Full Schedule Announced for ‘Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse’

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Today, Disney announced the full schedule for Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse. This three-day extravaganza for the mouse that started it all will take place at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

New this year, Mickey’s of Glendale is thrilled to extend a brand-new way to purchase Destination D limited edition pins. Rather than wait in line to purchase pins in-store during Destination D, all attendees have the opportunity to partake in a RSP Preference Selection process starting September 24, 2018.

Friday, November 16, 2018

12–7 p.m.: Registration Open
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center—East Registration

12–6 p.m.: Mickey’s Magical Kingdoms Exhibit Open
Walt Disney Archives Exhibit
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center—Olympus A & B

12–8 p.m.: Mickey’s of Glendale Pin Pick-Up Shop
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center—Grand Republic Ballroom C & D

1–8 p.m.: Mickey’s of Glendale Shopping Open
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center—Sorcerer’s Apprentice Room

 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

7 a.m.–2 p.m.: Registration / Guest Services Open
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center—East Registration

7–8:30 a.m.: Mickey’s of Glendale Pin Pick-up Shop
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center—Grand Republic Ballroom C & D

7–8:45 a.m.: Mickey’s Magical Kingdoms Exhibit Open
Walt Disney Archives Exhibit
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center—Olympus A & B

7 a.m.–5 p.m.: Mickey’s of Glendale Shopping Open
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center—Sorcerer’s Apprentice Room

8:15–9 a.m.: Doors Open to Fantasia Ballroom
General Admission Seating

9 a.m.—12 p.m.: Morning presentations, including:

“…it was all started by a mouse” with Bob Chapek
Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek pays tribute to everyone’s favorite mouse, and shares some exciting updates from our resorts around the world.

A Mouse in Shorts: Animating Mickey Through the Years
From Steamboat Willie to Get a Horse!, Mickey’s epic film career has taken him on a journey that has endeared him to fans around the world. Join Legendary Film Producer Don Hahn, Master Disney Animator Mark Henn, and Animation Legend John Pomeroy as they look back at the animators who defined Mickey’s career, and peek behind the scenes of some of his most famous roles.

Weird Disney: The Early Mickey Years
Fan-favorite “Weird Disney” returns with an all-new show, as Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline reveals some of the wildest and wackiest Mickey moments, merchandise, and more! Included is a deep dive into Mickey’s past, featuring some of the most unique appearances, depictions, and pop-culture influences of our favorite mouse during Mickey’s runaway success in the 1930s.

Animation Academy
Learn how to draw Mickey Mouse with Master Disney Animator Mark Henn!

12–1:30 p.m.: Afternoon Break

12–1:15 p.m.: Mickey’s Magical Kingdoms Exhibit Open
Walt Disney Archives Exhibit
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center—Olympus A & B

1–1:30 p.m.: Doors Open to Fantasia Ballroom
General Admission Seating

1:30–5:00 p.m.: Afternoon presentations, including:

Voices of the “Fab 3”
Join Voice Actors Bret Iwan and Bill Farmer for a look back at the voices of Mickey, Goofy, and Pluto through the years, and learn what it’s like to voice some of the world’s most iconic characters!

Archiving the ShowMouse of the World
Join Disney Archivists Kevin Kern and Mike Buckhoff as they help chronicle Mickey’s vast career by showcasing some of the unique and rare materials related to everyone’s favorite mouse, preserved in the Walt Disney Archives.

Collecting Mickey, the True Original
From the first Mickey Mouse wristwatch to the fashion collaborations of today, Mickey has always been in style. Disney Master Artist Dave Pacheco and Disney Consumer Products Chief Librarian Libby Spatz wind the (Mickey Mouse) clock back to take a look at the toys, collectibles, and products that defined the mouse—and what his future has in store!

Mickey at the Movies
Legendary Producer Don Hahn pays tribute to the cinematic legacy of Disney’s most iconic character, and shares rare clips of many of his biggest—and lesser known—movie moments!

5–7 p.m.: Evening Break

7–8:30 p.m.: Special Program at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Event details forthcoming.

8:30 p.m.: Conclusion of today’s celebration.

 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

7 a.m.–5 p.m.: Mickey’s of Glendale Shopping Open
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center—Sorcerer’s Apprentice Room

7:30 a.m–2 p.m.: Guest Services Open
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center—East Registration

7–8:45 a.m.: Mickey’s Magical Kingdoms Exhibit Open
Walt Disney Archives Exhibit
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center—Olympus A & B

8:15–9 a.m.: Doors Open to Fantasia Ballroom
General Admission Seating

9 a.m–12 p.m.: Morning presentations, including:

Mickey’s Lost Adventures: Uncovering the Magic of Disney Storytelling
Chronicling some of the lesser-known and “lost” adventures of everyone’s favorite mouse, Disney historians will guide guests through an exploration of rarely seen and unusual Mickey projects—including a few that never jumped off the page!

Inside Mickey’s True Original Exhibition
A behind the scenes look at the making of Mickey: The True Original Exhibition (MTO) with Becky Cline (Director, Walt Disney Archives) and Darren Romanelli (Creative Director + Designer, MTO). Mickey: The True Original Exhibition is a three-month-long immersive art experience open in New York City from November 8, 2018–February 10, 2019. This panel is your chance to peek behind the curtain to the making of a unique exhibition, including historical archives and new work by contemporary artists!

Totally Minnie
Celebrate 90 years of Mickey’s leading lady—as a fashion icon, movie star, merchandising maven, and goodwill ambassador at Disney Parks and Resorts around the world.

12–1:30 p.m.: Afternoon Break

12–1:15 p.m.: Mickey’s Magical Kingdoms Exhibit Open
Walt Disney Archives Exhibit
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Convention Center—Olympus A & B

1:30–4 p.m.: Afternoon presentations, including:

Mickey and Pals at the Disney Parks
Join Alex Wright, Wyatt Winter, and Jason Grandt of Walt Disney Imagineering as they look at the attractions and experiences that Mickey and his pals have been a part of at Disney Parks around the globe.

Animation Academy
Learn how to draw a Disney character with Legendary Animator John Pomeroy!

Catching Up with Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019, the first ride-through Mickey Mouse attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, will push the limits of immersion for the Disney experience. Join members of the Walt Disney Imagineering creative team, including Kevin Rafferty and Charita Carter, for a sneak peek of the zany twists and turns of this upcoming groundbreaking attraction!

4–5:30 p.m.: Evening Break

5:30—7 p.m.: Mickey’s PJ Party
To wrap up a great weekend and celebrate Mickey’s birthday on the evening of Sunday, November 18, we’re throwing a Mickey pajama party—including a visit by Mickey himself! Guests are encouraged to stop by, wearing their favorite Mickey Mouse pajamas, grab a treat, enjoy Mickey shorts, and take photos with a few of Mickey’s pals! Plus, don’t miss Four Artists Paint One Mouse, where four Disney artists embark upon an “Adventure in Art,” each interpreting Mickey in their individual style.

7 p.m. : Conclusion of Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse

Be advised that the event is currently sold out. As per usual, all schedules, events, and merchandise are subject to change without notice.

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