Tokyo Disney Resort announced today that to mark the 15th anniversary of the grand opening of Tokyo DisneySea Park, a major celebration will be held at the Park from April 15, 2016, through March 17, 2017, entitled ‘Tokyo DisneySea 15th Anniversary: The Year of Wishes.’
Disney today announced Minnie Rocks the Dots, an interactive fashion and art installation celebrating the signature style of global icon Minnie Mouse. Launching in Los Angeles with a red carpet preview event on National Polka Dot Day (Jan. 22) before opening to the public, the exhibit will take fans on a journey through the history of Minnie’s influence on fashion and pop culture since her black and white debut in 1928 and evolution into color.
In 2016, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will expand member events with more experiences on the East Coast and new twists on current favorites.
D23 BEHIND-THE-SCENES EXPERIENCES: In 2015, D23 Members had the opportunity to explore hidden Disney gems—such as the Animation Research Library—while hearing stories from Disney luminaries such as Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith and animator Andreas Deja. In 2016, D23 will bring back this popular event with incredible guests and new locations, while adding even more surprises and a special gift.
The Disneyland Resort has released additional details for its Star Wars ‘Season of the Force’ event which kicks off November 16, 2015 at the Disneyland Resort, which pays homage to The Force Awakens.
Full details for Star Wars Launch Bay, Star Tours, Hyperspace Mountain, Jedi Training Academy, Path of the Jedi and food options follow after the preview image gallery below:
The Oriental Land Company, owners and operators of the Tokyo Disney Resort, have announced several special upcoming operational additions in order to support the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (December 18, 2015).
Beginning December 1, 2015, new merchandise themed to the film will be sold at the Resort. Starting in mid-December, eTickets printed at home will sport Star Wars-inspired designs and beginning December 18, R2D2-themed popcorn buckets will go on sale.
In celebration of ‘The Lion King’s’ upcoming 18th anniversary, the public is invited to be a part of a packed house to cheer on the thrilling ‘Circle of Life’ as the Broadway production of ‘The Lion King’ captures its first production footage since shortly after opening in 1997. The event will be held on October 30, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (audience members are asked be present the entire time).
ABC Family recently detailed its plans for its booth at the 2015 New York Comic-Con, featuring meet and greets with casts, photo-ops and more.
MEET AND GREETS
- ‘Pretty Little Liars’ on Friday, October 9 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm with actors Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse
- ‘Stitchers’ on Friday, October 9 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm with actors Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Allison Scagliotti and Damon Dayoub
- ‘Shadowhunters’ on Saturday, October 10th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm with actors Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Harry Shum Jr., Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario, Isaiah Mustafa and The Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare
Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club on the ABC television network, which debuted on October 3, 1955, the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco’s Presidio reunited several of the original Mouseketeers during a special program. Pictured left are: Sharon Baird, Bobby Burgess, Doreen Tracey, Tommy Cole, Sherry Alberoni, The Mickey Mouse Club’s Spin and Marty (David Stollery and Tim Considine), plus Mouseketeers Karen Pendleton and Darlene Gillespie. The museum’s celebration will continue today, Sunday, October 4.
Also celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Disneyland Resort has also produced a limited release edition t-shirt honoring the 60th anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club, which is available exclusively online through October 8.
Profiles in History and Invaluable have announced an upcoming three-day Hollywood Auction, taking place online from September 29 – October 1, 2015. Bidders will have access to rare and iconic props, costumes and memorabilia from major motion pictures, along with rare photographs, movie scripts, contracts and film equipment from notable movie sets. Bidders can view the entire catalog and place bids online in real-time on Invaluable, as well as via mobile device using the Invaluable app for iPad and iPhone.
Disney Store has announced that its Times Square (New York City), Michigan Avenue (Chicago) and Stockton Street (San Francisco) locations will open their doors at at 12:01 a.m. local time on ‘Force Friday,’ September 4, giving fans the first opportunity to see and purchase toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more from the upcoming film, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. In addition, the first 1,000 guests will receive a free Star Wars: The Force Awakens D23 commemorative fan poster.