Disney Parks

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Storytelling and Innovators Receive Themed Entertainment Industry’s Highest Honors

By Beth Deitchman

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has just honored two of our new favorite attractions—Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway—with Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement. These are among the most highly regarded awards within the themed entertainment industry.

In honoring Star Wars: Rise of the…

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EXCLUSIVE: Walt Disney Imagineering’s Bob Weis Offers an Inside Look at What’s to Come at Disney Parks Across the Globe

By Beth Deitchman

Over his nearly 30 years with The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Imagineering President Bob Weis has led a wide range of projects at Disney parks and resorts across the globe—from his work on the first international Disney theme park, Tokyo Disneyland, and creative leadership for the conceptual design for Tokyo DisneySea; to the five-year…

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Magical Updates on New Disney Parks Attractions and Entertainment

By Zach Johnson

On Monday, Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, took the virtual stage at the IAAPA Expo: Virtual Education Conference to share a behind-the-scenes look at lessons learned over the past year—and to chart Disney Parks’ path forward.

While the pandemic required some projects to be put on pause, Disney Imagineers…

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D23 Inside Disney Episode 61 | Inside Tokyo Disneyland’s Fantasyland Expansion with Walt Disney Imagineering

ABC seasonal programming announced including The Disney Holiday Singalong, Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas, Taraji P. Henson set to host the 2020 American Music Awards, ESPN unveils 35-Game College Football Bowl Season schedule, and Disney twenty-three Winter 2020 magazine release. Plus, Ted Robledo of Walt Disney Imagineering takes us inside Tokyo Disneyland’s…

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The Wonderful World of Disney Returns to ABC—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney Returns with Guardians of the Galaxy

Mark those calendars for the return of ABC’s The Wonderful World of Disney! Yes, the beloved series will make its way back onto our TV screens (or streaming device of choice) beginning Wednesday, September 23, when it features the network broadcast premiere of…

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Disneyland Goes International: The Opening Day of Tokyo Disneyland

By Matt Moryc, The Walt Disney Archives

The grand opening of Disney’s first international theme park, Tokyo Disneyland, took place on April 15, 1983—the first day of official operation. The hosts for the morning’s events were Disney Legend and then-chairman of the board of Walt Disney Productions, Card Walker; and Disney Legend and then-president of Oriental…

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Must-See Disney Experiences Coming in 2020

By D23 Team

For Disney, 2019 was one of the most exciting and momentous years in the Company’s history—from record-breaking box-office returns and huge theme park expansions, to the acquisition of 20th Century Fox and the launch of the game-changing Disney+. What a year! And 2020 is looking to be just as exciting. We can’t wait for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway…

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Everything We Know About the Tokyo Disneyland Expansion Opening April 15, 2020

By Beth Deitchman

Next spring, guests will experience a host of new offerings coming to Tokyo Disneyland as part of the largest expansion of the park since it first opened. From a new area themed to Beauty and the Beast in Fantasyland and a most joyous ride with Baymax in Tomorrowland, to an incredibly fashionable spot to greet Minnie in Toontown, there’ll be so…

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Adventure Awaits in Brand-New Jungle Cruise Trailer—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt go on a not-so-little expedition, and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series gets a sneak-peek simulcast… Read more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

It’s Here: Jungle Cruise Debuts its Brand-New, First-Look Trailer!
It was a truly glorious morning, for we were…

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Epcot Forever

D23 Inside Disney Episode 5 | Exclusive Behind-the-Making of Epcot Forever

New shows coming to Disneyland, incredible attractions opening at Tokyo Disneyland, news on Frozen 2, 31 Nights of Halloween Fan Fest coming to Freeform, and a new single by Bebe Rexha for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Plus, Dan Stamper, Principal Music Producer for Walt Disney Parks Live Entertainment, shares stories about the creation of the new spectacle Epcot…

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