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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 have enough scoundrels in your…

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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 months were marked by milestone anniversaries, and a…

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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 behind the desk of Walt Disney in 2016, the 2017 D23 Gold Member gift…

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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 The Defenders when the show…

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Windtraders

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…

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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 inspired the new land at…

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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 of Pandoran…

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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 Walt Disney World…

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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 D23.com. 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 you further into Pandora’s two…

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