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[16 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]
Ticket Prices and More Announced for D23 Expo 2019

The D23 Expo 2019 is scheduled for August 23-25, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center and today we have details on the ticket prices and more.
The 2019 Expo is the sixth biennial event that celebrates everything Disney from the theme parks to movies and beyond.
Tickets for the D23 Expo 2019 go on sale August 23 and discounted single-day and multi-day tickets for D23 Expo 2019 will be available exclusively to D23 Gold Members.
Also, Gold Members who buy their tickets between August 23 and November 20 will also receive Early Bird …

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[4 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
Membership Magic Events Includes Meet-and-Greet with Kurt Russell

On December 10, Disney Vacation Club members have a chance to meet Disney Legend and actor Kurt Russell during a special Membership Magic event.
The event includes an on-stage conversation about his acting career, wine making, and film making.
Russell has earned acclaim as a winemaker thanks to his GoGi Wines, which are served at several restaurants on Disney property and at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
Guests at the meet-and-greet event will have a chance to enjoy two of his GoGi wines.
Attendees will also get priority seating for the 5 p.m. …

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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Animator and Imagineer Francis Xavier ‘X’ Atencio Dies at Age 98

Disney Legend Francis Xavier “X” Atencio passed away on September 10 at the age of 98.
X was a Disney Imagineer and animator who worked on iconic Disney attractions including Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, in addition to animated films including Pinocchio and Fantasia.
He got a job at Disney in 1938 – after moving to Los Angeles to study at the Chouinard Art Institute. His first work was Pinocchio and after he was promoted to assistant animator for Fantasia.
X left Disney – temporarily – to join the Army Air …

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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Legend and Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies at Age 83

Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar died Thursday, July 27, at age 83.
Sklar has a 54-year career with the Walt Disney Company, working closely with Walt Disney himself early in his career. He was named a Disney Legend in 2001 and will be remembered for his contributions to the Disney theme parks around the world.
Born on February 6, 1934, Marty Sklar was a student at UCLA when he was recruited to create The Disneyland News for Disneyland.
In 1956, Marty joined Disney full-time and would work “as Walt’s right-hand man” and eventually …

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[29 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
D23 Announces Lineup of Presentations for D23 Expo 2017

The lineup of presentations for the D23 Expo 2017 has been announced!
Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger is set to kick off the Expo on Friday, July 14, and later in the day fans will get a preview of the latest films coming from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar.
On July 15 The Walt Disney Studios will present a preview of the slate of live-action films from Disney, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. And on July 16 Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek will give a preview of what is coming …

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[8 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Disney Announces Nine New Disney Legends to be Honored at D23 Expo in July

Nine new Disney Legends will be honored at this summer’s D23 Expo.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Disney Legends Award. The first Disney Legends Award was given to Fred MacMurray in 1987, and since then 276 Disney Legends have been honored with the award.
The award is the highest honor that is bestowed by The Walt Disney Company and past recipients include Steve Jobs, George Lucas, Susan Lucci, Johnny Depp, and more.
This year’s Disney Legends are: Carrie Fisher, Clyde “Gerry” Geronimi, Manuel Gonzales, Mark Hamill, Wayne Jackson, Stan Lee, …

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[19 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Week in Disney News – Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus, Shanghai Disney News, and 2015 Disney Legends

What a week it was in Disney news! Disneyland turned 60 years old on Friday, July 17, the 2015 Disney Legends were announced, and the full menus were released for this fall’s Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
Disneyland is now officially 60 years old and the fun continues this fall when Halloween Time kicks off in September. Mickey’s Halloween Party is planned for 17 nights during Halloween Time and tickets go on sale July 29 for the general public.
The 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival starts September 25 and this week …

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[15 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Walt Disney Company Announces the 2015 Disney Legends

The Walt Disney Company has announced the 2015 Disney Legends who will be honored at an awards ceremony at the D23 Expo in August.
This year’s Disney Legends are: Star Wars creator George Lucas, composer Danny Elfman, All My Children’s Susan Lucci, animator Andreas Deja, former ESPN president George Bodneheimer, Disney artist Eyvind Earle, Julie Reihm Casaletto who was Disneyland’s first Ambassador in 1965, and Disney artist Carson Van Osten.
“The Disney Legend Award is our highest honor, and we are incredibly proud to recognize these eight talented individuals who have contributed …

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[10 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
D23 Announces Slate of Special Events for 2015

Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club have a chance to experience some very special events throughout the year.
The fun kicks off on March 12 when D23 members will be treated to a screening of the live-action Cinderella followed by a reception for D23 Gold Members. This event follows The Walt Disney Company 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
If you’re a D23 member but not a shareholder you can still attend the annual meeting.
D23 is holding special screening events on The …

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[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Disneyland Announces Merchandise Events for October 2014

As we head into the spookiest month of the year, Disneyland Resort has some great merchandise events lined up for guests.
Haunted Memories is setting up shop inside the WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney District on October 4 and 5. They’ll be showcasing their scariest pieces throughout the entire month, and Eddie Allen will be appearing from 1-4 p.m. on October 4, 5, 25, and 26.
On October 11 there is an artist signing at WonderGround Gallery with artists Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Bryan Fyffe, Jeff Granito, Sydney Hanson, and Jerrod Maruyama. The …