On Wednesday, December 8, Disney D23 members and their guests are invited to visit the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California for the rare opportunity to experience an area of the Studios rarely seen by the public. After check-in begins at 4:00 pm PT, guests will have the opportunity to explore the on-site Disney Store and Walt Disney Studios employee store before being escorted to the famed Legends Plaza where hot cider and other treats will be offered prior to the event’s start.
After Legends Plaza, guests will head to the original Animation Building for a brief tour before landing at the screening room used by Walt Disney himself where classic holiday shorts including Pluto’s Christmas Tree and Mickey’s Christmas Carol will be screened.
Following the screening will be a holiday feast at the classic Los Angeles eatery the Tam O’Shanter (Note that transportation between the Studios and the restaurant will NOT be provided) in the city’s Los Feliz area. The Tam O’Shanter was a favorite restaurant for Walt Disney and his animators and was often referred to as the Studio Commissary when Walt’s fledgling company was located in the neighborhood. From the moment you pull up to this quaint, cottage-like establishment, you will be transported to another time and place. Decked out in its holiday finest, the Tam is a cozy, traditional Scottish restaurant. As you dine with your fellow D23 Members and their guests, you’ll have the opportunity to see Walt’s table, take a look at the wonderful artwork created by Disney animators for the Tam and be entertained by Dickens Carolers.
In the spirit of giving, attendees will also receive a special exclusive gift for attending the event.
Tickets are $175 each and will become available for purchase online on October 21 at at 10 am PST. For more information or to purchase tickets when available, click here.
It will be a magical trip down memory lane this month as the Hollywood Show hosts a reunion of beloved members of the original Mickey Mouse Club. Tommy Kirk, Tommy Cole, Cubby O’Brien, Doreen Tracy, Karen Pendleton, Bobby Burgess, Sharon Baird, David Stollery and Tim Considine will all be appearing at the event, which runs April 24 and 25 at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center (2500 North Hollywood Way Burbank, Calif.). James MacArthur (Swiss Family Robinson) and Steven R. Stevens (Walt Disney Presents: Annette) will also be in attendance!
D23 Members who attend the event will receive $5 off the cost of admission for the member plus one guest. (Admission is regularly $20 and will be $15 for D23 Members.) Just show your D23 Membership Card at the door to receive the discount!
For the full schedule and list of attendees, please visit HollywoodShow.com. Please note, David Stollery and Tim Considine will appear Saturday only.
Exclusive The Princess and the Frog Fan Rate: Save 30% on Limited Engagements in New York and Los Angeles
The most enchanting event this holiday season just got even more magical. Not only do moviegoers have an opportunity to see Disney’s The Princess and the Frog in New York City and the Los Angeles area before the rest of the country as well as live out the Ultimate Disney Experience as we mentioned here, but now those planning on taking advantage of this special event can buy tickets online for a 30% discount.
General admission tickets which are normally $30 can be purchased exclusively at Facebook page for The Princess and the Frog for just $21 each for both the movie before its theatrical release in a unique environment along with the Ultimate Disney Experience.
The number of tickets at this discounted price is very limited, so be sure to buy yours today by visiting the page here.
BURBANK, Calif. & NEW YORK — In celebration of Disney’s newest animated musical “The Princess and The Frog,” Walt Disney Studios is opening its Burbank gates to the public for a once-in-a-lifetime advance special engagement, welcoming Disney fans to experience its newest animated musical comedy Nov. 25-Dec. 13, 2009. The advance special engagement will also be featured in Clearview’s historic Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. Following the film, fans on both coasts will also be treated to The Ultimate Disney Experience, an exciting extravaganza that will feature—for the first time ever—all nine of the Disney princesses (including the film’s Princess Tiana, Disney’s newest princess), as well as exciting Bayou games, movie archives, how-to presentations from Disney animators, Studio tours (for L.A. guests) and more. Tickets went on sale at midnight last night.
“We’re welcoming families to our Studio to see where Walt Disney made real movie magic,” said Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios. “Our Studio is not open to the public, so it’s an unprecedented opportunity for Disney fans to experience a movie right here on the Disney lot where we’ve filmed Disney classics like ‘Mary Poppins,’ ‘Princess Diaries,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and many more. In fact, Walt built the original theater on the Studio lot back in 1940; it opened just in time for special audiences to view his ‘Fantasia.’ With a newly renovated, state-of-the-art theater, the Studio will open its gates once again, inviting audiences to not only see our newest animated musical, but to take part in a one-of-a-kind experience after the movie. We’re bringing the same exciting experience to New York City at the historic Ziegfeld Theatre and Roseland Ballroom.”
Themed to the film’s setting, New Orleans, The Ultimate Disney Experience will feature something for the whole family.
Earlier this year, we reported on a lawsuit via TMZ in which Burbank resident Dennis Jackson claimed that the air conditioning system used by Disney at its headquarters in Burbank was using contaminated water and not only was releasing toxic vapors into the air but potentially contaminated drinking water as well.
Now, environmental watchdog group Environmental World Watch Inc. has filed suit alleging that Disney has been dumping the water contaminated with toxins such as chromium 6 for more than twenty years and that the water has contaminated a parcel of land known as the Polliwog after flowing down several streets.
On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed that it is now investigating the Polliwog site.
The following are a list of events being held for D23 members in Los Angeles, Anaheim, Orlando, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City, San Francisco and Burbank. Remember that your D23 membership card will be required to attend all events. Visit http://www.d23expo.com for more details. Read more…