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NOTE: The 2008 Super Soap Weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios marked the last time this event will be held in Orlando. ABC's Daytime Division will instead send its soap opera stars on a 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 was dedicated to the fans with special retrospectives and exclusive productions. For the full release, click HERE.


Click HERE for 2008 Photos!

Click HERE for 2007 Photos!


Click HERE for 2006 Photos and Reports!


Susan Lucci

INTRODUCTION


One weekend each fall, stars from the ABC soap operas make appearances at the Disney's Hollywood Studios. Park Guests are treated to a spectacular interactive weekend with their favorite actors and actresses from the ABC Daytime dramas All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital.


SUPER SOAP WEEKEND


2008 DETAILS


Actress Susan Lucci headlined a star-studded lineup of more than 30 actors and actresses from the ABC Daytime dramas November 15-16, 2008, at the 13th annual ABC Super Soap Weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Sherri Shepherd, co-host of The View, was on hand for the weekend. The actors held regular autograph sessions at stations throughout the park. Many of the stations are along New York Street and around Echo Lake.

Actors for the 2008 event were:

"All My Children"
Susan Lucci (Erica Kane)
Rebecca Budig (Greenlee Smythe)
Bobbie Eakes (Krystal Martin)
Melissa Claire Egan (Annie Lavery)
Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake Martin)
Vincent Irizarry
Thorsten Kaye (Zach Slater)
Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery)
Alicia Minshew (Kendall Hart Slater)
Eden Riegel (Bianca Montgomery)
Aiden Turner (Aidan Devane)
Darnell Williams (Jesse Hubbard)

"One Life to Live"
Kristen Alderson (Starr Manning)
Brandon Buddy (Cole Thornhart)
Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer)
Michael Easton (John McBain)
Farah Fath (Gigi Morasco)
Susan Haskell (Marty Saybrooke)
John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex Balsom)
Erika Slezak (Viki Davidson)
Jason Tam (Markko Rivera)
Brittany Underwood (Langston Wilde)
Bree Williamson (Jessica/Tess Buchanan)

"General Hospital"
Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli)
Brandon Barash (Johnny Zacchara)
Julie Marie Berman (Lulu Spencer)
Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine)
Jason Cook (Matt Hunter)
Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber)
Kimberly McCullough
Kelly Monaco (Samantha McCall)
Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones)
Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake)
Greg Vaughan
Laura Wright (Carly Jax)


ABC Super Soap Weekend was the largest soap fan event held anywhere in the country. Festivities included autograph sessions, motorcades, interviews and talk shows, game shows, musical performances, and the chance to purchase one-of-a-kind memorabilia from the shows. The Colgate Total Street Jam will close the event each day with live musical performances by some favorite Daytime stars.


TOURING TIPS


Crowds for this event are huge -- arrive early to see your favorite celebrities.

There is no additional ticket necessary for the Super Soap Weekend events -- admission is included in regular theme park admission.

Try to obtain a schedule of events before you visit the theme park, so that you can plan your day. Autograph sessions, talk shows and other activities are staggered throughout the day, and the stars rotate through the different events.

Disney's FastPass, used in the theme parks to reduce wait times for attractions, has been used the last few years for "On Location" Autograph Sessions. It will work like this:

FastPass for Super Soap Weekend will work much as regular FastPass works. Visit our FastPass page for details. Note that a FastPass ticket will be required for each autograph. There is no limit to the number of FastPass Tickets a person can get, but there is a capacity limit for each autograph session. However, once all the FastPass tickets are distributed for a particular actor, a limited number of Standby Tickets will be made available. Standby Tickets do not guarantee an autograph, though -- standby ticket holders will be taken if there is time remaining in a session after all FastPass ticket holders have received their autographs.

--ALL MY CHILDREN tickets will be distributed at Lights Motor Action Extreme Stunt Show.
--ONE LIFE TO LIVE tickets will be distributed at Star Tours.
--GENERAL HOSPITAL tickets will be distributed at Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.

Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. FastPasses will begin to be distributed when the park opens and are only good for Autograph Sessions that same day.

For the latest event updates, or more information about the ABC Super Soap Weekend Vacation package, check back to this site, call the Super Soap Hotline at (407) 397-6808 or visit the ABC-TV web site.

