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    Destination D Event Information Released

    This morning, D23 released information about their upcoming "Destination D" event at the Disneyland Resort scheduled for August 11th and 12th, 2012. The event pays homage to Disney's animation legacy with two days of pannel discussions and screenings.

    The event costs $225 per person. A "Diamond Level" which offers special seating and perks for $1,000 per person has sold out.

    Here are the currently available event details:

    Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animated Features is an unprecedented celebration of the art, storytelling, music, voices, imagination, and innovation of Disney’s benchmark films.

    From Walt Disney’s groundbreaking Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the upcoming Wreck-It Ralph, guests will experience a two-day journey through the art of Disney feature animation – filled with fun, laughter and rarely or never-before-seen artwork, photos and film clips of beloved Disney characters and stories – all the while surrounded by some of the world’s leading animation legends, artists and authorities.

    While more announcements are forthcoming, the detail about Destination D below is current as of June 4, 2012.

    This promises to be an extraordinary celebration … with additional participants and presentations to be announced in the weeks ahead:

    DAY ONE – SATURDAY, AUGUST 11


    Walt Disney and the First Golden Age of Disney Animation
    Walt and his original team of animators and artists invented an entirely new genre of filmmaking storytelling. Together they created unparalleled bodies of work that continue to delight audiences around the world. Join our panelists who participated first-hand (or witnessed) the remarkable creation of Walt Disney’s feature animated films:


    • Joe Hale—43-year Disney veteran who contributed his artistic talents to such films as Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, and Mary Poppins.
    • Burny Mattinson—Disney Legend and 50-year veteran of Disney animation who contributed his artistic talents to such “Golden Age” favorites as Sleeping Beauty, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, and The Jungle Book.
    • Ted Thomas—Son of legendary Disney animator Frank Thomas and director/writer of the acclaimed documentaries Frank and Ollie and Walt & El Grupo.



    Roy E. Disney and the Second Golden Age of Disney Animation
    Roundtable discussion of Roy E. Disney’s influence on the “Second Golden Age of Disney Animation”—from The Black Cauldron and The Great Mouse Detective through the modern-day classics of the 1990s. Join our panelists who participated first-hand (or witnessed) Roy E. Disney’s remarkable stewardship of Disney’s contemporary animation renaissance:

    • Dave Bossert—Author of an upcoming book on Roy E. Disney, and creative director and head of special projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios; artistic coordinator and visual effects supervisor on Fantasia/2000 and associate producer of the short “Destino” among many other accomplishments.
    • Roy P. Disney—Son of Disney Legend Roy E. Disney, former Disney Imagineer, and first-hand witness to Disney animation’s second “Golden Age.”
    • Don Hahn—Noted author, Disney animation historian, and producer of some of Disney’s most successful animated films of the second golden age, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Emperor’s New Groove.


    The Greatest Disney Animation You Never Saw
    Enjoy a “Behind-The-Magic” peek at the art of Disney feature animation. Academy Award®-nominated film producer and author Don Hahn and Creative Director for Walt Disney Animation Studios David Bossert present rarely seen (or never before seen at all) Disney artwork and animation from more than 75 years of Disney animated features.

    Animating The Disney Parks
    Disney Parks owe a great deal of their creative development and design to the roots of Disney animation. Join current and former Disney Imagineers as they discuss how legendary Disney Imagineers, including Marc Davis, Mary Blair, Claude Coates, Herb Ryman, John Hench, and many others, successfully transferred their skills and talents from the world of Disney feature animation to “animating the Disney Parks.” Join our panelists who personally worked with many of these Disney animation and Imagineering greats:

    • Tony Baxter—Senior vice president, Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, whose project credits include Disneyland Paris, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Indiana Jones™ Adventure, and Splash Mountain.
    • Eddie Sotto—Noted experiential designer, mixed-media producer, conceptualist, and former Disney Imagineer, whose projects included the design of Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Paris, early work on Indiana Jones™ Adventure at Disneyland, plus Mission: SPACE at Epcot and Pooh’s Hunny Hunt at Tokyo Disneyland.


