D23 is taking two of our most popular events—tours of the Walt Disney Studios and Archives and our 50 and Fabulous
screening series—and creating a magical weekend for our members! This special package will be available to members for TWO WEEKS ONLY. On March 29, 2012, the events will be sold separately.
Saturday afternoon, D23 Members (and their guests) will have the opportunity to see Walt Disney’s classic 1962 live-action adventure fantasy In Search of the Castaways
at the historic Walt Disney Studios as part of D23′s ongoing 50 and Fabulous
film series. In Search of the Castaways
, based on the Jules Verne story “Captain Grant’s Children,” will be presented in the state-of-the-art, 400-seat, Studio Theatre. The film stars Disney movie favorite Hayley Mills and the irrepressible Maurice Chevalier.
With thrilling special photographic effects by Disney Legend Peter Ellenshaw get ready for big adventure on the high seas as Lord Glenarvan and his team set sail across the 37th parallel in search of Captain Grant, Skipper of the S.S. Brittania
. Along the way, the crew—including Glenarvan’s son and daughter—encounter an earthquake, a flood, volcano eruption, angry natives, and a giant condor attack!
As a special treat, on Saturday morning, before the screening, D23 Members will be invited to some exclusive shopping time at Walt Disney Imagineering’s exclusive employee store, Mickey’s of Glendale!
On Sunday, D23 Members will have the rare opportunity to enjoy a two-and-a-half hour tour of The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Archives, hosted by D23 and Archives staff. Guests will have the chance to stroll through the original Animation building where beloved animated films (from Fantasia
through The Little Mermaid
) were created; see the historic soundstages used for filming Disney live-action movie classics like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
, Mary Poppins
and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,
plus explore the beautiful Legends Plaza, which honors those who have made significant contributions to the Disney Legacy.
Both events will feature a limited selection of D23 merchandise and a special gift just for each D23 Member who attends, as well as the opportunity to mix and mingle with your fellow D23 Members on the Studio Lot!
We will be hosting eight (8) tours on Sunday. Each tour can accommodate 25 participants.