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Disney Legends & Luminaries Celebrate Theme Park Favorites of Yesteryear at D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind






BURBANK, Calif. – March 26, 2014 – 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: The Official
Disney Fan Club
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.

Presenters and panelists include Disney Legends Marty
Sklar, Bob Gurr, and Alice Davis; Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline;
Disney and World’s Fair historians Bill Cotter, Stacia Martin, and Michael
Kelley-and more to be announced.

During the weekend, guests will be able to explore a
special exhibit designed by the Walt Disney Archives in honor of the event.

The weekend will end with an exciting evening event-Pleasure Island: Rewind. This celebration of the Downtown Disney nightlife district will
include areas 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.

Plus, for the first time, 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. 

Highlights of D23 DESTINATION D: ATTRACTION REWIND presented
by H2O Plus
will include*:

  • Disney Goes to the
    World’s Fair
    A look at how Disney became a part of the landmark event
  • Lost on the Way to the
    Pavilion concepts for the World’s Fair that never came to be
  • Retro Rewind
    : Nods
    to favorites of the past in current Disney Parks attractions
  • That Was Entertainment: Revisiting beloved theme park
    parades, shows, and spectacles

The weekend event will take place in the convention center
at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Tickets, available Wednesday, April 16, are
$190 each and available exclusively to D23 Gold and Silver Members for a
limited time. Any remaining tickets will be made available to D23 Free Members
on May 28 for $250 per ticket. All guests will receive a special gift in honor
of Disney’s contributions to the 50th anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair
in New
York City. A limited number of “Top of the World” tickets will be
available featuring reserved seating, early shopping on November 21, an
exclusive dinner reception, special collectibles, gifts from H2O Plus and Ghirardelli
Chocolate Company, and more.

More details about the program and tickets for D23
presented by H2O Plus,
as well as a special offer
just for members of D23, can be found at Additional schedule announcements
will be made in the coming months.

About D23

The name “D23” pays
homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his
fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first
official club for fans in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. D23 gives its
members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in
the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich website at with
members-only content; member-exclusive discounts and special events for D23
Members throughout the year.

H2O Plus, LLC

Plus, LLC is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of prestige,
marine-based skincare products for the face and body. Their parent company,
Pola Orbis, is the fourth-leading beauty care company in Japan. Celebrating
their 25th anniversary this year, H2O Plus continues to develop innovative
products based on their heritage of water-based formulas powered by exclusive
marine blends and state-of-the-art technology. H2O Plus has a large and
expanding global presence in more than 9,000 points of distribution,
worldwide. For more information on H2O Plus, please visit

can join D23 at Gold, Silver, and Free Membership levels at and at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow
us @DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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