D23’s Destination D is planning one epic celebration for Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday. The two day event will be held Saturday, November 17th—Sunday, November 19th and will take place at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando Florida. Along with exclusive merchandise and special gifts, those attending will be able to enjoy panels led by Disney Legends, sneak peeks of upcoming attractions, a look back through the past nine decades of Mickey’s life, and of course an enormous amount of Mickey memorabilia will be on hand. Gold Member and VIP Tickets will be available for D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse.
Being that this is such an important year, D23 wants it’s members to have an incredible experience. Some of the special offerings this year include:
- Mickey’s of Glendale— Walt Disney Imagineering will have a pop-up shop at the event. Exclusive Imagineering and limited-edition merchandise will be available for purchase.
- Mickey Marketplace—This brand new shop is a Destination D event exclusive. Located in the Contemporary Convention Center retailers will be offering Mickey-branded merchandise.
- Walt Disney Archives—A unique and special exhibit curated to celebrate Mickey Mouse.
Presenters, Panels and More:
- Numerous special guests and presenters will be in attendance to celebrate Mickey including:
- Mark Henn
- Bret Iwan
- Bill Farmer
- Jason Grandt
- Wyatt Winter
- Alex Wright
- John Pomeroy
- Becky Cline
- A Mouse in Shorts: Animating Mickey Through the Years—Disney animators and historians look at the defining films of Mickey’s career as well as behind-the-scenes of some famous roles.
- Catching Up with Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway—Walt Disney Imagineers give a sneak peek of the zany twists and turns of the upcoming Hollywood Studios attraction.
- Collecting Mickey, the True Original—A look at the toys, collectibles, and products that featured Mickey and enhanced childhoods. Guests will also learn some of what his future has in store.
- Hidden Mickeys: Uncovering the Magic of Disney Storytelling—Disney historians guide guests through rare and unusual projects—including some that never got off the page
- Weird Disney: The Early Mickey Years—“Weird Disney” returns with a new show, and the Walt Disney Archives reveal wild and wacky Mickey moments, merchandise, and more from Mickey’s successful 1930’s.
- Mickey’s Animation Academy—Learn to draw with animator Mark Henn
- 4 Artists Paint 1 Mouse—Four artists interpret Mickey in their unique styles—live on stage.
- Mickey’s Movie Night—Celebrate Mickey’s birthday with the ultimate pajama party! Dress in your best Mickey pajamas and watch some of the best clips from Mickey’s wildly successful life.
Gold and Gold Family Member Tickets are $215 per person (plus $7 processing fee) and go on sale on Thursday, April 12, at 11 am PDT/2 pm EDT.
Mouseketeer VIP Level Tickets are $1,300 per person (plus $7 processing fee) and go on sale on Thursday, April 12, at 10 am PDT/1 pm EDT
- Gold Member ticket guests will receive access D23-exclusive experiences including:
- Guaranteed seats at all panels and presentations
- D23-exclusive Mickey’s Movie Night in honor of his 90th birthday on Sunday evening
- Access to Mickey’s of Glendale pop-up shop
- Access to a handful exclusive retail shops in the Mickey Marketplace
- Access to the Mickey Mouse exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives
- A specialty gift created exclusively for the event
- Mouseketeer VIP ticket guests will receive the above listed benefits as well as the following:
- Exclusive VIP dinner on Friday, November 16, inspired by Mickey Mouse
- Exclusive Mickey Birthday Breakfast with Disney luminary meet & greet at Disney’s Contemporary Resort the morning of his 90th birthday, November 18
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Lounge at Disney’s Contemporary Resort during event hours
- Priority seating for all panels and presentations
- Early shopping access to Mickey’s of Glendale pop-up shop and Mickey Marketplace on Friday, November 16
- Early access to the Mickey Mouse exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives on Friday, November 16
- Additional specialty gift
- Dedicated VIP Destination D check-in location.
D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse takes place November 17th—18th at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World. Tickets go on sale, April 12th.