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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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“New Fantasyland” Coming Soon to Tokyo Disneyland—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter
Tokyo Disneyland to Debut Enchanting “New Fantasyland” in Spring 2020
If you’ve been following News Briefs (and D23.com in general) for a while, you know we’ve been happily anticipating some incredible new additions coming to Tokyo Disneyland… and with this week’s big announcement, we now have an opening day to circle on our calendar!…

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Monsters Inc., Ride & Go Seek!

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Tokyo Disneyland’s Monster’s Inc., Ride & Go Seek!

By Mark Schirmer

Ten years ago, Imagineering Executive Creative Producer Mark Schirmer told Disney twenty-three how he and fellow Imagineers brought their Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek! dark ride to light at Tokyo Disneyland. In honor of the 10-year anniversary of this innovative attraction, we look back at the story Schirmer wrote for the publication.

Our…

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Dumbo the Flying Elephant

See Where Dumbo Soars at Disney Parks Around the World

By Nicole Nalty

Our favorite flying elephant is soaring onto the big screen on March 29 in a live action reimagining of the 1941 animated classic. Before Dumbo makes his triumphant flight into theaters, we’re celebrating something almost as iconic as the film itself—the Disney theme park attraction, Dumbo the Flying Elephant.

Making its debut in Disneyland…

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A Special Sneak Peek at Tokyo Disneyland’s Upcoming Beauty and the Beast Attraction

By Karina Schink

While the merry season is already here, the gifts and joy have come early this year in the form of a special sneak peek from our friends over at Disney Parks Blog, who today shared details about the Beauty and the Beast attraction coming to Tokyo Disneyland in spring 2020! Check out the video below for the official inside look.

While we can…

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