This Week’s Disney News

“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

Stunning Inside Look at Tokyo Disneyland’s Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek

By D23 Team

Ten years ago today, guests discovered a screaming good time when Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek opened at Tokyo Disneyland. This groundbreaking attraction invites guests to go on a Monstropolis-wide game of hide and seek, armed with flashlights to illuminate the hiding spots of monsters both miniscule and gargantuan. The sight gags are plentiful, the…

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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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Beauty and the Beast attraction

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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Halloween at Disney Parks 2018

Every Spooktacular Event at Every Disney Park

By Karina Schink

October is encroaching upon us, and that means that something delightfully wicked this way comes. It’s time for Halloween, so we’ve put together your guide to every spook-tacular event happening at Disney Parks all across the globe in celebration of All Hallows’ Eve.
Disneyland Resort
A spell has been cast… a transformation is underway….

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news briefs 7/18

Delicious New Delights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

New Animal Kingdom eats to tickle your taste buds, and a sneak peek at this year’s holiday fun aboard Disney Cruise Line… See more, along with other news from around Disney, in this week’s news briefs!

Check Out All the New Eats Available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you’re adventuring over to Walt Disney World Resort this summer,…

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tokyo disneyland

7 Amazingly Unique Facts About Tokyo Disneyland

By Matt Moryc

On April 15, 1983, Tokyo Disneyland—Disney’s first international theme park—opened with two future Disney Legends on hand to cut the opening-day ceremonial ribbon, Masatomo Takahashi, president of the Oriental Land Company, Ltd., and Card Walker, then chairman of The Walt Disney Company. Although Tokyo Disneyland closely resembled its sister…

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it's a small world, Tokyo Disneyland

11 Stunning Snowfalls at Disney Parks Around the World

By Nicole Nalty

Dreaming of a White Christmas? While it’s unlikely that snow will ever fall on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland or Magic Kingdom (besides the magic Disney snow, of course), some of the Disney Parks around the world are in chillier climates where snowfalls have made the merry season even more magical! Take a peek at these stunning images from Tokyo…

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Wayne Jackson

Wayne Jackson

Wayne Jackson began his career as an Imagineer in October 1965, and in the decades that followed he would put his technical skill and know-how to great use in the development and installation of Disney attractions around the world.

Wayne was the first employee of MAPO—Walt Disney Imagineering’s manufacturing and production arm. Originally trained in aircraft…

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