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September 4, 2014

Destination D: Disney Legend Tony Baxter, Discovery Bay and Tomorrowland Sneak Peak

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DISNEY LEGEND TONY BAXTER AND A TOMORROWLAND SNEAK PEEK ADDED TO DESTINATION D: ATTRACTION REWIND AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT NOVEMBER 22-23
GUESTS WILL ENJOY A BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT DISNEY'S UPCOMING FILM TOMORROWLAND, A DIVE INTO THE NEVER-BUILT DISCOVERY BAY EXPANSION AT DISNEYLAND, AND MUCH MORE DURING THE TWO-DAY MEMBER EVENT.

BURBANK, Calif. - September 4, 2014 - D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has unveiled more of the experiences in store for members at what is sure to be the can't-miss Disney event of the year-D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus. Taking place November 22 and 23 at Walt Disney World Resort, the event will bring Disney Legends, archivists, Imagineers, and luminaries together to celebrate fan-favorite attractions of years past, including 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 showcasing Disney's contributions to the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.


Tomorrowland supervising art director Ramsey Avery
(Star Trek Into Darkness, Minority Report) will give members a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the making of the upcoming release from Walt Disney Pictures. Avery will detail how the production team reconstructed elements of the World's Fair for the upcoming film, which stars George Clooney. "I had a great experience working on Tomorrowland and recreating some of the very iconic environments from the 1964 World's Fair, especially it's a small world, and am excited to share some of that behind-the-scenes process with Disney fans," says Avery.

During the panel "Rediscovering Discovery Bay," Disney Legend Tony Baxter will take guests on an in-depth tour of the never-built themed expansion for Disneyland through rarely seen concept artwork and models that he worked on during his time at Walt Disney Imagineering. Discovery Bay, as an early press release stated, was intended to "bring to life a time and place that climaxed an age of discovery and expansion."

Additional panels have just been announced.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Disney Goes to the World's Fair: Historian Bill Cotter looks at Disney's massive influence on the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.

A World's Fair of Disney Legends: Marty Sklar, Alice Davis, and Bob Gurr discuss their contributions to the Fair.

Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln: Historian Michael Kelley and Disney Legend Bob Matheison take a behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking attraction.

Ford's Magic Skyway: Bill Cotter and Disney Legends Bob Gurr and Bill Sullivan reveal some of the secrets behind one of the Fair's most innovative attractions.

Carousel of Progress: Disney Legend Marty Sklar and Imagineer Gary Landrum talk about the creation of this one-of-a-kind show.

it's a small world: Disney Legend Alice Davis discusses working on the beloved attraction with her husband Marc and artist Mary Blair.

Lost on the Way to the World's Fair:
Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline reveals some of the proposed creations that didn't make it to New York.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Widen Your World: Tony Baxter, Imagineer Jason Grandt, and Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway revisit popular attractions from the early years of Walt Disney World.

Disneyland: Fond Memories of the Past: Becky Cline and historian Stacia Martin journey through some of Disneyland's most beloved attractions of yesteryear.

Retro Rewind References: Imagineers Wyatt Winter and Jason Grandt reveal some of the hidden references to past attractions in today's theme park creations.

Rediscovering Discovery Bay

An Evolution of Make Believe Made Real: Imagineers Dave Minichiello and Pam Rawlins detail the creation of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and explore its roots, which began in 1937.

That Was Entertainment!: Disney Legend Ron Logan lifts the curtain on some of the most fondly remembered events and entertainment from Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Plus, Mickey's of Glendale, the famed Walt Disney Imagineering store, is setting up a pop-up shop, which will open Friday, November 21 and run through the weekend, offering a selection of exclusive Imagineering merchandise as well as limited-edition pins, T-shirts, and collectibles themed to the event. Mickey's of Glendale will also carry an exclusive collection of items themed to Pleasure Island, including pins, pin sets, T-shirts, and glassware.

In addition to more than a dozen panels and presentations, the weekend will include:

A special weeklong exhibit designed by the Walt Disney Archives in honor of the event.

Pleasure Island: Rewind presented by Twinings of London, a closing-night celebration themed around the former Downtown Disney nightlife district.

The weekend event will take place in the convention center at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Tickets are currently available to all D23 Members, and D23 Gold and Silver Members receive special ticket pricing. All guests will receive a gift created just for the event.

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.

* Events, panel order, and talent are subject to change.

July 23, 2014

Destination D: Attraction Rewind Merchandise Preview

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One of the many highlights of Destination D: Attraction Rewind this November is that Mickey's of Glendale-the Walt Disney Imagineering store-will be setting up a temporary pop-up shop with items available exclusively to D23 Members attending the event! The shop will open on Friday, November 21 and will offer hours for members through Sunday, November 23.

There will be Destination D: Attraction Rewind logo-themed merchandise and a collection dedicated to the Tower of the Four Winds from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.

