D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced their 2023 member events, including celebrations of the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company.
D23 will return to Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World from September 8 – 10, 2023 to celebrate 100 years of The Walt Disney Company. Fans will be among the first to hear exciting announcements and see sneak peeks from the many worlds of Disney—and relive favorite memories with behind-the-scenes stories, special guests, and so much more.
Members will be among the first to see Disney100: The Exhibition when it makes its global premiere at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this February.
D23 will also invite members to The Walt Disney Studios Lot for an exclusive event in honor of 100 years of beloved Disney stories and characters.
The Walt Disney Studios Official Tour – Presented by D23
D23 welcomes guests to The Walt Disney Studios Lot, giving members the opportunity to visit the world-famous studio in Burbank, California. These tours offer fans a unique perspective on historic moments from Disney films, television series, and theme parks—along with the chance to look inside the Walt Disney Archives and draw inspiration from Walt Disney’s office suite.
D23 will celebrate several milestone anniversaries for Disney films with in-person events in 2023. These films include “Finding Nemo” (20th), “Mulan” (25th), and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (35th).
At Halloween Time, D23 will celebrate milestone anniversaries of “Hocus Pocus” (30th), “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (30th), and “Halloweentown” (25th).
Walt Disney frequently cited Marceline, Missouri, where he spent his early childhood, as one of his greatest influences. Its lovely main thoroughfare was an inspiration for Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. D23 Members will have a chance to return in June 2023 for a special hometown event.
D23 Nights with Disney Theatrical
D23 and the North American tours of Disney’s “The Lion King” and Disney’s “Frozen” are excited to offer D23 Members exclusive theatrical experiences, including special ticket packages and post-show Q&As with cast members.
D23 will kick off these dazzling theatrical events in Los Angeles with “The Lion King” and in Costa Mesa, California, with “Frozen.” They will offer an exclusive experience with the cast during the highly anticipated opening of Disney’s “Hercules” at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.
Fans can look forward to D23 Gold Member previews of Walt Disney Archives traveling exhibitions across the country.
D23 Gold Members will enjoy advance and opening night screenings of new Disney films at locations across the country.
Walt Disney Imagineering’s exclusive merchandise store, Mickey’s of Glendale, will open its doors to members with both online and in-person opportunities.
Light Up the Season will return in December 2023 as part of the D23 Holiday Celebration.