The D23 Expo kicked off on Friday, August 19th, and the first large arena presentation was the Disney Legends induction. Thousands of Disney fans watched as 12 luminaries received the honor of Disney Legend status, and the ceremony did not disappoint. We were serenaded by contemporary princesses belting it out on stage, and touched by [...]
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“Hello, what have we here?” Actor Billy Dee Williams is best known for the iconic role of Lando Calrissian in the original Star Wars trilogy. Friday, August 19, he’s appearing at the Disney’s D23 Expo in conjunction with the debut of the newly re-imagined Star Tours – The Adventures Continue. However, before Williams portrayed the gambling scoundrel Lando [...]
In less than one month, the curtain will rise on the second D23 Expo – an official fan convention sponsored by the Walt Disney Company celebrating all things Disney - from theme parks, to films, music, books and television. August 19-21, the most fervent of Disney fans will descend upon the Anaheim Convention Center for a glimpse behind [...]
Recently, the Disneyland Resort in California opened 3 new attractions, including the highly anticipated The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure. Disneyland Correspondent Wayne Toigo described this ride as “one of the most delightful attractions to come to the park”, and well worth the wait. Continue after the break for the DIS [...]
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has just released its schedule of events for 2011. The list includes events at both Disneyland and Disney World, plus several screenings at the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank. Read on for the complete schedule of events. As always, more details (and more events) may be announced in the coming months.
This weekend D23 held its first Destination D focusing on 55 years of Disneyland. Destination D will alternate each year with the hugely successful D23 Expo and will focus on a new topic each time. Plans are already in the works for an East Coast Destination D event focusing on 40 years of Walt Disney World to be held next spring in Orlando. [...]
Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Steven Clark, the Head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. He discussed the origins of D23, gave me some insight about this month’s events and talked about the future of D23. Read on for some highlights from the interview or scroll to the bottom for audio of the [...]