    An Evening Concert: Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix
    The fun continues into the night with an unforgettable evening of harmony provided by Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix. The popular vocal quartet is comprised of legendary television, Broadway and film star Dick Van Dyke and three renowned west coast musicians—Mike Mendyke, Bryan Chadima, and Eric Bradley. Songs from Van Dyke’s varied entertainment career, in addition to many well-known Disney hits and timeless pop standards, will be performed by Van Dyke and The Vantastix in a show rich in humor, pure entertainment, and sing-along favorites. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss!

    Exclusive Screening: Walt & El Grupo—The Director’s Cut
    Presented exclusively for D23 Members and their guests is the definitive director’s cut (not available on DVD) of the acclaimed 2009 film documentary Walt and El Grupo. Hosted by Director Ted Thomas and Producer Kuniko Okubo, the film chronicles the amazing 10-week trip that Walt Disney and his hand-picked group of artists and filmmaking talent (later known as “El Grupo”) took to South America in 1941 at the behest of the U.S. Government.


    DAY TWO – SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

    Wacky and Wild Disney Animation
    Go on a wacky and irreverent ride through some of the most psychedelic and visually stunning animation ever put on film in this fun and humorous retrospective of Disney feature animation. Along the way you’ll learn of the contributions of such “characters” as Disney Legend Ward Kimball, renowned artist Salvador Dali, and many others. Your hosts through this animation “Wonderland”:

    • Jerry Beck—Well-known animation historian, with 10 books and numerous articles to his credit. Jerry is an animation producer, and industry consultant to Warner Bros., and has been an executive with Nickelodeon and Disney and is also a popular blogger on the subject of animation.
    • Eric Goldberg—A veteran director, designer and animator, his Disney credits includes being the supervising animator of Genie in Aladdin, co-director of Pocahontas, animator of Phil in Hercules, followed by Fantasia/2000, which he directed, wrote, and animated two critically acclaimed sequences: “Carnival of the Animals” and “Rhapsody in Blue.” His animation work can also be seen in the Tokyo Disney Seas attraction Magic Lamp Theatre and the recently unveiled Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros at the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot.


    Tinker Bell: The Evolution of a Disney Character
    Have you ever wondered how a character becomes a “Disney” character? As we take you on a
    fascinating trip through the decades in a presentation filled with never-before-seen art,
    photos, and film clips, you’ll see how Tinker Bell developed into one of Disney’s most iconic characters. Your tour guides include:

    • Mindy Johnson—Author of the upcoming book Tinker Bell: An Evolution—(new for Fall 2013 from Disney Editions).
    • Margaret Kerry—Live-action reference model for Tinker Bell in Walt Disney’s 1953 animated film classic Peter Pan.


    Disney Feature Animation Stars—Drawing With Personality
    The Walt Disney Studios is often credited with perfecting “personality animation,” creating
    from paper and pencil characters that seemingly live and breathe. In this
    entertaining and educational presentation you’ll discover the secrets behind the creation of
    some of Disney’s most beloved animated stars, plus you’ll get the chance to design your own
    Disney animated character under the guidance of a master Disney animator.
    Your instructor:

    • Andreas Deja—30-year Disney animation veteran, whose impressive body of work includes serving as supervising animator on characters in several classic Disney animated features, including Gurgi in The Black Cauldron, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Jafar in Aladdin, Scar in The Lion King, Mickey Mouse in Fantasia/2000, Lilo in Lilo & Stitch, Mama Odie in The Princess and the Frog, and Tigger in Winnie the Pooh. He’s also a noted Disney animation historian and authority on the work of legendary Disney animator Milt Kahl.


