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6 Seafaring Facts about Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean

By Karina Schink

Fifty-two years ago today, Pirates of the Caribbean opened at Disneyland. Whether for its uplifting music, it’s ragtag band of characters, or the enthralling story witnessed from aboard your bateaux, this seafaring attraction has become a favorite in the hearts of Disney fans around the world.

In celebration of its anniversary, we decided to…

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D23’s Behind-the-Scenes Experience: Return to Walt’s Chicago

OVERVIEW
D23 heads back to the Windy City to check in on the historic restoration project currently underway at The Walt Disney Birthplace. This fan-favorite event returns with new behind-the-scenes experiences—perfect for those guests who have visited in the past, and those visiting Walt’s birthplace for the first time! Plus, for a Behind-the-Scenes Experience…

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D23 Celebrates Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World

OVERVIEW
The Official Disney Fan Club and The Walt Disney Family Museum are excited to commemorate the museum’s grand opening event of their brand-new exhibition: Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World!

DETAILS
Guest curated by legendary animator Andreas Deja, in collaboration with co-curator Michael Labrie, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World features more than…

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Watch Alice’s Wonderland to Celebrate 95 Years of Walt Disney’s Alice Comedies

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Before there was Mickey, before there was Oswald… there was a little girl named Alice. Starting with the theatrical debut of Alice’s Day at Sea on March 1, 1924, 56 silent cartoons made by Walt Disney chronicled the adventures of Alice (Virginia Davis—and later Margie Gay, Dawn O’Day, and Lois Hardwick) through cartoon wonderlands full of…

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6 Degrees of Walt Disney—How The 2019 Oscar® Nominees Relate to Walt

By Courtney Potter

Walt Disney is truly iconic in so many different ways… but did you know he won or received an incredible 32 Academy Awards—from a whopping 67 nominations—during his career? He still holds the record for most Oscars® in history! That astonishing legacy is still felt in every corner of Hollywood; actors and actresses the world over, to this…

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7 Disney Characters to Inspire Your Giving Spirit

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Today, we celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and all the magic and joy he brought to the world. During this holiday season, magic is important—not just the magic in our own lives, but the magic we can bring to others when we give back. In honor of Walt’s legacy, we encourage you to give to others this holiday season and help make our world a…

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How Winnie the Pooh and Walt Disney Became Friends

By Jocelyn Buhlman

From The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh to Disney’s Christopher Robin, Disney and Winnie the Pooh have had a long and magical history together. But how did this charming pairing come to be? Check out this clip that illustrates Walt Disney’s love of A.A. Milne’s classic stories. Want more heartwarming adventures with Pooh and friends?…

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Did You Know? Eight Golden Anniversary Facts About Disney’s 50 Happy Years Celebration

By Jim Fanning

D23 members well know the “23” in D23 means October 16, 1923, the date on which Walt Disney founded the company bearing his name. Today, to celebrate 95 years of magic, let’s look back to the yearlong, multi-faceted party entitled 50 Happy Years. Here are eight golden anniversary facts about the happy events and fun-filled happenings from 1973…

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Did You Know? 11 Giant-Sized Facts About Walt Disney’s Brave Little Tailor

By Jim Fanning

One of Mickey Mouse’s greatest adventures, Brave Little Tailor is also one of Walt Disney’s most splendid animated films. This critically acclaimed audience-pleaser, released 80 years ago on September 23, 1938, is a swashbuckling tale of a gentle tailor who vanquishes a Giant armed with only sewing shears, a needle and thread, and his wits—and…

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