Assistive Listening Devices from Guest Services Can Be Used at some of the Super Soap Weekend events.

Reflective Captioning available at some Super Soap Weekend events.

Wheelchair/ECV Users can take advantage of a special viewing area at the main (Sorcerer's Hat) stage. No standing is allowed in this area -- all party members must remain seated in the chairs located in this area. Due to capacity, party sizes are limited in this area to three guests. (The guest traveling in a wheelchair, plus two members of their party.)


KIDS AND CHARACTERS


Super Soap Weekend doesn't usually interfere with the scheduled character meet and greet opportunities at the Disney's Hollywood Studios, but some locations may be closed due to Super Soap events. Check your daily Times Guide for details.

Disney's Hollywood Studios Characters At A Glance
Character Meet and Greet FAQ!


INTERESTING FACTS/ARCHIVE INFO


2007 events:


SOAP CENTRAL
Be sure to check out Soap Central at the ABC Commissar -- the popular gathering place for all ABC soap 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.

"ON LOCATION" AUTOGRAPHS
Get "up close and personal" with your favorite ABC soap stars at special locations throughout the park.

SUPER SOAP TALK SHOW (off Sunset Boulevard)
Get the "Total" scoop at the Super Soap Theater for talk shows featuring the ABC Daytime soap stars LIVE on stage throughout the day! Enjoy an exclusive look at show clips and sneak previews of upcoming episodes and find out more about your favorite actors. Ask the stars what you've always wanted to know! Hosted by Bob Guiney.

SOAPNET'S "I WANNA BE A SOAP STAR"
Join in the fun of SOAPnet's I Wanna Be A Soap Star, where selected contestants will compete for their showbiz break to perform in an on-stage scene with one of ABC's hottest hunks. Hosted by Cameron Mathison. To add to the fun this year, make sure you log on to soapnet.com after the weekend is over to vote for your favorite finalist, and you could have a chance to win a trip for two to the 2008 Super Soap Weekend Event at Walt Disney World. (Contest rules available on soapnet.com.)

CELEBRITY MOTORCADES AND STAR CONVERSATIONS
See all the daytime glamour of the ABC soap stars in "Hollywood style" celebrity motorcades all day long. Each motorcade travels up Hollywood Boulevard to the Sorcerer's Hat stage and is followed by a conversation with the stars on stage.

COLGATE-TOTAL TRIPLE PLAY GAME SHOW
Join the fun as an actor from each of your favorite soaps teams up with two of their fans selected from the audience to play a fast paced, three-round game show. Who will come out on top, ALL MY CHILDREN, ONE LIFE TO LIVE or GENERAL HOSPITAL? You help decide as the entire audience plays along. Hosted by John-Paul Lavoisier and presented in the Theater of the Stars.

COLGATE® TOTAL® STREET JAM
Party each evening following the Grand Motorcade at the Colgate® Total® Street Jam - an incredible star-filled concert! Hosted this year by The View's Sherri Shepherd on Saturday night and by General Hospital's Kelly Monaco and Bob Guiney on Sunday night. ABC's talented performers will include Bobbie Eakes, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, Kristen Anderson, Tika Sumpter, Sonya Eddy, Melissa Claire Egan and Brandon Buddy.

Entertainment subject to change without notice. Event included with regular Disney's Hollywood Studios admission.

ABC Super Soap Weekend is included with theme park admission to the Disney's Hollywood Studios. For future updates and more information about ABC Super Soap Weekend, call the Super Soap Hotline at 407-397-6808 or visit http://abc.go.com.


2007 Celebrity Attendees


ALL MY CHILDREN
Susan Lucci (Erica)
Bobbie Eakes (Krystal)
Melissa Claire Egan (Annie)
Thorsten Kaye (Zach)
Michael E. Knight (Tad)
Cameron Mathison (Ryan)
Alicia Minshew (Kendall)
Aiden Turner (Aidan)
Jacob Young (JR)
David Canary (Adam)

ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Kristen Alderson (Starr)
Brandon Buddy (Cole)
Kathy Brier (Marcie)
Bree Williamson (Jessica)
Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio)
Forbes March (Nash)
Erika Slezak (Viki)
Kassie DePaiva (Blair)
Trevor St. John (Todd)
Michael Easton (John)
John Paul Lavoisier (Rex)
Tika Sumpter (Layla)

