Disney Channel will hold its first-ever Disney Channel FanFest on Sunday, August 4th, in Sydney.
Appearing will be Bridgit Mendler (Good Luck Charlie), Ross Lynch of (Austin & Ally), Spencer Boldman of (Lab Rats) and Maia Mitchell (Teen Beach Movie) originally from Lismore, NSW.
The FanFest event will include the Australian premiere screening of Teen Beach Movie, followed by an after-party featuring live performances by Mendler and Lynch.
In order to attend Disney Channel FanFest, kids will have to win
double pass tickets through a variety of mechanisms, including Disney
Channel viewing and online competitions, radio and magazine partner
promotions, and Foxtel and SKY NZ viewer competitions.
The Disney Channel stars will spend several days taking in the
sights around Sydney. In addition, Mendler will visit Melbourne, and
Mitchell will visit New Zealand. There will be multiple opportunities
for fans to see and interact with the stars, including online chats,
autograph signings and the Red Carpet leading into Disney Channel
FanFest, which will take place at Hoyts and The Hi-Fi in Sydney’s
Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park.
The television premiere of “Teen Beach Movie” will be Friday,
August 9th, at 7 p.m. AEST on Disney Channel on Foxtel and SKY NZ. The
Disney Channel Original Movie is an exuberant song, sand and surf fest
set inside a retro beach party movie. “Teen Beach Movie” introduces
confident, resilient surfer McKenzie (Mitchell) and her carefree
boyfriend Brady (Lynch), a fan of the retro surf musical movie, “Wet
Side Story.” On the morning of McKenzie’s planned departure for boarding
school, she and Brady catch one last epic wave which mysteriously
carries them right into “Wet Side Story,” circa 1962. Amidst the
spontaneous song and dance, there’s trouble in paradise — it’s bikers
versus surfers for control of the local hangout, but Mack and Brady
unwittingly interfere with the movie’s star-crossed plot.
“We’re thrilled to host Disney Channel FanFest, a unique, once in
a lifetime fan experience and a first of its kind for us”, said Leisa
Sadler, General Manager, Branded Media Content, Disney Channels
Australia and New Zealand. “The event welcomes home Disney Channel’s
first Australian star, Maia Mitchell, whom we introduced in ‘Mortified’,
a Disney Channel Australia co-production. And now, seven years later,
she’s poised to entertain kids and families around the world with her
performance in Disney Channel’s ‘Teen Beach Movie’”.
In addition, Disney Channel FanFest will be the Australian
premiere of Disney Infinity, where Australian kids will be given the
first opportunity to play Disney’s most ambitious video game initiative
ever, before it’s available for purchase. Disney Infinity is an all-new
game that combines Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios’ most popular
franchises with one of today’s hottest trends in toys – interactive
figures that come to life in the video game. A spark of imagination
unlocks a fantastical world where players have unprecedented freedom and
endless opportunity to create stories and play experiences. Disney
Infinity will be released in Australia on August 22 and will be
available across all platforms, including Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii
U, Wii and 3DS.