The Lion King

Inside Disney’s Re-Imagined The Lion King: 7 Facts We’re Not ‘Lion’ About

By William Keck

For several years, the genius filmmakers behind this summer’s The Lion King created and fine-tuned the most minute of details with the common goal of leaving audiences so mesmerized by the moving story and spectacle on screen that they wouldn’t be distracted or even notice them. But they’re there, to be sure. And now the film’s…

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Tom Hanks

5 Times Tom Hanks was Part of an Iconic Disney Duo

By Beth Deitchman

Thirty years ago today, officer Scott Turner found himself paired with an unlikely new partner—a strong and silent type, with a tendency to drool—in Turner and Hooch, Touchstone’s 1989 action-comedy about an affable detective and a massive, messy, ill-mannered dog. Tom Hanks starred as the human member of this mismatched pair; he shared the…

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Disney Comic-Con updates

The Most Memorable Moments from San Diego Comic-Con 2019

By Jim Frye

San Diego Comic-Con celebrated its 50th year this past weekend, drawing fans from across the world with panels and events spotlighting TV, movies, comic books, and all aspects of pop culture. The brands of Disney—Marvel, Lucasfilm, ABC, FX, Fox, Disney Channel, and National Geographic—showed up in force, producing some of the biggest and most…

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The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™

9 Chilling Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Facts

By Jocelyn Buhlman

October 31, 1939: The date of the fateful night when five passengers from glamorous Hollywood took their one-way trip into the Twilight Zone. July 22, 1994: The date the Hollywood Tower Hotel reopened its doors for us at Disney Hollywood Studios—and reopened the mystery behind the hotel. And now? July 22, 2019 marks 25 years since we first made…

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The Lion King press conference

9 Tales That Made Us Roar at The Lion King Press Conference

By Zach Johnson

The recent Lion King global press conference in Beverly Hills began much like the movie itself, with Lebo M belting the iconic Zulu lyrics from “The Circle of Life.” Joined by soloist Clydene Jackson and a talented choir, it was a celebratory introduction fit for a king—a lion king, that is.

Moments after bringing the room to its feet with…

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Splash Mountain

5 Splashy 30th Anniversary Facts About Disney’s Splash Mountain

By Jim Fanning

We’re headin’ for the Laughing Place—and it’s a fun-filled voyage culminating with a “mighty satisfactual” splash! Disneyland® Park guests have thrilled to Splash Mountain ever since its July 17, 1989 debut. To celebrate 30 years of thrills and laughter, take the plunge with five splashy facts about this wild and wet Critter Country…

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Raw Threads

Race Towards These 8 Comfy Looks from Raw Threads

By Savannah Salazar

Whether you’re a devoted runner, casual jogger, or just doing errands, who doesn’t love being comfortable? We put together a list of the most stylish and comfy picks from Raw Threads; from T-shirts to headbands and skirts, these magical items have a little something for every fan.

If you’re making your way to D23 Expo 2019 next month, be…

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Disney's Coronado Springs Resort - Gran Destino Tower

7 Grand Reasons to Visit the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

By Beth Deitchman

Along the shores of Walt Disney World’s Lago Dorado, a jewel shines especially brightly this week with the opening of the Gran Destino Tower—the culmination of a multiyear reimagining of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Throughout the resort, whose name translates from Spanish, appropriately, to “crowned one,” guests will find nods to…

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mickey disco event

Celebrate Mickey Mouse Disco with Questlove in San Diego!

This event is SOLD OUT

On Friday, July 19, Mickey Mouse’s Disco Night is coming to San Diego, and D23 Gold and Gold Family Members are being offered some very special perks! It’s the 40th anniversary of the multi-platinum Mickey Mouse Disco album, which means it’s time to turn back the clock and party like it’s 1979! Take a break from San Diego Comic-Con…

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