Laurie Hernandez

D23 Fab Five: Laurie Hernandez’s Favorite Disney Role Models

By Ingrid Meilan

At the young age of 16, Olympian Laurie Hernandez is already a role model. In fact, after the gymnast took home the Mirrorball trophy on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars with partner Val Chmerkovskiy, Hernandez said that inspiring young people was her No. 1 goal.

And while the spunky teenager aspires to be someone that her fans can look up to,…

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OUAT Wedding

Exclusive: Once Upon a Time Takes to the Stage with a Musical Episode

By Jeffrey Epstein

Witches and saviors. Royalty and villainy. Curses and reverses.

Over the past six seasons, Once Upon a Time has taken viewers on a roller coaster of fairy-tale proportions. The only place it hasn’t gone? To the piano. This Sunday, May 7, the ABC hit fantasy show sings—literally and figuratively. In the episode that finally sees Emma and…

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Disney proposal stories

10 Disney Proposal Stories that Will Make You Believe in Love

By D23 Team

Whether you’ve already found your prince(ss) charming or you’re still wishing upon a star for true love’s first kiss, there’s something magical about a Disney happily ever after. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked you to share your Disney proposal stories with us:

1. On Top of the World
“I proposed to my partner at the Top of the…

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Dave Smith caricature

Your Disney Questions Answered—by Disney Legend Dave Smith

By D23 Team

Disney fans pride themselves on their knowledge of Disney’s legendary films, theme parks, and much more, but even the most knowledgeable Disney fan is bound to have a question or two. From easy to obscure, there’s one Disney expert who has almost all the answers––and if he doesn’t, he knows where to look for them! Disney Legend, Walt Disney…

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Snow White and deer marble figures

Did You Know? 7 Enchanting Facts About Snow White Grotto

By Greg Ehrbar

There’s no way to calculate how many couples became engaged, the number of people who made wishes, or all the magical dreams that came true thanks to the iconic Snow White Grotto and Wishing Well in Disneyland Park. Nestled amid the greenery near Sleeping Beauty Castle, the lovely little water wonderland adorned with handcrafted figures of Snow…

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Heigh Ho! Snow White Comes to Digital HD

Walt Disney was first exposed to the Brothers Grimm’s Snow White—about a fair-skinned maiden, her seven short-statured friends, and a very wicked stepmother—as a teenage boy, when he attended a screening of a 1917 silent film treatment of the fairy tale at Kansas City’s Convention Hall. The story became Disney’s first full-length animated film, 1937’s Snow…

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Coming Up Roses

Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, most of the country typically experiences a wintery wonderland of chilly white landscapes, illuminated by festive holiday lights and accented with the scent of telltale aromas from busy fireplaces. But in Southern California, the sky is usually a vibrant blue, the temperatures brisk (Brrrr! It can get all the way down to 60…

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Our Dream Disney “Grandparents”

It’s been said that grandparents are “the best kind of grown-ups”—and we agree! They shower you with love, and they often offer pearls of wisdom gleaned from their years of life experience. (And if you’re really lucky, they also spoil you rotten with delicious baked goods and other fun treats.) They don’t have to be biologically related, either; some of the…

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ABC Brings Once Upon a Time & More to D23 EXPO

Be among the first to learn the secrets of what’s ahead on ABC’s most anticipated new and returning fall series; hear from some of the fairy-tale residents of Once Upon a Time and the very talented performers from the new series The Muppets; and meet some of your favorite ABC stars in person during special signing sessions at D23 EXPO: The Ultimate Disney Fan…

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Pomp and CircumFANce: Disney Fan Graduation Caps

Throughout May and June, everyone from preschoolers to doctoral candidates dons caps and gowns and proudly struts across graduation stages to receive their degrees.

But we’ve noticed a new trend—creative grads decorating their caps with personal touches.

And of course, Disney fans have been quick to start adding their own bits of pixie dust to their…

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