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ABC Super Soap Weekend
Disney's Hollywood Studios
November 15 & 16, 2008
Cameron Mathison will headline ABC-SOAPnet Super Soap Weekend Nov. 15 and 16
at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena
This year will mark the last Super Soap Weekend in Orlando as ABC’s Daytime
Division embarks on the 2009 Soap Nation Tour, a collection of nationwide
events designed to interact with fans on a year-round basis offering greater
access to stars in more cities, more often. The final Walt Disney World
weekend will be dedicated to the fans with special retrospectives and
This year, special trivia and commemorative clip packages honoring the 45th
anniversary of “General Hospital,” the 40th anniversary of “One Life to
Live,” “All My Children’s” 10,000th episode, and past Super Soap Weekends
will be shown during the event. Super Soap Weekend will become more
interactive than ever before with the introduction of new mobile programs
and text trivia. A special musical number will be developed for Colgate
Total Street Jam that honors the final event, as well.
Throughout the weekend, fans will have the opportunity to meet favorite
stars from “All My Children,” “One Life to Live” and “General Hospital.”
Festivities include celebrity motorcades, autograph sessions, game shows,
interviews and the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind memorabilia from each of
the shows. The Colgate Total Street Jam will close the event each day with
live musical performances by some favorite daytime stars. Colgate Total
toothpaste has served as the presenting sponsor of the event for nine
“We recognize that we live in a ‘Soap Nation’ – from primetime soaps to
daytime soaps to reality and celebrity soaps, they are all around us. The
2009 tour will be a collection of coast-to-coast fan-based events that will
ignite our ‘Soap Nation’,” said Brian Frons, president, Daytime Disney-ABC
“Our fans have told us that they want us in their neighborhoods so we are
traveling our daytime talent to better serve them. The new year will bring
new ways we will involve our stars in more events, in more cities, more
often.” Frons continued, “We thank Walt Disney World for being a wonderful
host and partner and look forward to our plans to send Super Soap off with a
bang and the celebration it deserves.”
“We have certainly enjoyed hosting the ABC soap stars – and their fans –
over the years, and we’re going to make sure this year’s event is a fitting
finale,” said Rilous Carter, vice president, Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Confirmed events within the 2009 Soap Nation Tour that support the new
effort begin on the West Coast with the maiden voyage of SOAPnet Presents
Rock the Soap, a three-day cruise (from Los Angeles to Mexico) hosted by Bob
Guiney and filled with top daytime stars including Rebecca Budig, Thorsten
Kaye, Jason Thompson, Kelly Monaco, Kassie DePaiva and Bree Williamson,
featuring musical performances, autograph sessions and parties. More
information about the event can be found at www.rockthesoap.com; new
contests will be developed to provide trips to New York so winners can
attend “Broadway Cares,” a one night musical celebration featuring daytime
stars; and continued participation in the CMA’s Music Festival with stars
attending the event weekend. Additional information regarding new fan
experiences and expanded affiliate events will be released next year.
ABC-SOAPnet Super Soap Weekend is included with theme park admission to
Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where guests of all ages are caught up in the
glitz, glamour and excitement of show business.
scheduled to attend this year include:
Melissa Claire Egan
Ricky Paull Goldin
Super Soap Weekend, fans will have the opportunity to meet favorite stars
from the three ABC Daytime dramas. Also featured: Hollywood-style
motorcades, star autograph sessions, interactive game shows
and much more.
Be sure to visit Soap Central — the popular gathering place for daytime
drama fans! Don't miss your chance to purchase show costumes, props and
other one-of-a-kind items direct from the sets of your favorite ABC soaps.
And check out our exciting commemorative 10th Anniversary ABC Super Soap
Weekend logo merchandise!
"On Location" Autographs:
Times & Locations
Get some "face time" with your favorite ABC soap stars who will be signing
autographs at special locations throughout the Park.
Wide World of Soaps: Live Talk Show:
Get the scoop at the Wide World of Soaps talk show featuring the ABC Daytime
stars live on the ABC TV Theater stage! Throughout the day, catch an
exclusive look at show clips, enjoy sneak previews of upcoming episodes and
find out more about your favorite actors. This is your chance to ask the
stars everything you've always wanted to know!
Celebrity Motorcades and Star Conversations:
Hollywood Boulevard & the Sorcerer's Hat Stage
Catch a glimpse of the glamour and see your favorite ABC soap stars up-close
and personal in "Hollywood-style" motorcades all day long. Each celebrity
convoy travels up Hollywood Boulevard to the Sorcerer's Hat stage, and is
capped off with a fascinating conversation with the stars live on stage!
"I WANNA BE A SOAP STAR":
Join in the fun of SOAPnet's "I Wanna Be A Soap Star". Selected contestants
will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform an on-stage scene with
one of ABC's hottest hunks.
- up Hollywood Boulevard
-- followed by ...
Colgate Total Street Jam:
Party each evening
following the Grand Motorcade at the incredible star-studded Colgate® Total®
Street Jam concert!
AND MORE …
Talent and individual schedules subject to change without notice.
All outdoor performances weather permitting.
Check event information locations for the latest updates.
An event map can be found
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