ABC Daytime fans make sure you get yourselves to Super Soap Weekend (November 11, 12, 2006) at the Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World, and get there a day early. The can't miss festivities celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Luke and Laura's wedding are set for Friday, November 10th. As previously reported at Soapdom.com, ABC Daytime and SOAPnet are reuniting Tony Geary (Luke) and Genie Francis (Laura) in their first public appearance in years, which coincides with Francis' return as Laura Spencer to ABC's "General Hospital."
Soapdom has just learned what's planned for the day. Although the schedule is still subject to change, we want to give you the heads up sooner than later.
Countdown to Luke and Laura with Tristan Rogers
Turn back the clock to 1981 and get the inside scoop from Luke Spencer's Best Man, Robert Scorpio... Actor Tristan Rogers will share memories and behind-the-scenes antics from this historic wedding. This event is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
A Celebration of Luke and Laura, starring Anthony Geary and Genie Francis
Anthony Geary and Genie Francis will make their grand entrance via motorcade down Hollywood Boulevard to the stage in front of the Sorcerer Mickey's Hat to share remembrances of the most famous love story in daytime history. This exclusive appearance is scheduled at 4:00 p.m., hosted by Laura Wright ("GH's" Carly Corinthos... Luke and Laura's niece).
Press Conference with Anthony Geary and Genie Francis
As the press join Anthony Geary and Genie Francis in anticipation of the special "General Hospital" commemorative episode to air November 16th, you may be able to get a more up close and personal peek at the super couple of all super couples. Get on over to The Hat Stage. The press conference will take place there beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Other fun-filled activities during the day include the SOAPnet booth, where you'll be able to travel back in time and be in the famous wedding picture with Luke and Laura. How cool is that. Thanks, SOAPnet. Plus, SOAPNETIC - the latest internet source for all daytime information and gossip - will be available for guests to check out the service. In addition, guests will be able to stop by SOAP CENTRAL to pick up exclusive, commemorative Luke and Laura merchandise and get a sneak peek at other special event merchandise available for sale.
Then, get ready for a Saturday and Sunday filled with ABC soaps. Throughout the weekend, you'll 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.
"ABC Super Soap Weekend" is included with theme park admission to the Disney-MGM Studios - where guests of all ages are caught up in the glitz, glamour and excitement of show business. For future updates and more information about "ABC Super Soap Weekend," call the Super Soap Hotline recording at (407) 397-6808, or visit abc.com/daytime
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