    Hearing Voices: A Salute to Disney Character Voice Artists
    Meet the artists behind the voices. We put a spotlight on the many men and women who have
    supplied some of the most familiar voices ever to grace movies screens. This unique
    reunion of Disney character voice talent highlights some of the great voices of the past
    as well. Our roster of Disney character voice talent stars include (to date—more to be
    confirmed over the next few weeks!):

    • Dick Jones—Voice of Pinocchio (Pinocchio, 1940)
    • Kathryn Beaumont—Voice of Alice (Alice in Wonderland, 1951) and Wendy Darling (Peter Pan, 1953)
    • Lisa Davis—Voice of Anita (One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961)
    • David Frankham—Voice of Sergeant Tibbs (One Hundred and One Dalmatians, 1961)
    • Bruce Reitherman—Voice of Mowgli (The Jungle Book, 1967) and Christopher Robin (Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, 1966)
    • Chris Sanders—Stitch (Lilo & Stitch, 2002)


    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Still “The Fairest of Them All”
    Walt Disney’s animation masterpiece Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs introduced an entirely
    new filmmaking genre—the Disney animated feature—and put in motion the creation of an
    unparalleled library of films that remain unrivaled in their artistic and storytelling achievements. Join us as we salute this groundbreaking film with a rare west coast appearance by 93-years-young Marge Champion, the live-action reference model for the character of Snow White. Also joining the presentation will be Gabriella Calicchio, CEO of The Walt Disney Family Museum, to provide insights on the museum’s upcoming Snow White exhibition and an exciting new D23 opportunity.

    An Evening With Disney Legend and Oscar®-Winner Alan Menken
    Please “Be Our Guest” as we conclude our celebration with a rare musical concert by Disney Legend Alan Menken. With eight Academy Awards®, Alan Menken has received more Oscars than any living person. He has written songs and scores for some of the world’s most beloved films: Tangled (Oscar nominee), Enchanted (three Oscar nominations) The Little Mermaid (two Oscar wins), Beauty and the Beast (two Oscar wins), Aladdin (two Oscar wins), Pocahontas (two Oscar wins), Hercules (Oscar nominee), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Oscar® nominee), Little Shop of Horrors (Oscar nominee), Home on the Range, and Newsies.

    Menken is currently the first songwriter in 13 years to have three new shows running concurrently on Broadway (Sister Act, Newsies, and Leap of Faith). His Broadway successes include The Little Mermaid (Tony Award® nominee), Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, and Sister Act (Tony Award nominee). His other stage productions include King David, Newsies, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Aladdin.

    Exclusive Screening: Waking Sleeping Beauty – The Director’s Cut
    Presented exclusively for D23 Members and their guests is the definitive director’s cut (not available on DVD) of the acclaimed 2010 film documentary Waking Sleeping Beauty. With screening hosted by director Don Hahn, the film chronicles how by the mid-1980s the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. Waking Sleeping Beauty is the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits—The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, and more—over a 10-year period.

    D23′s Destination D series has become one of the fan club’s most popular member events. Past “destinations” have celebrated 55 years of Disneyland and 40 years of Walt Disney World Resort. Now it’s time to celebrate the diamond anniversary of one of the most universally beloved and unique film genres—the world of Disney animated features.
    Tickets to Destination D are available now HERE

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    Re: Destination D Event Information Released

    Since this event has yet to sell out, I'm thinking the membership has made it known that this event is too much money. I have spoken to a few members who went to the previous Destination D and have decided to sit this one out due to it's cost. What is everyone else thinking?

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    Re: Destination D Event Information Released

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Carrefour View Post
    What is everyone else thinking?
    Pass. Dollars to churros, within a year it'll be on DVD for $29.95 -- which is all that this collection of B-listers and re-chewed history is worth.
    "With the acquisition of Marvel and now of Lucasfilm,
    Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
    imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

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    Re: Destination D Event Information Released

    Several reasons IMO why this event hasn't sold out. These are not in any particular order...

