D23 gets “Frozen” on next months D23 Magazine


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


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


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...]