Saturday, May 31, 2014

The World Chapter is going to the movies - June 1st, 12:30 p.m. to see "Maleficent" at the AMC Theater, Downtown Disney

Join your World Chapter Members for Maleficent

Sunday, June 1, 2014
12:30 p.m.


1500 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Ticket Prices: $7.00 Adult

The movie time & location for Sunday, June 1, 2014 is the 12:30 p.m. matinee in Theatre #12. This is the regular movie-NOT Fork & Screen or 3-D

You may purchase your tickets ahead online as I'm told this movie could sell out. Go to:
(select the first theater listed AFTER the 3-D theaters section for the only theater with a 12:30 p.m. show)

We will have trivia and prizes after the movie.
Any questions you can email me at

See you Sunday,
Adria Smith-President
World Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Join members from the World Chapter at Florida Hospital for Children's Donor Recognition Wall dedication on Thursday, May 8th at 10:00 a.m.

We've been invited by Florida Hospital to attend the dedication of the Donor Recognition Wall in The Walt Disney Pavilion lobby.

The World Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club, along with other donors, will be recognized with a plaque on the Recognition Wall in the lobby. A reception will be held and tours of the Children's Hospital will be given.

If you are interested in attending the dedication ceremony, you can print this information or download the attached invitation. Please RSVP to Dina Burgess-Development Officer at Florida Hospital at the phone number located on the announcement below or go to our announcement page,

We'll also pose for a picture in front of our World Chapter plaque.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

World Chapter Announces Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Special Event on December 6, 2014

The World Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club Presents...

Celebrating the
50th Anniversary of Mary Poppins

Saturday, December 6, 2014
5:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Walt Disney World Resort's
Contemporary Hotel
Grand Republic Ballroom


Special Guests: 

Jeff and Gregg Sherman

Sons of the Famous Sherman Brothers Song Writing Team
Sharing the making of their documentary, “The Boys”
featuring The Sherman Brothers & Mary Poppins
We are extremely excited to announce:

Juliana Hansen

She has been sought by
Academy Award winning composer Richard B. Sherman
to sing internationally for Disney in Concert
and to also premiere songs that were cut from MARY POPPINS.

Paul Madden

Entertainment & Sports Artist 

And Many Other
Disneyana Fan Club Legends to Appear

Tickets: $75 per person
 If purchased after August 1st: $95
Dinner Buffet & Dessert Included
Cash Bar Available

Also: Silent & Live Auctions to Benefit
The Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program
at Florida Hospital

to download a registration form and for the latest information.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Meet Celebrity Artist Kevin-John at the Next World Chapter's Local Chapter Meeting on April 12th!

World Chapter's Local Chapter Meeting and Election of Officers
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.

Fantasy World Resort Vacation Villas
5005 Kyng's Heath Road
Kissimmee, Florida 34746

Come and view the artwork of celebrity artist, Kevin-John. Famous for his artwork depicting various sporting events, he has recently received a contract to create Theme Park exclusive art for Walt Disney World. His work has been showcased at the Walt Disney World Resort, ESPN, and ABC. Kevin-John will talk about the inspiration for some of his sporting portraits, his first Disney piece, and his future projects.
Also, it's the World Chapter's election! The fate of the World Chapter is in your hands. Members should have received a ballot via e-mail. One ballot per family will be available at the meeting. If you ARE NOT able to attend the meeting, you may send your ballot via U.S. Mail at World Chapter, P.O. Box 470116, Celebration, FL 34747-0116, where it will be delivered to the meeting (note: it's probably too late to mail it now.) The mailed ballots will be delivered to the meeting. Per our By-Laws, only members with up-to-date dues/memberships can vote. If your membership has expired, please bring it up to date by April 1, 2014.
Sshhhh... We're going to surprise one member with a special surprise birthday party, complete with a cake and "Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Buffet for ALL!!" So, if your birthday is this month, remember to attend the meeting... just in case you're the special surprised member.
Announcing our December special event! Special Events Vice President, Adria Smith, will be making the official announcement about the World Chapter's December Event - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Mary Poppins. Tickets will go on sale at the meeting. For World Chapter's members only - you can place a $10 deposit per person to reserve a space. Tickets must be paid in full by November 1, 2014. For those unable to attend, an e-mail will go out after the meeting with more details.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Corrected Location of Terri's Appearance At The World Chapter's Meeting on Nov. 10th.

