Disney D23, the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company, today announced its initial roster of member events for 2014. Highlighting the list of events is the popular biennial Destination D event, this year taking place at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Details for each of the exciting events follows:
DESTINATION D: ATTRACTION REWIND presented by H20 Plus (Walt Disney World Resort, July 26 & 27)
Walt Disney once said, “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” It’s in that spirit that guests this summer will have the opportunity to visit—or revisit—some of the most beloved Disney attractions of yesteryear. Destination D: Attraction Rewind, held July 26 and 27 at Walt Disney World Resort, will bring Disney archivists, Imagineers, Legends and luminaries together to celebrate fan favorites such as Adventure Thru Inner Space, If You Had Wings, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with rarely seen concept art and images; vintage video clips; and revealing stories. In addition, several presentations will be dedicated to the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair, which spawned beloved attractions like it’s a small world and Carousel of Progress.
MARY POPPINS 50th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING (Los Angeles, August 24, 2014)
On August 24, 2014 — nearly 50 years to the day on which this beloved classic premiered — D23 will celebrate with a very special screening event.
D23’S DISNEY FANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (Various Cities, Dates)
For the third year in a row, D23 will hit the road, visiting cities across the U.S. to commemorate dozens of magical Disney milestones celebrating landmark anniversaries this year. Hosted by Disney archivists and the D23 Team, D23’s Disney Fanniversary Celebration events will be held in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando, Seattle and other cities in fall 2014. Fanniversary 2014 will revisit some of the most beloved theme park attractions, animated and live-action films, characters, TV series, and more than 90 years of Disney history including Donald Duck, the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair, Sleeping Beauty, Haunted Mansion, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Little Mermaid and many more. Fanniversary events will be open to the public, with special admission prices and surprises created for D23 Members in attendance.
D23’S LUNCH WITH A LEGEND: MARTY SKLAR (Walt Disney Studios, January 31, 2014)
A limited number of D23 Members will join Disney Legend Marty Sklar for a private luncheon on The Walt Disney Studios lot, where Marty will talk about his extraordinary 54-year career with Disney. Look for additional “Legendary” lunches later this year.
DISNEY STORE MEMBER MIXERS (Various Locations, Dates)
After giving members a peek at the reimagined stores in Florida, Kansas, New Jersey, California, and Nevada in 2013, Disney Store will once again invite D23 Members for exclusive mornings of shopping, discounts, games and goodies.
MICKEY’S OF GLENDALE (Walt Disney Imagineering, April 26, June 21 and Additional Dates)
The Walt Disney Imagineering employee store in Glendale, Calif., will open its doors to D23 Members on April 26, June 21, and other dates throughout the year, with special guests and surprises. Members will have an opportunity to purchase limited-edition merchandise and view the park-like grounds at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts’ creative “think tank.”
SCREENINGS ON THE DISNEY STUDIO LOT (Walt Disney Studios, Various Dates)
Throughout the year, D23 will continue its popular movie screenings inside the historic Studio Theatre at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. The 2014 roster includes Sleeping Beauty (October 11), The Jungle Book (February 15), The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (September 13) and The Little Mermaid (November 15).
D23 DAY AT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS AND ARCHIVES (Walt Disney Studios, March 22, May 31, August 2 and November 8, 2014)
D23’s members-only tours of the historic Studio Lot and Walt Disney Archives in Burbank return, highlighting historic moments from Disney film, television, and theme parks — as well as showcasing many of the external locations used for filming Saving Mr. Banks.
Look for the return of some favorites, including the popular holiday offering DISNEY AND DICKENS (in Burbank in December), as well as other D23 traditions.
Dates, ticketing information, and more D23 events will be announced throughout the year. Full details on D23’s lineup of 2014 special events can be found on the Fan Club’s website at www.D23.com/events. All events and dates are subject to change.