    -- This year's Destination D theme is narrower and less popular than previous Destination Ds. I would think theme parks and current animation are more popular than the history of Disney animation. I feel a lot of Disney fans are not into the historical aspect of the company and in fact for some unknow to me reason hate it. I think history in general is one of those things people love or hate.

    -- The capacity of Destination Ds is quite large compared to some of the other D23 events (except the expo). The event can handle quite a few people. The screenings at the studios also has a high capacity, but those events are free.

    -- There was no scavenger hunt attached to this year's Destination D. Again, it is my opinion that fan's that love the theme parks and wanted to do the scavenger hunt decided to also attend the Destination D since they were already going to be there. And the previous Destination Ds at both DLR and WDW were theme park themes.

    -- Price point. Although there are varying opinions on the "value" of Destination Ds, $225 a head does start to eliminate a larger portion of the fan base. And since this is a multi-day event, many people also have to make sleeping accomodations which adds to the cost.

    I'm sure you all will have your own opinions about which are the biggest reasons.

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    Since we are talking about the event... here is the final schedule of events for the weekend.

    D23 Presents Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animated Features
    August 11 & 12, 2012
    Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom
    Anaheim, California
    Event Program

    Friday, August 10
    2:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Registration Open
    Disneyland Hotel South Exhibit Hall
    3:30 pm – 9:00 pm: D23 Event Merchandise Open
    Disneyland Hotel South Exhibit Hall


    Saturday, August 11
    7:00 am – 9:30 am: Registration/Guest Service Open
    Disneyland Hotel South Exhibit Hall
    Breakfast/Snack carts available for food purchase until 9:00 am
    7:00 am – 8:00 pm: D23 Merchandise Available
    Disneyland Hotel South Exhibit Hall
    8:45 am – 9:30 am: Doors Open to Grand Ballroom
    General Admission Seating
    9:30 am – 10:10 am: Welcome!
    10:10 am – 11:15 am: WALT AND THE FIRST GOLDEN AGE OF DISNEY ANIMATION
    Hosted by Becky Cline, director of the Walt Disney Archives. Disney Legend Burny Mattinson, famed Disney animation layout artist and film producer Joe Hale, and noted film documentary director Ted Thomas explore the establishment of Walt Disney‘s cinematic storytelling traditions, Disney‘s animation milestones, and Disney‘s famed ―Nine Old Men.‖
    11:15 am – 11:30 am: Break * All talent and presentations subject to change
    11:30 am – 12:30 pm: ROY E. DISNEY AND THE SECOND GOLDEN AGE OF DISNEY ANIMATION
    Hosted by Tim O‘Day, noted Disney historian and author. Son of Roy E. Disney and former Disney Imagineer Roy Patrick Disney, Oscar®-nominated Disney animation film producer Don Hahn, acclaimed Disney animation film writers, directors, and producers John Musker and Ron Clements and Dave Bossert, creative director and head of special projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios, remember Roy E. Disney and his impact on Disney animated features of the 1980s and ‗90s.
    12:30 pm – 2:15 pm: Afternoon Break
