Part 3 - D23 Highlights!

The weekend of August 14-16, 2015, was filled with amazing news/changes/additions to the Disney universe...and we could not be more excited for them!  It’s going to be a revolutionary few years for the Walt Disney Company, its theme parks, and other divisions of its brands!  Let your Me and The Mouse travel specialist assist you in experiencing all the new that Disney has to offer!

While some have tentative dates of ‘release’, others do not. We suggest following our Me and The Mouse Facebook page for all the latest details!  Now, “On With The Show”!


  • Theme Park Expansions!

  • Bring Autopia Back to Marceline {Midget Autopia image here}

    • Marceline, MO - boyhood home to Walt Disney, and the only town in the world to be given a genuine Disneyland attraction (Midget Autopia) has started a fundraising effort to bring that attraction back to life!

    • Join the effort!

  • Kingdom Hearts III

    • Although a release date is tentative for late 2016 (pushed back almost 2 years now), there is great news regarding the addition of new levels!

  • Disney and Pixar animation News

    • Zootopia

    • Moana

    • The Good Dinosaur

    • Beauty and the Beast - a musical! (2017)

    • The sequels line-up for Pixar!

      • Finding Dory and Toy Story 4 highlighted

    • New Pirates of the Caribbean

    • Pete’s Dragon and The Jungle Book (Summer 2016)

    • Marvel excitement!d23

There was so much MAGIC and AWESOME from the D23 Expo. I hope my 3 part series has inspired you to become a D23 member, as well as gotten you excited to join the next Expo in 2017!

In case you were wondering - YES, bring your children! There are child and family areas in which your little one can play, color, watch movies, have a snack, and relax. The D23 Expo is fun for all ages!

In the midst of all this exciting news - and so much more that I quite possibly may have missed - there was still time for Hollywood and Disney Legends to bless us with their amazing talent.  I leave you with an amazing video of Dick Van Dyke and Richard Sherman (musician, composer, all around amazing half of the Sherman Brothers) singing “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” in honor of Mary Poppins’ 50th Anniversary Celebration!  

(Images courtesy of D23 and Walt Disney Hometown Museum Facebook Pages)


Amy Sowinski

Travel Specialist