This year’s Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Panel at D23 Expo 2017 was packed full of exciting announcements and upcoming additions to the Disney Parks over the next five years. [Read more…]
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the first-ever ride starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, is replacing the Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort. [Read more…]
By Patrick Santos and Gavin Hatch
Mickey celebrated his 88th birthday on November 18th and we joined in on the fun with special offerings at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. [Read more…]
Mickey Mouse marks is 88th birthday on November 18, and you can help the big cheese celebrate with events at the Disney parks, and the release of a new music video on Good Morning America. [Read more…]
Mickey Mouse may be approaching his 88th birthday on November 18, but instead of slowing down Disney’s mascot is taking an around-the-world trip, opening his own Instagram account, and being honored with events inside the Disney theme parks. [Read more…]
If hanging out at Blizzard Beach with Frozen’s friendly snowman this summer wasn’t enough, guests can now meet and greet Olaf at the new Celebrity Spotlight in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which is also offering a new Mickey and Minnie Mouse encounter starting this week. [Read more…]
When you’re driving down World Drive near Epcot Center Drive, you probably won’t even notice the solar panels next to you. You probably won’t even notice them from the monorail. You’ll need to get high up in the air to see the newest huge Hidden Mickey. [Read more…]
Two new character meet and greet locations will be opening soon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, one featuring Olaf in his first Walt Disney World meet. [Read more…]
The Team Mickey All-Star Baseball Tour is allowing fans of all ages to celebrate two beloved All-American icons: baseball and Mickey Mouse. [Read more…]
Both DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney and The Magic of Disney Animation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and the attractions inside, are set to close. [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and Elisa Goldman bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
By Matt Roseboom
A newly released version of a Walt Disney World brochure features a map of all of their theme parks. But there’s something missing from Disney’s Hollywood Studios map – something big. The giant Sorcerer’s Hat, which has served as the park’s icon since it was added in 2001, is missing. [Read more…]
A daily afternoon parade is back at Magic Kingdom! > Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade made its debut on Sunday, March 9, 2014, with many guests lining the parade route hours in advance. Here’s a look: [Read more…]
It’s a holiday tradition that’s celebrating 30 years as Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Cannon will join Lara Spencer to host the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on ABC. [Read more…]
La Nouba, the Cirque du Soleil show at Downtown Disney, celebrated its 15th anniversary with a special visit from Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, appearing for the first time on the Cirque stage. [Read more…]
by Banks Lee
The first full weekend of December each year brings us the filming for the annual Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade on ABC. We were there for the second day, and have some photos and video to share.
Just in time to celebrate the season, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has brought back “23 Days of Disney Christmas,” a gorgeous collection of work contributed by artists from nearly every corner of The Walt Disney Company, and a contest to go with it.
Each day, starting today, D23.com will unveil a new piece of art that celebrates the holidays. The theme for 2013 is “The Ultimate Gift”. D23 asked Disney artists what their favorite characters would most want for the holiday. The results are just as creative as the talents behind them, and 23 lucky D23 Members now have the chance win a lithograph of the work.
Disney Television Animation character designer Tara Billinger, who works on the new Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, crafted a colorful holiday scene with the “fab six” (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Pluto, and Goofy—with a “hidden Oswald” thrown in) carting their sleigh through the snow, ready to unwrap some holiday delights (shown above).
Disney Consumer Products principal artist Steven Thompson presents a delightful illustration of Beast giving Belle her “ultimate gift”: a library card (shown below).
Other participating creative talents from around the world of Disney include producer Don Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast), Disney Master Artist Dave Pacheco, Wander Over Yonder executive producer/creator Craig McCracken, Monsters University production designer Ricky Nierva, Disney Consumer Products lead artist Anthony Whitfield, Disney Television Animation’s Andy Suriano (Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts), Cris Bernabe-Sanchez of Disney Corporate Creative Resources, Monsters University character design art director Jason Deamer, and Gravity Falls storyboard artist Sabrina Cotugno—along with more than a dozen other Disney talents.
To add to the fun, D23 has launched the “23 Days of Disney Christmas Sweepstakes,” in which members of the Official Disney Fan Club can enter for a chance to win a lithograph of one of the pieces of artwork. D23 Members legally residing in and physically located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia may enter the sweepstakes through 1 p.m., Dec. 26 at the D23.com Sweepstakes.
Fans can join D23 at Gold, Silver and Free Membership levels at D23.com.