Disney announces plans for D23 Destination D event


D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures will take place November 19 and 20 at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort. D23 is the company’s official “fan club” and members have access to several events like this throughout the year.

This year’s event will focus on adventure; the press release says, “Since Walt Disney first brought his groundbreaking True-Life Adventures to the big screen, adventure has played a pivotal role in Disney entertainment, from the Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean to the new planet of Pandora, which will soon be unveiled at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.”

Some of the presenters and panelists scheduled to appear include: Disney Legends Marty Sklar and Tony Baxter; Walt Disney Imagineers Joe Rohde, Chris Merritt, Jason Grandt, and Wyatt Winter; producer Don Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast); Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline; and more yet to be announced.

Some of the sessions planned are:

  • New Walt Disney World Adventures: From Soarin’ Around the World to Rivers of Light—Get an insider’s glimpse into the latest experiences across Walt Disney World Resort, as Disney Imagineers provide a behind-the-scenes look at new and upcoming entertainment.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Evolving a New Species of Theme Park—Explore the origins and incredible evolution of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, from early concepts to new experiences to be discovered at the park.
  • Magic Journeys: 45 Years of Walt Disney World Adventures—Celebrate the 45th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort with a nostalgic journey through some of the Vacation Kingdom’s most unique and fondly remembered adventures!
  • A Look Back at Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures—Join Disney historians on an expedition through the landmark True-Life Adventure series, which earned the Disney Studio eight Academy Awards®!
  • The Art and Adventures of Marc Davis—Discover the adventurous artwork of artist, animator, and Disney Legend Marc Davis with Walt Disney Imagineering Senior Production Designer Chris Merritt, who is authoring a new book on the Disney Legend.

Tickets go on sale April 21. D23Gold and Gold Family Members can purchase these for $190 each; D23 General Members will pay $250 each. Tickets include guaranteed seats at all panels and presentations, as well as a special gift exclusive to the event. There are also Wilderness Explorer VIP tickets available, giving early access to the merchandise, an exclusive evening experience to be held on November 18, reserved seating for the presentations, a gift bag, collectibles, and more.

News source/photo credit: D23

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