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Watch The Walt Disney Studios Lot Transform into a Winter Wonderland

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Disney and the holidays go hand in hand. Whether you’re cozying up to watch a Christmas parade at your favorite theme park or gathering with your family to watch your favorite holiday special, we all have a piece of Disney magic that helps make our holidays brighter. For some D23 Members, that magic comes in the form of Light Up the Season, the…

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Mickey and the Seal

Watch the Full Short of Mickey and the Seal to Celebrate 70 Years

By Jocelyn Buhlman

On December 3, 1948, this Academy Award®-nominated short first delighted us with the hijinks of our pal, Mickey, and the adorable seal who sneaks into his bathtub. This charming animated short has captured our hearts for 70 years, and now you can celebrate it by enjoying the classic in its entirety right here on D23.com!

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KBYE Mousequerade and Design Challenge

Must-know Mousequerade and Design Challenge Tips | Know Before You Expo

By Jocelyn Buhlman

The D23 Expo is a celebration of Disney artistry and storytelling—which also includes those of many talented Disney fans! In this episode of Know Before You Expo, Jim Babcock and Ashley Eckstein, our hosts of Mousequerade presented by Raw Threads, share their top tips about rocking your Disney style at our fan-favorite costume competition. Plus,…

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ABD Safari

A Different Africa at Night

By Karina Schink

We all know that Africa holds a kind of nature we can only imagine (until we go there ourselves). And that’s not just during the day but when the sun goes down, as well! As Imagineer Joe Rohde tells us, Africa is entirely different at night, with unforgettable experiences bounding in the moonlight.

Joe and Dr. Mark Penning will be experiencing…

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ABD Safari

Conservation: What You Can Do

By Karina Schink

A life-changing experience. An adventure at your fingertips. That’s what a safari is. It’s endless opportunity and potential, stretching as far as your eyes can see. But as Imagineer Joe Rohde lets us know, all of that isn’t around forever unless we make sure it is. Check out his message on conservation below.

And, check back here to see…

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ABD Safari

The Devil’s in the Details at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

By Karina Schink

When designing Animal Kingdom, Imagineers had to get all the details right. Microdetails from animal tracks to something like a tusk, they’ve thought of everything to make your experience in the park just like a real safari.

Check back here as we follow Imagineer Joe Rohde and Dr. Mark Penning on their Adventures by Disney trip to Africa, the…

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mickey and minnie

Every Amazing Moment from Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Mickey’s 90th anniversary was on November 18, and we celebrated it in a big way! From November 17–November 18, D23 Gold Members joined us for Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse, the ultimate party for Mickey Mouse, which featured amazing breaking Disney parks announcements, awesome panels on Disney history, and special appearances from…

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Mickey ears through the years

Mickey Ears Through the Ears

By Karina Schink

It all started with a mouse… and his iconic ears. The most famous three circles in the world have transformed time and time again into the iconic headwear all Disney fans know, love, and proudly wear today. From Figment and R2-D2 to the classic caps that started it all, take a look at some of our favorite Mickey ears through the years.

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ABD South Africa Safari

Animals in the Wild: An Inside Look at Kilimanjaro Safaris

By Karina Schink

Join Imagineer Joe Rohde for a look at the wild animals that roam Kilimanjaro Safaris. No matter where you turn, there’s always something to see, something to make a once-in-a- lifetime memory.

Joe and Dr. Mark Penning will be observing animals in their natural habitat on the special Adventures by Disney expedition to Africa. Check back here…

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ABD Safari

Adventure is Just a Sketch Away

By Karina Schink

On your next adventure, make sure you have a sketchbook in tow, Imagineer Joe Rohde encourages. You’ll be able to catch every detail and have more vivid memories than you ever imagined (don’t worry, even beginner sketches are encouraged to join in)!

Joe and Dr. Mark Penning will be bringing their own sketchbooks along on their Adventures by…

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