Disney Facts That Will Make You Feel Old

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Doesn’t it feel like just yesterday that you saw The Lion King for the first time? Well, we were shocked too when we realized that was almost 20 years ago.

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas just had its 20th anniversary.The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye opened at Disneyland over 18 years ago this year. If you were around when it opened, you remember trying to decode the messages on the temple walls while you waited to ride for the first time!

Indiana Jones Adventure

 

The first “Pirates” film, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl came to theaters TEN YEARS AGO. It feels like just last summer that we were seeing this movie in theaters over and over again and asking why the rum was gone.

Pirates of the Caribbean

 

You probably haven’t rewound one of your Disney movies for about 15 years unless you’re a rare VHS purist.

Disney VHS Tapes

 

You haven’t gotten lost looking for your car just in front of the Disneyland main gates in 12 years… that’s because since 2001, that vast space has now been home to Disney California Adventure!

Disney California Adventure

 

Lizzie McGuire’s little brother Matt McGuire AKA Jake Thomas is now 23 years old. Which makes us… really old.

Lizzie McGuire's Little Brother

 

The first time you saw the “Flying V” was a whopping 21 years ago. If you saw this in theaters as a kid, you’re a legit grown up by now.

The Might Ducks Poster

 

Jonathan Taylor Thomas voiced the adorable YOUNG Simba in The Lion King 19 years ago. He probably couldn’t voice young Simba anymore, since he’s 32 years old now and all.

Simba and Nala from The Lion King

 

Cory and Topanga are super grown up and have a daughter of their own and now she has her own show. Well, not in real life, but you know what we mean.

Girl Meets World

 

You were really excited to read about The Hunchback of Notre Dame in Disney Magazine… 17 years ago.

Disney magazine

 

You’ve been using FastPasses since last century. They were introduced back in 1999.

Disney FastPass

 

And finally, a fact that will (hopefully) make you feel young: The Walt Disney Company just had its 90th anniversary this year. That’s a lot of yEARS.

Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse Statue

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