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D23’s exclusive member gift for 2018 honors Mickey Mouse!

Fri, 2017-12-29 13:39

The official fan club for the Walt Disney Company D23 hosts real world events like the D23 Expo, regional events and experience, and maintains an online website where fans of the the Disney company can broaden their knowledge of the company that all started with a mouse. For the past...

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Newly restored vintage Walt Disney World footage is next best thing to a time machine.

Fri, 2017-12-29 13:28

Jeff Altman works with film and video for a living so when he found a 16mm movie of vintage footage from Walt Disney World in his grandparent’s house, he knew just what to do — restore it. The movie features scenes from the late 1970s and early 1980s in the...

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Disney’s Box Office Battle: The Last Jedi and Coco pass new milestones

Thu, 2017-12-28 13:04

It’s been a good month for Disney at the box office. The year-end tent-pole movie Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi just lassoed Wonder Woman for the second-place spot on the 2017 box office domestic North America gross list with $424M compared to $413M for Wonder Woman. The year isn’t...

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Rose Bowl teams visit Disneyland ahead of college football playoffs

Thu, 2017-12-28 12:10

It’s a yearly Rose Bowl tradition. Players from both teams make a visit to Disneyland before the big game itself on January 1. This year the teams were the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners and No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs who will be facing off in 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at...

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New behind-the-scenes trailer for return of Roseanne to ABC

Thu, 2017-12-28 05:07

The Roseanne reboot has wrapped production on its nine episode season. The family comedy will return next year with almost all of the original cast. A new teaser trailer shows just a few moments of the cast meeting for a table read of a script and it’s great to see...

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Guest yells “Lock Him Up” during Hall of Presidents Show

Thu, 2017-12-28 04:51

A revised Hall of Presidents at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom just reopened a few weeks ago with a robotic representation of Donald Trump giving a speech on stage in front of 44 other Presidential audio-animatronic figures. Even before Trump moved into the White House, the Hall of Presidents had...

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Aerial photos of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland

Wed, 2017-12-27 13:08

Thanks to the fine folks at Nearmap we have a terrific look at the construction at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland, CA toward the end of November 2017. In the land’s two main attractions you will be able to fly the Millennium Falcon or face down the First Order...

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New Marvel Studios ‘Black Panther’ TV Spot “King”

Wed, 2017-12-27 04:14

The latest Marvel Studios “Black Panther” trailer is the one preview I was hoping to see in front of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” alas no such luck. Not sure why Disney wouldn’t promote its next big film instead of “Avengers: Infinity War,” but they did. The good news is...

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Scrapped Pixar movie ideas

Wed, 2017-12-27 03:33

Can you imagine the movie “Up” without Ellie and Carl? How about Boo making an appearance in Monsters Inc 2? It almost happened. Like every movie studio, there are many more ideas for films than production capacity can actually handle and a lot of ideas that are discarded because better...

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A Star Wars Land preview? Looking back at J4-K3’s appearances in Tomorrowland

Tue, 2017-12-26 23:39

As you probably know, a prototype droid named J4-K3 (made for the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge) has been intermittently making appearances in Tomorrowland at Disneyland for over a year and a half now. Essentially an upgraded successor to Walt Disney Imagineering’s Living Character Initiative projects like Push the...

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Pizza Ponte opens at Disney Springs

Tue, 2017-12-26 12:52

We’ve been eagerly anticipating the opening of four new dining concepts at Disney Springs. There’s The Edison, Maria & Enzo’s Italian restaurante, Enzo’s hidden tunnels, and Pizza Ponte Pizzeria. All from the talented restaurateurs an the Patina Restaurant Group. This weekend guests hungry for a bite during the busy holiday...

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Disney reaches $6 Billion at Worldwide Box Office thanks to Star Wars

Sat, 2017-12-23 03:48

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is already making a big difference for Disney’s Box Office coffers. It was only a few weeks ago when we celebrated Disney passing the $5 billion mark at the worldwide box office for Disney. Now, with 12 days to go before 2017 runs out the...

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Are Disney World convention centers hosting cadaver labs for medical training?

Sat, 2017-12-23 03:16

It’s a relatively well known practice for Walt Disney World to market its conference facilities to medical training companies as the ideal place to hold medical training seminars. The doctors get to keep their required levels of training up and they get to bring their families to Walt Disney World...

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See Kelly Marie Tran’s awesome audition for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Fri, 2017-12-22 13:01

Although she’s a new character to the Star Wars galaxy, Rose Tico plays a key role for ensuring the survival of the Resistance, not to mention Finn. Rose is played by actress Kelly Marie Tran and her sense of wonder at being a part of the Star Wars legacy has...

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Grizzly Peak undergoing extended refurbishment

Fri, 2017-12-22 12:31

In an oft-forgotten (yet rather large) corner of Disney California Adventure’s Grizzly Peak is the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail… for now. Home to ziplines, rope bridges, and the infamous Kenai’s Spirit Cave, the Trail is an elaborate playground with impressive attention to detail. While not nearly as publicized as the...

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What happened to Walt’s plane from Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Fri, 2017-12-22 03:45

A rare piece of Disney history is at risk of being scrapped according to multiple sources. The twin prop airplane Walt Disney used to scout locations in Central Florida while developing his ideas for Walt Disney World, then known only as The Florida Project, and later used to shuttle executives...

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Disney World Restaurants join OpenTable reservation system

Fri, 2017-12-22 02:47

Making a dinner reservation at Walt Disney World just got a bit easier with a selection of Disney-owned restaurants now available to book on OpenTable. While many restaurants at the Disney Springs complex and a few at The Swan and Dolphin were already making some seatings available via OpenTable, Disney...

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New Easter Egg from The Muppet Christmas Carol revealed on film’s 25th Anniversary

Thu, 2017-12-21 12:48

The Charles Dickens story “A Christmas Carol” is a classic tale about the real reason for the season and the Muppet’s take on it may be my absolute favorite. In celebration of its 25th anniversary. Disney is taking a look back at the “Muppet Christmas Carol” and sharing some fun...

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Artemis Fowl from Disney announces casting for major roles

Thu, 2017-12-21 12:20

Disney just announced casting for major roles in the live-action adaptation of “Artemis Fowl,” which will be directed by Kenneth Branagh and produced by Branagh and Judy Hofflund. The movie is based on young-adult science fiction/fantasy novel series written by Irish author Eoin Colfer which have been read by millions...

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Inside the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge panel at Star Wars: Galactic Nights

Thu, 2017-12-21 11:52

With The Disney Blog on the road this weekend, we sent one of the biggest Star Wars fans we know to enjoy the Galactic Nights event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here is their report, along with some additional details provided on the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land coming in 2019....

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