This Week’s Disney News

“New Fantasyland” Coming Soon to Tokyo Disneyland—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter
Tokyo Disneyland to Debut Enchanting “New Fantasyland” in Spring 2020
If you’ve been following News Briefs (and D23.com in general) for a while, you know we’ve been happily anticipating some incredible new additions coming to Tokyo Disneyland… and with this week’s big announcement, we now have an opening day to circle on our calendar!…

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Elena of Avalor

Elena of Avalor Gets a Season Three Premiere Date

By Zach Johnson

Mark your calendars, Elena of Avalor fans! This morning, Disney Channel announced that the third season of the animated series will premiere Monday, October 7, at 12:30 p.m. on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. The Emmy®- and Imagen Award-winning program, which premiered in 2016, is inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore. The new season will…

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Arendelle Aqua Iris

So Cool! Frozen-Inspired Color Collection Arendelle Aqua Debuts Worldwide

By Zach Johnson

For the first time in forever, a cool new color collection inspired by Frozen is available in Disney Parks worldwide and online at shopDisney.com! Named Arendelle Aqua, the line is inspired by Anna and Elsa’s kingdom from the Oscar®-winning animated feature. The collection marks the first-ever global release for a color collection at Disneyland…

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The Owl House Hero

“Owl” the Voices You’ll Hear on The Owl House—Plus More in News Briefs

By Beth Deitchman and Courtney Potter

Disney Channel reveals exciting casting news we just have to hoot about, and Angelina Jolie makes a magically mysterious Maleficent metamorphosis… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Find Out “Hoo’s” Coming to Disney Channel’s The Owl House
We’re owl ears for this…

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Kevin Rafferty Cars Construction Site

A Look into Imagineer Kevin Rafferty’s Magical Journey

By Savannah Salazar

Walt Disney Imagineer Kevin Rafferty gives readers a look behind the magic. Looking back on his storied 40-year career, Rafferty chronicles the magic of developing dimensional storytelling experiences for Disney Park guests around the world. From Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks to Cars Land, Toy Story Mania, and The Twilight Zone…

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Disneyland Paris enhancements

Magical New Experiences Coming to Disneyland Paris in 2020 and Beyond

By Zach Johnson

Just weeks after exciting Disney Parks developments were unveiled at D23 Expo 2019 in Anaheim, California, the first Disneyland Paris Media Expo today gave reporters a preview of the immersive, one-of-a-kind  seasonal events, and exciting new offerings coming to the resort in 2020 and beyond. A magical new Frozen Celebration and the opening of…

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Coco at Hollywood Bowl Irisi

Disney and Pixar’s Coco Comes to the Hollywood Bowl for the First Time

By Beth Deitchman

Get ready to experience Disney and Pixar’s Coco like never before. The stunning film will be brought to life on stage for the first time in Coco Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9. The spectacular event, which will see the legendary Hollywood Bowl transform into the Land of the Dead, features an…

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Gabby Duran & the Unsittables

Gabby Duran & the Unsittables Premieres This October—Plus More in News Briefs

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…

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Who’s Coming to the Ballroom on Dancing with the Stars?

By Beth Deitchman

We’ve got breaking news from the ballroom: The cast for the brand-new season of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) was announced this morning on Good Morning America. When season 28 kicks off on Monday, September 16 (8–10 p.m. EDT), on ABC, we’ll be seeing fancy footwork from a supermodel, a Supreme, a Bachelorette, and an NFL Hall of Famer, to…

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