D23 has just released information for Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse to celebrate the 90th birthday of everyone’s favorite Mouse! This special birthday celebration will be held November 17-18, 2018 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World.
Guests of the event have the option to check in early on November 16th and begin the festivities. Some exciting things that will be available beginning Friday November 16th and run through the end of the event include Mickey’s of Glendale, Mickey’s Marketplace and the Walt Disney Archives. Mickey’s of Glendale is a pop-up shop with exclusive Walt Disney Imagineering merchandise including apparel, limited edition trading pins and collectibles for the event. Mickey’s Marketplace will be located inside the Contemporary Convention Center and will be exclusive to Destination D guests featuring limited Mickey-branded products. Mickey Mouse will also be celebrated by the Walt Disney Archive as they host an exclusive exhibit just for the celebration.
Beginning Saturday November 17th, Destination D guests can celebrate and discover the past, present and future of Walt Disney’s famous creation. Disney historians, cast members, Imagineers and more will be on hand presenting, entertaining and hosting fun filled panels. It is sure to be a spectacular weekend!
More highlights will include exciting presenters such as Disney animator Mark Henn (his work includes Ariel, Belle and Princess Jasmine) and Voice Actor Brett Iwan (official voice of Mickey Mouse). Mark Henn will be hosting a teaching experience called Mickey’s Animation Academy where he will teach how to draw, Disney style! Guests will also join Disney animators and historians with A Mouse in Shorts: Animating Mickey Through the Years where they go on an adventure with Mickey through his career. They will look back on some of Mickey’s most famous roles and the films that defined him.
Possibly one of the most exciting events of the weekend will be the sneak peek of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad, coming to Hollywood Studios in 2019. The finale will be a Mickey movie pajama party with the guest of honor, Mickey Mouse himself. On the screen will include rare and iconic footage of the main Mouse from the past 90 years.
All guests will receive D23 exclusives such as guaranteed seating at all presentations and panels in the Fantasia ballroom, D23 exclusive Mickey’s Movie Night, access to retail shops throughout the weekend and a specialty gift created just for Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse.
A limited number of Mouseketeer VIP tickets will be on sale (first come first serve basis). Those guests will also receive an exclusive VIP dinner Friday night, a birthday breakfast on November 18th, the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse lounge during the event weekend, priority seating, early shopping access at Mickey’s of Glendale, early access to the Walt Disney archives, an additional specialty gift and a dedicated VIP Destination D check in location. There will also be a limited number of rooms and park tickets available to Destination D guests.
Tickets for Gold and Gold family members will go on sale at 2:00pm EST on April 12th, 2018 and will priced at $215 per person (plus a $7 processing fee). Mouseketeer VIP Level tickets will be on sale at 1:00pm EST on April 12th, 2018. Those are priced at $1300 per person (plus a $7 processing fee). Be one of the first to secure your tickets to this extra special birthday celebration for the one and only Mickey Mouse!
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