D23 2017 highlights

D23’s 2017 Year in Review

By D23 Team

It’s been an exciting year to be a Disney fan, and an even more awesome year to be a D23 Member! Take a look at a few 2017 D23 highlights below––we’ll see you in the new year with even more magic!

January: Walt Disney’s Nine Old Men
After taking D23 Gold Members behind the desk of Walt Disney in 2016, the 2017 D23 Gold Member gift…

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Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering

D23 Expo 2017 Highlights: Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering

During the Legends of Walt Disney Imagineering panel at D23 Expo 2017, Disney fan John Stamos spoke with legendary Imagineers, Marty Sklar, Tony Baxter, and Wayne Jackson, to celebrate the many remarkable men and women who achieved Walt Disney’s dreams of Disneyland and beyond. See highlights of the fascinating conversation below.

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Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies At 83

Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. “Marty” Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday. He was 83. During an illustrious career spanning 54 years, Marty worked closely with Walt Disney and was instrumental in creating, enhancing and expanding Disney’s creative vision. Named a Disney Legend in 2001, he is best remembered and revered by fans around…

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Legendary Disney Imagineer Marty Sklar Dies At 83

Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. “Marty” Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday. He was 83. During an illustrious career spanning 54 years, Marty worked closely with Walt Disney and was instrumental in creating, enhancing and expanding Disney’s creative vision. Named a Disney Legend in 2001, he is best remembered and revered by fans around…

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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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Pirates of the Caribbean

Sail Around the World with Pirates of the Caribbean

The iconic attraction is celebrating 50 years at Disneyland park! Disney Legends Tony Baxter and Marty Sklar share memories from the making of Pirates of Caribbean around the world and Creative Executive for Shanghai Disney Resort Luc Mayrand shares some of the nods to the original attraction in the thrilling Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for Sunken Treasure at…

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Walt Disney and Epcot

From the Office of Walt Disney: EPCOT – A Blueprint of the Future

On October 27, 1966, Walt Disney unveiled his plans for an “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow”—or, EPCOT.  Fifty years after this historic film shoot, Disney Legends Marty Sklar and Bob Gurr explore Walt’s bold vision for this “living blueprint of the future.”

This script is one of 23 reproduced treasures from our 2016 Gold Member…

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