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D23 – The Official Disney Fan Club – More New Discounts for Members






From Disney Artwork to Hotel Rooms,
Movie Tickets to Science Centers, Dining and More, Members Have More Than Two
Dozen Ways to Save

BURBANK, Calif. – January 24, 2012 – From Broadway to
Hollywood, from the Big Easy to the Aloha State, D23: The Official Disney Fan
Club has added a bevy of new benefits and special discounts to bring new ways
for its members to save when shopping, traveling, dining, entertaining… even
decorating their homes.

From Disney collectibles to accommodations near the
Disneyland Resort, D23's most recently added special discounts include:

  • From Thomas Kinkade,
    the Painter of LightTM
    , 20% off a D23 Member's entire order at, including art from the Disney Dreams Collection
  • A 10% discount off of services at Niki Bryan Spas, meaning D23 Members can save at all
    spa locations at Disney Parks in the United States
  • Special D23 rates at the
    famed El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, including its upcoming
    presentation of Disney's classic Lady and the Tramp
  • D23 Member discounts at House
    of Blues
    locations at both the Disneyland Resort and Walt
    Disney World Resort
  • $5 discount off any
    adult, child or senior ticket to the Johnson Space Center in
    Houston, an official NASA Visitor Center
  • 20% off any single
    admission ticket to the famed Miami Science Museum
  • From Howard Johnson
    , just across the street from Disneyland Resort, 15% off an entire stay
  • At LittleMissMatched,
    D23 Members receive 15% off all Disney merchandise online and in-store,
    including Downtown Disney locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World
  • For fashion-conscious Disney fans, 10% off of purchases made at the Apricot Lane Boutique
    at Downtown Disney Anaheim
  • $23 off purchases of $149
    or more in-store or online at collectibles boutique Charming Shoppe
    in Orange County, Calif.
  • Savings of 20% from Fantagraphics
    , which publishes hardcover versions of classic Mickey Mouse and
    Donald Duck comics

In addition to these special discounts, Disney
Vacation Club
® – Disney's innovative approach to vacation
ownership since 1991 – is celebrating the opening of Aulani, Disney Vacation
Villas in Ko Olina, Hawai'i, with a special limited-time offer. 
Starting February 1, 2012, D23 Members have an exclusive opportunity to receive
a vintage work of custom-matted art from Walt Disney's 1937 animated short
"Hawaiian Holiday" by simply learning more about the magic of Disney
Vacation Club
membership by phone.*

The newest D23 Member discounts and offers are in
addition to ongoing special deals, a full list of which can be found online at
Continuing D23 Member offers also include:

  • Special pricing on the
    ever-popular Mary Poppins on Broadway, with orchestra-seat
    pricing starting at just $67 for D23 Members
  • Two ways to save on
    admission to the renowned Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, just across
    the street from the El Capitan Theatre; save $5 per ticket by or buy one adult ticket and get a child's
    ticket for free
  • A 10% discount on
    purchases at Two Scoops Ice Cream Parlor in Ko Olina, just down the
    street from Disney's Aulani resort
  • From and to virtually any
    airport in the country, 10% off all services offered by SuperShuttle,
    including its ExecuCar private sedan service
  • A 15% savings on all
    video game catalog titles and select hardware from game publisher THQ
  • A savings of 10% at all Ralph
    Brennan restaurants
    in New Orleans and Metairie, La., including Red
    Fish Grill, Ralphs on the Park and Café NOMA, as well as Ralph
    Brennan's Jazz Kitchen
    at Downtown Disney Anaheim
  • 20% off all purchases made online at the ABC Store
  • A savings of 20% on
    purchases made at

This is just a sample of available the D23 Member
discounts and offers-with more coming throughout 2012, saving members literally
hundreds of dollars a year.

For Disney fans everywhere, becoming a D23 Member as
simple as visiting
and selecting from a Gold or Silver D23 Membership.  Gold D23 Membership
($74.99 a year) offers a one-year subscription (four issues) to the glossy,award-winning Disney twenty-three magazine, plus four special,
collectible gifts – unique surprises that accompany every issue of Disney

All new and renewing D23 Members, including Silver
D23 Members ($34.99 a year), also receive a member-exclusive gift from the Walt
Disney Archives Collection, and specially priced admission to the bi-annual D23
Expo, the largest Disney fan event in the world.

D23 Members can take advantage of the Official Disney
Fan Club's ever-increasing member benefits and offers, have full access to the
D23 website (, and
receive exclusive invitations to special, member-only events including private
tours of The Walt Disney Studios and the Walt Disney Archives; D23-exclusive
celebrations at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts; and movie screenings
of classic Disney films.


merchandise – no retail value. DVC-GIFT-31-A.


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Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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