    Disneyland Resort restaurants will be open and snack carts available in the Exhibit Hall. Please note that all seating in the ballroom will be cleared. No reserved seating upon return.
    1:45 pm – 2:15 pm: Doors Open to Grand Ballroom
    General Admission Seating
    2:15 pm – 3:00 pm: INSIDE WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS TODAY
    Hosted by Disney animator Darrin Butters.
    In a presentation created exclusively for Destination D, members will get an inside look at how the legacy of Disney animation lives on today with a never-before-seen peek into exciting current and upcoming projects from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Exclusive sneak peeks and footage from the comedy "
    Wreck-It Ralph," the 2013 feature film "Frozen" and short films "Paperman" and "Tangled Ever After" will be revealed by the filmmakers themselves.
    3:00 pm – 4:15 pm: THE GREATEST DISNEY ANIMATION YOU NEVER SAW
    Hosted by Oscar®-nominated Disney animation film producer and author Don Hahn and creative director and head of special projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios Dave Bossert.
    We have opened the film vaults to bring you rarely and never-before-seen Disney animation from throughout the years, including commercials, test animation, cut sequences, and more.
    4:15 pm – 4:30 pm: Break
    4:30 pm – 5:15 pm: ANIMATING THE DISNEY PARKS
    Hosted by Becky Cline, director of the Walt Disney Archives and Tim O‘Day, noted Disney historian and author. Walt Disney Imagineering senior vice president of creative development Tony Baxter and Imagineering vice president of creative development Tom Morris join former Disney Imagineer and noted designer Eddie Sotto to discuss how famed Imagineers such as Herb Ryman, John Hench, Claude Coats, Marc Davis, and others brought their talents from the realm of Disney animation and applied those skills to creating Disney Parks.
    5:15 pm – 8:00 pm Evening Break
    Disneyland Resort restaurants will be open for your convenience. Please note that all seating in the ballroom will be cleared. No reserved seating upon return. * All talent and presentations subject to change
    7:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Doors Open to Grand Ballroom
    General Admission Seating
    8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: AN EVENING WITH DICK VAN DYKE AND THE VANTASTIX
    The fun continues into the night with an unforgettable evening of harmony provided by Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix - the popular vocal quartet comprised of legendary television, Broadway and film star Dick Van Dyke and three renowned west coast musicians—Mike Mendyke, Bryan Chadima, and Eric Bradley. Songs from Van Dyke‘s varied entertainment career, in addition to many well-known Disney hits and timeless pop standards, will be performed in a show rich in humor, pure entertainment, and sing-along favorites. It‘s a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won‘t want to miss!
    9:15 pm – 11:20 pm: SCREENING: WALT & EL GRUPO – THE DIRECTOR‘S CUT Presented exclusively for D23 Members and their guests is the definitive director‘s cut (not available on DVD) of the acclaimed 2009 film documentary Walt & El Grupo. Hosted by director Ted Thomas and producer Kuniko Okubo, the film chronicles the amazing 10-week trip that Walt Disney and his hand-picked group of artists and filmmaking talent (later known as ―El Grupo‖) took to South America in 1941 at the behest of the U.S. Government.


