Today D23 has announced additional details for their highly-anticipated upcoming special Walt Disney World event, Destination D: Attraction Rewind. Since first announcing the event in January, it has been moved from summer to take place at Disney’s Contemporary Resort November 22-23, 2014, set to feature Disney archivists, Imagineers, and Legends together to celebrate favorite Disney attractions from the past.
Concluding the weekend trip down memory lane will be the newly-announced evening event called Pleasure Island: Rewind. Celebrating the nightlife area of Downtown Disney that closed in 2008, Pleasure Island: Rewind will feature areas dedicated to the Adventurers Club, Comedy Warehouse, Mannequins, and 8 Trax.
These original clubs are long gone from Downtown Disney, but will be recreated at Disney’s Contemporary Resort for this special nighttime event, which will end with Pleasure Island’s classic “New Year’s Eve” celebration.
Disney and D23 have not yet revealed exactly what these “areas” will feature, but there will likely be some entertainment offerings, such as some familiar Adventurers Club characters. And there’s a very real possibility the famous Kungaloosh drink will reemerge as well.
The event’s logo has been given a retro rad new look:
In addition to Pleasure Island: Rewind, presenters and panelists scheduled to appear at the Destination D event include Disney Legends Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr, and Alice Davis, Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline, Disney and World’s Fair historians Bill Cotter, Stacia Martin, and Michael Kelley, with more to be announced.
A special exhibit designed by the Walt Disney Archives is also being designed for the event. Mickey’s of Glendale, the famed Walt Disney Imagineering store, will also set up a pop-up shop for attendees, with plenty of merchandise to purchase.
Destination D: Attraction Rewind will take place in the convention center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Tickets will become available Wednesday, April 16. At first they will cost $190 each, available exclusively until May 28 for D23 Gold and Silver Members. After that period, remaining tickets will be made available to D23 Free Members for $250 per ticket. All attending guests will receive a gift representing Disney’s contributions to the 50th anniversary of the 1964–65 World’s Fair in New York City.
There will also be a limited number of “Top of the World” tickets at $1,000 each, offering reserved seating for all presentations, early shopping opportunities at Mickey’s of Glendale on November 21, an exclusive evening event with a private viewing of Carousel of Progress, dinner reception and viewing of the Electrical Water Pageant, special collectibles, and more gifts.
The full Destination D: Attraction Rewind schedule will be released as the event draws nearer.