D23 Members to Return to Marceline, Missouri

The Disney100 Celebration continues throughout the year with many special events to celebrate this magical milestone. D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will celebrate a century of storytelling with a return to Walt Disney’s hometown, Marceline, Missouri! Walt’s childhood memories in this small town provided a fount of inspiration during his career. “I’m glad I’m a small-town boy, and I’m glad Marceline was my town,” he once said.

D23 Gold Members are once again invited to Walt’s boyhood hometown for a one-of-a-kind experience that includes exploring the Walt Disney Hometown Museum, visiting Walt Disney Elementary School, strolling down Marceline’s own “Main Street, U.S.A.,” and even a special dinner reception outside Walt’s former farmhouse!

D23 members will also join Citizen for a special clock dedication for the Walt Disney Hometown Museum. Members will then continue to celebrate Disney100 by following in the footsteps of the man who started it all!

D23 Gold Members will be able to purchase tickets for this event on Wednesday, March 22 at 10am PT/ 1pm ET. Tickets are $350 (+$7 Processing Fee).

This exclusive event will include the following:​

  • Motorcoach transportation for the round-trip journey from Chillicothe, Missouri, to Marceline
  • Special presentation and Q&A with Bob Wilson, retired CEO, COO of Retlaw Enterprises, the Disney family’s private corporation
  • Lunch at your choice of one of Marceline’s local restaurants
  • Access to the Walt Disney Hometown Museum
  • Ability to explore various parts of Marceline, such as the Marceline Post Office, Walt Disney Elementary School, and other locations on Main Street
  • Access to a clock dedication ceremony, from CITIZEN, at the Walt Disney Hometown Museum Garden
  • Visit to the property of Walt Disney’s former family farm, featuring live music and a hometown dinner
  • A commemorative gift created exclusively for this special occasion

You will be required to show a photo ID. Members will be required to show their D23 membership card.

The event will begin at approx. 9:30 a.m. and will last until approx. 9:30 p.m.


D23 Gold Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and up to one (1) guest.

Each attendee must have a ticket in their possession for entry.

There are a limited number of tickets available. D23 Members must log in by using their D23.com Member account information when reserving tickets.

D23 Gold Members who do not bring their membership card and tickets may not be admitted to the event. Membership card may be a physical card or a digital membership card found in the D23 App.

Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a guest 18 years of age or older to attend this D23 event.

Ticketed Members and guests who do not attend the event forfeit their place, as well as all experiences, benefits, and gifts associated with the event. D23 Members must be present or guests will not gain admittance to the event.

All D23 events are subject to change without notice. All ticket sales are final. There are strictly no cancellations or refunds regardless of reason (including without limitation, due to illness, change in travel plans, etc.) and tickets are not transferable.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Filming, photography, and other recording will take place during the event you will be attending. By entering the premises, you irrevocably consent to and authorize Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., its affiliates, successors, and assigns (collectively “Disney”), to photograph you, make sound recordings of you, and use such photographs and recordings throughout the world, for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity, including, but not limited to, television broadcasts and home entertainment products, including, but not limited to, home video and DVD. All such photographs and sound recordings will be the sole property of Disney.

Will you be attending this D23 event? Have you been to Marceline before? Share your thoughts and opinions and experiences in the comments below!