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



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

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
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.

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
Wreck-It Ralph, Frankenweenie, and Brave.


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.

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.

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 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

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;
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, or at select shops at the Disneyland® Resort, the Walt Disney World® Resort and To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow “DisneyD23” on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

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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