D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind Talent Announced


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Disney Legends Charlie Ridgway, Ron Logan, Bill Sullivan, and a host of Walt Disney Imagineers join previously announced guest such as Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr, and Alice Davis for the salute to beloved Disney attractions and entertainment of yesteryear.


The roster of talent continues to grow for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus. The event 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 Disney’s contributions to the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair.

Disney Legends Charlie Ridgway, Ron Logan, and Bill Sullivan have been added to the roster of presenters and panelists.

Plus, current Walt Disney Imagineers will take part in the two-day event sharing their stories and insights on Disney creations of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, including:

  • Gary Landrum, show awareness producer, who archives and preserves the history and stories of Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Jason Grandt, art director, whose projects include New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom Storybook
  • Dave Minichiello, executive director, creative development, whose art direction guided Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
  • Pam Rawlins, show producer, whose projects include Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Epcot’s Millenium

They join previously announced guests 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.

In addition to over a dozen panels and presentations, the weekend will also include:

  • A special exhibit designed by Walt Disney Archives in honor of the event.
  • Pleasure Island: Rewind, an evening celebration themed around the Downtown Disney nightlife district.
  • A pop-up shop from Mickey’s of Glendale, the famed Walt Disney Imagineering store, featuring a selection of exclusive Imagineering merchandise as well as limited-edition pins, T-shirts, and collectibles themed to the event.

The weekend event will take place in the convention center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Tickets are currently available to D23Gold and Silver Members at $190 each. Beginning May 28, tickets will be made available to D23 Free Members for $250 per ticket. All guests will receive a special gift.

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. Additional schedule announcements will be made in the coming months.

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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 D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive discounts and special events for D23 Members throughout the year.

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

* Events and talent are subject to change.

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Short, Short Tips: Universal Studios Florida Mornings


Short, Short Tips: Universal Studios Florida Mornings

When I am visiting Universal Studios Florida at the Universal Orlando Resort, I like to start my day a little differently than most people!

Instead of hitting Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem or Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit, I like to head to the back of the park to Men in Black.

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It may seem like the exact opposite of what you should do, but everyone tends to stay up front while the back of the park is emptier.

As you walk past the front of the park you may feel like you are swimming upstream, but it gives you time to see where people are going in the park so you can start thinking of where you would like to head to next.

Then when you are done getting all the ‘bugs’, you can easily head back towards the front of the park or to The Simpsons area of Universal Studios Florida.

We usually end up going towards The Simpsons, because if we are hungry we will eat an early lunch or we will ride and shop before heading to our favorite lunch spot in Universal Studios Florida, Finnegan’s Bar & Grill!

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