D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced several events that will take place during the Disney100 celebration in 2023. This includes dates for Destination D23, a Walt Disney Studios event, tours of the Walt Disney Studios, Disney100: The Exhibition, milestone events, a trip to Walt Disney’s hometown of Marceline, and more! These events will all be offered as The Walt Disney Company celebrates its 100th anniversary during a celebration being called Disney 100 Years of Wonder. Below is a look at the events that will be offered throughout 2023 by D23.
D23 returns to The Most Magical Place on Earth for the biggest Disney fan event of 2023 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, September 8–10, to celebrate 100 years of The Walt Disney Company. Fans will be among the first to hear exciting announcements and see sneak peeks from the many worlds of Disney—and relive favorite memories with behind-the-scenes stories, special guests, and so much more at this epic event.
In addition to a spectacular Destination D23 event, members will be among the first to see Disney100: The Exhibition when it makes its global premiere at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this February. Plus, D23 will invite members to The Walt Disney Studios Lot for an exclusive event in honor of 100 years of beloved Disney stories and characters.
The Walt Disney Studios Official Tour – Presented by D23
D23 welcomes guests to The Walt Disney Studios Lot, giving members the opportunity to visit the world-famous studio in Burbank, California. These tours offer fans a unique perspective on historic moments from Disney films, television series, and theme parks—along with the chance to look inside the Walt Disney Archives and draw inspiration from Walt Disney’s office suite.
Fan-Favorite Milestone Anniversaries
D23 will celebrate several milestone anniversaries with in-person events in 2023 for fan-favorite films, including Finding Nemo (20th), Mulan (25th), and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (35th). D23 is excited to celebrate these iconic films with extra-special experiences and even more magic for D23 Members. And Halloween will return in phantom fashion, celebrating the anniversaries of monstrously major movies including Hocus Pocus (30th), Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (30th), and Halloweentown (25th).
Walt Disney frequently cited this charming Missouri town where he spent his early childhood as one of his greatest influences. Its lovely main thoroughfare was an inspiration for Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. D23 Members will have a chance to return in June 2023 for a very special hometown event.
D23 Nights with Disney Theatrical
D23 and the North American tours of Disney’s The Lion King and Disney’s Frozen are excited to offer D23 Members exclusive theatrical experiences, including special ticket packages and post-show Q&As with cast members. D23 will kick off these dazzling theatrical events in Los Angeles with The Lion King and in Costa Mesa, California, with Frozen, and offer an exclusive experience with the cast during the highly anticipated opening of Disney’s Hercules at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.
Fans can look forward to D23 Gold Member previews of Walt Disney Archives traveling exhibitions across the country. D23 Gold Members will enjoy advance and opening night screenings of new Disney films at locations across the country. Walt Disney Imagineering’s exclusive merchandise store, Mickey’s of Glendale, will open its doors to members with both online and in-person opportunities. Look out for the return of the holiday favorite Light Up the Season in December 2023 as part of a very merry D23 Holiday Celebration!
Specific dates, more information, and ticketing details about these events will be released at a later date. They will be able to be found at d23.com/events.
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