If you’re a big fan of the Walt Disney Company, and if you’re reading this blog, that’s a pretty safe bet, one of the best sources of unique experiences and events is the official Disney fan club – D23. The club just had its ‘fan’-iversary… Read More »D23 Disney Fan Club announces 2018 slate of events
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It pays to be a paying member of D23, Disney’s official fan club. There are new and returning opportunities for D23 Gold and Charter Members, including priority seating at the Expo’s premiere events, as well as other benefits for Disney fans of all ages during… Read More »D23 Members enjoy special benefits at D23 Expo 2017
Destination D has become the main east coast event of the official Disney fan club, D23. The 2016 event happens this November 19th and 20th and will feature a large roster of talent and panels. Just announced for the event are James Cameron, Jon Landau,… Read More »James Cameron to reveal new Pandora: World of Avatar details at Destination D
It’s not too early to make plans to be at the 2017 D23 Expo which takes place July 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center across the street from Disneyland. Tickets will officially go on sale on July 14th, one year in advance of the largest… Read More »2017 D23 Expo tickets go on sale next week
For east cost Disney fans who can’t make it to the big Anaheim D23 Expo, the fan club throws us a bone with the Destination D event held over a weekend at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This year’s event will focus on adventure from Walt Disney’s… Read More »D23: Destination D returns to Contemporary Resort
It’s the end of one year and time for D23: The Official Disney Fan Club to launch its renewal efforts. For 2016 Gold Members or higher, they have a special gift that comes “From the Office of Walt Disney.” To celebrate the restoration of Walt… Read More »D23 fan club reveals 2016 membership gift
The summer issue of Disney Twenty-Three magazine will feature Angelina Jolie discussing her title role of Maleficent. The magazine of Disney’s official fan club talks with the iconic actress and the creative team behind the film. Plus the issue dives into the creation of Walt Disney’s classic film Sleeping Beauty and explores galaxies far away in the Star Wars Universe and not-so far away in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
“I was afraid of her, and I loved her,” Jolie confesses in the cover story. Accompanying the piece is an in-depth look by animation historian Charles Solomon at the development of Walt Disney’s 1959 creative masterpiece, Sleeping Beauty, with rarely seen concept art and drawings.
The summer issue also includes a behind-the-engine look at Walt Disney World’s newest theme park attraction, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, featuring striking images and interviews with the team responsible for creating the experience, which is based on the world’s first animated feature.Read More »Angelina Jolie graces cover of Disney Twenty-Three Magazine as Maleficent
I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough stories about the history of Disney’s most beloved attractions. This year’s D23 Destination D event is all about those classic attractions from yesteryear. On November 22 and 23 Disney fans can join D23: The Official Disney Fan Club as Disney archivists, Imagineers, Legends, and luminaries all come together to celebrate fan favorites such as Adventure Thru Inner Space, If You Had Wings, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with rarely seen concept art and images; vintage video clips; and hours of revealing stories. In addition, there will be a full day of presentations dedicated to the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair, which debuted beloved attractions like it’s a small world and Carousel of Progress.
Scheduled presenters and panelists include Disney Legends Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr, and Alice Davis; Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline; Disney and World’s Fair historians Bill Cotter, Stacia Martin, and Michael Kelley.
The weekend will end with an exciting evening event—Pleasure Island: Rewind. This celebration of the Downtown Disney nightlife district will include areas dedicated to the Adventurers Club, Comedy Warehouse, Mannequins, and 8 Trax. And of course there will be a “New Year’s Eve” celebration to cap the night.
Plus, for the first time, Mickey’s of Glendale, the famed Walt Disney Imagineering store, will set up a pop-up shop at the event for attendees, featuring a selection of exclusive Imagineering merchandise as well as limited-edition pins, T-shirts, and collectibles themed to the event. The shop will also carry a special line from H2O Plus, whose products are featured at Disney Resort Hotels.Read More »D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind Event coming to Disney World this November