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Minnie Mouse’s Instagram and Avengers: Endgame Posters—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

See into Minnie’s world via her brand-new Instagram account, and marvel at more Avengers than you can shake an Infinity Stone at… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

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Peek Into Minnie Mouse’s World Via Her New Instagram Account

Yes, it’s true: Minnie Mouse has joined the world of the ’Gram! Just this week, our perky polka-dotted pal debuted her brand-new Instagram account, where she invited all her fans and friends around the world to “follow along for more joy”—and offered a timely reminder to “love yourself from bow to toe.”

Fans should make sure to check out her archived Instagram stories, which are broken down into several categories, including food and drink, “#minniestyle,” and even some terrifically adorable wallpapers. (We’re switching out phone’s background over as we type this… )

You can check out the account, brought to you by our friends at @disney, by clicking here.

Save the Date!
Be sure to mark these upcoming Disney events on your calendar:

D23 and Walt Disney Archives
April 5, 2019
Lunch with a Disney Legend–Linda Larkin
April 6, 2019
D23’s Behind-the-Scenes Experience: The Lion King on Broadway
April 6, 2019
The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour – GOLD FAMILY EXCLUSIVE
April 15, 2019
The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour – Presented by D23
May 4, 2019
D23’s Magical Screening Series: The Lion King at Walt Disney World
May 6, 2019
The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour – Presented by D23
May 11, 2019
D23’s Magical Screening Series: The Lion King on the Lot
May 16, 2019
D23 Celebrates Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World
June 1, 2019
D23’s Behind-the-Scenes Experience: Return to Walt’s Chicago
June 8, 2019
Lunch with a Disney Legend – Paige O’Hara
August 23-25, 2019
D23 Expo 2019
March 1-April 23, 2019
Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
March 6-June 3, 2019
Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
Summer 2019
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening at Disneyland Resort
Fall 2019
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening at and Walt Disney World Resort

March 29, 2019
Dumbo opens in U.S. theaters
April 17, 2019
Penguins opens in U.S. theaters
April 26, 2019
Avengers: Endgame opens in U.S. theaters
May 24, 2019
Aladdin opens in U.S. theaters
June 21, 2019
Toy Story 4 opens in U.S. theaters
July 19, 2019
The Lion King opens in U.S. theaters
August 9, 2019
Artemis Fowl opens in U.S. theaters
March 3, 2019
American Idol kicks off second season on ABC (8–10:01 p.m. EST)

Can’t-Miss New Avengers: Endgame Character Posters

We’re on the sharpest of pins and needles (proverbially speaking, of course) about Avengers: Endgame! There are only a few more weeks before we see what “Whatever it takes” really means—and thankfully, to tide us over, our pals at Marvel Studios just released some incredible new character posters. Check them out right here at

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You’re Bound to Enjoy This Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Book

Unless you’ve been living on Endor for the last few years, you know that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge—the incredible new land opening at Disneyland park on May 31 and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios park on August 29—will transport guests to the planet of Batuu… where outlaws and adventurers have set up shop in a settlement known as Black Spire Outpost. The backstory of Batuu, and the secret history of the Outpost, is detailed in a sure-to-be-amazing new book called Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire, launching on August 27. Check out the great cover art for the book, just revealed by our friends at the Disney Parks Blog, above.

Written by New York Times bestselling author Delilah S. Dawson, Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire begins as General Leia Organa dispatches her best spy, Vi Moradi, to try and find allies, sanctuary, and firepower… and Vi seems to have found all three in a secluded pocket at the (wait for it) galaxy’s edge. The largest settlement on Batuu, Black Spire Outpost, is full of rogues and smugglers who’ve chosen the planet as a place to avoid, shall we say, unnecessary complications. Naturally, Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest—so when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, she has no idea where to find help.

Sounds intriguing, right? You can pre-order the book right now at

Hoop it Up: New NBA Experience Comes to Disney Springs

Imagine feeling like you’re an NBA superstar… gliding down the court, leaping towards the basket for a slam dunk. Well, imagine no more—because the brand-new NBA Experience opens later this summer at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort! Read up on all the fast-break fun you can expect by clicking here.

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Twice the Summer Fun at Castaway Cay with Disney Cruise Line

Are you ready for a double dip into the sparkling blue waters of Castaway Cay? If you’re traveling on the Disney Dream with Disney Cruise Line this summer, you’ll get the chance to do just that…

Special 4- and 5-day sailings aboard the Dream—in June and July—will spend two full days in Castaway Cay paradise; guests will also have the chance to delight in a swim with dolphins, or even visit the world-famous Atlantis resort in Nassau, Bahamas. Plus, the 5-night voyages include a bonus day at sea so you have even more time to soak up the sun and fun aboard the ship.

Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line’s award-winning island, was built with families in mind and feature spaces uniquely designed for both young and young-at-heart cruisers. Everything you need for a perfect day at the beach is included, like an all-you-care-to-eat lunch buffet, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, hammocks, and so much more. To see if one of these special double-the-Castaway-fun sailings would make a great summer vacation for your family, visit

Coming Soon: WEB Brings Super Hero Tech to Disney Parks

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a Super Hero? The answer, if you’re anything like us, is “Of course!” If that is indeed the case, you’ll be thrilled to know that a brand-new interactive experience is coming to both Disney California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris. Read up on what you can expect from the Worldwide Engineering Brigade (otherwise known as WEB) here at