GENERAL HOSPITAL
Julie Berman (Lulu)
Josh Duhon (Logan)
Bradford Anderson (Spinelli)
Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth)
Kimberly McCullough (Robin)
Kelly Monaco (Sam)
Jason Thompson (Patrick)
Laura Wright (Carly)
Sonya Eddy (Epiphany)

GENERAL HOSPITAL:
NIGHT SHIFT
Nazanin Boniadi (Leyla)
Dominic Rains (Leo)
Kent King (Lainey)

2006 INFO


2006 Celebrity Attendees


All My Children

Justin Bruening - Jamie Martin
Alexa Havins - Babe Chandler
Thorsten Kaye - Zach Slater
Michael E. Knight - Tad Martin
Susan Lucci - Erica Kane
Cameron Mathison - Ryan Lavery
Cady McClain - Dixie Martin
Alicia Minshew - Kendall Hart
Eden Riegel - Bianca Montgomery
Aiden Turner - Aidan Devane
Jacob Young - JR Chandler
Colin Egglesfield - Josh Madden

One Life to Live

Kristen Alderson - Starr Manning
Kathy Brier - Marcie Walsh
Kamar de los Reyes - Antonio Vega
Kassie DePaiva - Blair Cramer
Michael Easton - John McBain
David Fumero - Cristian Vega
Melissa Gallo - Adriana Cramer
Renee Goldsberry - Evangeline Williams
Trevor St. John - Todd Manning
John Paul Lavoisier - Rex Balsom
Forbes March - Nash Brennan
Erika Slezak - Viki Lord
Bree Williamson - Jessica Buchanan

General Hospital

Julie Marie Berman - Lulu Spencer
Scott Clifton - Dillon Quartermaine
Genie Francis * - Laura Spencer
Anthony Geary * - Luke Spencer
Rebecca Herbst - Elizabeth Webber
Kimberly McCullough - Robin Scorpio
Kelly Monaco - Sam McCall
Jason Thompson - Patrick Drake
Greg Vaughan - Lucky Spencer
Laura Wright - Carly Corinthos


The View
Rosie O'Donnell

Additional Host
Bob Guiney


*Participating exclusively in the special Luke & Laura 25th Anniversary "Love In The Afternoon" event on Friday, November 10.

**Talent subject to change


2006 events:


WIDE WORLD OF SOAPS LIVE! TALK SHOW
Get the "Total" scoop at the ABC-TV Theater for the Wide World of Soaps Live! talk show featuring the ABC Daytime soap stars LIVE on stage throughout the day! Enjoy an exclusive look at show clips and sneak previews of upcoming episodes and find out more about your favorite actors. Ask the stars what you've always wanted to know!

COLGATE® TOTAL® STREET JAM NIGHTIME ENTERTAINMENT
Party each evening following the Grand Motorcade at the Colgate® Total® Street Jam - an incredible star-filled concert!

"ON LOCATION" AUTOGRAPHS
Get "up close and personal" with your favorite ABC soap stars at special locations throughout the park.

CELEBRITY MOTORCADES AND STAR CONVERSATIONS
See all the Daytime glamour of the ABC soap stars in "Hollywood style" celebrity motorcades all day long. Each motorcade travels up Hollywood Boulevard to the Sorcerer's Hat stage and is followed by a fascinating conversation with the stars on stage.

"I WANNA BE A SOAP STAR"
Join in the fun of SOAPnet's I Wanna Be A Soap Star, where selected contestants will compete for their showbiz break to perform in an on-stage scene with one of ABC's hottest hunks.

SOAP CENTRAL
Be sure to check out Soap Central - the popular gathering place for all you soap 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. Come check out the exciting commemorative 10th Anniversary ABC Super Soap Weekend logo merchandise!

COLGATE-TOTAL TRIPLE PLAY GAME SHOW
Join the fun as an Actor from each of your favorite soaps teams up with two of their fans selected from the audience to play a fast paced, three-round game show. Who will come out on top, ALL MY CHILDREN, ONE LIFE TO LIVE or GENERAL HOSPITAL? You help decide as the entire audience plays along. Hosted by John-Paul Lavoisier.

Entertainment subject to change without notice. Event included with regular Disney's Hollywood Studios admission.

 

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