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Photo Update: Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge construction – Scaffolding coming down!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set to open summer 2019 in Disneyland, and late fall 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. The first …

Watch 'The Dream Called EPCOT' promo video from 1980

Here's a rare historical gem from Walt Disney World's history: the 15-minute long promotional video for Walt's utopian EPCOT Center (Experimental …

Shareholders have approved Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox

Another hurdle cleared<p>Shareholders have approved Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century’s film and television studios this morning, paving the way for Disney to add Fox’s catalog of networks and intellectual property to its already vast holdings.<p>Disney will be required to divest itself of Fox’s …

Intellectual Property

Carlito

Looking for a compact, lightweight u-lock ideal for your townie or short-term lock-ups. At just 395 grams (.87 of a pound), with a 14mm alloy …

Beer

News: Disney Research Creates Avatars That Can Strike a Pose to Match a Person's Movements in Augmented Reality

A new augmented reality framework from Disney Research could make it possible for fans to take selfies with an augmented reality Mickey Mouse, Darth …

Augmented Reality

From Dumbo to Mr. Toad, Disneyland collection goes up for auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For years, Dumbo the Flying Elephant hung from his living room ceiling, a Mr. Toad Wild Ride car was parked in his library and Bashful's cart from Snow White's Scary Adventures sat on his front lawn in suburban California.<p>Now collector Richard Kraft is selling off his …

Walt Disney Company

Universal Orlando's rumored new theme park might now have a name

Despite Universal still not officially confirming the new park on their recently purchased southern property we now have details on what the name of …

Universal Orlando

Bob Iger's Response to Comcast Dropping Bid for Fox: 'Holy Crap'

CNBC’s David Faber says he broke the news to Iger on a phone call<p>Those Fox assets are all yours, Disney. On Thursday, rival bidder Comcast bowed out …

New Image Unveiled for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Earlier today, a new image was shared of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, an attraction planned to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019.<p>The …

Amazing Anthropomorphic Disney Stunt Robots That Perform Autonomous Aerial Flips 60 Feet in the Air

The Imagineers at Disney have brought to life their previously conceived “Stickman” idea. These new Stuntronics robots are highly anthropomorphic, …

Adventure House: the sequel to the Haunted Mansion that never was

In 1976, Walt Disney World was riding high: the oil crisis was over, tourists were flocking back to Florida, and the successful bicentennial …

'Action Point' based on a real NJ theme park

The brains behind 'Jackass' have a new movie, inspired by a real, and notorious New Jersey theme park. Rick Damigella previews 'Action Point.'

17 Magical Facts About How Disney Preserves Its Animation

Fact: Belle would love this library.

Interview w/ Imagineer Tim Delaney: Designing for Disney

Disney: South African safari with Imagineer Joe Rohde set for this year

Adventures by Disney is now booking a South African safari that features famed Imagineer Joe Rohde and Dr. Mark Penning, vice president of animals, …

Walt Disney Parks Unveil Official Mickey Mouse Pride Ears!

1 month ago<p><b>Disney</b> fans can now wear their <b>Pride</b> on their ears!<p>Earlier this month Disney debuted rainbow-colored <b>Mickey Mouse</b> ears for sale at its U.S. …

here's your first look at the studio ghibli theme park

Soon you’ll be able to walk around inside the house from Howl’s Moving Castle.<p>Studio Ghibli fans have fantasised about a large-scale theme park inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's cerebral worlds for a long time — desiring something akin to Disney World. There have been numerous fan-made mockups over the …

Studio Ghibli theme park to open by 2022

<i></i>The fantasy world of Oscar-winning animator Hayao Miyazaki will come to life as a theme park, set to open in central Japan in 2022, the regional …

Massive Virtual Reality Theme Park Opens In China

This weekend, a VR-only theme park opened in Guizhou, China. One of the park’s centrepieces, however, is not virtual but a towering …

Toy Story Land Opens at Shanghai Disneyland

Ahead of Toy Story Land’s debut in Disney’s Hollywood Studios this June, another Toy Story Land opened today — this one in Shanghai Disneyland.<p>Toy …

Studio Ghibli releases teasers of planned theme park

A new theme park is set to open in Japan in 2022 that will see Studio Ghibli-founder Hayao Miyazaki’s imaginary universes come to life. The …

Anime

Studio Ghibli Theme Park Sets 2020 Opening in Japan, Debuts Gorgeous First Look Concept Art

The theme park is being built in Nagoya, Japan on the land previously used for the 2005 World’s Fair.<p>Studio Ghibli excited fans around the world when …

Anime

Major New Solar Facility to Service Walt Disney World Resort, Powering Two Theme Parks

With Earth Day right around the corner, I’m thrilled to share details with you about the next milestone in Disney’s continued commitment to …

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge aerial photographs show wide range of construction

The Disneyland expansion that is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge promises to remake the theme park experience as we know it. A totally immersive experience …

Walt Disney Company

Disney Has a New App That's Designed to Make Your Park Experience Even Happier

Disney is improving the park experience one digital update at a time. The company has a new Play Disney Parks app available to use at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World beginning on June 30. The app offers interactive features and fun ways to navigate the park, which means your Disney family …

Disneyland Railroad Layout Through the Years

The Disneyland Railroad has had many changes throughout it’s existence, but the same concept that Walt Disney had in mind remains today. Let’s take a …

Walt Disney’s First-Ever Map of Disneyland—Revealed

Can you spot all the differences between his vision and today’s park?<p>Back when Disney products were to be watched, not experienced, Walt Disney had a …

Behind-the-Scenes: Creating The Pandora Conservation Initiative Utility Suit for Pandora - The World of Avatar

As we shared yesterday, a Pandora Conservation Initiative (PCI) pilot recently demonstrated the Pandora Utility Suit that will soon be used to study …

Disney’s Avatar park will soon feature a giant walking mech suit

Meet the Pandora Utility Suit<p>Disney opened its impressive, immersive Pandora: The World of Avatar park last year, allowing visitors to go to go and experience the world of James Cameron’s 2009 film <i>Avatar</i>. Disney announced that it’s making a rather cool addition to the the park: a towering, walking …

Inside The Design Of Disney World's New 'Toy Story'-Themed Land

We’ve entered a golden age of theme parks. No longer is it enough for a park to simply build a lightly themed ride. Instead, guests now expect transportive experiences that bring them to far-off or fantastical lands, where an intense attention to detail is as much of an attraction as any specific …