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 is Donald…

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Muppets

Just Announced: Muppets Haunted Mansion Halloween Special Comes to Disney+ This Fall

By Beth Deitchman

Cue the light(ning) and prepare for some truly fab-boo-lous news. This fall, the Haunted Mansion and its happy haunts will welcome some new visitors: The Muppets. Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn have just announced the Muppets’ first-ever Halloween special, Muppets Haunted Mansion, which will debut this fall exclusively on Disney+.

Gonzo and…

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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, restaurants, and…

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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 largest ever since…

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Haunted Mansion

Check Out What’s Materializing at Disneyland Park’s Haunted Mansion

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Spring has sprung, and the urge to redecorate has possessed many of us who have grown a little too used to our usual haunts. Who hasn’t been seized by the urge to hang some new paintings or replant a garden? The spirit of home improvement isn’t limited to just the living—our ghoulishly delightful pals at Disneyland park’s Haunted Mansion

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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. Getting into the…

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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 a chill? It could be…

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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 Mansion, X wrote epitaphs…

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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…

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