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Galactic New Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Check out the official trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, and get ready for Avengers: Infinity War… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! Scoundrel Alert: See the Brand-New Trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story! As Han Solo himself once said, “You can never …

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Disney Year in Review

Every Epic Disney Thing that Happened in 2017

By D23 Team As 2017 draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to look back at some of the most magical Disney memories from this past year. We experienced brand-new immersive attractions at Disney parks around the world, and we were thrilled by blockbuster feature debuts at multiplexes close to home. The last 12 …

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D23 2017 highlights

D23’s 2017 Year in Review

By D23 Team It’s been an exciting year to be a Disney fan, and an even more awesome year to be a D23 Member! Take a look at a few 2017 D23 highlights below––we’ll see you in the new year with even more magic! January: Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men After taking D23 Gold Members …

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Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver’s Next Killer Role for Disney

By Jeffrey Epstein Sigourney Weaver is immersed in Disney. She has voiced roles in Finding Dory and WALL•E. She’s narrated the Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World. And her father, Pat Weaver, even worked on the development of Epcot. On August 18, she takes on a new, somewhat less-friendly role as the nemesis to Marvel’s …

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Casting a Magical Spell at Disney Parks and Resorts

By Beth Deitchman Jungle Cruise skippers—braving some of the world’s most “dangerous” waters, armed with good humor and puns… The delightful Fairy Godmothers-in-Training of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutiques—who use their unique blend of pixie dust to create magical transformations for young princesses- and knights-to-be, all around the world… Cast members have always been a vital …

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Joe Rohde and Jon Landau

A Dream Becomes Reality on Pandora – The World of Avatar

By Beth Deitchman When day gives way to night on Pandora – The World of Avatar, the magical transformation is like nothing you’ve ever seen before—in a Disney park or anywhere on Earth, for that matter. That’s not surprising, according to Avatar producer Jon Landau, given that James Cameron—who wrote and directed the film that …

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Pandora - The World of AVATAR grand opening

Celebrate the Dedication of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World

(from left to right): Jon Landau, Wes Studi, Joel David Moore, Sam Worthington, Stephen Lang, James Cameron, Zoe Saldana, CCH Pounder, Bob Iger, Sigourney Weaver, Laz Alonso By Nicole Nalty Just this morning, the newest land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened following a special dedication ceremony, which began with a stunning performance by a band …

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Disney news

New Fireworks, Raven’s Debut, and Idol Returns—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Magic Kingdom Park’s latest nighttime spectacular debuts on May 12, and American Idol comes to ABC … Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs! Happily Ever After Debuts at Magic Kingdom on May 12—Watch It Live There’s a brand-new nighttime spectacular on the horizon at …

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The Delectable, Collectible Pandora – The World of Avatar

By Beth Deitchman We’re bringing you details about this amazing new land opening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Click here to read part 1 about this spectacular world and the people you’ll encounter there, in part 2 we looked at the amazing details in the flora, the fauna and the bioluminescent forest, and part 3 took …

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Pandora – The World of Avatar

Kaltxi!—Welcome to Pandora – The World of Avatar

By Beth Deitchman There’s a moss-green-colored door, a little left of center on a temporary wall inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom park, that stands just outside Tiffins, the fine-dining establishment inspired by world travel. “Prepare for Pandora” reads one of the wall’s panels, and after going behind the wall for a visit that Avatar producer Jon …

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Meet the Na’vi Shaman of Songs from Na’vi River Journey

By: Jocelyn Buhlman Our friends at Disney Parks Blog have a special introduction for you: a first look at the Na’vi Shaman of Songs, a character who guests will see on the Na’vi River Journey attraction at Pandora – The World of Avatar. We’re less than a month away from sailing along the mysterious river …

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Tree of Life

Every New Adventure You Need to Experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

By Jocelyn Buhlman Disney’s Animal Kingdom is celebrating its 19th anniversary this Saturday! The Walt Disney World theme park is unlike any other and has shown guests from around the world the magic of nature––not to mention it has given us some of our favorite attractions and experiences. Like all Disney theme parks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom …

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Big Hero 6, Star Wars Galactic Nights, Cars 3, Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates, Heroes, and Galactic Nights—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter A Second Season for Disney XD’s Big Hero 6 The Series Ready to revisit San Fransokyo? Disney XD’s Big Hero 6 The Series debuts this fall… and there’s fantastic news about a second season—plus a seriously adorable video featuring some of the show’s voice cast (including Maya Rudolph, Ryan Potter, and Stan …

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2

Totally Rad New Guardians Trailer—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Awesome New Trailer for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Are you prepared for two minutes and 30 seconds of action, adventure, big laughs, some totally rad Fleetwood Mac tunage, and the cutest little baby tree you’ve ever seen? During last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, Chris Pratt—Peter Quill/Star-Lord …

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Rivers of Light

5 New Disney Parks and Resorts Announcements You Need to Know

By Nicole Nalty In our opinion, it’s always a good time to visit a Disney park or sail on a Disney Cruise. But this week gave us five new reasons we can’t wait for our next Disney trip! Read on for exciting announcements from Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, and Disney Cruise Line. Rivers of Light …

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, D23 Expo, Ducktales

Disney Things We’re Most Excited for in 2017

By D23 Team There’s so much good stuff in store for Disney in 2017! Take a look at the things we’re most excited for. All The Movies You’ve Been Waiting For 2017 is going to be a magical year for all kinds of Disney movies you’ve been waiting to see. If you love animation, you’ll …

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First Look at The Na’vi River Journey Shaman

Guests at Destination D were the first to hear that Pandora – The World of AVATAR will open summer 2017! While we (impatiently) wait for this unbelievable new land to open, we’re passing the time oohing and aahing over stunning new imagery and details released this weekend at Destination D. In fact, just a few …

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Star Wars

3 Big Disney Parks Announcements You Need to Know About Right Now

By Nicole Nalty D23’s Destination D: Amazing Adventures kicked off with a conversation with Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. A lifelong Disney fan, it’s only appropriate that Bob shared some super exciting news about anticipated attractions and offerings coming to Disney theme parks. MagicBand 2 You may have seen something magical …

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