Disney’s Frozen Hits the Road with Ore-Ida

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen” kicks off a cross-country tour this week with Ore-Ida®, serving free treats to “Frozen” fans from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. Featuring Ore-Ida hash browns and fries, activities, crafts, themed lunch boxes and other giveaways.“Frozen” hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 27, 2013.“Inspired by Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf, and their story about the strength of family, the ‘Frozen’ food truck and Ore-Ida will be traveling coast to coast to bring families … [Read more...]


D23 Presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives Event at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

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D23 unveiled a special exhibit Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives to honor the 90th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. On October 16,1923, The Disney Brothers Studio was founded and the official contract was signed by Walter E. Disney and Roy O. Disney with M.J. Winkler to produce the series of animated shorts the “Alice Comedies”. To help celebrate this event D23 and the Disney Archives thought it best to honor Walt Disney by displaying the exhibit in the birthplace of Walt Disney … [Read more...]


Treasures of The Walt Disney Archives is Open

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Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, presented by D23. It's an exhibition which encompasses more than 300 artifacts from nine decades of Disney history, opened at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago on October 16, 2013, which was the 90th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company.The exhibit showcases the creative accomplishments and innovations of one of Chicago’s native sons, Walt Disney, and the ongoing legacy of the company that bears his name. From Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins … [Read more...]


Disney Celebrates Their 90th Anniversary at the Museum of Science and Industry

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Today The Walt Disney Company will be celebrating its 90th Anniversary, not in Anaheim, Burbank or Orlando but in Chicago, Walt’s birth place. D23, presents Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, an extraordinary exhibition which encompasses nearly 300 artifacts from nine decades of Disney history in Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit will be opening up in Chicago to celebrate the 90th Anniversary on the exact day the company was formed.We will be posting pictures … [Read more...]


Saving Mr. Banks Official Poster

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 Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a … [Read more...]


D23 gets “Frozen” on next months D23 Magazine

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Disney twenty-three—the flagship magazine of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club—welcomes winter early, celebrating Disney’s new animated film Frozen. The cover story features exclusive interviews with the film’s cool voice actors Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, as well as a visit with the filmmakers as they bring Frozen’s wintery wonderland to life in Disney’s 53rd animated feature, coming to theaters this November.Walt Disney lives on in “Every Picture Tells a Story,” an article showcasing … [Read more...]


First Look – Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks

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Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen.When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, … [Read more...]


Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour

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On the Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour you can take this guided tour behind the scenes and learn about how key events in Walt Disney's life inspired Magic Kingdom and some of his beloved attractions in it.Follow in Walt's FootstepsOn this walking tour, discover some of the secrets behind the magic.Your knowledgeable guide will share many little-known facts about Walt as well as the design and operation of several classic attractions in Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. … [Read more...]


Disney Celebrates 60 years of Imagineering at D23 Expo

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 In honor of the 60th anniversary of Walt Disney Imagineering and the origins of Disney Parks and Resorts, Imagineering is hosting an “open house” at the D23 Expo, August 9-11, opening the doors of its unique facilities and offering an unprecedented look at its creative processes—all on the floor of the Anaheim Convention Center. In addition, Imagineers past and present will host an entire day of panel discussions on Sunday, August 11, celebrating their 60 magical years of “dreaming and … [Read more...]


10 Favorite Secrets of the Magic Kingdom

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Walt Disney World Resort is a land of magic, memories, excitement…and secrets!  In fact, they’re all around you when you visit the parks.  Here are just a few of my favorite secrets in the Magic Kingdom, which many guests walk past, over and through without ever noticing.A MESSAGE FROM WALT DISNEY  Enter the Magic Kingdom and climb the stairs to the Main Street Railroad Station.  Do you hear the old-fashioned telegraph sending a message?  It’s not just any random message, but instead the … [Read more...]