Want to celebrate Mickey & Minnie on their birthday? Or learn about how EPCOT is transforming and hear about the making of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure? What about checking out some rarely heard stories and facts about Toy Story?
You can do all that and MORE through D23’s special Fantastic Worlds Celebration which features a whole week of events you can participate in from the comfort of your own home!
During D23’s Fantastic Worlds Celebration, you’ll be able to enjoy a whole week of virtual events, articles, and merchandise releases “celebrating the wonderful worlds of Disney!” Let’s go through the entire schedule so you can see what events you totally NEED to check out!
Monday, November 16th
The Fantasia Legacy: A Conversation with Eric Goldberg
On Monday, starting at 2PM PT (5PM ET), you’ll be able to watch a special retrospective with master animator, Eric Goldberg, who was one of the key creators of Fantasia/2000. You’ll get a look at the “beautiful sights and sounds” of the beloved Disney classics Fantasia and Fantasia/2000.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge — Storytelling through Merchandise
At 3PM PT (6PM ET), you can tune into this special event to meet the Cast Members who are part of the Disney Theme Park Merchandising team to hear about how they brought Batuu to life with all kinds of “exotic and authentic imports.”
This event is open to anyone, and you’ll be able to watch it on D23.com, or on D23’s Facebook or Youtube.
Tuesday, November 17th
Marvel’s 616 Uncovered
On November 17th, you’ll want to pull out your infinity gauntlets and shields and assemble for some epic panels. First, at 2PM PT (5PM ET) you can get an exclusive look at the NEW Disney+ docuseries Marvel’s 616 with Executive Producers Sarah Amos and Jason Sterman, and Directors Clay Jeter and Brian Oakes. You’ll get a peek at some of the stories discussed in the series.
Marvel’s 616 will premiere on Disney+ on November 20th. This special event is open to anyone and you’ll be able to watch it on D23.com, or on D23’s Facebook or Youtube.
Marvel Comics Celebrates 80 Years of Captain America
For all you Captain America fans, D23 is hosting a special virtual event at 3PM PT (6PM ET) with Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B Cebulski and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, where they’ll discuss Captain America’s journey throughout the comics, in the movies, and in pop culture.
Again, this event will be open to anyone — you can check it out on D23.com, or D23’s Facebook or Youtube.
Wednesday, November 18th
Globetrotting with Mickey Mouse and the Walt Disney Archives
At 2PM PT (5PM ET), D23 Gold and Gold Family Members will be able to “travel the globe” and celebrate Mickey’s birthday with exciting stories, rarely seen images, and a look at the Walt Disney Archives.
This event is exclusive to D23 Gold Members. Members can register now for this event on the D23 website.
Celebrate Mickey & Minnie on Their Birthday
At 3PM PT (6PM ET) everyone can celebrate Mickey and Minnie’s birthday with a virtual party including a look at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a sneak peek at the Disney+ series The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, and other birthday surprises!
This event is not limited to D23 Gold members, so anyone can tune in on D23.com, or D23’s Facebook or Youtube.
Thursday, November 19th
Walt Disney World: Destination Tomorrow
If you consider planning your Disney vacation to be a HUGE part of the fun, then this is the event for you! Starting at 2PM PT (5PM ET) you can hear from planners as they “share their secrets on creating a memorable vacation to The Most Magical Place on Earth.”
This is open to anyone and can be viewed at D23.com, or D23’s Facebook or Youtube.
EPCOT — The Magic of Possibility
Also on Thursday, you’ll be able to learn about “The Magic of Possibility” at EPCOT and how the park is transforming. Get ready to hear about Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and what it takes to bring this movie to life!
This event starts at 3PM PT (6PM ET) and is open to anyone to watch on D23.com or D23’s Facebook or Youtube.
Friday, November 20th
Toy Story 25th — All new 5 Facts Video!
Finally, Disney fans can end the week with a celebration of 25 years of Toy Story and hear some “rarely heard stories and facts about Pixar’s first feature film!”
The event will begin at 2PM PT (5PM ET), is open to everyone, and will be viewable at D23.com or D23’s Facebook or Youtube.
Creating Fantastic Worlds: A Journey into Disney Worldbuilding
The entire week ends with a D23 Gold Member Exclusive event at 3PM PT (6PM ET) where a whole group of fantastic Cast Members will discuss the creation of all kinds of worlds we love, like San Fransokyo and Wakanda!
The event is hosted by Justina Ireland (Star Wars: A Test of Courage, Star Wars: Lando’s Luck), and will feature Paul Felix (Production Designer, Walt Disney Animation Studios), Noah Klocek (Production Designer, Pixar Animation Studios), Luc Mayrand (Creative Portfolio Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering), Ryan Meinerding (VP of Visual Development, Creative Director, Marvel Studios), Mark Miller(Executive Creative Producer, ILMxLAB) and Andy Park (Director Visual Development, Marvel Studios).
This event is exclusive to D23 Gold Members. Members can register for this event on the D23 website.
All week long, Topps will be releasing D23 Fantastic Worlds-themed digital collectible including a special D23 Member exclusive item. You can download the Disney Collect!, Marvel Collect!, and Star Wars: Card Trader by Topps apps to collect them all.
You’ll also want to check out D23.com for articles and surprises celebrating Disney’s Fantastic Worlds, exclusive product announcements, and more!
Here’s a visual version of the schedule from D23:
If you aren’t a D23 Gold Member and want access to some of those Gold Member exclusive events, you can become a Gold Member by visiting D23.com and signing up. For a limited time, you can even get a Fantastic Worlds Pin Set when you buy a new Gold or Gold Family Membership.
All of these sound like awesome events for any Disney fan! We can’t wait to see what secrets we get to learn about and what cool merchandise items are released. If we find out any more details about these events or other virtual Disney events you can participate in, we’ll definitely let you know about them!
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