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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Splash Mountain

5 Splashy 30th Anniversary Facts About Disney’s Splash Mountain

By Jim Fanning

We’re headin’ for the Laughing Place—and it’s a fun-filled voyage culminating with a “mighty satisfactual” splash! Disneyland® Park guests have thrilled to Splash Mountain ever since its July 17, 1989 debut. To celebrate 30 years of thrills and laughter, take the plunge with five splashy facts about this wild and wet Critter Country…

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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 chickens

7 Disney Roosters to Help You Ring in the Year of the Rooster

By Jocelyn Buhlman

The Lunar New Year begins on Saturday, January 28, and we’re crowing with delight about celebrating the Year of the Rooster. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite feathered friends from animated classics to help us celebrate.

1. Heihei (Moana, 2016)
He doesn’t say much and would rather snack on rocks than actual food, but there’s…

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Disneyland and Walt Disney World Ambassadors

D23 Fab Five: Disney Ambassadors Share Their Disney Favorites

By Beth Deitchman

Since 1965, when Walt Disney himself selected the first Disney Ambassador—Julie Reihm Casaletto, who was inducted as a Disney Legend at D23 Expo 2015—these “Emissaries of Goodwill” have acted as official hosts to Resort guests and are frequently official spokespeople for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. For someone who loves Disney, it kind…

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Disney Legend Bill Sullivan

5 Fascinating Facts—Disney Legend Bill Sullivan

By Steven Vagnini

As we near the 45th anniversary of “The Vacation Kingdom of the World”—Walt Disney World Resort—D23 pays tribute to one of its many celebrated founders: Disney Legend Bill “Sully” Sullivan. Here are five fascinating facts about Bill’s career at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts:

1. Tuning in to ABC on a Sunday afternoon changed…

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Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom

Make Waves with 9 Spectacular Disney Water Attractions

By Courtney Potter

Ah, July. The warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Here in the States, temperatures are rising, the kids are out of school, and the whole family is looking for a totally tubular way to cool off. What better way to beat the heat than a Disney water attraction?

Disney Parks around the world are known for some of the most…

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Tony Baxter

Tony Baxter

Born in Los Angeles on February 1, 1947, Tony Baxter grew up in Orange County, California. It was the perfect time and place for this future Imagineer—he not only witnessed the birth of the theme park industry, but he also grew up alongside his beloved Disneyland. A Disney fan from an early age, Tony especially enjoyed his weekly visits with Walt courtesy of the…

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