Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Disney World event in November focuses on closed-down attractions

A special D23 event at Disney World in November will bring together Disney archivists, Imagineers and legends to talk and celebrate some former attractions.

D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind will take place Nov. 22 and 23, 2014 at the convention center at the Contemporary Resort, according to a news release.

Rarely seen concept art and image, vintage video clips and hours of stories will focus on fan favorite rides like Adventure Thru Inner Space, If You Had Wings, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. There will also be a day of presentations focusing on the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair, which debuted Disney rides it’s a small world and Carousel of Progress.

Presenters and panelists include 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, 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.

Tickets got on sale April 16 and are $190 each and available 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.
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