D23 announces 2013 eventsLeah Zanolla | Posted: Nov 28, 2012 | Updated: Nov 28, 2012 - 5:36:38 PM
post by Tom Bell
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced its preliminary schedule for 2013 and includes many returning favorites.
At Walt Disney World, the Sip & Stroll event, celebrating the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, returns next fall, plus the popular Magic & Merriment event becomes D23's Holiday Splendor event in December of 2013.
Also returning this year is D23's Fanniversary Celebration, a multimedia event celebrating the significant (15, 20, 25…50….) anniversaries of all things Disney. Some of the highlights this year are Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room (50th), Tokyo Disneyland (30th) and Disney's Animal Kingdom (15th). The event will be repeated in cities across the country, including: Orlando, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Newark, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.
D23 schedules special shopping events at Mickey's of Glendale, the employee store on the Walt Disney Imagineering campus several times a year. The first two of 2013 are scheduled for April 13th and June 8th.
D23's tours of the Walt Disney Studio Lot, plus their 50 & Fabulous and From The Vaults film series (held in the Studio Lot theatre) are also scheduled to return for 2013.
The big event for 2013 is the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, scheduled to take place August 9th-11th at the Anaheim Convention Center near the Disneyland Resort. This three-day event will be filled with live appearances, musical performances and autograph opportunities from some of Disney's top stars of television, film and music. Attendees will also get sneak peak at the future projects at Disney Parks around the world, view some seldom-seen Disney history at the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit, and enjoy the Disney Legends Ceremony. Tickets are already on sale.
More details, dates and other events will be announced later.
March-April: D23's Disney Fanniversary Celebrations
April 13: 50 and Fabulous film series - Son of Flubber
April 13: Mickey's of Glendale shopping day
May 4: D23 Day at the Walt Disney Studios and Archives
June 1: D23 Day at the Walt Disney Studios and Archives
June 8: 50 and Fabulous film series - Summer Magic
June 8: Mickey's of Glendale shopping day
August 9-11: D23 Expo
September: Sip & Stroll
September 14: D23 Day at the Walt Disney Studios and Archives
September 15: 50 and Fabulous film series - The Sword in the Stone
November 2: D23 Day at the Walt Disney Studios and Archives
November 16: From The Vaults film series - 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
December: Disney and Dickens
December: D23's Holiday Splendor
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