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Our Favorite Disney Things That Happened in 2017

Well, everyone, we did it! Another year has gone by, and what a year for Disney fans! Between fan events like Star Wars Celebration and D23 Expo, plus new Walt Disney Studios, Disney•Pixar, Marvel Studios, and Star Wars movies, new attractions at Disney Parks, and our favorite ABC, Disney XD, and Disney Channel series, we have had non-stop Disney content in our lives and we wouldn’t have it any other way. To celebrate, we put together a list of our favorite Disney things in 2017. We warn you, this list includes all of the things, because everything is our favorite. For a quick recap, take a look at this video:

Now, let’s get into the details of 2017! Behold, your year of Disney in detail:

Beauty and the Beast

Belle and Beast dancing in the live-action Beauty and the Beast

The tale as old as time enchanted us more than we can put into words. We also were obsessed with the song “Evermore” and put our thoughts and emotions into GIF form. Plus, we got to sit down with the cast, including Emma Watson (Belle) and Dan Stevens (Beast):

You can bring home your own copy of Beauty and the Beast here.

The Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland

Pete's Dragon Float in the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland

We got to see the Main Street Electrical Parade come back to Disneyland for the first time since 1996, and it was a beautiful moment. We definitely cried tears of joy.

Zootopia at the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards

Judy Hopps on the Train in Zootopia

Zootopia won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Picture and an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and we were so proud!

The Zootopia Big Donut Happened IRL

Zootopia Donut IRL at Randy's Donuts in Los Angeles

We think this picture, taken at Randy’s Donuts in Los Angeles, speaks for itself.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Ego, Star-Lord, and the Guardians in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

We seriously can’t get enough Star-Lord and the team in our lives, and this movie was no exception. Find out which Guardians character you would be in a dance off! Plus, you can pick up your copy of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 here.

Disney’s Newsies the Broadway Musical

Newsies on Broadway Cast Singing

This was one of my favorite movie going experiences ever, because it felt like the original cast of Newsies on Broadway was performing live right in front of us. Get your copy of the movie here, and find out what your Newsies name is in the meantime!

Star Wars Celebration Orlando

We learned so many things at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, we couldn’t even handle it. The only way to put it: the Force was very, very strong … especially on Instagram. Make sure to catch Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theatres right now!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Ghost Sharks in the Ocean in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Two words: Ghost. Sharks. Two more words: Captain. Barbossa. Both of them made us cry tears of joy. You can pick up your copy of the film here.

Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Cast of Avatar at Pandora Land Opening

We got to witness the opening day of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World and it was truly groundbreaking. The cast of the film, including director James Cameron, were all present to experience the new land and attractions. While we were there, we learned a lot of things about the world of Pandora. And we stocked up on a ton of Pandora merch, obvi.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!

This new ride at Disney California Adventure completely rocked us. You have to check it out if you haven’t already!

D23 Expo

Oprah becoming a Disney Legend at D23 Expo

The ultimate Disney Fan event seriously made our year. Oh My Disney had a stage there, where we had tons of fun interviews and activities. And on the main stage were some of the best panels we’ve seen in our whole lives, including the Disney Parks panel, the Walt Disney Studios panel, and the Disney Legends ceremony (congrats to Oprah, Mark Hamill, Stan Lee, and more!) Make sure to catch Oprah in A Wrinkle in Time on March 9, 2018.

Descendants 2

Gil, Uma, and Harry Hook in Descendants 2

Who could ever forget the day we all met Harry Hook? Watch the Descendants 2 cast take an Oh My Disney quiz below, and pick up your copy of the movie here!

Once Upon A Time Musical Episode

We’re so obsessed with Once Upon A Time we hosted an Oh My Disney fan-attended panel with Ginny Goodwin (Snow), Josh Dallas (Charming), and co-creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, including a viewing of last season’s musical episode. Relive the Evil Queen’s song here:

Exclusive Once Upon a Time Musical Clip

Regina faces a big nemesis—song!—in this exclusive clip from the upcoming musical episode of Once Upon a Time, airing on May 7 on ABC Television Network!

