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In it’s third year, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will be visiting 11 cities across the U.S. with D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration.
“D23 Fanniversay celebrates everything about Disney, which includes theme parks, animation, live action and TV shows” stated Jeffrey Epstein, Spokesperson for D23. “Whether your 6 or 66 it gives us a way to engage and entertain an audience in a personal way,” continued Epstein. Disney is looking forward to meeting the fans and connecting with them and to showcase all the worlds of Disney.
Hosted by Disney archivists and the D23 Team, the presentation will run approximately 105 minutes and will include more than 90 years of Disney history including Donald Duck, the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair, Sleeping Beauty, Haunted Mansion, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Little Mermaid, and many more.
Billy Stanek who oversees editorial for D23.com and is writing the Fanniversary Celebration Roadshow mentioned that when creating such a show, “we are looking for rarely heard stories or concept art and how it flows in the show overall.” “We compile this giant 20-page list and then prioritize which of those items we want to include, such as rarely seen video footage, interviews and some stories have never been seen or heard before.”
In addition to all the wonderful Disney History being presented, two rare items from the Walt Disney Archives will be on display for the fans to see and photograph. A hat worn by Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins and a Duckster award, which was created in 1952, a bronze-colored award in the image of Donald Duck and was given tho those who made significant contributions to Disney. Fans will also have the chance to win prizes with an interactive Disney Trivia that will test your Disney knowledge.
Guests will also listen to a track that has never been heard before from Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Sleeping Beauty titled “Evil Evil” as well as a demo recording from Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid.
D23 Gold and Silver Members will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets which are on sale now. Tickets are also available to D23 Free Members $33 each, and remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public on July 9 for $40 each. The touring schedule is as follows:
- August 9: Burbank, Calif.
- August 10: San Diego
- August 16 & 17: San Francisco
- September 6: Chicago
- September 13: Seattle
- September 20: Atlanta
- September 21: Philadelphia
- September 26: Washington, D.C.
- September 28: New York City
- October 4: Boston
- October 25: Orlando
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