NYC event recap

D23 Returns to New York City for Two Legendary Events

By Tyler Slater

During the first weekend of April, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members met in The City That Never Sleeps for events celebrating our famed Disney Legends program and our fan-favorite Behind-the-Scenes Experience series.

First, on Friday, April 5, attendees gathered in the beautiful New Amsterdam Theatre for a Lunch with a Disney Legend with the…

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D23 March events

D23 Events Soared Across the Country Throughout March

By Tyler Slater

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club kicked off its 10th anniversary with not only a FAN-tastic celebration at The Walt Disney Studios, but with screenings and events taking place in more than 20 cities across the country during the month of March!

Kicking things off, following the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on March 7 in St. Louis, attendees…

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Sleeping Beauty screening

D23 Members are Spellbound by coast-to-coast Sleeping Beauty events!

By D23 Team

On Saturday, February 16, D23 Members celebrated 60 years of Walt Disney’s classic animated film, Sleeping Beauty, both at Walt Disney World Resort and at The Walt Disney Studios in California.

In California, D23 Gold and Gold family Members gathered at The Walt Disney Studios to “hail Princess Aurora” with two events—the Happily Ever After…

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dave smith lwal

D23 Members “Ask Dave” at a Legendary Lunch on the Lot

By Justin Arthur

On Friday, January 25, 2019, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members gathered at The Walt Disney Studios to have lunch with the incomparable Disney Legend Dave Smith. Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith headed the department charged with collecting, preserving, and sharing Disney’s indelible history for 40 years!

To celebrate Dave’s…

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Gingerbread workshop event recap

A Grand Afternoon Filled with Gingerbread Fun

By Tyler Slater

On Saturday, December 15, D23 Gold Members and their friends and families gathered at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at for an exclusive Gingerbread Workshop!

The afternoon began with the Walt Disney World Bakery Team custom-creating gingerbread houses (and decorating kits) from the same recipe that they used to create the…

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light up the season 18 recap

All Was Merry and Bright at D23’s Light Up the Season

By Jocelyn Buhlman

A dazzling Christmas tree stands in one corner of The Walt Disney Studios lot, and across the way, Dopey is wearing his most festive Santa hat atop the Team Disney Building. You know what that means—it’s time for D23’s Light Up the Season, the fan-favorite Disney holiday tradition!

D23 Gold and Gold Family Members enjoyed a…

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mickey 90 exhibit

D23 Celebrates Mickey’s Birthday in NYC!

By Chris Taylor

Oh boy! Mickey had quite a birthday weekend and D23 Members had the chance to attend a private party in his honor. On Sunday, November 18—Mickey’s birthday!—D23 Members enjoyed a private viewing of the new Mickey: The True Original Exhibition in New York City. Everyone dressed for the occasion in their favorite Mickey-themed attire.


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destination d recap

Every Swell Moment from Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse

By Jocelyn Buhlman

It’s time! This weekend, we’re throwing the ultimate party for Mickey Mouse at Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse, taking place from now until Sunday, November 18 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World. We’re sharing every amazing moment from this fan-favorite weekend right here with live updates throughout the event….

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Hocus Pocus anniversary event

Disney Fans Celebrate 25 Years of Hocus Pocus with Famed Director Kenny Ortega

By Tyler Slater

On Sunday, October 28, D23 Members and fellow Disney fans arrived (some even by brooms and vacuums) to The Walt Disney Studios for a spooktacular celebration of the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus.

Once inside the historic Studio Theatre, D23’s own Jeffrey Epstein had the privilege of moderating a Q&A with the film’s beloved director, the…

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