Here at AllEars, we’re always keeping up with the latest Disney news and updates!
And, when it comes to major Disney announcements, we tend to get a lot of them at the annual D23 events. Many of the events and expos were canceled last year, but Destination D23 is coming BACK in 2021 and we have some major details about what to expect!
Destination D23 is set to take place from November 19th through 21st, 2021 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Previously, we knew that the event would feature “exciting announcements…sneak peeks…behind-the-scenes stores, special guests, and so much more!” but now we’ve got even more details about the exclusive fan event!
The event will kick off with a welcome presentation with Bob Chapek, CEO, The Walt Disney Company, and there will be tons of presentations to follow! Here’s a peek at some of them:
- What’s New and What’s Next for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products—Chairman Josh D’Amaro will share what’s new and what’s next for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. The exclusive presentation will feature updates on some of the most anticipated projects around the world. And as D23 Members know, there is always a surprise or two in store!
- A special look at what’s new and next from Disney+!
- Musical Memories of Walt Disney World— A journey through 50 years of the Walt Disney World songbook with Walt Disney Imagineering, revealing the stories behind beloved fan-favorite melodies and a peek into the process of creating new ones.
- Destination D23 audiences will also thrill to performances from Michael James Scott, Genie in Disney on Broadway’s hit Aladdin and Disney’s acapella sensation DCappella.
- The Art and Imagery of Walt Disney World— Dive into the Walt Disney Imagineering Art and Photo collections for a look at over 50 years of the most gorgeous, stunning, and surprising artwork that inspired the most magical place on earth over the years.
- The Magical Musical World of Encanto—Join filmmakers and special guests for a melodic Saturday evening celebration of the upcoming musical, the 60th animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios!
- Weird Disney World—The fan-favorite “Weird Disney” returns, as Director of the Walt Disney Archives Becky Cline digs into Disney history to bring you a half century of the wildest and wackiest Walt Disney World moments!
- How the (Disney) World Began—Join Kevin Kern and Steven Vagnini, authors and historians behind A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth and Disney Legend Dick Nunis for a look at how Walt Disney’s dreams were translated into the Vacation Kingdom of the World.
- Park Stars: Original Characters of Walt Disney World—Figment, Big Al, the Orange Bird, and Teddi Barra are just a few of the many Disney characters created specifically for Walt Disney World. Join Imagineers Diana Brost and Jason Grandt as they take you on a journey around the “world” to meet many of the fun personalities that appear in Walt Disney World attractions and shows.
But that’s not all! There will also be some exclusive experiences including:
- The Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Bringing Home the Magic—An all-new exhibit curated by the Walt Disney Archives takes you through a half-century journey of merchandise memories of the Walt Disney World Resort. From figurines and fanny packs to pins and plush, relive each exciting decade through the souvenirs that brought the Vacation Kingdom of the World home!
- Mickey’s of Glendale—The Walt Disney Imagineering campus store returns with a pop-up shop at the event for attendees, featuring a selection of exclusive Destination D23 and Walt Disney Imagineering merchandise.
- Special Film Screening—On Friday, November 19, event guests will also be invited to a special screening at Disney Springs.
- Disney+ Party—Join Disney+ for the grand finale of an incredible weekend with a special celebration you can’t miss!
Tickets will go on sale exclusively for D23 Gold Members on July 29th at 1PM EST/10AM PST, and tickets will cost $249 (plus a $7 processing fee) for general seating and $399 (plus a $7 processing fee) for preferred seating. Of course, we’ll continue to keep an eye out for more information, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for more Disney news and updates!
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