news briefs 6/13

Kingdom Hearts 3 and The Rocketeer—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

The highly anticipated game gets a new trailer, and Disney Junior’s upcoming animated series releases a first image… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Kingdom Hearts 3: New Trailer and Official Release Date!

This week, gaming fans are gathering at the Los Angeles Convention Center for…

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news briefs 6-May

Blast Off with New Ralph Breaks the Internet Trailer—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Ralph and Vanellope brave the wild, wooly world of the Internet, and a brassy buccaneer is making her Disneyland park debut… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

It’s a Worldwide Web of Fun in New Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

Everyone’s favorite video-game misfits…

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marc and alice davis

Marc and Alice Davis with Pirates Auctioneer

In 1992, Disney Legends Marc Davis and Alice Davis celebrated the 25th anniversary of Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland Park. Marc (story and character concepts) and Alice (designed and crafted the hundreds of costumes) were major creative forces on this classic attraction, making it a pirate’s life for these revered husband-and-wife Imagineers.

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Hobbies

Find Your Next Hobby in These 11 Favorite Disney Films

By Megan Deppe

The start to a new year is always a great opportunity to try something new. Whether you’re in search of an activity to fill your time or you want to expand your horizons, you don’t need to look any further for inspiration than classic Disney films. Many of your favorite characters have amazing hobbies, and you can try them all!

1. Archery…

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Walt Disney Imagineering inspirations

6 Imagineers Share the Disney Experiences that Led Them to Their Dream Jobs

By Nicole Nalty

Walt Disney Imagineering celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, and with it, 65 years of unbelievable experiences, unparalleled storytelling, and unforgettable memories for Disney fans across the globe. To celebrate the occasion, we asked a few of the men and women behind the magic to share which Disney experiences inspired them to pursue a…

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Haunted Mansion graveyard

9 of the Spookiest Spots at Disney Parks

By D23 Team

With Halloween just around the corner, stories of haunted houses and creepy fun abound, especially throughout the worlds of Disney! Whether it’s Jack Skellington’s makeover of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World, or a Cars Land “Haul-O-ween” at Disney California…

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Disney Pirates

Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with this Swashbuckling Quiz!

By Courtney Potter

We here at D23 take International Talk Like a Pirate Day pretty seriously—and that’s because Disney has such a long, appropriately swashbuckling history with charming scoundrels of the sea. From 1950’s Treasure Island, to the legendary Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disney parks (with its mega-popular film-franchise namesake), and…

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Wayne Jackson

Wayne Jackson

Wayne Jackson began his career as an Imagineer in October 1965, and in the decades that followed he would put his technical skill and know-how to great use in the development and installation of Disney attractions around the world.

Wayne was the first employee of MAPO—Walt Disney Imagineering’s manufacturing and production arm. Originally trained in aircraft…

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Pirates of the Caribbean ship

Dead Men Tell New Tales: “Walt Disney Archives Presents—A Pirate’s Life for Me”

By Max Lark

The Walt Disney Archives, which has preserved Disney history for more than 47 years, opens its vaults once again at D23 Expo 2017 to curate a brand-new 12,000-square-foot exhibit on the Expo show floor. “Walt Disney Archives Presents—A Pirate’s Life For Me: Disney’s Rascals, Scoundrels, and Really Bad Eggs” honors some of Disney’s most…

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