Harrods’ Disney Princess Dresses Make Their U.S. Debut at the D23 Expo in Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

  Harrods’ Disney Princess Dresses Make Their U.S. Debut at the D23 Expo in
  Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

       Plus, New Panels on “The Lost Chords” and Mary Poppins Announced

D23 Expo 2013

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BURBANK, Calif. -- July 22, 2013

A stunning display of exclusive gowns inspired by Disney’s iconic Princesses
will make their U.S. debut at the D23 Expo inside the Treasures of the Walt
Disney Archives exhibit. These handcrafted designs by world-leading designers
will be available for viewing each day of the event, August 9 – 11 at the
Anaheim Convention Center. Included are works inspired by the individual
stories of the Disney Princesses by Ralph & Russo (Tiana), Versace
(Cinderella), Elie Saab (Aurora), Marchesa (Ariel), Escada (Jasmine), Missoni
(Mulan), Roberto Cavalli (Pocahontas), Jenny Packham (Rapunzel), Valentino
(Belle) and Oscar de la Renta (Snow White). The stunning dresses were first
showcased in an ultra-glamorous set of window displays at Harrods, the luxury
store in Knightsbridge, London, during the 2012 holiday season.

In addition, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is announcing three additional
presentations. As we near the award-winning film’s 50th anniversary, Disney
Legend and Walt Disney Archives Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith will host
“Behind the Scenes of Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins.” Guests will learn the
complete story of how Walt Disney first discovered the book, worked on the
script with author P.L. Travers, brought in the Sherman Brothers to write a
memorable score, select an unforgettable cast, oversaw actual filming and
celebrated at a gala Hollywood premiere.

During “Secrets of ‘The Lost Chords,’” Grammy Award-winning producer and
resident Disney Music historian, Randy Thornton will reveal some of the
secrets behind Disney’s “lost” songs written for classic Disney films by
legendary Disney composers (such as the Sherman Brothers) that were
essentially lost for decades – until now. Plus, as a special part of this
exclusive D23 event, guests will be among the very first to hear songs
currently in production from an upcoming ‘Lost Chords’ release.

Disney Artist and Historian Stacia Martin will present “Sounds Delightful: An
Illustrated Audio Adventure,” which will take guests on an entertaining trip
across the decades via vintage Disney Vinyl Recordings from her extensive
personal collection. Forgotten favorites from the family turntable of
yesteryear will be heard along with rare promotional and production tracks...
including never-before-heard musical moments from Walt Disney's own “journey
down the Yellow Brick Road.”

For presentation times, dates and locations (subject to change), please visit

Tickets for the D23 Expo are $57 for a one-day adult admission and $47 for
children 3–12. Tickets for members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club are
$50 for a one-day adult admission and $42 for children. Multi-day money-saving
tickets are also available for both D23 Members and the general public, and
D23 Members can save as much as $84 off the price of admission, based on the
purchase of four three-day tickets at the D23 Member rate. For more
information on tickets and the ticket pricing structure for members and
general admission, visit D23Expo.com.

About D23 Expo 2013

The D23 Expo—The Ultimate Disney Fan Event—brings the entire world of Disney
under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films,
television, and theme parks.For the latest D23 Expo 2013 news, visit
D23Expo.com. To be part of the D23 Expo conversation, make sure to follow
@DisneyD23 and tag your tweets with #D23Expo.

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when
Walt Disney opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood.D23 is the first
official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 90-year history.D23 gives its
members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in
the middle of the magic through its quarterly publication Disney twenty-three;
a rich website at D23.com with members-only content; member-exclusive
discounts and special events for D23 Members throughout the year, highlighted
by the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, August 9–11, 2013.

Fans can join D23 at Gold, Silver and Free Membership levels at D23.com and at
www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events,
follow us @DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

For D23 Expo logos and imagery, please visit www.D23MediaNet.com.


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Lisa Scalzo
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Karen Penhale
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