By Courtney Potter
Prepare to meet the best babysitter in the galaxy, and find out some incredible new details about Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!
Disney Channel Welcomes Gabby Duran & the Unsittables
She’s the best babysitter in the galaxy, and she’s coming to watch over some truly unique charges in just a few weeks… Premiering Friday, October 1, at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW, Gabby Duran & the Unsittables stars multitalented actress, musician, and YouTube sensation Kylie Cantrall as the aforementioned Gabby—who inadvertently lands a job babysitting an unruly group of VIP extraterrestrial children disguised as everyday kids. Resourceful and courageous, Gabby steps up to the challenge to protect these youngsters and their secret identities, no matter what it takes!
Starring alongside Cantrall is Maxwell Acee Donovan (Good Kids) as Gabby’s bestie (and resident conspiracy theorist) Wesley; Coco Christo (We Take the Low Road) as Gabby’s overachieving little sister Olivia; Nathan Lovejoy (The Code) as the wacky Principal Swift; Valery Ortiz (Switched at Birth) as Gabby’s caring and career-driven mom Dina; and Callan Farris (Kings) as Jeremy, a shape-shifting alien and Gabby’s first babysitting assignment. See you in October for some intergalactic fun!
Be sure to mark these upcoming Disney events on your calendar:
|D23 and Walt Disney Archives
September 9, 2019
The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour—Presented by D23
September 21, 2019
D23’s Magical Screening Series: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at Walt Disney World
September 28, 2019
D23’s Magical Screening Series: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom on the Lot
October 1, 2019
Freeform’s Second Annual Halloween House at the Hollywood Athletic Club, Los Angeles
October 4, 2019
The Muppets Take Manhattan—Exclusive Screening in Manhattan
October 13, 2019
D23 Heads to the Hollow
October 29, 2019
D23’s Mostly Ghostly Halloween on The Walt Disney Studios Lot
January 17, 2020
Get VIP Tickets to Disney’s Frozen The Hit Broadway Musical
August 30; September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29; October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 2019
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom park
August 29—November 23, 2019, 2019
2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
September 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 2019; October 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31, 2019
Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure park
November 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24; December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 2019
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom park
November 29-December 30, 2019
2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
October 18, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil opens in U.S. theaters
November 22, 2019
Frozen 2 opens in U.S. theaters
December 20, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in U.S. theaters
March 6, 2020
Onward opens in U.S. theaters.
March 27, 2020
Mulan opens in U.S. theaters.
May 29, 2020
Artemis Fowl opens in U.S. theaters.
September 1-30, 2019
Freeform’s 30 Days of Disney
September 16, 2019
Dancing with the Stars kicks off newest season on ABC (8-10 p.m. EDT)
September 29, 2019
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge—Adventure Awaits premieres on Freeform (8 p.m. EDT)
November 5, 2019
ABC airs The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! (8-10 p.m. EST)
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance: Incredible Details Announced!
Can you believe it? The time has come… Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open at Walt Disney World Resort! And just in time, our friends at the Disney Parks Blog have revealed some truly incredible new details about Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance—the highly anticipated attraction coming in December to Disney’s Hollywood Studios (and in January to Disneyland park).
When Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens, the harrowing adventure—one of the most ambitious, advanced, and immersive experiences ever undertaken by Walt Disney Imagineering—will blur the lines between fantasy and reality, putting guests right in the center of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance! Guests will join the Resistance and depart from Batuu in a transport ship to meet General Leia Organa at a secret rendezvous point; along the way, they’ll be captured by a First Order Star Destroyer. The action will ramp up as guests try to escape the clutches of Kylo Ren and the First Order… aided by their fellow Resistance heroes, of course.
One of the largest attractions ever created, its building is gigantic enough to house two full-sized AT-AT walkers and a Star Destroyer hangar bay—complete with a TIE fighter and a veritable fortress of Stormtroopers!
We can’t wait to experience it all in person! But until then, no matter where we reside, we can all enjoy the replay of this week’s awesome Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge dedication ceremony—which aired live on the Disney Parks Blog this past Wednesday morning. Click here to check it out.
Scream Into October with Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween Programming Event
Time for a little Halloween-related binge-watching, right? Thankfully, Freeform just announced their schedule for their frightfully enjoyable 31 Nights of Halloween programming event. (We’re especially excited for the day-long Hocus Pocus marathon on Halloween itself. We simply cannot get enough Sanderson Sisters!) Find out when your favorites will be airing by clicking here.
Just Roll With It: You Decide Live!—This October on Disney Channel
Disney Channel’s Just Roll With It is already known for its hilarious, improvised shenanigans—and now the show is getting even more interactive! This October, Just Roll With It: You Decide LIVE! will offer fans a live telecast of the series on Friday, October 4 at 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT. During the Halloween-themed special—the first of its kind for the channel—viewers nationwide can join the studio audience in the fun of determining plot twists in real-time. As they watch the special live on Disney Channel, they’ll be able to vote on certain elements of the show via the DisneyNOW app or DisneyNOW.com—and, as they do in each episode, the talented cast will improvise and “just roll with it”… live!
Raven-Symoné (Raven’s Home) and Miranda May (BUNK’D) are set to guest star—while Issac Ryan Brown (Raven’s Home), Ruby Rose Turner (Coop & Cami Ask the World), and Ruth Righi (Sydney to the Max) will host the special, which will also feature a musical performance and other awesome surprises. So mark your calendars and get ready for some memorable comedy mayhem!
All the Expo News That’s Fit to “Print”…
Hard to believe D23 Expo 2019 has come and gone, especially considering how much incredible news came out of the event. (Honestly, did they somehow create more hours in a day? It’s sorcery!) In case you weren’t within a WiFi signal this past weekend—or even if you were and you want a refresher—check out our ridiculously robust coverage of all things Expo by clicking here.
Behind-the-Scenes Look at Oogie Boogie Bash’s DescenDANCE Party
For those of you as excited for Halloween season as we are, you’ll be happy to know that Disney California Adventure park’s Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party—a separately ticketed event on select nights—kicks off this September 17. And just this week, the Disney Parks Blog offered up a super-cool behind-the-scenes look at one of the party’s marquee events: the “DescenDANCE Party” in the Backlot area of Hollywood Land. Take a peek at the killer VK dance crew in action, above.
Inspired by the fan-favorite Descendants movie series on Disney Channel, it combines the entertainment of a show with the interactivity of a dance party. But that’s not the only “way to be wicked” at the Oogie Boogie Bash… should you find yourself at this sure-to-be-spooktacular event, you’ll also get to enjoy some immersive new treat trails; the Frightfully Fun Parade (now including the Cheshire Cat); a Halloween celebration with Mickey Mouse and friends at the Disney Theater in Hollywood Land; and the debut of the new World of Color show Villainous!… find out more information by clicking here.