2018 D23 Calendar of Events

D23’s Lineup of Events for 2018

In 2018, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club brings a new roster of events for fans around the country to enjoy. Click here to get more details on upcoming events.

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Event calendar:

Jan 12 Lunch with a Disney Legend — Bob Gurr Burbank, CA
Jan 13 The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour — Presented by D23 Burbank, CA
Feb 2 D23 Night at Disney’s Aladdin Hollywood, CA
Feb 3 D23’s Magical Screening Series: Peter Pan Burbank, CA
Feb 10 D23’s Magical Screening Series: Peter Pan Orlando, FL
Feb 20 D23 Member Night at Disney’s The Lion King in Orlando! Orlando, FL
Mar 8 Be a Warrior During a Complimentary Advance Screening of A Wrinkle in Time Houston, TX
Mar 13 D23’s Sip & Stroll – Disney California Adventure Anaheim, CA
Mar 24 D23 Night at Disney’s Frozen New York City, NY
Apr 7 The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour — Presented by D23 – GOLD FAMILY EXCLUSIVE Burbank, CA
Apr 22 D23 Celebrates 20 Years of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Disney’s Animal Kingdom, WDW
Apr 29 D23 Attends “Disney Night” at American Idol Hollywood, CA
May 19 Exclusive Meet & Greet with Ashley Eckstein Bellevue, WA
May 25 D23’s Return to Marceline Marceline, MO
Jun 3 D23’s Incredible Mixer — San Francisco, CA San Francisco, CA
Jun 3 D23’s Incredible Mixer — Phoenix, AZ Phoenix, AZ
Jun 9 D23’s Incredible Mixer — Bloomington, MN Bloomington, MN
Jun 9 D23’s Mickey’s of Glendale Shopping Experience in Florida Contemporary Resort, WDW
Jun 10 D23’s Incredible Mixer — Atlanta, GA Atlanta, GA
Jun 23 D23’s Magical Screening Series: Robin Hood on the Lot Burbank, CA
Jun 24 D23’s Incredible Mixer — Altamonte Springs, FL Altamonte Springs, FL
June 24 D23 Members Visit Pixar Pier Disney California Adventure, DLR
Jun 29 Lunch with Disney Legend – Burny Mattinson Orlando, FL
Jun 30 D23’s Magical Screening Series: Robin Hood in Florida Orlando, FL
Jul 13 D23 Member Mixer – Seattle Seattle, WA
Jul 21 D23 Member Mixer – San Diego San Diego, CA
July 30 D23’s Behind-the-Scenes Experience: Toy Story Land Tour Disney’s Hollywood Studios, WDW
Aug 6 D23 Members Visit Pixar Animation Studios Emeryville, CA
Aug 10 Lunch with a Disney Legend – Jim Cora Burbank, CA
Aug 11 D23’s Saturday Morning on the Lot Burbank, CA
Sep 8 The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour — Presented by D23 Burbank, CA
Sep 8 D23’s Magical Screening Series: Mary Poppins Orlando, FL
Sep 15 D23’s Magical Screening Series: Mary Poppins Burbank, CA
Oct D23’s Spooktacular Fanniversary Complimentary Screenings Multiple Cities
Oct 4 D23’s Fanniversary and the Freeform Halloween House! Los Angeles, CA
Oct 6 D23 Members are Invited to Attend Mickey’s 90th Spectacular Taping Los Angeles, CA
Oct 19 Lunch with a Disney Legend: Ron Logan Orlando, FL
Oct 22 D23’s Sip and Stroll at Epcot Epcot, WDW
Oct 28 D23 Celebrates 25 Spooktacular Years of Hocus Pocus Epcot, WDW
Oct 30 Be Among the First to See Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms! Multiple Cities
Nov 6 Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney Animation Studios Burbank, CA
Nov 10 The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour — Presented by D23 Burbank, CA
Nov 17-18 D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse Orlando, FL
Nov 18 Celebrate Mickey’s 90th birthday in NYC! New York, NY
Nov 26-29 Be among the first to see Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns! Multiple Cities
Dec 8 Mickey’s of Glendale – Holiday Shopping 2018 Glendale, CA
Dec 9 D23’s Light Up the Season – 2018 Burbank, CA
Dec 15 D23’s Grand Gingerbread Workshop Orlando, FL

Mickey Mouse

DESTINATION D: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICKEY: November 18, 2018, will mark 90 years since Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie at the Colony Theatre in New York City, and D23 is throwing a party at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort to celebrate. The event will include panels, presentations, an all-new exhibit from the Walt Disney Archives, a pop-up store from Walt Disney Imagineering’s Mickey’s of Glendale, and more. Additional details, including special hotel rates and ticketing information, will be announced in the coming months.

