Jungle Cruise

Walt Disney Imagineering Reveals Exciting Enhancements Coming to the Jungle Cruise

By Jeffrey Epstein

Since its debut on opening day of Disneyland in 1955, Jungle Cruise has continued to grow and evolve—much like a few of the attraction’s skippers’ favorite plants they point out on the route (“this one… and this one”). What was once a “serious” adventure through tropical waters soon made way for a more humorous expedition with a…

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Joe Rohde

Exclusive: Imagineer Joe Rohde Looks Back on 40 Years of Disney Magic

By Beth Deitchman

This week, Joe Rohde bids a fond farewell to Walt Disney Imagineering to embark on new adventures of his own. The legendary Imagineer is retiring after 40 incredible years with The Walt Disney Company, where he arrived in 1980 as a model designer at EPCOT, working as a sculptor on the Mexico pavilion. By his own admission, Rohde had little…

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Ron Dominguez

Remembering Ron Dominguez

By the D23 Team

Ron Dominguez, a Disney Legend and former executive vice president of Walt Disney Attractions, passed away early today, January 1, 2021. He was 85. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Betty, and three children from a previous marriage, Sheryl Ralston, Steve Dominguez, and Ronald K. Dominguez Jr, four grandchildren Joby Ralston, Tim Ralston,…

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Disney Wish

Sneak Peek at Disney Cruise Line’s Newest Ship—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Disney Cruise Line Unveils Look at Newest Ship: The Disney Wish
If you watched the Disney Parks Magic Christmas Day Celebration on ABC over the recent holiday (and/or DVR’d it for a nice “Christmas in July” treat this coming summer… or was that just us?!), you’ve seen this exciting tidbit of news—Disney Cruise Line just revealed a…

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Upcoming 2021 movies

Every Upcoming Disney Movie, TV Show, Disney Parks Attraction, and More We Can’t Wait to See in 2021

By the D23 Team

Everyone has a reason to celebrate the new year—whether you’re picking up a new hobby, planning new adventures, or just excited to stop writing “2020” as the date on everything, the new year holds the promise of a new start. Over at D23, we can’t help but celebrate the new year for another reason: A new year means new Disney experiences!…

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Make-A-Wish

#TheWishEffect was Transformational for this Budding Animator

By Beth Deitchman

As so many of our favorite Disney films have demonstrated, a wish is a powerful thing. And Disney’s new video series proves “The Wish Effect” is very real. For children with critical illnesses, a wish can bring hope, strength, and joy, so they can forget about treatment and just be a kid. And as you’ll discover in “The Wish Effect,”…

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Cooking up Magic at Home

Every Way to Celebrate the Holidays Virtually with Disney

By Jocelyn Buhlman

The holiday season is here, and with it the celebration of traditions new and old—and for us at D23, that usually means adding some extra Disney magic while we deck the halls. If you’re looking for some extra pixie dust during your at-home celebrations, look no further! We’ve rounded up all the ways you can get holly and jolly the Disney…

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Doc McStuffins

New Doc McStuffins TV Special—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Doc McStuffins TV Special Coming December 4 to Disney Junior
Are you ready to learn once more with the ever-adorable Doc McStuffins? The popular Disney Junior series is returning with a brand-new TV special, premiering Friday, December 4 (7:30 p.m. EST/PST), on Disney Junior; called “The Doc is In,” the special features the beloved animated…

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Disney Parks

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Storytelling and Innovators Receive Themed Entertainment Industry’s Highest Honors

By Beth Deitchman

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has just honored two of our new favorite attractions—Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway—with Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement. These are among the most highly regarded awards within the themed entertainment industry.

In honoring Star Wars: Rise of the…

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