie).
To celebrate this fact, Imagineers placed references to the year throughout the theme park so here are a few notable places in the Studios that you can find references to this historic year.
Top of the building Hollywood & Vine restaurant is located
Contractor stamp found in sidewalk on Sunset Boulevard
Plaque for fictional real estate development at Tower of Terror
Plaque found at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant
Pacific Electric building at corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard
Fake newspaper from Tower of Terror premiere with newspaper slogan of "The entertainment industry's finest newspaper since 1928"