Disney Afternoon Event

A Very Disney Afternoon on the Walt Disney Studios Lot

By Nicole Nalty

Step right up and come on in, here’s where the fun begins! D23 Gold Members threw on their best 90s threads and headed to The Walt Disney Studios lot for an epic throwback event celebrating The Disney Afternoon programming block, which ran from 1990 through 1997. The event kicked off in the historic Studio Theatre with an introduction from…

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Lunch with a Brand-New Disney Legend: Wayne Jackson

By Tyler Slater

One of the most iconic moments from D23 Expo 2017 was the Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, celebrating a small group of very special individuals who were honored for their extraordinary contributions to the Disney legacy. At D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, we were thrilled to continue celebrating this momentous occasion by inviting one of the newly…

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D23 and TCM Backlot Experience Movie Magic at The Great Movie Ride

By Tyler Slater

On the morning of Saturday, August 12, members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and TCM Backlot came together at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to say “that’s a wrap” at The Great Movie Ride for one last time.

Before the theme park opened, more than 100 fans gathered outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and were greeted by Gary and Diego…

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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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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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