Mira, Royal Detective Returns April 5—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Tune In for Season Two of Disney Junior’s Mira, Royal Detective
We’re big fans of Disney Junior’s Mira, Royal Detective around here—so we’re positively thrilled that season two of the animated mystery adventure will debut this Monday, April 5, at 5 p.m. EDT on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW… with new episodes every Monday for eight…

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Disney on Vinyl: The Official Album of EPCOT Center

By Matt Moryc, Walt Disney Archives

In his book Dream It! Do It! My Half-Century Creating Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disney Legend Marty Sklar recalls the moment during the planning of EPCOT Center [now called EPCOT] when he noticed a musical drought of original songs at Disney Parks throughout the 1970s: “When I realized this, I was incredulous,” Sklar writes….

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Women's Day on Broadway

Disney on Broadway Presents “Women’s Day on Broadway”—Plus More in News Briefs

Disney on Broadway Announces Lineup for “Women’s Day on Broadway”
Great news from our friends in the theatrical world: In celebration of International Women’s Day (not to mention Women’s History Month), Disney on Broadway will present its fourth annual “Women’s Day on Broadway” event next Friday, March 12, beginning at 1 p.m. EST.

Following its…

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Dazzling Details on Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

By The D23 Team

Today just got very magical—Good Morning America just announced the start of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” beginning October 1, 2021 in honor of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary. The 18-month celebratory event will feature new experiences at the resort’s four theme parks and beyond, where shimmering EARidescent…

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Ask the Archives

“What is the history of Figment and the Dreamfinder?” | Ask the Archives Episode 2

By the D23 Team

Figment and the Dreamfinder are iconic original characters created for EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort—but do you know how they started spreading imagination? We asked our friends at the Walt Disney Archives to share the story of these two fan-favorite characters.

Want more ways to celebrate 50 years of Walt Disney World? Check out the D23…

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Celebrate Soulfully in February at Walt Disney World Resort

By Beth Deitchman

A new exhibit inside The American Adventure at EPCOT and new art displays and live jazz performances at Disney Springs are among the ways to celebrate soulfully at Walt Disney World Resort right now. Coinciding with and extending beyond February’s Black History Month, these offerings honor Black heritage and culture through music, food, art, and…

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A Closer look at the D23 Vacation Kingdom Lunchbox with Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily

By Justin Arthur

The colorful 2021 D23 Collector Set pays tribute to a half century of Walt Disney World with a collection of classic theme park souvenirs which, of course, had to feature a vintage-inspired lunchbox! Completely reimagining a 1973 original, this lunchbox features all-new artwork inspired by all four of Walt Disney World’s theme parks and beyond….

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Jungle Cruise

Walt Disney Imagineering Reveals Exciting Enhancements Coming to the Jungle Cruise

By Jeffrey Epstein

Since its debut on opening day of Disneyland in 1955, Jungle Cruise has continued to grow and evolve—much like a few of the attraction’s skippers’ favorite plants they point out on the route (“this one… and this one”). What was once a “serious” adventure through tropical waters soon made way for a more humorous expedition with a…

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