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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts invites Disney D23 Expo attendees to hop aboard the “Carousel of Projects”




Walt Disney Parks and
Resorts to Take Fans Through the
"Carousel of Projects" at Disney's D23 Expo, August 19-21, 2011


Calif. (July 18, 2011) – Fans attending Disney's D23 Expo August 19-21 at the
Anaheim Convention Center will have the chance to experience "a great big
beautiful tomorrow" as they immerse themselves in the future of Walt Disney
Parks and Resorts, which is currently in the biggest period of global expansion
in its history.

inspiration from a classic attraction that debuted at the 1964 New York World's
Fair and has made stops at Disneyland in California and Magic Kingdom in
Florida, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts invites attendees to hop aboard the
"Carousel of Projects" for a sneak
peek at concepts, designs, models, storytelling tools, and technologies currently
being developed at Walt Disney Imagineering for Disney parks around the world.

the weekend, exclusively at the D23 Expo, fans will get a look at the latest
details for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts' 11 parks and five resorts around the
world, as well as Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii, Disney Cruise
Line, Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club, including:

  • Actual
    figures, props and ride vehicles for Radiators
    Springs Racers
    , as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the building of Cars
    Land, the newest land at Disney California Adventure which opens next year.
  • The
    opportunity to meet a classic Disney icon in an entirely new way.
  • Concepts,
    models and plans for Fantasyland, one of the most ambitious expansions in the
    40-year history of Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
  • What's
    new at Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club.

addition to the pavilion, D23 Expo attendees will also have the chance to
attend numerous presentations and panel discussions. On Friday, August 19, Walt
Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs will give guests in the 4,000-seat
main arena an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest projects currently
underway at Disney parks, featuring a few surprises along the way.

and cast members who create and operate Disney's parks, resorts, cruise ships,
and other vacation experiences will take fans behind-the-magic with nine
exciting presentations including:

  • Radiator Springs Reality:
    Imagineering Cars Land for Disney California Adventure
    – Join DisneyPixar's
    John Lasseter and a panel of Imagineers and Pixar creative talent as they share
    the twists and turns through the real-life development of Radiator Springs.
  • The Making of Star Tours –
    The Adventures Continue

    – Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald will share the inside scoop on how Walt Disney
    Imagineering and George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic began laying the
    groundwork for a new version of Star Tours.
  • A Good Look at Buena Vista
    Lisa Girolami, Ray Spencer, and Coulter Winn provide a preview of the new
    entrance to Disney California Adventure, an idealized depiction of the Los
    Angeles Walt Disney lived and worked in throughout the 1920s and 1930s.
  • Imagineering
    the Dream and the Fantasy
    – Imagineers Joe Lanzisero and Bob
    Zalk talk about charting the design course of the two newest Disney cruise
  • Legends of Walt Disney

    Disney Legend Marty Sklar will lead a celebration of the careers and
    accomplishments of Walt Disney Imagineering, including Alice Davis, Orlando
    Ferrante, Bob Gurr, and Don Iwerks. With special guest and current Imagineer
    Kim Irvine, daughter of Disney Legend Leota Toombs.

addition, and for the first time, the Parks and Resorts pavilion will also
feature Mickey's of Glendale, an outlet of Walt Disney Imagineering's employee-only
store, where-for just three days- guests can shop for "Carousel of Projects"
souvenirs and collectibles and Walt Disney Imagineering merchandise not available
anywhere else.

to the D23 Expo are available at  Admission includes access to
all experiences and entertainment at the D23 Expo, including the Disney Legends Ceremony, and can be
purchased for single days or for the full three days of festivities. Admission
is $47 for a one-day adult ticket and $37 for children 3-12. Three-day
passes are $136 for adults and $106 for children. Members of D23: The Official
Disney Fan Club will receive a discount for up to four admissions, as well as
early entry to each day of the D23 Expo
for themselves and their guests.


D23 Expo 2011

The D23 Expo-The Ultimate Disney
Event for Fans and Families-brings the entire world of

Disney under one roof at the Anaheim
Convention Center, providing guests with unprecedented access to Disney films,
television and theme parks.


The name "D23" pays homage to the
wonder and excitement that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his fledgling
studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official community for fans in Disney's
88-year history. D23 gives its members a greater connection to the entire world
of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic through its quarterly
publication Disney twenty-three; a rich website at; a collectibles line, The Walt Disney Archives Collection; and
special events for D23 Members throughout the year, highlighted by the D23 Expo
in Anaheim, California, August 19-21, 2011.

Fans can join D23 at, select shops at Disneyland Resort
and Walt Disney World Resort and To keep up with all the latest
D23 news and events, follow us "DisneyD23" on Twitter, YouTube and



Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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Marvel Fans: See Props, Costumes, New Games, Exclusive Content and More at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2017 in Anaheim





BURBANKCalif. (June 1, 2017) – Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14­-16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including Thor: RagnarokBlack Panther, and more.

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, in theaters November 2017, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok-the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization-at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela., played by Cate Blanchette. 

But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger-the Incredible Hulk. 

Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from this highly anticipated movie as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film. 

The incredible costumes from Black Panther will also be on display. 

Black Panther follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War,where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. 

In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B.

Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more! 

LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes.Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor,the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.

Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. 

Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. 

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Gazillion will offer a chance to play Marvel Heroes Omega and win fantastic prizes.

Marvel Heroes Omega combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards,Marvel Heroes Omegacomes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.

Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with MARVEL: Future Fight.

Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC.

Marvel Puzzle Questcombines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more

Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 p.m. in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel!

That same day at 6 p.m. on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 forchildren 3-9. Membersof D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3-9. Multi-day tickets are also available. 

For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit

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Shanghai To Host World Premiere Of Disney’s “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”



First-ever Mainland China Hollywood Movie World Premiere Will Take Place at Shanghai Disney Resort with an

All-star Lineup of Special Guests on May 11

BURBANK, CALIF. (April 25, 2017)-Disney announced today that Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will have its World Premiere in Shanghai, China, at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11, marking the first time a Hollywood movie will premiere in Mainland China. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer plan to attend the gala event.

The red-carpet event will take place in Disneytown at Shanghai Disney Resort. After the red carpet, the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” screening will be held in Walt Disney Grand Theatre at Disneytown. Shanghai Disney Resort is also home to Shanghai Disneyland, featuring Treasure Cove, the first pirate-themed land at a Disney park, inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. 

Premiere guests will enjoy a stunning presentation of the film in Dolby Vision laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive audio provided by Dolby and delivered through QSC speakers and amplifiers with Q-SYS control at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre.

Samsung is the title sponsor of the World Premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” which will be released on May 26 in China, day and date with its release in the U.S.

About the Movie:

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea-notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.  

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs,  Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor. The story is by Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017.     

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