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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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9 Magical Disney Memories from 1977

By Jocelyn Buhlman

With the 40th anniversary of Star Wars almost here, we decided to use some Disney magic to go back in time and take a look at what else was happening in the world of Disney in 1977. It was an exciting year, not only introducing us to the Skywalker Saga but also bringing the premieres of several animated classics, a brand-new Mickey Mouse Club, and…

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7 Life Lessons Star Wars Taught Us

By Jocelyn Buhlman

It’s the most famous quote—the one that sends your heart racing and signals the adventure that’s about to begin:

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”

As children, we learn how to live by travelling in the footsteps of our heroes. We can travel to new and better worlds—and learn how to make our own worlds better, by…

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Captain Jack’s Surprise and Descendants 2’s New Trailer—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Johnny Depp surprises boatloads of Disneyland guests, and Epcot’s popular festival expands to 75 days… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Surprise! That Really Was Johnny Depp Inside Disneyland’s Pirates Attraction!

Can you imagine? Rounding the corner on the Pirates of the Caribbean

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How to Have the Perfect Star Wars Day at Disney Parks

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Star Wars may take place in a galaxy far, far away, but you can absolutely enjoy a day of intergalactic adventures at places a little closer to home. Disneyland park in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida both bring all the thrills, smiles, and epic lightsaber battles right into the magic of a Disney theme park. On the days when…

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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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9 Stellar Moments from Star Wars Celebration Orlando

By Steven Vagnini

What do you get when you combine the past, present, and future of a galaxy far, far away under one roof? Well, exactly what you might expect: the ultimate Star Wars fan experience! That’s one way to describe Star Wars Celebration, the not-to-miss fan event that most recently took place April 13–16, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. From screenings and…

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Everything You Need to Experience at the Disneyland Resort this Summer

By Nicole Nalty

As spring break season comes to a close, we’re dreaming of warmer days ahead and, of course, summer vacation! The Disneyland Resort has lots of surprises in store for the summer months, and today we’re sharing even more details on what’s coming up at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks.

Disney California Adventure…

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