Disney’s live-action tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast, is not released until March 17, but D23 Members had the opportunity to “be our guests” for two exclusive events following the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, March 8.
Immediately following the meeting, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members were escorted to a breathtaking reserved area of the Colorado Convention Center. With the snow-capped Rocky Mountains in the background, members enjoyed a complimentary “Be Our Guest” Luncheon. Along with sampling soup du jour, grey stuff, and many other delicious items, guests had the chance to meet and mingle with Roy P. Disney. Before heading into the Bellco Theatre, Gold and Gold Member attendees were given a D23 bag full of Beauty and the Beast gifts from our friends across The Walt Disney Company—including a journal and limited-edition Twinings Tea!
Then, D23 General, Gold, and Gold Family Members had the opportunity to attend an advanced screening of Beauty and the Beast. As a special surprise, Michael Vargo, vice president of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, shared a special look at some Disney magic coming this year that included new clips from Cars 3, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2., Thor: Ragnarok, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This exclusive footage was created for the Annual Meeting of Shareholders, and we were so thrilled to be able to share it with our D23 attendees!
Attendees were then whisked away to the enchanting tale of far-off places, daring swordfights, magic spells, and, of course, a prince in disguise.
Beauty and the Beast comes to theaters starting next Friday, March 17!