D23 Unlocks the Magic of Disney with a Year of Spectacular Events across the Country

  D23 Unlocks the Magic of Disney with a Year of Spectacular Events across the
  Country

In 2013, The Official Disney Fan Club Will Travel to Boston, Newark, Seattle,
San Diego, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles
             as Well as Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Business Wire

BURBANK, Calif. -- November 28, 2012

In 2013, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will reach out to fans across the
country through an exciting roster of uniquely magical Disney experiences.

Starting in March, D23 takes the party on the road once again with our second
D23’S DISNEY FANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. The event, which played to crowds of
enthusiastic fans across the U.S. earlier this year, will commemorate dozens
of magical milestones, each celebrating an anniversary in 2013. Said The
Hollywood Reporter of the 2012 event, “It’s a must for Disney fanatics and a
fascinating look at Disney history.” Hosted by Disney Archivists and D23 Team
Members, D23’s Disney Fanniversary Celebration events will be held in Boston,
Chicago, Los Angeles, Newark, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco,
Seattle, and Washington, D.C., and will revisit some of the most beloved theme
park attractions, animated and live-action films, TV series, and nearly 90
years of Disney history. Fanniversary events will be open to the public, with
special admission and surprises created especially for D23 Members in
attendance.

D23 will once again partner with The Walt Disney Studios, offering members
access to advance screenings of the latest Disney animated and live-action
feature films. In 2012, D23 Members were among the first to see Wreck-It
Ralph, Frankenweenie, and Brave.

MICKEY'S OF GLENDALE, the Walt Disney Imagineering employee store in Glendale,
Calif., will open its doors exclusively to D23 on Saturday, April 13 and
Saturday, June 8. Members will have an opportunity to purchase limited-edition
merchandise and view the park-like grounds at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts'
creative “think tank.” Additionally, in 2013, D23 will partner with Disney
Store in key locations to host exclusive and one-of-a-kind events for our D23
Members.

Throughout the year, D23 will continue its popular series of movie screenings
at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. D23’s 50 AND FABULOUS returns, honoring
Disney favorites celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2013, including
screenings of Son of Flubber (April 13), Summer Magic (June 8), and The Sword
in the Stone (September 15). FROM THE VAULTS also returns, bringing favorite
live-action films back to the big screen, including the digitally restored
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea on November 16.

The year also includes D23 DAY AT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS AND ARCHIVES, our
popular member-only tours of the historic Studio Lot and Walt Disney Archives
in Burbank. Tours will take place May 4, June 1, September 14, and November 2.

In the fall, during Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, D23’s SIP &
STROLL event will return (September 2013). And during the holiday season, D23
will bring back the popular offering DISNEY AND DICKENS (in Burbank in
December), and introduce the all-new festive D23’S HOLIDAY SPLENDOR at Walt
Disney World Resort in December.

The grandest fan event of them all will take place August 9–11 at the Anaheim
Convention Center when the D23 EXPO 2013: THE ULTIMATE DISNEY FAN EVENT brings
all the wonderful worlds of Disney together under one enormous roof for three
days. From The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts to Disney
Consumer Products and our numerous media networks, guests will revel in new
discoveries, special panels and presentations, movie screenings, celebrity
appearances and autograph signings, and gain fresh insights into movies,
television, theme parks, animation, Disney history, and more. Special “early
bird” discounted tickets are available through December 31, 2012, and D23
Members receive an additional discount on tickets as well as special perks at
the Expo.

Look for dates, ticketing information, and more D23 events to be announced
throughout the year. Full details on D23’s lineup of 2013 special events can
be found on the Fan Club’s website at www.D23.com. All events and dates are
subject to change.

Current event calendar:

  *March–April: D23’s Disney Fanniversary Celebration, Boston, Chicago, Los
    Angeles, Newark, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and
    Washington D.C.
  *April 13: 50 and Fabulous—Son of Flubber, Burbank, Calif.
  *April 13: Mickey’s of Glendale shopping day, Glendale, Calif.
  *May 4: D23 Day at the Walt Disney Studios and Archives, Burbank, Calif.
  *June 1: D23 Day at the Walt Disney Studios and Archives, Burbank, Calif.
  *June 8: 50 and Fabulous—Summer Magic, Burbank, Calif.
  *June 8: Mickey’s of Glendale Shopping Day, Glendale, Calif.
  *August 9–11: D23 Expo 2013, Anaheim, Calif.
  *September: Sip & Stroll, Walt Disney World Resort
  *September 14: D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives, Burbank,
    Calif.
  *September 15: 50 and Fabulous: The Sword in the Stone, Burbank, Calif.
  *November 2: D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives, Burbank,
    Calif.
  *November 16: From the Vaults—20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Burbank, Calif.
  *December: Disney and Dickens, Burbank, Calif.
  *December: D23’s Holiday Splendor, Walt Disney World Resort

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club celebrates the remarkable past, present, and
future of Disney, taking its name from 1923, the year Walt Disney founded his
world-famous company. D23 unlocks the magic of Disney with a host of exclusive
benefits, including a quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich
website at www.D23.com; a weekly email newsletter; an array of discounts and
special offers; free gifts throughout the year; as well as exclusive events
created especially for its members.

Gold-level D23 memberships are $74.99, and Silver-level memberships—which
provide all benefits with the exception of a Disney twenty-three
subscription—are just $34.99 a year. All discounts and special promotions are
available to both Gold- and Silver-level D23 Members. A membership to D23
makes the perfect holiday gift.

Disney fans can join the world’s only Official Disney Fan Club by visiting
www.D23.com, or at select shops at the Disneyland® Resort, the Walt Disney
World® Resort and www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23
news and events, follow “DisneyD23” on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

Contact:

The Walt Disney Company
Lisa Scalzo
818-560-3117 / Lisa.R.Scalzo@Disney.com
or
Carl Samrock PR
Karen Penhale
818-260-0777 / karenpenhale@cs-pr.com
 
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