    Sunday, August 12
    8:00 am – 9:30 am: Registration/Guest Service Tables Open
    Disneyland Hotel South Exhibit Hall
    Breakfast/Snack carts available for food purchase until 9:00 am
    7:30 am – 9:30 pm: D23 Merchandise Available
    Disneyland Hotel South Exhibit Hall
    8:45 am – 9:30 am: Doors Open to Grand Ballroom
    General Admission Seating
    9:30 am – 10:15 am: WACKY AND WILD DISNEY ANIMATION
    Hosted by Billy Stanek, co-host of D23‘s ―Disney Geek.‖
    Famed Disney animator and director
    Eric Goldberg and animation historian Jerry Beck will take you on a surreal ride through some of the most psychedelic and visually stunning animation ever put on film in this fun and humorous retrospective of key moments from Disney animated features. Along the way you‘ll learn about the contributions of such ―characters‖ as Disney Legend Ward Kimball, renowned artist Salvador Dali, and many others. * All talent and presentations subject to change
    10:15 am – 11:00 am: DRAWING WITH PERSONALITY
    Hosted by famed Disney animator Andreas Deja.
    Walt Disney Studios is often credited with perfecting ―personality animation,‖ using paper and pencil to create characters that seemingly live and breathe. In this entertaining and educational presentation, you‘ll discover the secrets behind the creation of some of Disney‘s most beloved animated stars, plus get the chance to design your own Disney animated character under the guidance of a master Disney animator.
    11:00 am – 11:15 am: Break
    11:15 am – 12:15 pm: TINKER BELL: THE EVOLUTION OF A DISNEY CHARACTER
    Hosted by Mindy Johnson, Disney animation historian and author.
    Mindy (author of the upcoming book Tinker Bell: An Evolution – Fall 2013 from Disney Editions) takes you on a fascinating trip through the development of one of Disney‘s most iconic characters in a presentation filled with never-before-seen art, photos, and film clips. Joining her will be Tinker Bell ―models‖ Margaret Kerry and Ginni Mack, actress and voice artist Mae Whitman, and animation director Peggy Holmes.
    12:15 pm – 2:15 pm: Afternoon Break
    Disneyland Resort restaurants will be open and snack carts will be available in the Exhibit Hall. Please note that all seating in the ballroom will be cleared. No reserved seating upon return.
    1:45 pm – 2:15 pm: Doors Open to Grand Ballroom
    General Admission Seating
    2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: HEARING VOICES: A SALUTE TO DISNEY VOICE ARTISTS
    Hosted by Tim O‘Day, noted Disney historian and author. Meet the artists behind the voices. We shine a spotlight on many of the men and women who have supplied some of the most familiar voices ever to grace movies screens. This unique reunion of Disney character voice talent includes:
    Dickie Jones - Pinocchio (Pinocchio)
    Kathryn Beaumont - Alice and Wendy Darling (Alice in Wonderland & Peter Pan)
    Lisa Davis - Anita (One Hundred and One Dalmatians)
    David Frankham - Sgt. Tibbs (One Hundred and One Dalmatians)
    Bruce Reitherman - Mowgli/Christopher Robin (Jungle Book & Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree)
    Bill Farmer - Goofy (The Goofy Movie)
    Chris Sanders - Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)
    3:15 pm – 3:30pm: Break * All talent and presentations subject to change
    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: SNOW WHITE: STILL THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL
    Hosted by Tim O‘Day, noted Disney historian and author. Walt Disney‘s animation masterpiece Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs introduced an entirely new filmmaking genre—the Disney animated feature—and put in motion the creation of an unparalleled library of films that remain unrivaled in their artistic and storytelling achievements. Join us as we salute this groundbreaking film with a rare west coast appearance by 93-years-young Marge Champion, the live-action reference model for the character of Snow White. Also joining the presentation will be Gabriella Calicchio, CEO of The Walt Disney Family Museum, to provide insights on the museum‘s upcoming Snow White exhibition and an exciting new D23 opportunity, plus noted film musicologist and historian Alex Rannie.
    4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Bonus Featurette: ―Once Upon a Mouse‖
    5:00 pm – 7:55 pm: Evening Break
    Disneyland Resort restaurants will be open for your convenience. Please note that all seating in the ballroom will be cleared. No reserved seating upon return.
    7:15 pm – 8:00 pm: Doors Open to Grand Ballroom
    General Admission Seating
    8:00 pm – 9:15 pm: AN EVENING WITH ALAN MENKEN
    Please ―Be Our Guest‖ as we conclude our celebration with a rare musical concert by Disney Legend Alan Menken. With eight Academy Awards®, Alan has received more Oscars than any living person. He has written songs and scores for some of the world‘s most beloved films: Tangled (Oscar® nominee), Enchanted (three Oscar nominations) The Little Mermaid (two Oscar wins), Beauty and the Beast (two Oscar wins), Aladdin (two Oscar wins), Pocahontas (two Oscar wins), Hercules (Oscar nominee), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Oscar nominee), Little Shop of Horrors (Oscar nominee), Home on the Range, and Newsies.
    Alan is currently the first songwriter in 13 years to have three new shows running concurrently on Broadway (Sister Act, Newsies, and Leap of Faith). His Broadway successes include The Little Mermaid (Tony Award® nominee), Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, and Sister Act (Tony Award nominee). His other stage productions include King David, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Aladdin.


