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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The D23 Fan’s Ultimate Guide to ABC’s Fall 2019 Season

By Zach Johnson

Get ready to fall in love with ABC’s fall schedule.

The fun began earlier this week with the return of Dancing with the Stars (Mondays at 8|7c), which saw a diverse group of actors, athletes, hosts, musicians, and even a politician stepping outside of their comfort zones and competing for the coveted Mirrorball trophy. This year’s celebrity…

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Celebrate 15 Years of Lost with Amazing Props from The Walt Disney Archives

By Jocelyn Buhlman

“Guys… Where are we?”

Fifteen years ago on September 22, 2004, Lost introduced us to the mind-boggling mystery of The Island and the passengers of Oceanic Flight 815 who were stranded there. The iconic series kept us on the edge of our seats from day one, and continued intriguing us through every polar bear, mysterious string of numbers,…

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Here’s Some Inspiration to Create Your Magical Halloween Costumes!

By Savannah Salazar

Ah, Halloween. Not only is the spooktacular season full of tricks and treats, it’s also a chance to dress up as your favorite Disney characters! And with over a month left until Halloween, there’s plenty of time to put together a fantastical outfit, so have no fear! Below are some spell-binding looks from D23 Expo 2019 to help inspire some…

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“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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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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7 Disney Things You Need to Try in September

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Every month is full of Disney magic, and September is no exception. Whether you’re headed to a Disney park, planning your next movie marathon, or looking to do a little Disney shopping, we’ve rounded up all the fun happening this month that you can’t miss. Grab your calendars and get to planning—because here are seven things you’ll want…

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7 Un-boo-lievably Good Eats-and-Treats at Disney Parks

By Savannah Salazar

It’s the most spooktacular time of the year at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. The Halloween season brings a chill of utter excitement around the parks from the Mickey-shaped pumpkins paving the streets, to Disney friends donning their best (and not-so-scariest) costumes and our favorite villains taking center stage. Plus, how could we…

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GALLERY: Celebrate 10 Fan-tastic Years of D23 Expo

By D23 Team

Ten years ago, the very first D23 Expo opened its doors. Since September 10, 2009, the bi-annual event has welcomed fans of all ages to experience three full days of magic and excitement, exploring all the worlds of Disney under one roof. From dazzling panels and exclusive sneak peeks to celebrity appearances and the beloved Disney Legends ceremony, D23…

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