Walt's Birthplace

D23 Members Return to Walt’s Birthplace

By Tyler Slater

On a perfect Chicago day at the beginning of June, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members gathered in the Windy City to check in on the historic restoration well underway at The Walt Disney Birthplace.

The behind-the-scenes experience began with a special presentation by The Walt Disney Birthplace team at the beautiful Logan Theatre. Attendees not…

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Pandora

D23 Members Among the First to Travel to Pandora – The World of Avatar

By Tyler Slater

One week before Pandora – The World of Avatar opens to the public at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members had the opportunity to travel 4.37 million light-years and explore this beautiful and majestic land.

On Friday, May 19, Members gathered at Tiffins for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and were accompanied by none…

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Pirates of the Caribbean screening

D23 Members Set Sail for Coast-to-Coast Pirate Adventures!

By D23 Team

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for D23! As we look forward to the upcoming release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members from coast to coast gathered to celebrate Disney’s rich history of rascals, scoundrels, villains, and knaves on Saturday, May 13, at both The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank and at AMC…

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Lunch with a Legend: Marty Sklar

D23 Members Dine with Imagineering Legend Marty Sklar

By D23 Team

As we anticipate the induction of nine new Disney Legends at the D23 Expo, 40 D23 Gold Members and their guests gathered on May 12, 2017, for an intimate luncheon to celebrate an individual whose contributions earned him the prestigious Disney Legend Award in 2001: Imagineering Ambassador Marty Sklar!

The former vice chairman and principal creative…

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Disney Store NYC

D23 Members Experienced So Much Magic in Manhattan… and More!

By Tyler Slater

On Wednesday, April 26, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members headed to the “Big Apple” to experience a fun-filled day of Disney magic in Manhattan and more! We had some members paying their very first visit to New York City, and some visiting from as far as Hawai’i and Japan!

Our day began on a “sweet” note as we gathered at ABC Studios…

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Disney Legend Burny Mattinson

A Legendary Lunch with Burny Mattinson

By Nicole Nalty

As we prepare to welcome nine new honorees into the Disney Legend family at D23 Expo, D23 Gold Members spent some time with a man who has been a part of this legendary group for nearly 10 years! D23 continued its Lunch with a Disney Legend event series with story artist, animator, producer, and director Burny Mattinson on Friday, April 7, 2017, on…

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Dave Smith with a young guest at Tangled in Florida event recap

D23 Members “See the Light” with Tangled at Disney Springs

By D23 Team

To celebrate Disney animation’s past, present, and future, more than 150 D23 Gold Members and their guests gathered at AMC Disney Springs 24 to enjoy Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 50th animated feature, Tangled, as part of D23’s Magical Screening Series in Florida! In addition to experiencing the 2010 classic, guests also enjoyed an exclusive look…

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Lunch with a Disney Legend, Dave Smith

D23 Members Discover Disney History with Dave Smith

By Steven Vagnini

For four decades, Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith headed the department charged with collecting, preserving, and sharing Disney’s rich history. To celebrate Dave’s incredible career—and welcome him to his first D23 event at Walt Disney World Resort in more than five years—45 D23 Gold Members and their guests gathered for an…

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D23 Members at the Tangled event

D23 Members Have the Best Day Ever With Tangled On the Walt Disney Studios Lot

By Nicole Nalty

D23 Members took a break from the “usual morning lineup” to celebrate Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 50th feature film, Tangled, on the Walt Disney Studios lot. Fans of Rapunzel, Flynn, and the gang gathered in the historic Studio Theatre for an animated afternoon––honoring the past, present, and future of Disney animation.

In honor…

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