Posted by Oh My Disney on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

You can catch Once Upon A Time this season on ABC!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Concept Art

Concept art of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Planet

We learned a lot more about the Star Wars-themed lands coming to Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort in 2019, including that they will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. You can read more about it here.

Tangled: The Series on Disney Channel

Rapunzel and Eugene in Tangled the Series

This adorable series made its way into our hearts! We even got to take a tour of creator Chris Sonnenberg’s office:

You can see the series now on Disney Channel.

Big Hero 6: The Series on Disney XD

Team Big Hero 6 in the Disney XD Series

We got to attend a panel for the launch of this amazing series, which takes place immediately following the events of the movie, and here’s what we learned!

DuckTales on Disney XD

David Tennant posing with Scrooge McDuck at Disneyland

Yes, that is in fact a picture of David Tennant, who voices Scrooge McDuck in Disney XD’s new DuckTales series, posing with Scrooge McDuck at Disneyland. The entire voice cast is pretty epic. We even got to interview them in a real-life money bin at D23 Expo:

Cars 3

Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez Racing in Cars 3

The story of Lighting McQueen and Cruz Ramirez truly touched our hearts in Cars 3! You can add the movie to your collection here. And let’s not forget this epic trivia game with Cristela Alonso (voice of Cruz) on Radiator Springs Racers at Disney California Adventure:

Fantasmic! at Disneyland

Aladdin and Jasmine on the Magic Carpet in Fantasmic at Disneyland

Fantasmic! came back better than ever at Disneyland. Here’s our inside look at the show:

Shanghai Disneyland 1st Anniversary

Shanghai Disneyland Castle

Happy 1st anniversary to this gorgeous new Disney Park!

Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary

Disneyland Paris Castle and Main Street

Disneyland Paris kicked off it’s 25th anniversary in style (of course). You can read all about it here.

Club Mickey Mouse

Club Mickey Mouse Mouseketeers

We have never wanted to be a Mouseketeer more than when we met the Club Mickey Mouse cast! Don’t miss their beautiful Holiday Special:

The Muppets Take the Hollywood Bowl

Doctor Teeth and the Electric Mayhem from the Muppets playing at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles

What can we say about this event other than it was our favorite thing ever? Read our recap here to relive the muppety wonder!

Elton John at The Lion King on Broadway

Elton John Performing "The Circle of Life" at The Lion King on Broadway

Elton John decided to surprise an audience at The Lion King on Broadway with a performance of “Circle of Life” and … we’re not crying—you’re crying. Read about it here. And make sure you see the musical on tour or on Broadway—it’s amazing! Get tickets here.

Our First Look at Frozen on Broadway

Patti Murin as Anna and John Riddle as Hans in Frozen on Broadway

We’ve learned about the cast, we’ve seen production photos, and we cannot wait to see it in person on February 22. BRB, going to get tickets right now.

Our First Look at Mary Poppins Returns

Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack jumping with Banks children in Mary Poppins Returns

Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack? We’re so on board for this film. Here’s everything we know so far. We’ll be counting the days until we can get tickets!

Liu Yifei Cast as Mulan

Photo of Liu Yifei, who has been cast as Mulan in the upcoming live-action film

We were so excited to hear about this casting announcement and can’t wait to see this film!

The Lion King Cast Announcement

Beyoncé. James Earl Jones. Donald Glover. The epic list goes on. See them all here:

Thor: Ragnarok

Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Chris Hemsworth as Thor in Thor Ragnarok

If you haven’t yet, you need to see this epic Thor film in theaters. You also need to see Chris Hemsworth find out which Disney Chris he is:

You can also take this quiz for yourself!

Coco

Miguel and Mama Coco in Coco

We had so many feelings about this beautiful film that we graphed them in charts and drawings. We also surprised guests at Downtown Disney with a performance of “Remember Me” from the film! Take a look and make sure to see the movie in theaters:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rey holding a lightsaber in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The perfect way to end an amazing year of Disney things is with an epic Star Wars movie. One of our favorite things? Playing this Star Wars speed round game with the amazing and hilarious cast:

You have to see it in theaters if you haven’t already! Go now!

Let us know if you made it through this epic recap of everything Disney that happened in 2017. We’re looking forward to sharing more Disney magic with you all in 2018!

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