Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, editor
2002 Official Disneyana Convention - Updated 7/26/02

The 2002 Official Disneyana Convention, appropriately titled the "Official Disneyana Mystery," has really been quite a mystery to some folks. The official Disney website for the event was still "under construction" a few days ago and readers have been asking me for help in planning their trips to avoid the crowd of ConventionEars, or to take advantage of the public day offerings.


Last year, this giant scrapbook was at the entrance to the convention area.

When we first wrote about this event in March, early reports indicated that the event would be smaller than previous conventions, with fewer events and parties, no public day and maybe no auction.

The revised schedule of events has been released, and it looks like the auction and public day survived. In fact, the public day has now become a public weekend, open to all Epcot day guests as well as ConventionEars.

For those interested in avoiding the crowds, stay away from Epcot that weekend. If you want to see what Disneyana is all about, the public events look like a great deal. An updated, tentative itinerary is listed below. Event registrations are still being accepted, although the Random Selection Process forms have already been processed. If you register now, you'll have last pick of the event-exclusive merchandise.


At last year's convention in Anaheim, a row of shiny Autopia car bodies were lined up, ready to go home with collectors.

Package Holder Exclusive Events - Tentative Itinerary:

Wednesday, August 21st

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.: Early registration / Limited edition and logo merchandise pick-up

10 am- 5 p.m.: Disneyana Discoveries: optional tours and events, not included in the event registration

 

Thursday, August 22nd

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Registration / Limited edition and logo merchandise pick-up
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Auction preview
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Logo Store
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Walt Disney Company Showcase
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Disneyana Discoveries: optional tours and events, not included in the event registration
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Minnie's Attic
12 noon - 5 p.m.: Antiques and collectibles show
7 p.m. - 11 p.m.: Auction

 

Friday, August 23rd

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Workshops of the Masters, featuring limited edition artists and Disney Design Group artists.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Walt Disney Company Showcase
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Antiques and collectibles show
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Minnie's Attic
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Workshops and seminars
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Logo store
8 p.m. - 11 p.m.: Theme park party

 

Saturday, August 24th

9:30 a.m. - 11 am: Breakfast

 

Public Day Events, open to package holders and all Epcot day guests - Tentative Itinerary:

Saturday, August 24th

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Workshops of the Masters, featuring limited edition artists and Disney Design Group artists.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Walt Disney Company Showcase
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Antiques and collectibles show
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Minnie's Attic
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Workshops and seminars
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Logo store

 

Sunday, August 25th

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Walt Disney Company Showcase
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Antiques and collectibles show
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Minnie's Attic
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.: Logo store

 

Packages

Individuals can purchase tickets to the convention only, or take advantage of event and room packages at either Disney's Port Orleans Resort or Disney's Yacht and Beach Club.

Packages include admission to the events, theme park tickets valid August 22nd - 24th, and two-night accommodations. WDW Annual Passholders can deduct $60 from these rates:

 

Event Only Packages:

Adult and Junior (ages 10-17)
$586
Child (3-10)
$556


Event and Hotel Packages:

Yacht and Beach Club Resort at Walt Disney World
Yacht and Beach Club Resort at Walt Disney World

Disney's Yacht and Beach Club (Rates are per person)

Single Occupancy $996.50
Double $791.35
Triple $741.40
Quad $716.43
Junior (10-17) sharing a room w/ paying adult $586.00
Child (3-9) sharing a room w/ paying adult $556.00

Disney's Port Orleans Resort (Rates are per person)

Single Occupancy $819.10
Double $702.55
Triple $674.80
Quad $660.93
Junior (10-17) sharing a room w/ paying adult $586.00
Child (3-9) sharing a room w/ paying adult $556.00

Additional nights can be added before or after the convention at the following rates, subject to availability. Prices are per room, and include tax:

Hotel Single / Double Triple Quad
Yacht & Beach Club $205.35 $233.10 $260.85
Port Orleans $116.55 $133.20 $149.85

For questions, or to make reservations, contact Walt Disney Event Services (407) 827-7600.


Disneyana 2002

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix is the super-shopper behind MouseShoppe, your personal and unofficial shopping service for the Disneyland Resort, and the owner of CharmingShoppe, a Disney collectibles store located in Anaheim.

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