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The Tower of the Four Winds collection will include a ladies tee made of 100% cotton, a 16 oz spiral straw tumbler, and a set of pins featuring animal designs from the Tower-including a turtle pin based on original artwork from Rolly Crump. Destination D: Attraction Rewind logo merchandise will include this Mediterranean blue polo shirt, a 24oz stainless steel sports bottle as well as an array of Destination D-exclusive, limited-edition pins.

In addition, there will be a wide selection of limited-edition pins created exclusively for-and only available at-Destination D: Attraction Rewind. More details on these spectacular pins will be revealed in the coming months.

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Mickey's of Glendale will unveil three of their "Sorcerer Hat" collection pins featuring Lilo, Rapunzel, and Gurgi (Limited Edition 200 each).

Plus, there will be items themed to beloved attractions of the past. Select items will be in limited quantities, which will be announced at the event. Mickey's of Glendale is also bringing out some of its signature Walt Disney Imagineering merchandise for the first time for D23 Members on the East Coast.

For more information on Destination-D Attraction Rewind visit: https://d23.com/d23-events/d23-destination-d-attraction-rewind

May 27, 2014

Destination D: Attraction Rewind More Legends 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.

BURBANK, Calif. - May 27, 2014 - 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,

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Ron Logan,

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and Bill Sullivan

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...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 Millennium

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 D23 Gold 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.

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.

March 26, 2014

DISNEY LEGENDS AND LUMINARIES CELEBRATE THEME PARK FAVORITES OF YESTERYEAR AT D23 DESTINATION D: ATTRACTION REWIND

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FROM AMERICA SINGS AND IF YOU HAD WINGS TO DISNEY'S GROUNDBREAKING PARTICIPATION IN THE 1964-65 WORLD'S FAIR, GUESTS WILL ENJOY PRESENTATIONS, SCREENINGS, UNIQUE SHOPPING, AND MUCH MORE, NOVEMBER 22 AND 23 AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

BURBANK, Calif. - March 26, 2014 - Walt Disney once said, "We keep moving forward-opening up new doors and doing new things-because we're curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." It's in that spirit that guests this fall will have the opportunity to visit-or revisit-some of the most beloved Disney attractions of yesteryear. D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus 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 the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, which debuted beloved attractions like it's a small world and Carousel of Progress.

Presenters and panelists include 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-and more to be announced.

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During the weekend, guests will be able to explore a special exhibit designed by the Walt Disney Archives in honor of the event.

The weekend will end with an exciting evening event-Pleasure Island: Rewind. This celebration of the Downtown Disney nightlife district will include areas dedicated to the Adventurers Club, Comedy Warehouse, Mannequins, and 8 Trax. And of course there will be a "New Year's Eve" celebration to cap the night.

Plus, for the first time, 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. The shop will also carry a special line from H2O Plus, whose products are featured at Disney Resort Hotels.

Highlights of D23 DESTINATION D: ATTRACTION REWIND presented by H2O Plus will include*:

Disney Goes to the World's Fair: A look at how Disney became a part of the landmark event
Lost on the Way to the Fair: Pavilion concepts for the World's Fair that never came to be

Retro Rewind References: Nods to favorites of the past in current Disney Parks attractions

That Was Entertainment: Revisiting beloved theme park parades, shows, and spectacles

The weekend event will take place in the convention center at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Tickets, available Wednesday, April 16, are $190 each and available exclusively 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.

A limited number of "Top of the World" tickets will be available featuring reserved seating, early shopping on November 21, an exclusive dinner reception, special collectibles, gifts from H2O Plus and Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, and more.

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.

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.

About H2O Plus, LLC
H2O Plus, LLC is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of prestige, marine-based skincare products for the face and body. Their parent company, Pola Orbis, is the fourth-leading beauty care company in Japan. Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, H2O Plus continues to develop innovative products based on their heritage of water-based formulas powered by exclusive marine blends and state-of-the-art technology. H2O Plus has a large and expanding global presence in more than 9,000 points of distribution, worldwide. For more information on H2O Plus, please visit www.h2oplus.com

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.


February 28, 2014

Destination D: Attraction Rewind DATE CHANGE

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Today D23: The Official Disney Fan Club announced the date of Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O plus at Walt Disney World Resort will shift to November 22 and 23. Check-in and exclusive shopping opportunities will begin on Friday, November 21.

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DESTINATION D: ATTRACTION REWIND
presented by H20 Plus

In addition to this news, D23 is thrilled to announce Disney Legends Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr and other popular Disney Legends who worked on the Walt Disney shows for the New York World's Fair will be taking part in the event this fall.

Additional ticketing information -- including discounted hotel and park ticket rates for guests attending the event -- will be posted later this spring on D23.com.

About Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O plus:

Walt Disney once said, "Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world." It's in that spirit that guests this fall will have the opportunity to visit -- or revisit --some of the most beloved Disney attractions and entertainment of yesteryear. Destination D: Attraction Rewind, November 22 and 23 at Walt Disney World Resort, 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 revealing stories. In addition, several presentations will be dedicated to the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, which spawned beloved attractions like it's a small world and Carousel of Progress.


All D23 events, dates, and talent are subject to change.

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