D23 2020 Events

FIRST LOOK: D23’s Lineup of Events for 2020

In 2020, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is bringing back many of its most popular events, adding incredible new experiences, and putting new twists on favorites for fans around the country to enjoy.
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D23 DESTINATION D: FANTASTIC WORLDS: Returning to Walt Disney World Resort next November 20–22, Destination D will…

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marceline recap

D23 Returns to Marceline for a Truly Magnificent Day

By Tyler Slater

On Friday, May 25, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members met in Missouri for truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Walt’s boyhood hometown of Marceline.

Guests gathered in Excelsior Springs to be shuttled across the beautiful Midwest to the town of Marceline. During the journey, guests enjoyed two very special presentations, one by Disney…

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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

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Dead Man's Chest from Pirates of the Caribbean

23 Disney Details You Will Love at Shanghai Disney Resort

by Jeffrey Epstein

Shanghai Disney Resort is truly larger than life. From the dazzling Enchanted Storybook Castle (the largest castle in any Disney park) and the imposing Roaring Mountain (home to the beastly Q’aráq) with its gushing waterfalls, to the heart-stopping TRON Lightcycle Power Run and spectacular Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken…

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A Historic Premiere in Walt’s Hometown

By Steven Vagnini

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Great Locomotive Chase, D23 looks back at the film’s “Midwest premiere” in Marceline.

“I’m glad I’m a small town boy, and I’m glad Marceline was my town,” Walt Disney once wrote to the city’s residents. The quaint Missouri community, where young Walter lived from 1906 until 1911,…

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photo of Walt Disney with Pinocchio Drawings

How a Man Called Walt Became Disney

Becoming Walt Disney, an original D23 Studios short film, traces the path of a one-of-a-kind storyteller from his youth in Marceline, Missouri, and his apprenticeship in Kansas City, Missouri, all the way to his arrival Los Angeles, California, in 1923.

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photo of Walt Disney walking across grass beside city limits sign for Marceline Missouri in 1956

The Magic of Marceline

The town of Marceline, Missouri (current population: 2,308), lies in the gently rolling plains of northeast Missouri. It’s a place where the sun rises over golden fields and sunlight peaks through gently bending willow trees. There are no chain stores in its quaint downtown area, just shops, eateries, and a single movie theater. There’s no stoplight. If you’re looking…

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