Disney Parks

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Storytelling and Innovators Receive Themed Entertainment Industry’s Highest Honors

By Beth Deitchman

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has just honored two of our new favorite attractions—Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway—with Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement. These are among the most highly regarded awards within the themed entertainment industry.

In honoring Star Wars: Rise of the…

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Bob Weis

EXCLUSIVE: Walt Disney Imagineering’s Bob Weis Offers an Inside Look at What’s to Come at Disney Parks Across the Globe

By Beth Deitchman

Over his nearly 30 years with The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Imagineering President Bob Weis has led a wide range of projects at Disney parks and resorts across the globe—from his work on the first international Disney theme park, Tokyo Disneyland, and creative leadership for the conceptual design for Tokyo DisneySea; to the five-year…

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Magical Updates on New Disney Parks Attractions and Entertainment

By Zach Johnson

On Monday, Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, took the virtual stage at the IAAPA Expo: Virtual Education Conference to share a behind-the-scenes look at lessons learned over the past year—and to chart Disney Parks’ path forward.

While the pandemic required some projects to be put on pause, Disney Imagineers…

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Jon Batiste

Musician Jon Batiste Brings Us Some Soul—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Disney and Pixar’s Soul: Hear from Jon Batiste and Watch a New Trailer!
Jazz musician Jon Batiste—a Grammy® nominee known currently as the band leader on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert—has contributed music to the upcoming Disney and Pixar film Soul… and now, we get a sneak peek at one of his songs! The above clip features Batiste…

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Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge

New Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge Now Playing—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Check Out the Brand-New Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge Game Show!
There’s a brand-new game show set in a galaxy far, far away—and it’s perfect for the whole family! Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge follows Jedi Master Kelleran Beq (Ahmed Best), wise-cracking protocol droid AD-3 (Mary Holland), and astromech LX-R5 as they guide three…

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Kali River Rapids

From a Relaxing Float to a Refreshing Soak—9 Water Rides Perfect for a Summer Day

By Savannah Salazar

Summer is still in full swing, which makes the warm days perfect for exploring the various water rides of Disney parks! We’ve rounded up some great attractions to help guide your summer day at the parks, whether you desire to get totally soaked, somewhat splashed, or just enjoy a leisurely cruise down a river. Oh, and while we did our best in…

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Dumbo the Flying Elephant

See Where Dumbo Soars at Disney Parks Around the World

By Nicole Nalty

Our favorite flying elephant is soaring onto the big screen on March 29 in a live action reimagining of the 1941 animated classic. Before Dumbo makes his triumphant flight into theaters, we’re celebrating something almost as iconic as the film itself—the Disney theme park attraction, Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Making its debut in Disneyland…

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Shanghai Disney Resort

12 Magical Memories from Shanghai Disney Resort’s Phenomenal First Year

By Beth Deitchman

On June 16, 2016, Shanghai Disneyland first opened its gates, welcoming guests from mainland China and all around the world to a theme park that’s authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese. From its centerpiece, the majestic Enchanted Storybook Castle—the largest Disney castle ever built—and innovative attractions like TRON Lightcycle Power…

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it's a small world

Spring Forward with Your Favorite Disney Clocks

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Today at 2:00:00 a.m. all the clocks turned forward an hour, so if you’ve been running late or are just plain confused, now you know why! You better make sure to spring your clocks forward, or, if you still need some help with the time, why not look to these famous clocks from Disney history to help you stay on time!

it’s a small world

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Beauty and the Beast

Peek into Live-Action Beauty and the Beast—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Brand-New Trailer for Disney’s Live-Action Beauty and the Beast

It’s a tale as old as time, a song as old as rhyme… and it’s coming to the big screen as a live-action adaptation! Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon, doesn’t waltz into a cinema near you until next spring—but we’ve just been gifted with a…

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