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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson This Friday marks the 41st anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and you can stream the classic film on Disney+. That same day, all 10 episodes of the Hulu Original Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. will begin streaming. Then, join us in celebrating the 6th anniversary of Tomorrowland by streaming it Saturday on …

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Making Movie Magic in Disney Parks

By Zach Johnson Set foot in any Disney theme park and you’ll find attractions and experiences inspired by the most beloved characters and stories in cinematic history… and in some cases, those very films may have actually been made inside a Disney theme park! Over the years, the parks have appeared in a number of …

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7 Technological Wonders Predicted by Disney Theme Park Attractions

By Jocelyn Buhlman The famous theme song for Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress declares “There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day,” but sometimes the promise of tomorrow has already come true today! Walt Disney tasked his Imagineers to envision ways to make our future bright, and the stories they …

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Meet K-2SO and the Other Disney Droids You’re Looking For

By Jocelyn Buhlman With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story only a tantalizing week and a half away, we can hardly wait to meet all the new characters joining our favorites in a galaxy far, far away. One of these characters, K-2SO, is a unique droid stolen and reprogrammed from an Imperial base. He joins …

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Get the Picture: Foolproof Tips from a Disney Photographer

We’re asking Disney photographers from around the world for their best tips and tricks in our new series, Get the Picture. From what time of day to shoot Cinderella Castle to interesting angles at Castaway Cay, learn how to create picture-perfect moments wherever you are! In this edition, we asked Walt Disney Archives Photo Editor …

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Flying Back in Time with Disneyland’s Flying Saucers

By Nicole Nalty On August 6, 1961, guests began to fly into the future with Walt Disney’s latest attraction, the Flying Saucers. Bringing life to a relatively quiet Tomorrowland, the Flying Saucers were the bumper cars of the future—the saucers hovered above the ground thanks to bursts of air shooting through the attraction’s floor. While …

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Disneyland’s Rivers of America Reopens in 2017—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter Disneyland Railroad and Rivers of America Attractions to Reopen in Summer ’17 There’s a lot to look forward to at Disneyland park as we head towards 2017 and beyond, and we’ve heard some great news from our pals over at the Disney Parks Blog: After a period of refurbishment, the Disneyland Railroad—as …

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New Details for Shanghai Disneyland Revealed

Today The Walt Disney Company revealed exciting new details about Shanghai Disneyland, Disney’s first theme park in Mainland China—scheduled to open in spring 2016. The park will feature six themed lands, innovative attractions, and immersive entertainment designed especially for Chinese guests. At a presentation held today at the Shanghai Expo Centre, Disney Chairman and CEO …

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Journey Into Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland, the highly anticipated new film from director Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol) rockets into theaters this Friday—and like any good mystery adventure, it’s keeping a lot of its most amazing secrets close to the vest.

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