Long Island Disney fans will soon be able to get their Disney fix without having to travel to Florida or California. D23's Disney Fanniversary Celebration kicks off its annual tour next month, hitting cities all across the country like Newark and Boston in an effort to bring the magic of Disney to the fans.
Unlike the D23 Expo, which is always held in Anaheim, Calif., this event travels to different cities to allow more Disney fans to come together, discover what's new, and have a vacation-like experience close to home, and all at the fraction of the cost of a trip to either Disney park.
This year marks the 5th anniversary of this event and is sure to highlight other anniversaries as well. According to D23's website, this year's Fanniversary will showcase "Peter Pan," "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," and the first "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie. Attractions like Mickey's Toontown, Horizons, and Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room will also be featured. Disney archivists and D23 Team Members will reveal behind-the-scenes information, stories, never-before-seen footage, interviews, concept art, and more. Some of the video clips shown at these events are only shown at the Fanniversary Celebration events.
This year also proves to be a momentous occasion as 2013 marks milestones for Disney's Animal Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, the start of the Disney Channel, the first launch of a Disney Cruise Line ship, and the 1923 founding of the Walt Disney Company. No details have been released for what exactly will be done to celebrate such amazing milestones, but that's part of the excitement of attending a Fanniversary event.
Dates and locations are as follows:
March 1- Los Angeles
March 2- San Diego
March 6- Pheonix
March 8- Orlando
March 10- Chicago
March 21- Washington D.C.
March 23- Newark
March 24- Boston
April 5- Seattle
April 7- San Fancisco
For exact locations and times, check out the D23 website.
Currently tickets are only available to D23 members who may bring one guest with them. Tickets for fan club members are $21. Tickets for the public will be made available starting February 12 only if there is room left after D23 members have had a chance to purchase their tickets and will run at $35 per person. Visit the D23 Fanniversary Celebration website to purchase your tickets. They are sure to go quickly, so get them while you can.
These events last about 90 minutes and can easily fit into any Disney fan's schedule. At affordable prices and with access to once-in-a-lifetime information and video clips, why wouldn't you want to pass up on an event like this?
Will you be celebrating this year's Fanniversary?
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