By Beth Deitchman
Disney Channel fans, we’ve got breaking news to share: The third annual Disney Channel Fan Fest is returning to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, May 9. And in a truly fantastic new development, this year, Disney Channel Fan Fest expands to Lake Buena Vista, Florida, over three weekends during the world-renowned Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Pop-up weekend events taking place May 16–17, May 23–24, and May 30–31 will connect fans at Walt Disney World Resort with their favorite Disney Channel stars and series via live concert performances, meet-and-greets, surprise and delight moments, animation stations, and more.
On May 9, get ready for an incredible day of fan-focused fun, including Disney’s “QUIZney” trivia challenge; the upcoming family dance competition series, Disney Fam Jam; learn-to-draw sessions with creators from Disney Television Animation; a sneak peek at the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Upside-Down Magic; Descendants– and ZOMBIES-themed dance parties; and photo opportunities with some of Disney Channel’s biggest stars. Various Disney Channel stars will also take the stage for live musical performances as part of Disney Channel Voices, an initiative showcasing diverse music and giving multitalented young stars a platform to express themselves and make a deeper connection with their fans. And last—but most assuredly not least—today’s brightest young stars will join favorite Disney characters for a cavalcade down Main Street, U.S.A that will be live-streamed on the Disney Parks Blog and Disney Channel YouTube.
Fan Fest events in both California and Florida will include stars from ZOMBIES 2, Gabby Duran & the Unsittables, Raven’s Home, Just Roll With It, Sydney to the Max, Coop & Cami Ask the World, BUNK’D, and the upcoming Disney Fam Jam and Upside-Down Magic. The creative teams behind Big City Greens, The Owl House, Amphibia, and DuckTales will be on hand for the learn-to-draw sessions.
Stay tuned to D23.com for additional details—including talent and a schedule of events—as they’re announced.