Today is the first day of Destination D23 — an event put on by Disney’s official fan club. This year, it’s taking place at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Disney World.
We’re at the event today, where we’ve been checking out special displays and exclusive merchandise. This event is usually where we find out some important Disney news, and we’ve already got some updates for you this morning.
While at the Contemporary Resort today, we spotted a very special piece of Disney history — the Dream-Catching Machine from the original Journey into Imagination in EPCOT!
This machine was used in the original ride that opened in 1983 at the park and was used by the Dreamfinder. But, when the ride was updated in later years, the machine moved over to Mouse Gear, the flagship store of EPCOT.
As you know, Mouse Gear was recently closed and the Creations Shop took its place as the flagship store of the park. So, since the Dream-Catching Machine lost its home, it is now part of the Disney Archives!
And, some of the original pieces that were part of the machine but not used when it was in Mouse Gear have been added back to it!
Another exciting piece of news we found out this morning was that the Heroes and Villains exhibit put on by the Disney Archives will start traveling again!
Becky Cline speaking about a ✨BRAND NEW✨ traveling exhibition opening soon called All That Glitters: The Crown Jewels of The Walt Disney Archives 💎 #DestinationD23 #D23Events @DisneyD23 pic.twitter.com/fMs4kXCaJB
— AllEars.Net (@AllEarsNet) November 19, 2021
Did you get to see the Dream Catching Machine when it was a part of Journey into Imagination? Let us know in the comments!
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Disclosure: We were invited by Disney to attend Destination D23. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own.