JUST ANNOUNCED: Plans Unveiled for the Phased Reopening of Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks, Resort Hotels, and Disney Stores

By the D23 Team 

Following the recent reopening of Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney has submitted a proposal to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in Florida describing its approach for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks planned to begin on July 11.

Pending Orange County and…

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news briefs 3/20

New Toy Story 4 Trailer and Disney Parks Updates—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Catch Woody, Buzz, and a gaggle of new toys in action, and read up on some fun changes coming to Walt Disney World Resort… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Don’t Miss This Incredible New Toy Story 4 Trailer…
It’s a good thing we’re kicking off this week’s News Briefs with the…

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news briefs 9/27

It’s Never Too Early for Disney Holiday Fun—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Go behind the scenes of Disney’s upcoming The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and see who’s been added to Epcot’s Candlelight Processional narrator lineup… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Go Behind the Scenes with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Creating a movie truly “takes a…

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Epcot Center Pavilion logos

The Symbolism Behind Epcot’s Symbols

By Michael Crawford

When designing Epcot Center, the talented minds at WED Enterprises–now known as Walt Disney Imagineering–made sure that every visual element made guests feel as if they were truly stepping into a community of tomorrow. Take, for example, the contemporary circular symbols designed for Epcot: Spaceship Earth, Universe of Energy, Horizons, World…

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WDA Tomorrowlands exhibit

Inside the new Tomorrowland-themed exhibit at the Walt Disney Studios

By Justin Arthur, Archivist, Walt Disney Archives

With the beginning of a new year comes a brand-new exhibit at the Walt Disney Archives. Inspired by one of the original thematic lands of Disneyland, the Archives’ Reading Room has been refreshed to celebrate Tomorrowland.

From Man in Space to the Millennium Falcon, The Walt Disney Company has long been inspired…

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Disney Legend Bill Sullivan

5 Fascinating Facts—Disney Legend Bill Sullivan

By Steven Vagnini

As we near the 45th anniversary of “The Vacation Kingdom of the World”—Walt Disney World Resort—D23 pays tribute to one of its many celebrated founders: Disney Legend Bill “Sully” Sullivan. Here are five fascinating facts about Bill’s career at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts:

1. Tuning in to ABC on a Sunday afternoon changed…

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