Disney in 1986

Last Updated on: June 21st, 2024

Disney in 1986 everything that happened (17)The Walt Disney Company has a rich and lengthy history with decades of amazing movies, shows, and park experiences.

Here is a quick rundown of everything that happened in the world of Disney in the year 1986. I hope you find this lookback in time helpful and entertaining.

Disney 1986 Movies Headlines:

In 1986, Disney released several movies, including:

Overall, 1986 was a notable year for Disney films, particularly with the release of The Great Mouse Detective, which helped reinvigorate Disney’s animation studio and paved the way for the Disney Renaissance.

Disney 1986 Parks Headlines:

Disneyland Headlines:

The following changes occurred at Disneyland in 1986:

  • Captain EO, a 3D science fiction film starring Michael Jackson and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, debuted on September 18 in Tomorrowland.
  • Disneyland celebrated its 30th anniversary with special events and promotions, continuing to attract large crowds with its mix of classic and new attractions.

Disney World Headlines:

The following changes occurred at Disney World in 1986:

  • Captain EO also opened at EPCOT on September 12, bringing the groundbreaking 3D experience to Florida.
  • The Living Seas pavilion opened on January 15 in EPCOT, offering guests an immersive look at marine life and oceanic exploration.
  • Construction continued on new attractions and expansions, ensuring that Disney World remained a dynamic and evolving destination.

Disney 1986 Television Headlines:

Disney’s television programming in 1986 continued to offer high-quality family entertainment, building on its established reputation.

New Disney Shows in 1986 included:

  • The Disney Sunday Movie, which brought a mix of animated and live-action films to television audiences.
  • Adventures of the Gummi Bears adding to Disney’s growing lineup of animated TV series.

Disney shows we lost in 1986 included:

  • There were no major television shows ending in 1986, as Disney’s television programming continued to maintain a strong presence.

Overall, 1986 was a significant year for Disney, highlighted by the release of notable films like The Great Mouse Detective, the introduction of groundbreaking attractions like Captain EO, and the continued success of Disney’s television programming. This year contributed to Disney’s ongoing legacy of creativity and entertainment.


1986 Archives:

Here is the Internet’s largest rundown of all the Disney movies, TV shows, video games, park attractions and more released or opened in the year 1986. New entries added daily, so be sure to check back often.

Disney Movies Released in 1986










Disney Shows Released in 1986




Disney Songs Released in 1986

Let Me Be Good To You (Song)

“Let Me Be Good To You” is a song from Disney’s 1986 animated film “The Great Mouse Detective.” It is performed by the character Gypsy,…


Goodbye So Soon (Song)

“Goodbye So Soon” is a song from the 1986 Disney animated film “The Great Mouse Detective“. The song is performed by the film’s villain, Professor…





Disney Attractions Opened in 1986

Uptown Jewelers | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about the Uptown Jewelers shop at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Captain EO | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Epcot’s extinct Captain EO show including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


SeaBase | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Epcot’s SeaBase attraction including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


The Living Seas | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Epcot’s extinct The Living Seas attraction including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Coral Reef Restaurant | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Coral Reef Restaurant at Walt Disney World’s Epcot including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Country Bear Vacation Hoedown | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom’s extinct Country Bear Vacation Hoedown show including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


15 Years of Magic Parade | Disney World

Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom’s extinct 15 Years of Magic Parade including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Magic Eye Theater | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the extinct Magic Eye Theater attraction at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Captain EO | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the extinct Captain EO attraction at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!


Big Thunder Ranch | Disneyland

Here is everything you need to know about the extinct Big Thunder Ranch attraction at Disneyland including history, reviews, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!




Disney Apps and Games Released in 1986

Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood

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The Black Cauldron

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