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    Re: Destination D Event Information Released

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger55 View Post
    -- This year's Destination D theme is narrower and less popular than previous Destination Ds. I would think theme parks and current animation are more popular than the history of Disney animation. I feel a lot of Disney fans are not into the historical aspect of the company and in fact for some unknow to me reason hate it. I think history in general is one of those things people love or hate.
    If it wasn't for the animation, well ... the Disney we know and love wouldn't be here today. For me, the animation is what defines Disney and why I like Disney. I wanted to be an animator growing up. For me, it's not the parks (which I do enjoy) which define Disney - although they are important. This is the dream D23 event I pretty much had hoped for when signing up. If D23 went away tomorrow (which I hope it doesn't), I will have received more than my money's worth just from them doing this event.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger55 View Post
    -- There was no scavenger hunt attached to this year's Destination D. Again, it is my opinion that fan's that love the theme parks and wanted to do the scavenger hunt decided to also attend the Destination D since they were already going to be there. And the previous Destination Ds at both DLR and WDW were theme park themes.
    Having attended the WDW Destination D, I can say I had less than zero interest in some cockamamie scavenger hunt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roger55 View Post
    -- Price point. Although there are varying opinions on the "value" of Destination Ds, $225 a head does start to eliminate a larger portion of the fan base. And since this is a multi-day event, many people also have to make sleeping accomodations which adds to the cost.
    Here's where we'll agree to disagree. I said this elsewhere, but the WDW Destination D was I believe $175. A $50 increase for the Destination D event this year, while not cheap, I still feel is good value since it is much better content than you get elsewhere (of course if it appeals to you).

    Where it does get questionable is the Diamond Level. I paid it, but for me, like I said, this is my holy grail - getting the tour of the animation stuff over at the Studios. It saves me money from ever taking the ABD tour. So while expensive, it's focused and just what I wanted.

    I would gladly attend a Destination D event every year over the Expo. Speaking of, where's the outrage for the Expo tickets? The multi-day pass for the 2011 one was $85 for early bird. Now it's $115 - a 35% increase. In comparison, the Destination D at $225 - while more expensive - is only a 28% increase. Add to that I won't have to get in line hours early just to sit in a 60 minute talk and kill my day ... and possibly not even get into said session. Brilliant. Destination D for the win.

    Then you have the Sorcerer package. If memory serves me correctly, that package was like $500 last time. $1500 now? What drugs are they on? It will still sell out in mere minutes - that I have no doubt. Disney has yet to prove to me the Expo and the abomination that was the experience in 2011 will not be repeated.

    I'm very much looking forward to next weekend. I can't wait.

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    Re: Destination D Event Information Released

    Since you in fact are going it isnt shocking at all that none of my reasons listed matched your personal opinion. The reasons I listed are meant to be opinions held by those NOT going! Lol

    And the fact you complain that prices for the expo packages are too hight actually shows we AGREE on my point that event price points do affect people's decisions on if the will attend or not. Lol. Everyone has their own personal financial situation. Disagreeing with my statement means you believe price point has NO effect on people's decision to attend or that you think $225 should be affordable for everyone.

    So it is great this event matches your interest and provides good value for your personal situation. Your situation and opinions however doesn't provide any explanation of why it didn't sell out, which WAS the point I was making.

    ps I'm doing Diamond so you really missed the point I was making.

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    Re: Destination D Event Information Released

    Is the event now sold out...when I try to buy tickets, it doesn't say sold out, but is says the event is now closed. Are they selling tickets there?

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    Re: Destination D Event Information Released

    My guess would be that they have a deadline to get numbers to the Disneyland Hotel, so they can make their logisitical plans for the event. Since the registration at the hotel open Friday night, along with first access to the merchandise area, and main activiites kicking off Saturday morning, I think they've hit that deadline.

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    Re: Destination D Event Information Released

    Ticket sales were available again today.

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    Re: Destination D Event Information Released

    Hey is there anyone out there who could pick me up the buttons sets for sale at the event. They look really cool . I am more than happy to pay retail + shipping + extra for processing. If anyone can help me please contact me.
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    Andrew

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    Re: Destination D Event Information Released

    Was an online PDF catalog of the Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animation Merchandise released?


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