Commemorating 40 Years of Walt
DISNEY TWENTY-THREE MAGAZINE
FALL ISSUE HITS STANDS AUGUST 2
The Story of How Walt's Dream Destination Became a
A Rare Glimpse into the Magic Kingdom's Underground Labyrinth
A Peek Back at Early Attractions
Plus an Exhilarating Hint of the Park's Future
Calif. - July 26, 2011 - The special fall issue of Disney
twenty-three magazine, on stands August 2, is dedicated entirely to the
40th anniversary of Walt Disney World.
Readers are offered a look at how the resort was created, including revealing
details behind the mysterious operation to acquire the vast expanse of Florida
land needed to build Walt's "vacation kingdom of the world." With its nostalgic
look back at attractions that have vanished but remain in the hearts of
multiple generations, this commemorative issue also takes readers on an
exclusive visit to the Magic Kingdom's underground "city." Readers are privy to
a host of little-known facts that contribute to Walt Disney World's remarkable
history and give the Florida theme park its unique identity. An illuminating
all-encompassing interview with Imagineering dynamo Eric Jacobson rounds out the
issue, as he tours the
Magic Kingdom with Disney twenty-three, pointing out some of his park favorites
and giving readers a preview of the new, expanded Fantasyland.
addition to the look back at the excitement leading up to the spectacular
opening of the Walt Disney World Resort in October 1971, Disney twenty-three's fall issue includes an intimate,
never-before-told portrait of Walt's brother Roy, by his grandson Roy P. Disney. Roy O. was the executive responsible for making sure that the
park opened on time... and on budget.
And there's more in the autumn issue
To become a D23 Member, and learn more
about membership and the fall issue of Disney twenty-three, visit www.disney.com/D23.
twenty-three is available at select retail locations for $15.95.
The name "D23"
pays homage to the wonder and excitement that began in 1923 when Walt Disney
opened his fledgling studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official community
for fans in Disney's 88-year history. D23 gives its members a greater
connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the
magic through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; a rich
website at www.disney.com/D23;
a collectibles line, the Walt Disney Archives Collection; and special events
for D23 Members throughout the year. Fans can join D23 at www.Disney.com/D23,
select shops at Disneyland® Resort and Walt Disney World®
Resort and www.DisneyStore.com.