Summer with D23: Exclusive Events, Offers, and Inside Out 2 on the cover of Disney twenty-three

By the D23 Team

It’s time for D23 Gold Members to get a generous serving of insider scoop! This summer, The Walt Disney Company is releasing an unparalleled lineup of films and shows from across its many award-winning studios, and the Summer 2024 issue of Disney twenty-three has them all covered, including titles from Marvel Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, and 20th Century Studios.

Inside Disney twenty-three, D23 Gold Members will get a first look at the innovative storytelling and behind-the-scenes moments from beloved franchises and brand-new titles. It starts with the publication’s cover: On June 14, Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust are back and ready for a bumpy ride in Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 as Riley navigates the roller coaster of emotions that comes with being a teenager. The highly anticipated sequel to the 2015 Academy Award®-winning film Inside Out will introduce moviegoers to four new Emotions arriving in Riley’s mind—including Anxiety (voiced by Maya Hawke), who appears on the cover with Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler). Disney twenty-three talked to both Hawke and Poehler as well as director Kelsey Mann and cast members Tony Hale (Fear), Lewis Black (Anger), and Phyllis Smith (Sadness). They share the inside scoop on the next chapter of Riley’s life and look back at the iconic movie that started it all.

On July 26, the dynamic duo of Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) will team up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest blockbuster. In the Summer issue, director, producer, and writer Shawn Levy and executive producer Wendy Jacobson share how this explosive matchup came together—and what moviegoers can expect from Marvel Studios’ Deadpool & Wolverine. Another celebrated franchise—Planet of the Apes—that has enthralled fans for generations has unveiled its next chapter with Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, now available in theaters. Disney twenty-three readers will learn behind-the-scenes secrets shared by the stars and filmmakers who are bringing this story to fans.

Over on Disney+, Star Wars fans will have the opportunity to learn what life was like before the rise of the Empire when Star Wars: The Acolyte debuts on June 4. In the Summer 2024 issue, D23 Gold Members will get a preview of the show from executive producer Leslye Headland and stars Amandla Stenberg and Dafne Keen.

D23 Gold Members will also have the chance to get an exclusive look at Disney Parks’ largest park expansion, Fantasy Springs, the extraordinary new port of call at Tokyo DisneySea within Tokyo Disney Resort. Inspired by the worlds of Peter Pan (1953), Tangled (2010), and Frozen (2013), Fantasy Springs creates all-new immersive experiences for parkgoers. D23 Gold Members will be the first to see all-exclusive photographs and read interviews with the Walt Disney Imagineers who created this magical port in collaboration with Oriental Land Company.

In anticipation of the upcoming D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event Presented by VISA, the Summer issue takes a look at the specially curated exhibition from the Walt Disney Archives coming to the show floor of this sold-out event, set for August 9, 10, and 11 in Anaheim, California. Walt Disney Archives Presents: A Great Big Beautiful Car Show will feature an amazing display of iconic Disney vehicles from classic movies, shows, and Disney Parks. In this Disney twenty-three preview, readers will take a tour of the secret warehouse where so many Disney artifacts are stored and learn the stories behind the vehicles that captivated fans on the silver screen and in real life.

The new issue, available exclusively to Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, also introduces readers to the debut of a surprising feature from the Walt Disney Archives titled Down the Rabbit Hole; dives under the sea with Disney Jr.’s Ariel, the upcoming series featuring the little mermaid; and plunges into the heroic, true tale told in Young Woman and the Sea (in theaters May 31) with star Daisy Ridley, who plays American swimming champion Trudy Ederle, and director Joachim Rønning.

Also in the Summer 2024 issue of Disney twenty-three:

  • Previously untold tales from retired Walt Disney Imagineer Bob Weis, the former president of Walt Disney Imagineering
  • A closer look at the Voices of Liberty a capella group, who have been singing at The American Adventure pavilion in EPCOT since Opening Day
  • Regular features including D Society, By the Numbers, Character Analysis, and Ask the Walt Disney Archives

Disney twenty-three is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps and is offered exclusively to D23 Gold Members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will begin arriving before the end of May.

Along with this one-of-a-kind magazine, D23 Gold Members enjoy additional benefits such as discounts on tickets, hotels, stores, and venues, as well as access to special events that provide fans with distinctly Disney experiences.

New offers include discounts to select Disney Theatrical touring productions; The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington; Drawn to Life by Cirque du Soleil and Disney in Orlando, FL; The Anaheim Hotel in CA; a National Geographic Kids Subscription and the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel and Swan Reserve. For more offers, click here.

This summer, fans of The Princess and the Frog (2009) can celebrate the rich legacy and exciting future of this treasured story with D23 Member events at the Walt Disney World Resort! A 15th Anniversary theatrical screening of the film at Disney Springs is first on the menu, where fans can enjoy the feature on the silver screen, accompanied by a special Mardi Gras-inspired cookie from the fan-favorite Gideon’s Bakehouse.

In the evening at a separately ticketed event, D23 Gold Members will have the opportunity to be among the first to enjoy the new Walt Disney World attraction, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, at Magic Kingdom Park. D23 Gold Members will be able to ride the attraction again and again, then take some time to enjoy the enchanting evening ambiance of the bayou with live jazz performances and tasty treats available during this celebration of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

More details on these events and others will be served up very soon and can be found here! All events, dates, and discounts are subject to change.

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