Susan Lucci returns for final Soap Opera Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

“All My Children” and “Dancing with the Stars’” Susan Lucci is confirmed to attend the ABC-SOAPnet Super Soap Weekend on Nov. 15-16, 2008, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. Lucci holds the unique distinction of being the only ABC Daytime star to attend the event every year since it began in 1996.

As previously announced, this year will mark the last Super Soap Weekend in Orlando, as the ABC’s Daytime Division embarks on the 2009 Soap Nation Tour, a collection of nationwide events designed for interaction 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 exclusive productions, including 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. Super Soap Weekend will become more interactive than ever 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.

The complete lineup of talent includes 36 of ABC Daytime’s most popular stars. As previously announced, the list from “All My Children” includes Rebecca Budig, Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Ricky Paull Goldin, Thorsten Kaye, Alicia Minshew, Eden Riegel, Aiden Turner and Darnell Williams. The talent from “One Life to Live” includes Kristen Alderson, Brandon Buddy, Kassie DePaiva, Michael Easton, Farah Fath, Susan Haskell, John-Paul Lavoisier, Erika Slezak, Jason Tam, Brittany Underwood and Bree Williamson. The list from “General Hospital” includes Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash, Julie Berman, Tyler Christopher, Jason Cook, Rebecca Herbst, Kelly Monaco, Kirsten Storms, Jason Thompson and Laura Wright. Due to Susan Lucci’s “Dancing with the Stars” schedule, at this time she will be participating in the event only on Saturday.

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.

Sherri Shepherd, “The View” co-host, will return to the event for the second consecutive year and reunite with her Daytime Emmy Awards co-host, Cameron Mathison, to host the Colgate Total Street Jam. Also joining the list are “All My Children’s” Vincent Irizarry and “General Hospital’s” Kimberly McCullough and Greg Vaughan.

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. For future updates and more information about ABC-SOAPnet Super Soap Weekend, guests may call the Super Soap Hotline recording at 407/397-6808, or visit soapnet.com.

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