Star Wars in the Ship

The Saga Concludes in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

It’s almost time to reacquaint ourselves with the Resistance, and Disney Channel announces a brand-new live-action mystery series… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Resistance is Ready…
We cannot believe it’s almost time to bear witness to the…

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Star Tours Batuu location

Travel to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on a Brand-New Star Tours Experience

By Nicole Nalty

Lightspeed to Star Tours – The Adventures Continue! This morning, guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park took the first trip to the previously unexplored planet coming to life at both parks in 2019.

Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Executive Scott Trowbridge just shared (via the Disney Parks Blog) details on this new…

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Star Wars: A New Hope opening crawl

40 Reasons to Celebrate 40 Years of Star Wars

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Star Wars: A New Hope premiered today in 1977, and 40 years later we are all still obsessed with the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, and that scoundrel Han Solo. To help celebrate the impact of this amazing movie and the other films of the Star Wars saga, we’ve rounded up 40 reasons for 40 years of why we love Star…

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Disney Dream Store D23 Expo 2017

See What’s Coming to the Disney Dream Store at D23 Expo 2017

By D23 Team

There’s so much to see and do during D23 Expo 2017, taking place July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and there’s a lot to shop, too! The Disney Dream Store returns to D23 Expo with brand-new items, exclusive collectibles and more––there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Read on for highlights from the D23 Expo show floor…

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WDA Tomorrowlands exhibit

Inside the new Tomorrowland-themed exhibit at the Walt Disney Studios

By Justin Arthur, Archivist, Walt Disney Archives

With the beginning of a new year comes a brand-new exhibit at the Walt Disney Archives. Inspired by one of the original thematic lands of Disneyland, the Archives’ Reading Room has been refreshed to celebrate Tomorrowland.

From Man in Space to the Millennium Falcon, The Walt Disney Company has long been inspired…

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Star Tours

9 Out of This World Facts about Star Tours’ Over 30 Years of Continued Adventures

By Jocelyn Buhlman

We’ve been jumping to lightspeed with Star Tours since the attraction opened in 1987, although nowadays we experience our galactic adventures through the updated Star ToursThe Adventures Continue. As we celebrate over 30 years of amazing adventures with this Disney attraction found in parks all over the world, D23 has rounded up some fun…

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Darth Vader

Feel the Force at Disney Parks and Resorts

By Nicole Nalty

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is flying into theaters just a few days from now, and we’re sure we’ll be in a Force frenzy once we see the film Thursday night! If you’re looking to get your Star Wars fix at Disney Parks and Resorts, look no further––Here are just a few ways to experience the galaxy far, far away.

Star Tours—The…

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Flight of the Navigator

Did You Know? Surprising Facts From the Cult Favorite Flight of the Navigator

By Greg Ehrbar

Zooming into its 30th anniversary on July 30, Flight of the Navigator is a sci-fi adventure with a loyal legion of fans in its orbit. It starts with every kid’s nightmare—waking up in a strangely altered reality, then morphs into an awesome kid’s dream-come-true—piloting a spacecraft with a goofball robotic sidekick.

Director Randal Kleiser…

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photo of Patrick Warburton in recording studio behind microphone holding script

Lights! Camera! Attraction!

“Getting to be a part of a ride at Walt Disney World has been one of the most special opportunities that I have been granted while working in the industry,” says Patrick Warburton.

Snow White, Dumbo, and Mr. Toad were on hand that day, Davy Crockett star Fess Parker led the parade and the Mouseketeers made their debut

On the opening day of Disneyland on July 17,…

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