D Street

D Street Pop-culture shop offering unique apparel, novelties, and Vinylmation. First opened at Downtown Disney District at Disneyland December 15, 2009. Also opened at Downtown Disney West Side (now the West Side at Disney Springs) at Walt Disney World April 16, 2010. The Disneyland location closed on January 2, 2018.

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Star Wars Secrets of the Empire

Go Inside The VOID With the New Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire Experience

By Jim Frye

Cue composer John Williams’ most-famous fanfare, because there’s never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan. A wealth of new and future films, TV shows, fan events, and theme park attractions based on their favorite far-away galaxy is enough to make a Gundark giddy. These include the recently released blockbuster film Star Wars: The Last Jedi and…

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Go Retro with “Guardians Inferno”—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

The Guardians boogie down in a brand-new music video, and Disney announces two new streaming services… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Can You Dig It? Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Gets Funky

Fans of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 can now rejoice in…

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phone case

D23 Goes D-Tech with Exclusive Personalized Phone Case!

By Tyler Slater

’Tis the season! During our Disney Springs Holiday Celebration, we debuted the brand-new D23 D-Tech on Demand phone case at the Marketplace Co-Op at Walt Disney World Resort.

The Official Disney Fan Club is excited to announce that now through February 14, 2017, all D23 Gold and Gold Family Members will be able to purchase this phone case not…

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Plaza Inn

9 Places to Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day at Disney Parks

By Nicole Nalty

Many of us visit Disney Parks to celebrate—whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or graduation, some of our most exciting milestones are celebrated at the happiest places on earth. Here at D23, we encourage you to celebrate the small things too, especially when it involves a little indulgence…

Today is National Fried Chicken Day, and…

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Just Keep Swimming with Finding Dory—Plus More in News Briefs

Dive In with the New Finding Dory Teaser Trailer

Thanks to Ellen DeGeneres and the fine folks over at EllenTube, we enjoyed an exclusive first look at the long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo!

Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can…

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Haunted Gingerbread House Building Workshop Event Recap

On Sunday, October 25, at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort, nearly 100 D23 Members and their guests joined us to make “Haunted” Gingerbread Houses. We think the results are spook-tacular! Have a peek!

And remember, D23 Gold Members enjoy 10 percent off their meals at the Jazz Kitchen and other Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group…

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Star Wars Rebels Returns—And More in News Briefs

Light Speed to Season Two: Star Wars Rebels Back in October on Disney XD
Brace yourself as the power of the Empire grows, and get ready for the big debut of fan-fave Clone Troopers… Star Wars Rebels Season Two, with all-new episodes, begins Wednesday, October 14, at 9:30 p.m. on Disney XD!

As we catch up with the intrepid crew, the Imperial oppression on Lothal…

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photo of large entrance sign for Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village

Ten Nostalgic Snapshots of the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village

As Downtown Disney evolves into Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort, we pay tribute to 40 years of the shopping, dining, and entertainment district, which originally opened March 22, 1975 as Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village.
The Shopping Village premiered as the centerpiece of Lake Buena Vista
. . . a city established in 1967, which, incidentally,…

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Downtown Disney West Side

Downtown Disney West Side Opens at Walt Disney World

On this day in 1997, people could forget all their troubles, forget all their cares and go to Downtown Disney West Side for the first time. That, along with the existing Downtown Disney Marketplace and Pleasure Island, made up what was then referred to as the Downtown Disney Area, an ever-changing destination committed to keeping the experiences exciting and new. The…

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