holiday magic at the disney parks

Prep for the Holiday Season with the New Book Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks

By the D23 Team

Fans of Disney Parks are no strangers to celebrating the holidays the Disney way. Whether experiencing the Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland Park, visiting the giant gingerbread house at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Walt Disney World Resort, or celebrating New Year’s Eve at Epcot, there are so many ways to celebrate the holidays…

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Walt Disney Studios Commissary Main Room

Dining at Disney’s – The Commissary at The Walt Disney Studios Turns 80

By Rebecca Cline, Director, Walt Disney Archives

When The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank opened in 1940, employees were struck by the admirable lawns and pedestrian thoroughfares which were ideal for walks, picnicking, or leading to the nearby studio restaurant, or “Commissary” as it is called, which featured relaxing outdoor patios or air-conditioned indoor…

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Little Man of Disneyland

Archives Director Becky Cline Remembers “The Little Man of Disneyland”

By Rebecca Cline, Director, Walt Disney Archives

When I was a little girl, one of the things I really loved was poring over my Disney storybooks.  One of my favorites was a Little Golden Book entitled The Little Man of Disneyland, published in 1955. I was absolutely enchanted by the story of Patrick Begorra, a leprechaun who lived in a tiny house at the base of an…

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D23 Inside Disney episode 9

D23 Inside Disney Episode 9 | Behind the creation of the Disneyland TV series. Plus, Star Tours, Star Wars, and a star of the Walt Disney Archives.

A new destination announced for Star Tours at Disney Parks, an exciting Marvel podcast series, The Imagineering Story, and more new shows and movies announced for Disney+. Plus, we speak with Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline about the creation of the Disneyland TV series—and some of the Archives’ most treasured treasures.

More episodes of D23 Inside…

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Mickey Mouse portraits

Suitable for Framing: Mickey Portraits Through the Years

By Becky Cline

One of the first formal portraits of Mickey Mouse was painted by Disney Legend John Hench for a very special event—a tribute to the character’s 21st birthday that was published in a major article featured in Collier’s magazine on April 9, 1949. But it was in 1953 that the tradition of an “official” Mickey portrait began.

When Walt Disney…

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