TARDIS, a blue police box with a light on top

PHOTOS: TARDIS Appears at Disneyland Resort for ‘Doctor Who’ Premiere on Disney+

Shannen Ace

The TARDIS from “Doctor Who” has materialized on the Disneyland Resort esplanade near Downtown Disney District ahead of the show’s upcoming season premiere on Disney+.

TARDIS Photo Op at Disneyland Resort

TARDIS (blue police box) on Disneyland Resort esplanade with sign

The TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space) is an old blue British police box. The spaceship/time machine was designed to change forms to blend in with its surroundings — but got stuck as a police box early on in the Doctor’s adventures.

"Doctor Who" sign with May 10 premiere date and Disney+ logo

Disney and the BBC announced in 2022 that the series would begin airing on Disney+. The first episodes to stream on the service were last year’s 60th anniversary specials. A holiday special, starring Ncuti Gatwa as the latest incarnation of the Doctor, then premiered on Christmas.

As a sign at the TARDIS photo op states, the next season will premiere with two episodes on Disney+ (and BBC iPlayer) on May 10. It will air on BBC One on May 11.

TARDIS, a blue police box with a light on top

The TARDIS is closed so guests can’t run away on time and space adventures.

"Police telephone" sign on police box door

It features a “Police Telephone” sign and metal hardware.

"Police Public Call Box" sign

“Police Public Call Box” is on the top of each side of the box.

Side of blue police box

Though it appears small, the TARDIS is actually bigger on the inside.

Back of blue police box

It has a blue light on top that flashes when the box appears and disappears.

Sign reading "Your cosmic joyride awaits"

In addition to Gatwa as the current Doctor, the next season of “Doctor Who” (known as series 14 or season 1) also stars Millie Gibson as his new companion, Ruby Sunday. Jemma Redgrave, Bonnie Langford, and Yasmin Finney will reprise their roles as Kate Stewart, Mel Bush, and Rose Noble respectively. Other actors appearing this season include Jonathan Groff, Jinkx Monsoon, and Indira Varma.

It will have eight episodes premiering through June 22, with most episodes written by Russell T. Davies, who is returning as showrunner. Kate Herron and Briony Redman wrote one episode, and former showrunner Steven Moffat wrote one. Julie Anne Robinson, Ben Chessell, Dylan Holmes Williams, and Jamie Donoughue direct.

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