D23, the official Disney fan club, has announced its 2014 lineup of special events that include the return of the popular touring “Fanniversary” shows as well as the latest installment in the Destination D events that will spotlight past attractions.
In 2014, D23 will travel to New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and other cities including two days at Walt Disney World for the biggest event of the year.
Destination D: Attraction Rewind is the name of this year’s big event, taking place
July 26 and 27 at Walt Disney World. The event will give guests the opportunity to visit — or revisit — beloved Disney attractions of the past, featuring Disney archivists, Imagineers, Legends and luminaries.
Update (2/28/14): D23 has changed the dates of Destination D: Attraction Rewind to November 22 and 23, 2014. Check-in and exclusive shopping opportunities will begin on Friday, November 21. Also announced for the event are Disney Legends Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr along with other popular Disney Legends who worked on the Walt Disney shows for the New York World’s Fair will be taking part in the event this fall.
Attractions included in the celebration will be Adventure Thru Inner Space, If You Had Wings, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with rare concept art and images, vintage video, and stories. There will also be several presentations dedicated to the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair, which spawned beloved attractions like it’s a small world and Carousel of Progress.
This latest Destination D event will add to an already exciting week, as San Diego Comic-Con 2014 will be taking place at the same time. And with no D23 Expo being held this year, Disney is sure to have a presence there this year.
This year’s events will also include a Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Screening on August 24 in the Los Angeles area.
In the fall, D23’s Fanniversary events will be back for the third year in a row, visiting cities across the U.S. to commemorate dozens of Disney milestones, including Donald Duck, the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair, Sleeping Beauty, Haunted Mansion, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Little Mermaid, and more. Celebration events will be held in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, Seattle, New York, and other cities.
Marty Sklar will also take part in an intimate Lunch With a Legend on The Walt Disney Studios lot, where Marty will talk about his extraordinary 54-year career with Disney. More “Legendary” lunches will pop up later this year.
Dates, ticketing information, and more D23 events will be announced throughout the year, but the current calendar of events can be found below:
January 31: D23’s Lunch with a Legend — Marty Sklar, Burbank, Calif.
February 15: The Jungle Book, Burbank, Calif.
March 22: D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives, Burbank, Calif.
April 26: Mickey’s of Glendale shopping event, Glendale, Calif.
May 31: D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives, Burbank, Calif.
June 21: Mickey’s of Glendale shopping event, Glendale, Calif.
August 2: D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives, Burbank, Calif.
August 24: Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Celebration, Los Angeles Area
Fall: D23’s 2014 Disney Fanniversary Celebration, locations to be announced mid-2014
September 13: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, Burbank, Calif.
October 11: Sleeping Beauty, Burbank, Calif.
November 8: D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives, Burbank, Calif.
November 15: The Little Mermaid, Burbank, Calif.
November 22 & 23: Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H20+, Walt Disney World Resort
December: Disney and Dickens, Burbank, Calif.
Fans can join D23 at Gold, Silver, and Free Membership levels at D23.com, with more information about the events found at D23.com/events.