Cool off with the “Frozen” Summer Games at Disney’s Blizzard Beach

“Frozen” Summer Games has returned to Disney’s Blizzard Beach® Water Park at Walt Disney World® Resort.

In addition to the return of the games, guests can now meet the team captains, Kristoff or Olaf, near the Beach Haus merchandise shop! In fact, Disney’s Blizzard Beach is the only location at Walt Disney World Resort where guests can meet Kristoff, so be sure they take the opportunity to say hello to the “Frozen” star.

Meeting a few “Frozen” friends is the perfect way to kick off the “Frozen” Summer Games, where once again Guests visiting Blizzard Beach can join Team Kristoff or Team Olaf to participate in a variety of friendly competitions, including Ice Pail Relays, Ski Pole Limbo and Slide Races. Plus, they can also enjoy family activities, crafts and a DJ playing the “coolest” hits.

It’s a really fun way for guests to “chill” out as the weather heats up!

Disney Reveals Coco Voice Cast And Character Details

Pixar’s is finally nearing the finish line with their new project Coco, and with a new trailer coming later today the studio released more details about the film’s talented cast.

Coco deals with a young boy who discovers his idol is in the land of the dead. As seen in the trailers, this is a rather magical place, and director Lee Unkrich describes just how different this place is in comparison to the land of the living.

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Practically perfect! See new photos from Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

“Mary Poppins Returns” may not arrive in theaters until Christmas 2018, but sneak preview photos from the movie are here and, naturally, they’re practically perfect!

The film, which comes more than 50 years after Disney’s 1964 musical classic “Mary Poppins,” this time around stars Emily Blunt as the magical English nanny who offers joyful life lessons to everyone around her.

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The 20 Best Disney Movies On Netflix

When the whole family’s involved, streaming can get a little sticky. Finding titles that are safe for all age groups is certainly not always an easy feat, but Netflix‘s selection of family-friendly Disney titles is truly unparalleled.

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Disney Milestone: $2B in Global Box Office Sales

Walt Disney Co.’s film studios unit hit a new milestone: $2 billion in international box office sales so far this year thanks in part to a strong showing for “Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth film in that franchise.

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Disney’s Bambi – Bonus Clips

We’ve got some great bonus material to share with you today from Disney’s Bambi. The clips below showcase the early character designs and art styles that went into developing the Bambi we all know and love today. We also have some of the Tyrus Wong’s art that inspired the backgrounds that gave Bambi its unique style.

Bambi | Bambi Effect

Bambi | Grasshopper Deleted Scene

SIX MUST-DO NEW EXPERIENCES AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

From new nighttime fireworks to an entire new land to explore, there are so many new experiences to enjoy at the Walt Disney World® Resort.

1. Watch “Happily Ever After” Fireworks – This new nighttime fireworks spectacular is dazzling Guests at Magic Kingdom® Park. Performed nightly, the show draws on dozens of Disney characters and stories to tell a tale about the importance of chasing your dreams and overcoming adversity to find your happily ever after.

2. Explore Pandora – The World of Avatar – This all-new land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme park transports guests to a world of bioluminescent rainforests, floating mountains and soaring banshees. Guests can now experience riding on a mountain banshee on the thrilling Avatar Flight of Passage, or board reed boats for Na’vi River Journey, a family-friendly excursion down a rainforest river to see the Na’vi Shaman of Songs.

3. Enjoy “The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – “The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters” showcases a selection of unforgettable soundtrack favorites from Disney•Pixar “Cars,” “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Toy Story” and “Up,” performed by a live orchestra and includes appearances by beloved Disney•Pixar characters like Woody, Buzz and Jessie. This 40-minute concert is presented three times nightly at Theater of the Stars, following regular daily performances of “Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage.”

4. Explore Additions to Star Wars Launch Bay – Replicas from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” welcome guests to Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. (And don’t forget, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular returned earlier in 2017 to the delight of Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In it, the music, magic and characters of Star Wars combine with special effects, fireworks and state-of-the-art projection to put you inside iconic scenes from the Star Wars saga).

5. Slide Through Miss Adventure Falls – This family-friendly raft adventure just debuted to at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon® Water Park and whisks guests through the remains of a treasure hunter’s hideout.

6. Watch the “Disney Movie Magic” Projection Show – This new projection show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios transforms the park’s iconic Chinese Theater with special lighting and state-of-the-art projection mapping technology to put you right in the middle of a high-energy celebration of films from the Disney family of studios. There will be dozens of movies highlighted, from Disney classics like “Mary Poppins” to contemporary blockbusters such as “Pirates of the Caribbean,” the Indiana Jones adventures and this summer’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – Bonus Clips: Table read

We’ve got some great bonus material to share with you today from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The clips below are from the Table Read bonus feature showing the cast all together reading through and performing the script for the first time.

Beauty and the Beast | Table Read

Beauty and the Beast | Be Our Guest Table Read

DISNEY NIGHT OF JOY 2017 TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Tickets are now on sale for Disney Night of Joy 2017. As a reminder, a new ticket structure is being introduced as this popular event returns to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort Sept. 8-9, 2017.

