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[25 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Celebrate Epcot’s 30th Anniversary with Special Events and Merchandise

Disney’s Epcot will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year on October 1. A schedule of special events was released this week, including two history presentations featuring Disney legend Marty Sklar. Throughout the day on October 1, guests can attend these events in the World Showplace courtesy of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. These presentations are included in park admission and are limited in seating.
•1-2 p.m. – Designing the Future – Past and Present: A panel of Disney Imagineers remembers 30 years of building tomorrow!
•4:30–6 …

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[8 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
D23 Celebrates Epcot’s 30th Anniversary This Fall

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will be celebrating Epcot’s 30th anniversary, which falls on October 1, 2012. As part of the anniversary celebration, D23 will be presenting rare and never-bef0re-seen artwork, video footage, and photos of the evolution of the theme park, as well as special presentations to help celebrate the momentous occasion.
Some of the presentations include:

Hooray for the 21st Century – A virtual presentation with Disney Legend and former Walt Disney Imagineering Principal Creative Executive Marty Sklar, where guests will be able to see and hear what …

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[22 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
Sneak Peek at Merchandise for Epcot’s 30th Anniversary

In order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Epcot, Disney will be releasing exclusive merchandise based on the soft cover book released prior to the opening of Epcot Center 30 years ago.
Disney Design Group Artists Qunyh Kimball and John Henselmeier had this to say about their inspiration for the new merchandise:
We loved the warm colors and illustrations found in [the Epcot Center book.] In the past five years, we have designed many vintage Epcot items. For the 30th anniversary, we wanted something different – a retro …

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[28 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
D23 Announces 2012 Schedule of Special Events

D23 members will have a lot to look forward to in 2012. The official Disney Fan Club, which premiered in 2009, will be celebrating its third year with some spectacular and one-of-a-kind events taking place across the country for D23 members.

“To help D23 celebrate its third ‘fanniversary,’ we developed the most exciting lineup yet of special events to bring our members truly one-of-a-kind Disney experiences,” said Steven Clark, head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. “We’re excited to visit our fans all around the country, and to create events we hope will …