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D23 to Host ‘EPCOT 40th Anniversary’ Gold Member Event

EPCOT 40th Anniversary D23 event

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will celebrate 40 years of EPCOT on October 1, 2022, with a special “EPCOT 40th Anniversary” Gold Member event at the park.

What to Expect

D23 Gold Members will meet at the park by 7:30am for priority park check-in. They will then have some free time to enjoy the park, including getting to be among the first to shop the new EPCOT 40th Anniversary merchandise at Creations Shop.

At 9:30am, there will be a D23 Member Mixer reception with a continental breakfast, coffee, and photo opportunities.

After that, the attendees can enjoy the day and will get priority entrance to one of EPCOT’s original attractions, “Living with the Land,” to use at their convenience.

EPCOT - Living with the Land

What the Ticket Includes

D23 Gold Members may purchase up to two tickets for the event, which will include:

  • Park admission (including reservation), and parking for EPCOT on Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Priority park check-in
  • $25 Disney Gift Card to enjoy the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and commemorative merchandise (or any other Disney dining or retail location of your choice)
  • Exclusive Event Credential
  • “Living with the Land” priority line access for one (1) ride during operating hours with your event credential
  • Exclusive entry to World ShowPlace for D23 Member Mixer
EPCOT - Spaceship Earth

Purchase Tickets

D23 Gold Member tickets are $99 per person (plus $7 processing fee). This is less than a regular park admission ticket.

Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 1pm EST at

D23 Members will be required to provide their membership number and the names of the guests attending when reserving tickets.

D23 Members who do not bring their membership card and tickets may not be admitted to the event. Membership card may be a physical card or digital membership card found in the D23 App.

There will be filming and photography taking place at Walt Disney World that day for the anniversary, and by entering the park, give permission to be included in such recordings.

More fine print available at the above link.

Will you be attending this D23 event? Let us know in the comments.