Guests will be able to buy both concert-only OR theme-park-and-concert-combination tickets for either evening – or also a two-night ticket.

Ticket options include:

  • Single night concert only tickets will be $45 plus tax in advance
  • Two-night concert only tickets will be $69 plus tax in advance
  • Single night concert tickets plus a (1) day at a Walt Disney World theme park add on will be $107 plus tax *
  • Two-night concert tickets with a (1) day at a Walt Disney World theme park add on will be $131 plus tax **

There also will be premium seating packages available for an extra charge; and groups of 10 or more will be able to get discounted tickets, as with past events.

 A little reminder about this year’s talent: (Entertainment subject to change.)

  • Friday, Sept. 8 – MercyMe, TobyMac, Zach Williams, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Colton Dixon, Rend Collective.
  • Saturday, Sept. 9 – Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, Jordan Feliz, Crowder, Jeremy Camp, Tye Tribbett.

* Add-on Theme Park Ticket Option is good for use any one day Sept. 8-30, 2017 at any one of the four Walt Disney WorldTheme Parks

**2-day Concert plus 1-day Theme Park Advanced ticket will also include (1) admission to your choice of Disney’s Blizzard Beach or Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park for one use Sept.8-30, 2017. Individuals must purchase by Aug. 8, 2017 to receive water park ticket. Groups must purchase by Aug. 25, 2017 to receive water park ticket.

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS AND PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS BRING THREE DAYS OF FILM SNEAK PEEKS, ENGAGING PRESENTATIONS, MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND IMMERSIVE SHOW FLOOR EXPERIENCES TO D23 EXPO 2017, JULY 14–16

Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios are once again teaming up to bring a jam-packed weekend of announcements, presentations, displays, and giveaways to this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.

On the show floor, the two studios join forces for a must-see animation experience at D23 Expo. Artist demonstrations, autograph signings with top filmmakers, fan giveaways, and interactive displays featuring the latest films, including Cars 3, Coco, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, make this booth one to visit over and over again.

The lineup of presentations begins with an Expo tradition no animation fan should miss:

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2:30 P.M. – HALL D23

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films, Hosted by John Lasseter

Were you there in 2015 when Ellen DeGeneres and Dwayne Johnson wowed the crowds? When Zootopia’s sloth scene screened for the very first time? And when Randy Newman, Buzz Lightyear, and Woody celebrated the 20th anniversary of Toy Story? Then you know the Animation presentation at Hall D23 is a MUST. Join host John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, as he presents Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films. Never-before-seen footage from Pixar’s upcoming feature Coco and Disney Animation’s Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 will be unveiled, as well as surprise announcements, musical performances, and appearances by star voice talent. Cell phones, cameras, and all recording devices will be checked for this presentation.

Additional animation-focused panels include:

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 10:30 A.M. – STAGE 28

The Power of the Princess

Walt Disney Animation Studios invites you to The Power of the Princess, featuring Jodi Benson (Ariel), Ming-Na Wen (Mulan), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), and Auli‘i Cravalho (Moana)—the talented actresses who brought these iconic characters to life—as they share stories of making their films and the impact of their characters on people around the world. Hosted by Walt Disney Animation Studios animators Amy Smeed and Kira Lehtomaki.

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 12:15 P.M. – STAGE 23

Creating the Worlds in Pixar’s Universe

Pixar’s films are filled with beloved characters living in relatable yet previously unimagined worlds. Join Pixar production designers and artists who have created the mountain tops, oceans, and “monstropolises” in which your favorite characters live. These artists create the setting and cultivate the mood of every scene using extensive research, incredible imagination, and each individual director’s vision, giving life to the amazing worlds in Pixar’s movies.

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2:30 P.M. – STAGE 28

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure: A Sneak Peek at the New Frozen Short Film

Be among the first to see both exclusive and behind-the-scenes footage from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest Frozen holiday short film event, the highly anticipated Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. The film, which features the talents of the original Frozen cast, as well as brand-new songs, is directed by the Emmy®-winning team Stevie Wermers-Skelton and Kevin Deters (Prep & Landing) and produced by Oscar®-winning producer Roy Conli (Big Hero 6, Tangled).

SATURDAY, JULY 15, 6 P.M. – STAGE 28

The Evolution of Pixar’s Characters

From the waves in their hair to the shoes on their feet, Pixar characters are designed to be full of personality and to tell a story. Hear from the legendary Pixar artists who have created the most memorable characters in Pixar’s history. These are the visionaries who start with an initial doodle and see the evolution of a character through to final animation—the people who let technology influence the art and make the impossible, possible.

SUNDAY, JULY 16, 11:30 A.M. – WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES STAGE

Bambi’s 75th Anniversary

Join us as we commemorate the 75th anniversary and Walt Disney Signature Collection release of Bambi, the endearing, timeless tale of a wide-eyed fawn that has touched generations. Audiences can look forward to hearing personal stories from the voice cast, anecdotes behind the making of this film and its exquisite hand-drawn artwork, and much, much more. It’s groundbreaking animated classics like Bambi that were created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney and still influence many great visionaries and animators today.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of 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 D23Expo.com.

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