Marceline, MO

RETURN TO MARCELINE: In 2012, D23 Members journeyed to Marceline, Missouri, where Walt Disney spent his early childhood. The bucolic town served as a great inspiration for his work, and he once wrote, “More things of importance happened to me in Marceline than have happened since or are likely to in the future.” Members will have a chance to explore the Walt Disney Hometown Museum, enjoy some local treats, and stroll down Marceline’s own “Main Street, U.S.A.” during this full-day event with special guests.

Robin Hood

SCREENINGS ON THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS LOT AND AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT: Throughout the year, D23 will once again offer special screenings on both coasts of classic Disney favorites, including Peter Pan, Robin Hood, Mary Poppins, and more. And join us as D23 celebrates Saturday morning cartoons with a special experience—on a Saturday morning, of course—next summer on the Studio lot.


THE OFFICIAL WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TOUR—PRESENTED BY D23: D23 Gold Member-exclusive tours of the historic Studio lot return, including a look inside the Walt Disney Archives and a tour of Walt Disney’s office suite. The 2.5-hour tours offer fans a unique perspective on historic moments from Disney films, television shows, and theme parks.

Lunch with a Legend

D23’S LUNCH WITH A DISNEY LEGEND: Beginning in January, D23 brings back these exclusive luncheons with Disney luminaries, where members will meet Disney Legends and hear their fascinating stories. The events return to both Walt Disney World Resort and The Walt Disney Studios, where members have already dined with such Legends as Imagineer Wayne Jackson, animator Burny Mattinson, Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith, and voice talent Russi Taylor.

Toy Story Land

PIXAR AND THE PARKS: D23 kicks off a trio of thrilling events with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in April, when members will be invited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom with in-park experiences, culinary delights, and surprises. Next summer, D23 will invite guests to shrink to the size of Woody and Buzz Lightyear when Toy Story Land opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And more animated magic is on the way at a special event for the opening of Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure. And speaking of Pixar, for the first time ever, D23 Members will have the chance to tour Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. More information on all these events will be released in the new year.

Mary Poppins Returns

ADVANCE SCREENINGS: From A Wrinkle in Time to Mary Poppins Returns, D23 Members can look forward to a host of exclusive, advance screenings across the country in 2018. This year, D23 brought movie magic to cities including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Plus, this year D23 Members attended the red-carpet premieres of Beauty and the Beast and Cars 3. D23 Gold Members across the U.S. will once again be selected at random to receive complimentary movie passes, which will be included in issues of Disney twenty-three, D23’s quarterly publication.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

D23’s SPOOKTACULAR FANNIVERSARY: From the spooky to the kooky, two beloved films are celebrating silver anniversaries in 2018: Hocus Pocus and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. In 1993, Hocus Pocus introduced us to the hilarious (if somewhat evil-minded) Sanderson Sisters, and later that year, the magnificently inventive Tim Burton introduced us to Jack Skellington; his “doll” of an admirer, Sally; the adorable “ghost dog” Zero; and the villainous Oogie Boogie. Next fall, D23 Members will enjoy a cauldron full of new features, as well as special screening events on the Disney Studio lot and around the United States, where fans will be able to vote in advance on which of the two classics we screen.

Light Up the Season

SIGNATURE EVENTS: D23 will bring back foodie favorite Sip & Stroll during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Guests at Walt Disney World Resort will once again make the season bright next December, and on the West Coast, members will be invited back to The Walt Disney Studios to Light Up the Season. Also, D23’s Behind-the-Scenes Experiences will return, offering exclusive, one-of-a-kind events to D23 Gold and Gold Family Members.

San Diego Member Mixer

MEMBER MIXERS: After mixing and mingling at complimentary gatherings in Providence, R.I.; Seattle, Wash.; and, once again, at San Diego Comic-Con, D23 will bring more mixers to U.S. cities in 2018.