’90s Disney fans’ dreams are about to come true with Disney FanDaze, which will celebrate its inaugural weekend in June 2018. [Read more…]
Hosts Banks Lee and Elisa Goldman bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
D23, the official Disney fan club, is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Disney’s classic Lady and the Tramp by bringing their Fanniversary event into the homes of members and Disney fans around the world. [Read more…]
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of presentations inside the new Hall D23 space at the D23 Expo 2015, taking place Aug. 14–16. [Read more…]
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced special member events in the Orlando area, adding exclusive experiences for fans in Central Florida. [Read more…]
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is bringing back many of its fan-favorite events in 2015, while also adding a selection of new experiences for members. [Read more…]
Make your plans now. Tickets for the 2015 D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif. will go on sale this Thursday at 1 p.m. eastern. [Read more…]
For the third year in a row, D23, the official Disney fan club, will hit the road with the D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration, a live event visiting 11 cities across the U.S. to commemorate dozens of Disney milestones. [Read more…]
D23 has announced some details about what guests can expect at this year’s Destination D: Attraction Rewind, taking place Nov. 22 and 23, 2014 at Walt Disney World. [Read more…]
Fans across the country will have the chance to attend a wide array of Disney experiences as D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced their 2014 events. Included is a Fanniversary stop and Destination D event in Orlando. [Read more…]
WDWCelebrations, a non-profit unofficial Disney fan organization, is hosting two new events, following up on their five year success of events. “Flora, Fauna & Fantasy” will take place this April 20 through 22, 2013 followed by a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in May 2014. [Read more…]
By Erin McDaniels
Since Universal has not released any official details or plans for their Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion, I must start by saying this is all just speculation and dreaming, some based on other rumors. While this post will focus on the rumor that the expansion will be London/Diagon Alley themed, please keep in mind that this has in no way been confirmed. [Read more…]
It’s pajama party week! Join hosts Heather Leonardi and A. Ali Flores for this week’s Orlando-area theme park and attraction news.
On this week’s Show: [Read more…]
Next weekend, Feb. 17 to 19, 2012, the Orange County Convention Center will welcome back MegaCon, a science-fiction, fantasy and comic book convention. It will feature celebrity appearances and photo-ops, panels and presentations, merchandise and collectibles and more. [Read more…]
Join hosts A. Ali Flores and Heather Leonardi from Fun Spot Action Park as they bring you the latest Orlando theme park and attraction news and more.
On this week’s episode:
- Take a construction tour of Legoland Florida with Mark Daniel
- See who the latest Star in the Parks was
- Watch a touching and creative fan-submitted Disney vacation video
- Check to see if you made the Fan Shoutouts
- Go on a tour of Apricot Lane, the new Downtown Disney boutique, with Samantha Sanders
- Take our advice with the Theme Park Tip of the Week
- Sneak a little peek at the reopened, remodeled Enchanted Tiki Room
- Watch a little something special after the credits roll
No one knew what to expect when the first D23 Expo was held in 2009. Most fans who attended left amazed and wondering when the next Expo would be held. Now, two years later, the second D23 Expo returns to the Anaheim Convention Center in California from Aug. 19 to 21, 2011. [Read more…]
April 21, 2011 – Join hosts Mark Daniel and Jessica Steele Allen as they bring you the latest Orlando theme park and attraction news and more on this week’s episode. [Read more…]
The biggest Star Wars fan event of all time is coming to Orlando. Star Wars Celebration V will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from Aug. 12 to 15, 2010.
This year’s event will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, and the ongoing, weekly adventures of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Featuring celebrities, costumes, live entertainment, screenings, autographs, collectibles, panels and more, Star Wars Celebration V is the official Lucasfilm convention. [Read more…]
Watch out Walt Disney World, Transformers are invading this weekend. The Dolphin Hotel and Convention Center will be the home for the 16th annual “BotCon” – the official Transformers convention – hosted by The Transformers Collectors’ Club and Hasbro, the creators and owners of the Transformers franchise.
From June 25 to 27, 2010, thousands of Transformers fans and collectors from around the world will arrive at Disney World. This year’s convention will feature special guests, including creators and artists from animated series, video games and comic books, as well as the Hasbro Transformers brand and design team. [Read more…]
Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of “Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back,” Lucasfilm and Reed Exhibitions’ PopGroup will partner to produce what’s expected to be one of the largest official Star Wars fan events ever – Star Wars Celebration V will take place Aug. 12 to 15, 2010, at the Orange County Convention Center. A Web site, www.starwarscelebration.com, is dedicated exclusively to the event, and tickets to Star Wars Celebration V will be available for purchase online starting Thursday, Dec. 10.
Lucasfilm launched Star Wars Celebrations in 1999. Since then, the official Star Wars “parties” have become mega events, attracting tens of thousands of loyal and devoted fans and families. To date, there have been four Star Wars Celebrations in America, as well as a Star Wars Celebration Europe (2007) and Star Wars Celebration Japan (2008). Star Wars Celebration V will be the first Star Wars Celebration produced jointly with Reed PopGroup, which is responsible for the successful New York Comic Con, the new Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) and more.
“We’re going to have a blast commemorating the 30th anniversary of fan-favorite ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ as we welcome an entire new generation of fans watching our animated series ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,'” said Steve Sansweet, Lucasfilm’s head of fan relations. “There’s no doubt that Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando will be the ‘must attend’ event for Star Wars fans of all ages and from all parts of the galaxy,” he added. “We’re also very excited to launch our partnership with Reed PopGroup, which has shown great expertise in running large, fun-filled events that satisfy fans, show participants, and exhibitors. We’re expecting the biggest and best Celebration to date.”
“This is an enormously exciting undertaking and a natural partnership,” said Lance Fensterman, vice president of Reed PopGroup. I’m certain that Star Wars Celebration V will be bigger and better than ever. We look forward to many years of working with Lucasfilm.”
Star Wars Celebration is the official Lucasfilm convention celebrating all things Star Wars. The Celebrations are the biggest Star Wars events held. The producers promise more interactive events than ever at Celebration V. Celebrity guests will sign in the Star Wars Celebration Autograph area as well as make presentations. The annual Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge prizes will be awarded and there will be a chance for budding filmmakers to get tips from more experienced ones.
Ticketing, pricing, and exhibitor information follows:
• Tickets will be available starting Thursday, Dec. 10 via www.starwarscelebration.com. Pre-sale Adult Four-Day Passes are $120; Kids Four-Day Passes are $50; pre-sale Thursday, Friday, and Sunday Passes are $45; Saturday Passes are $50; and Kids One-Day Passes are $25. Children under six years old are admitted free.
• Limited VIP Packages are expected to be available in early 2010, with details to be announced on the Web site. Single or Four-Day Passes already purchased can be upgraded to VIP status as long as supplies last!
• Special hotel rates and other travel information will be announced on the Web site.
The event will be held just before the Star Tours ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios closes down (October 2010) to be transformed into Star Tours II in 3D. It’s expected to reopen sometime in 2011. Read more about Star Tours planned makeover in the upcoming Winter 2010 issue of “Orlando Attractions Magazine.”