Hello Folks,

In the previous blog post from our Local Chapters' Spotlight, we gave the wrong location for the upcoming World Chapter's meeting with their guest speaker, Terri Hardin. We wish to apologize for the error.

The corrected location is:
Osceola Library - West Osceola Branch
305 Campus Street
Celebration, Florida 34747

Terri Hardin
"Using Art To Rise Above The Ashes"

Join Terri Hardin, former Disney Imagineer and Muppeteer, as she recounts using art to rise above adversity and bullying, eventually becoming an A-list puppeteer and sculptor in the entertainment industry.

She will also be signing copies of her book, "Tales From Terri: A Disney Sculptor's Life," following her presentation.

More information on the Osceola Library system can be found at

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Come Meet The Whimsical Terri Hardin At The Next World Chapter's Meeting On Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

Terri Hardin has been a sculptor for the Walt Disney Company for over 30 years. She became a Walt Disney Imagineer and worked for the company designing attractions for Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

"TALES from TERRI: A DISNEY SCULPTOR’S LIFE, Volume One," shows color plates of her highly collected works she created for special events at Disneyland. Many never got to see them as the sold out in the first hour they were offered. Included with these plates are stories of how they came to be and the journey it took to create them.

Lightly touching on her childhood and urging the reader to go for their dreams and never quit, she illustrates how artists wanting to pursue a job at Disney can prepare for the day when this opportunity will present itself.

Osceola Library - West Osceola Branch
305 Campus Street
Celebration, FL 34747

Monday, October 14, 2013

Come Hear How The Happiest Place on Earth Got Spookier @ CATP Local Chapter Meeting On Oct. 19th!

Chapter At The Park

Brian D. Sandahl
Senior Designer
Show Development and Production
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Brian, “Mr. Halloween”, has many interesting stories about his 18 years with the Disneyland Resort. He has been part of the Haunted Mansion Holiday fun since it first began 13 years ago and he and his team have once again out done themselves.

Brian’s work can also be seen around the Park, from the large Disney pumpkin heads above the entrance turnstiles, to many photo locations and Collectible art pieces. You might even remember his “Candy Corn Acres” at Disney California Adventure! He has been involved with it’s a small world Holiday, The Christmas Fantasy Parade (14 years), and most recently Tangled and Beauty and the Beast shows in the Fantasy Faire.

Please join us this month as we enjoy our meeting location in Orange with a large meeting room, full kitchen, plenty of tables to showcase your treasures, and LOTS of parking. There will be a social hour, including Swap ‘n Sell, starting at 11:30 am. Members are encouraged to bring snacks to share during the break. We urge everyone to also remember that everyone benefits from healthy snacks, too.

Come say Hello!

Local Chapter Meeting:
Meeting Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church
2400 N Canal Street, Orange, California 92865
Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

Coming from the 91 Freeway:
—Take Costa Mesa Fwy (CA-55 S)
—Exit Lincoln Ave/Nohl Ranch Road
—Turn Left onto N Tustin Street
—Turn Right onto E Heim Avenue
—Turn Left onto N Canal Street
Trinity Episcopal Church is the second church on the right.

Coming North on the 55 Freeway:
—Take Exit 17 toward Nohl Ranch Road/Lincoln Avenue
—Turn Left on to N Santiago Blvd
—Take 1st Left onto E Lincoln Avenue
—Take 1st Left onto N Tustin Street
—Turn Right onto E Heim Avenue
—Take 2nd Left onto N Canal Street.