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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Legend and Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies at Age 83

Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar died Thursday, July 27, at age 83.
Sklar has a 54-year career with the Walt Disney Company, working closely with Walt Disney himself early in his career. He was named a Disney Legend in 2001 and will be remembered for his contributions to the Disney theme parks around the world.
Born on February 6, 1934, Marty Sklar was a student at UCLA when he was recruited to create The Disneyland News for Disneyland.
In 1956, Marty joined Disney full-time and would work “as Walt’s right-hand man” and eventually …

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[23 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: D23 News, DFB Guide to the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and More

Happy Sunday! We’re back with another recap of the week’s biggest Disney news and what it week it was! We had big updates from D23, the launch of the Disney Food Blog’s latest e-book, and much more!
At last weekend’s D23 Expo we heard about updates coming to Epcot, a new attraction at the Magic Kingdom, a new Star Wars-themed hotel, and much more!
The D23 news also included news about Paradise Pier in Disneyland, a Marvel-themed hotel in Disneyland Paris, the opening of Toy Story Land, and another new Disney Cruise …

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[18 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Cruise Line Planning Three New Ships in Expansion

The news coming out of D23 wasn’t just about the exciting new things coming to the Disney Parks and Resorts. We also heard big news about the Disney Cruise Line.
Bob Chapek, Chairman of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced that Disney Cruise Line is building three new ships – which is an update to the announcement in 2016 that two new ships were being added to the fleet.
The three new ships are being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany and will be completed in 2021, 2022, and …

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[17 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney California Adventure Updates Announced at D23 Expo

Disney California Adventure is getting a new super hero experience and an update to its Paradise Pier area in 2018!
During the Parks and Resorts panel at last weekend’s D23 Expo Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts gave attendees a peek at what’s coming to the Disneyland Resort.
First, the Paradise Pier area at Disney California Adventure will become Pixar Pier.
The Pixar Pier area will feature neighborhood populated with Pixar characters from Toy Story, The Incredibles, Inside Out, and more.
Pixar Pier’s grand opening in 2018 will coincide with the …

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[15 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Announce Upcoming Film Slate at D23 Expo

Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios announced the upcoming animated film slate at the D23 Expo on Friday.
The first film slated for release is Coco which arrives in theaters on November 22.
The film tells the story of Miguel, an aspiring musician whose family has banned music. Miguel finds himself in the Land of the Dead where he meets “charming trickster” Hector, and the duo sets off on a journey to find the story behind Miguel’s family history.
Coco features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, and more, and features songs …

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[14 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Parks Unveil Model of Star Wars Land at D23 Expo

The 2017 D23 Expo starts today, but the Disney Parks have already unveiled the model for the Star Wars lands that are under construction at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The new totally immersive land will transport guests to a remote trading port on a never-before-seen planet.
The lands will feature two new attractions – one where guests take control of the Millennium Falcon and another where guests find themselves in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.
Check out more photos and a video here.
The Star Wars-themed …

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[13 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Mickey’s of Glendale to Feature Disney Parks Merchandise at D23 Expo

Fans attending this weekend’s D23 Expo will have a chance to visit a pop-up shop from Mickey’s of Glendale.
The store, Mickey’s of Glendale, is normally only open to Disney Imagineers and cast members, but the pop-up shop will be open to everyone and will feature an assortment of Disney Parks-inspired merchandise.
The pop-up’s merchandise includes camp shirts featuring artwork and patterns created with the symbols of Adventureland and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Other items include apparel honoring the 30th anniversary of Star Tours and more.
The store will also feature bronze collectibles celebrating …

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[6 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
New Jewelry and Handbag Collections Coming to D23 Expo

The 2017 D23 Expo starts next week and today we have more news about the merchandise at the Disney Dream Store.
Guests will find collection from Alex and Ani, Crislu, and Rebecca Hook, in addition to two new watches from Bulova.
The new Alex and Ani bangles are part of the “Through the Years” collection that celebrates milestones at the Disney Parks. Bracelets will celebrate Oswald The Lucky Rabbit’s anniversary in addition to Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Tours, and Space Mountain.
D23 Gold Members can purchase a Crislu key necklace featuring a …

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[2 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News: Candlelight Processional News, Epcot Food and Wine Festival News, and More

We’re getting to that super busy time of year in the Disney news cycle! Last week we had news about the Food and Wine Festival and the Candlelight Processional, plus so much more.
The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival kicks off August 31 this year (!!!) and last week we found out that The CHEW is coming back this year. And they’re bringing a new marketplace booth called Earth Eats.
The Candlelight Processional doesn’t happen until November but we have news on the preliminary list of narrators and it’s time to …

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[29 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
New Headware to Debut at Disney Dream Store at D23 Expo

The Disney Dream Store at this year’s D23 Expo is the spot to find Disney Parks apparel, art, collectibles, and hats.
This year the Dream Store will feature a specially designed ear hat that was made just for the D23 Expo. Other new hats at the Dream Store include ear hats with interchangeable bows.
The Interchangeable Bow Collection will debut at the Disney Parks this fall, but D23 Expo attendees will have a chance to see the collection first.
The collection starts with a mouse-eared headband that comes with a removable bow. The …