Ludwig Von Drake and Walt Disney

Did You Know? 8 Genius Facts About Ludwig Von Drake

By Jim Fanning Hello there, you kooky people, you! Are you in for a treat! 60 years ago—on September 24, 1961—the egotistical, erudite, eccentric professor Ludwig Von Drake made his debut on the premiere episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color. The only major animated character Walt created especially for television, Professor Von Drake …

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Disneyland

Everything to Know About the Reopening of Disneyland Resort

By the D23 Team We’ve been counting down the days, and it’s almost here—starting April 30, Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure will reopen their gates to all the magic and adventure we know and love. California residents with valid theme park admission and reservations will be able to once again enjoy their favorite attractions, …

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Fantasy Springs

Tokyo DisneySea’s New Themed Port Concept Model—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Concept Model for Tokyo DisneySea’s New Themed Port Unveiled Fantastical news from our friends at Tokyo Disneyland Resort: They’ve just unveiled a truly amazing concept model for Fantasy Springs, the new themed port opening at Tokyo DisneySea Park in 2023. This will be the eighth themed port in Tokyo DisneySea, and the …

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A Haunted Mansion Tale

Original Story by: Ken Anderson Compiled and Edited By: Amy Opoka, Walt Disney Archives In early 1957, Walt Disney asked Imagineer and story artist Ken Anderson to come up with a haunted house experience for Disneyland. Ken conceived multiple early concepts for what would become the Haunted Mansion attraction, and pitched them to Walt Disney. …

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Disney Movie Ghosts Quiz

Prove You’re A Ghostly Genius by Acing This Disney Ghost Trivia Quiz

By the D23 Team During the Halloween season, Disney fans love watching and rewatching some of their favorite ghoulishly delightful films—but how well do you actually know these scary good classics? We’ve rounded up frightfully fun batch of trivia about characters from “regions beyond” to put your ghostly genius to the test. Do you feel …

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Haunted Mansion Tombstone

Haunted Mansion Tombstones

By Kimi Thompson, Walt Disney Archives When the Haunted Mansion was being developed for Disneyland, Walt Disney asked Imagineer X Atencio to help develop the storyline for the attraction. He even wrote the now-famous lyrics to the iconic theme song, “Grim Grinning Ghosts.” As a fun homage to the Imagineers who helped create the Haunted …

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Haunted Mansion Iris

What’s This? Everything You Need to Know About Haunted Mansion Holiday

By Savannah Salazar Season’s screamings! Holiday cheer is in the air, and spirits are high, especially at Haunted Mansion Holiday—where the Pumpkin King Jack Skellington and company have gathered for their yearly haunt. Inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, the classic attraction, which is celebrating a “Mostly Ghostly” 50th anniversary this year, gets …

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