D23 Announces Details on Destination D23 As It Kicks Off Member Appreciation Month

D23 is celebrating its 14th anniversary and with it also celebrating Member Appreciation Month. As part of the celebrations, D23 today announced details about Destination D in September. The event will be held Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10, at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Tickets for the event will go on sale on March 14, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT. Along with details for Destination D, D23 also revealed how it will be celebration Member Appreciation Month this month!

Destination D23 presented by Lug

September 8-10, 2023, Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Celebrate a century of Disney storytelling at the biggest Disney fan event of the year. Join Disney archivists, historians, Imagineers, cast members, Disney Legends, and luminaries for three magical days honoring Disney’s first 100 years. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products chairman, Josh D’Amaro, returns to host a presentation about what makes the Disney experiences so magical and memorable for our guests and fans around the world. There will also be panels looking at Walt’s earliest days in California, the “Disney you didn’t know” featuring astonishing Disney facts, and 100 years of “Weird Disney.” Plus, the Walt Disney Archives will have a special exhibit in honor of Disney’s 100-year milestone, Mickey’s of Glendale brings back its popular pop-up shop featuring Destination D23 and Walt Disney Imagineering offerings, and the Ink & Paint Marketplace will offer a bounty of merchandise and collectibles. And for the first time ever, The Walt Disney Company Store will open a pop-up store offering employee and D23 Member-exclusive merchandise. 

A family company since 2005, Lug bags and accessories are styled for joy, personal expression, and the effortless organization of everyday life.

Tickets go on sale March 14 at 1pm ET. More presentations, panelists, and activities will be announced soon, and additional information can be found here.

D23 Member Appreciation Month

Starting today, D23 is kicking of Member Appreciation Month to celebrate the 14th anniversary of Disney’s official fan club! D23 Gold Members already received their exclusive magnet featuring the Mickey Mouse “Leader of the Club” Milestone Statue. And starting today, members will enjoy a variety of digital delights including customized downloads, delicious recipes, and brand-new content at D23.com.

D23 will also be offering members terrific discounts throughout the month including savings on D23 Gold Member merchandise at shopDisney, 23% off all merchandise from BoxLunch, a Ghirardelli Chocolate discount, and more. This continues D23’s ongoing series of exclusive offers for members, such as theMickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Handcar by Lionel.

Visit https://d23.com/memberappreciation for more information and updates throughout the month!

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club was founded on March 10, 2009. The first D23 Expo was held from September 10-13, 2009 and the first Destination D was held the following September. Through the years, D23 has grown in size and popularity as fans come together to celebrate their love of Disney.

What do you think about these announcements from D23? Are you going to be attending Destination D23? Are you excited about D23’s Member Appreciation Month? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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