News Briefs

#DreamBigPrincess Campaign Kicks Off—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Disney partners with Girl Up to empower and inspire, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios previews new fun to come… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Disney’s #DreamBigPrincess Photo Campaign Launches Around the Globe

Disney’s “Dream Big, Princess,” an initiative launched in 2016,…

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Lightspeed to D23 Expo: First Look Inside the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Pavilion

By Jim Frye

Han Solo’s beloved Millennium Falcon is still “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy” and one of the most iconic ships in cinematic history. And in 2019, the “ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs” throws open its bay doors, finally giving fans a chance to step aboard. You will be able to get an up-close look inside the ship…

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“A Galaxy of Stories” and more from Disney Parks and Resorts Coming to D23 Expo

By D23 Team

Get ready, Disney Parks fans! Walt Disney Parks and Resorts have some pixie dust up their sleeves for D23 Expo, taking place July 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

At the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts pavilion, guests will discover “A Galaxy of Stories,” with an exclusive first-look at some of the locations, starships, creatures, and…

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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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News Briefs

Frozen on Broadway, The Last Jedi, and Disneyland Fun—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Disneyland Resort has a fabulous summer planned, and Frozen on Broadway announces its cast… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Tons of New Disneyland Fun This Summer… Don’t Miss It!

Planning a trip to Disneyland Resort this summer? We don’t blame you. There are all kinds of…

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New Star Wars-Themed Land Details Revealed at Star Wars Celebration

By Nicole Nalty

During the “Star Wars and Disney Parks: A Galaxy in the Making” panel, creative minds from Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering shared new details from the upcoming Star Wars-themed lands coming to the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Imagineering are an out-of-this-galaxy creative combination, as you’ll see in…

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9 Inspirational Disney Imagineers

By Courtney Potter

D23 celebrates Women’s History Month with a look at some of the talented women bringing Disney magic to life at Walt Disney Imagineering.

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week—celebrating, as he said at the time, the “achievements, leadership,…

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Coco, Star Wars, and Chip ‘n’ Dale—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Meet Miguel and Dante in Disney•Pixar’s Coco, and get a glimpse at construction for Disney Parks’ new Star Wars-themed lands… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Colorful Coco Teaser Trailer Debuts

Disney•Pixar’s next animated film, Coco, doesn’t debut ‘til later this fall……

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Something New to See AT-AT Star Wars-Themed Lands

By Nicole Nalty

Disney fans are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Star Wars-themed lands at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, taking guests to a galaxy far, far away in 2019. The never-before-seen planet, under construction at both Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will bring Star Wars characters and their beloved stories to life (not to…

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