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D23 Destination D returns to Walt Disney World Resort with an all-new theme. Plus, more tours of The Walt Disney Studios than ever before, additional magical screenings, a visit to Walt’s hometown of Marceline, Mo., and more

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is bringing back many of its most popular events in 2020, adding incredible new experiences, and putting new twists on fan favorites.

  • D23 DESTINATION D: FANTASTIC WORLDS: Returning to Walt Disney World Resort next
    November 20–22, Destination D will honor Disney’s many magical places, from the extraordinary to
    the fantastical. In addition, the Walt Disney Archives, which turns 50 next year, is creating an all-new
    exhibit that will include 50 iconic treasures, representing the 50 years of the Archives. And Walt
    Disney Imagineering’s store, Mickey’s of Glendale, will once again open a pop-up shop featuring
    exclusive items, just for the weekend. Additional details, including special hotel rates and ticketing
    information, will be announced in late spring.
  • D23 CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES: In addition to the new exhibit
    coming to Destination D, D23 Members will be invited to a special Grand Opening Preview of Inside
    the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana,
    Calif., on Saturday, March 4, 2020. Plus, on June 22, the actual anniversary of the founding of the
    Archives, D23 will hold a special “birthday party” at the Bowers Museum. And next year, D23 will offer
    two exclusive D23 Behind-the-Scenes Experiences: A Day at the Studio Lot, for an exciting look
    behind the incredible work that goes on every day at the Walt Disney Archives.
  • WALT’S MARCELINE: Walt frequently cited this charming Missouri town, where he spent his early
    childhood, as one of his greatest influences. In fact, its lovely main thoroughfare was an inspiration for
    Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. D23 Members will have a chance to explore the Walt Disney
    Hometown Museum, enjoy local treats and mingle with special guests during this full-day event.
    AND ON THE ROAD: For years, D23 Members have enjoyed private screenings of beloved classics
    on The Walt Disney Studios lot and at Disney Springs with special guests and exclusive gifts. This
    year, for the first time ever, D23 is taking the show—and the movies—on the road, bringing the joy of
    Disney films to members in select cities around the country. Next year, D23 will more than double the
    number of its Magical Screenings, celebrating the milestone anniversaries of such films as The Three
    Caballeros, A Goofy Movie, Pocahontas, The Emperor’s New Groove, and The Aristocats.
    ever, D23 hosted monthly Gold Member-exclusive tours of the historic Studio lot. In 2020, due to
    overwhelming demand, we are adding additional tours, offering them more often so more guests can
    take a look inside the Walt Disney Archives and see Walt Disney’s office suite. These tours offer fans
    a unique perspective on historic moments from Disney films, television shows, and theme parks.
  • ADVANCE SCREENINGS OF NEW FILMS: In 2020, D23 Members will once again enjoy exclusive,
    advance screenings across the country in partnership with our friends from The Walt Disney Studios.
    This year, D23 brought movie magic—including Toy Story 4 and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil—to more
    than 35 cities across the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit,
    Houston, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York City, Phoenix, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Toronto. D23
    Members also attended the red-carpet premiere of Disney’s Aladdin.
  • SIGNATURE EVENTS: D23 will invite guests to enjoy Disney California Adventure Food & Wine
    Festival this spring, as well as foodie favorite Sip & Stroll during the Epcot International Food & Wine
    Festival next fall. Walt Disney Imagineering’s exclusive merchandise store, Mickey’s of Glendale, will
    once again open its doors to members for shopping days. And seasonal favorites will return, including
    a new Halloween event and the holiday favorite Light Up the Season with D23 at The Walt Disney
    Studios, as well as a special event next December at Walt Disney World Resort. Members will also
    be able to attend special events at The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco and D23 will
    continue to offer unique experiences across the country, giving members the opportunity to meet our
    Disney Legends and luminaries.
  • MEMBER MEET-UPS: In 2020, D23 will bring its popular Member Mixers and meet-ups to cities
    across the United States including Anaheim, New York City, San Diego, and Seattle, as well as to
    Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.

Dates, ticketing information, and more D23 events will be announced throughout the year. Additional details on D23’s lineup of 2020 special events can be found on the Fan Club’s website at Many of these events are exclusively for D23 Gold and Gold Family Members. Be sure to check the full listings when events post for details. All events and dates are subject to change.

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