From our friends at D23!
D23’s Destination D event in Orlando 11/22-11/23/14 still has tickets available for purchase! Attendees must be D23 members to purchase tickets and attend.
Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward—opening up new doors and doing new things—because we’re curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” It’s in that spirit that guests this fall will have the opportunity to visit—or revisit—some of the most beloved Disney attractions of yesteryear. D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus will take place November 22 and 23 at Walt Disney World Resort. D23 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 hours of revealing stories. In addition, there will be a full day of presentations dedicated to the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, which debuted beloved attractions like it’s a small world and Carousel of Progress. This weekend event will take place in the convention center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Schedule of Presentations
Saturday, November 22
Doors open at 8:15 a.m., presentations begin at 9 a.m.
Break for lunch from 12-2 p.m.
Presentations will conclude at 6 p.m.
|Disney Goes to the World’s Fair||Historian Bill Cotter looks at Disney’s massive influence on the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.|
|A World’s Fair of Disney Legends||Disney Legends Marty Sklar, Alice Davis, and Bob Gurr discuss their contributions to the Fair.|
|Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln||Historian Michael Kelley and Disney Legend Bob Matheison take a behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking attraction.|
|Ford’s Magic Skyway||Historian Bill Cotter and Disney Legends Bob Gurr and Bill Sullivan reveal some of the secrets behind one of the Fair’s most innovative attractions.|
|Carousel of Progress||Disney Legend Marty Sklar and Imagineer Gary Landrum talk about the creation of this one-of-a-kind show.|
|it’s a small world||Disney Legend Alice Davis discusses working on the beloved attraction with her husband Marc and artist Mary Blair.|
|Lost on the Way to the World’s Fair||Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline reveals some of the proposed creations that didn’t make it to New York.|
|A Sneak Peek at Disney’s |
|Tomorrowland Supervising Art Director Ramsey Avery will detail how the film’s production team reconstructed elements of the World’s Fair.|
Sunday, November 23
Doors open at 9 a.m., presentations begin at 9:30 a.m.
Break for lunch from 12:15-2:15 p.m.
Presentations will conclude at 6 p.m.
|Widen Your World||Disney Legends Tony Baxter and Charlie Ridgway, and Imagineer Jason Grandt revisit popular attractions from the early years of Walt Disney World.|
|Disneyland: Fond Memories |
of the Past
|Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline and historian Stacia Martin journey through some of Disneyland’s most beloved attractions of yesteryear.|
|Retro Rewind References||Imagineers Wyatt Winter and Jason Grandt reveal some of the hidden references to past attractions in today’s theme park creations.|
|Rediscovering Discovery Bay||Disney Legend Tony Baxter will take guests on an in-depth tour of the never-built expansion for Disneyland.|
|An Evolution of Make Believe |
|Imagineers Dave Minichiello and Pam Rawlins detail the creation of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and explore its roots, which began in 1937.|
Pleasure Island: Rewind presented by Twinings of London®
The weekend will end with an exciting evening event— Pleasure Island: Rewind presented by Twinings of London®. This celebration of the Downtown Disney nightlife district will include moments dedicated to The Adventurers Club, Comedy Warehouse, Mannequins, and 8 Trax. And of course, there will be a “New Year’s Eve” celebration to cap the night. This event will be the grand finale to our weekend, and will be held from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23.
Mickey’s of Glendale
Mickey’s of Glendale, the famed Walt Disney Imagineering store, will set up a pop-up shop at the event for attendees, featuring a selection of exclusive Imagineering merchandise as well as limited-edition pins, T-shirts, and collectibles themed to the event. The shop will also carry a special line from H2O Plus, whose products are featured at Disney Resort Hotels. Shopping hours will begin Friday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. (11 a.m. for Top of the World ticketholders), and continue through the weekend.
The Walt Disney Archives
The Walt Disney Archives will curate a special exhibit honoring the event. Exhibit viewing will begin Friday Nov. 21 at 11:30 a.m. (10 a.m. for Top of the World ticketholders), and continue through the weekend.
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