Published on March 26th, 2014 | by gareth0
Disney’s D23 Announces Attraction Rewind
DISNEY LEGENDS AND LUMINARIES CELEBRATE THEME PARK FAVORITES OF YESTERYEAR AT D23
DESTINATION D: ATTRACTION REWIND
FROM AMERICA SINGS AND IF YOU HAD WINGS TO DISNEY’S GROUNDBREAKING PARTICIPATION IN
THE 1964-65 WORLD’S FAIR, GUESTS WILL ENJOY PRESENTATIONS, SCREENINGS, UNIQUE
SHOPPING, AND MUCH MORE, NOVEMBER 22 AND 23 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT
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<http://d23.com/> 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
* Lost on the Way to the Fair: Pavilion concepts for the World’s Fair that never
came to be
* Retro Rewind References: Nods to favorites of the past in current Disney Parks
* That Was Entertainment: Revisiting beloved theme park parades, shows, and
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 DESTINATION D: ATTRACTION REWIND
presented by H2O Plus, as well as a special offer just for members of D23, can be
found at D23.com/Events<http://d23.com/events>. Additional schedule announcements
will be made in the coming months.
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
D23.com<http://d23.com/> with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts and
special events for D23 Members throughout the year.