Top moments of 2016

Favorite Disney Moments from 2016

By D23 Team

Before we welcome in the new year, take a look at some of our favorite Disney moments from 2016!

Groundbreaking of Star Wars-Themed Lands
While the news of these galactic expansions to Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida first broke back at D23 Expo 2015, construction on the lands started in the spring of this year….

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Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Parading Through the Holidays at Disney Parks

By Courtney Potter

The holiday season is in full, festive swing at Disney Parks and Resorts around the world… Mickey and Minnie appearing in their yuletide best; all manner of holiday-related treats tickling the taste buds of young and young-at-heart; and merrily memorable entertainment you can find only at this special time of year. Case in point? Holiday-themed…

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Andreas Deja, Richard Sherman, and Eric Goldberg

Fans and Luminaries Pay Tribute to Walt Disney

By Jeffrey Epstein

Yesterday, December 15, to honor the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney’s passing, “Memory Boards” were set up on the Walt Disney Studios lot and at Disney parks around the world for fans to pay tribute to the man and his enduring legacy.

The event was the culmination of “Walt Week,” during which D23 celebrated Walt’s boundless…

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phone case

D23 Goes D-Tech with Exclusive Personalized Phone Case!

By Tyler Slater

’Tis the season! During our Disney Springs Holiday Celebration, we debuted the brand-new D23 D-Tech on Demand phone case at the Marketplace Co-Op at Walt Disney World Resort.

The Official Disney Fan Club is excited to announce that now through February 14, 2017, all D23 Gold and Gold Family Members will be able to purchase this phone case not…

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Darth Vader

Feel the Force at Disney Parks and Resorts

By Nicole Nalty

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is flying into theaters just a few days from now, and we’re sure we’ll be in a Force frenzy once we see the film Thursday night! If you’re looking to get your Star Wars fix at Disney Parks and Resorts, look no further––Here are just a few ways to experience the galaxy far, far away.

Star Tours—The…

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Mickey and Minnie santa candy apples

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

By Nicole Nalty

While the holiday season may be all about giving, we think it’s important to treat yourself, too! We’ve rounded up some of the most tempting eats from Walt Disney World and Disneyland, should you care to indulge in something sweet. Happy Snacking!

Candy Apples and Cupcakes
Two iconic Disney parks treats get a merry makeover for the…

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Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa gingerbread house

Home Sweet Home: 5 Can’t-Miss Gingerbread Houses at Disney Parks and Resorts

By Nicole Nalty

There’s no place like home for the holidays…but a visit to the Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resorts is a close second! If you’re heading on a Disney vacation this holiday season, it will be hard to miss all of the delightful décor––but make sure you keep an eye out for these sweet houses.  Here are a few of our…

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Mickey Mouse with birthday cake

Happy Birthday, Mickey! Get Ready to Celebrate Our Favorite Mouse

By Nicole Nalty

When Steamboat Willie made its debut on November 18, 1928, a star was born. Mickey Mouse is one of the most beloved characters of all time, which is why we’re so excited to celebrate his birthday! Read on to see how you can join in the fun.

A Magical Music Video
Mickey Mouse has had many adventures, but this might be his biggest one yet!…

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Disneyland and Walt Disney World Ambassadors

D23 Fab Five: Disney Ambassadors Share Their Disney Favorites

By Beth Deitchman

Since 1965, when Walt Disney himself selected the first Disney Ambassador—Julie Reihm Casaletto, who was inducted as a Disney Legend at D23 Expo 2015—these “Emissaries of Goodwill” have acted as official hosts to Resort guests and are frequently official spokespeople for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. For someone who loves Disney, it kind…

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Everything You Need to Experience at Disney Parks in 2016


Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

We are so excited to share that this month-long festival returns to Disney California Adventure Park during weekends in April! New this year, we can’t wait to visit the Festival Marketplaces, where guests can sip and savor delicious flavors from throughout the state of California. The Disney…

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