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Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary Celebration

SKU: 148667

Join former Disney Imagineer Peggie Fariss and Disney historian Tim O'Day and Kevin Kern for exclusive storytelling sessions on October 1st, 2022.

Book Signing & Public Event
11AM - 5PM

102 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Meet and greet all three authors and Disney Fine Artist Tom Matousek as he unveils his newest "Haunted Mansion" work. 

Peggie Fariss Storytelling Session
1PM, October 1st, 2022

Tim O'Day & Kevin Kern Storytelling Session
3PM, October 1st, 2022.

Get your photo in a park-used Mr. Toad's Wild Ride attraction vehicle from Walt Disney World! 

About This Event:
Peggie Fariss enjoyed a diverse 50-year career at The Walt Disney Company. After starting in 1965 as an attractions hostess on the Storybook Land Canal Boats attraction at Disneyland, her career included hosting the 1969 Press Conference to announce “Phase One” of Walt Disney World, planning meetings at Walt Disney World, joining WED Enterprises for the planning of Epcot conferences, researching 40,000 years of communications history for the original Spaceship Earth attraction, show producing the Disney Gallery, guiding the integration of corporate branding in Disney Parks around the world, and leading Imagineering at Disneyland Paris. Also, Fariss is featured in the book “Women of Walt Disney Imagineering: 12 Women Reflect on their Trailblazing Theme Park Careers” which is available for purchase at Stage Nine.

With a fascinating perspective of everything Disney-related, archivist Kevin M. Kern has worked with the Walt Disney Archives for over a decade. As the group’s manager of research, he primarily works with historical documents and artwork and helps to facilitate company legacy and outreach projects. In addition, Kern regularly hosts special event programming for The Walt Disney Company and has had his writing featured in numerous publications, including as a co-author of “A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth.”

As background, Tim O’Day is a successful writer, public relations executive, ideation consultant, and events producer. Among his accomplishments, he was the creative spark behind many aspects of Disneyland’s 50th-anniversary celebration, including creating an Olympic-sized lap pool at Disneyland for U.S. Olympian swimmers, procuring a Disneyland star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, placing Dumbo in the Smithsonian, and having the pardoned presidential White House Thanksgiving turkeys retire to the Disney Parks, to name a few. He is currently seen in the popular Disney+ series “Behind the Attraction.” O’Day has written many popular Disney books, including being a co-author of “A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth,” which is available for purchase at Stage Nine.

In addition to the special guests to the Old Sacramento Waterfront, Stage Nine will have a collection of vintage artifacts and memorabilia on display from Walt Disney World’s early days and that span its history over the course of five delightful decades. As a highlight, guests will love to see the four-seater Mr. Toad car, an original from Walt Disney World's "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride” from Stage Nine’s impressive collection.

Located at Front & K Streets (102 K Street), Stage Nine Entertainment is the area’s premier entertainment retail destination that showcases approximately 20,000 unique items related to movies, television, toys, and pop culture. With five retail concepts – Stage Nine Entertainment Store, G. Willikers! Toy Emporium, The Vault, The Old Fashioned Candy & Confectionery Store, and California Clothiers – Stage Nine stores are open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. In addition to the retail offerings, Stage Nine is well known for hosting retail events attended by celebrities, artists, and entertainers.

Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary Celebration