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D23 releases lineup of events for 10th anniversary in 2019

by Brittani Tuttle

In 2019, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will celebrate its 10th anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, D23 is adding extra magic to their most popular events and introducing new experiences for fans to enjoy.

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D23 is celebrating 10 years in 2019 with a jam-packed event lineup.

Check out 2019’s event schedule below:

  • Jan. 25 – Lunch with a Disney Legend: TBA – Burbank, Calif.
  • Jan. 26 – The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour – Presented by D23 – Burbank, Calif.
  • Feb. 16 – D23’s Magical Screening Series: “Sleeping Beauty” – Burbank, Calif.
  • Feb. 16 – D23’s Magical Screening Series: “Sleeping Beauty” – Walt Disney World Resort, Fla.
  • April – Lunch with a Disney Legend: Linda Larkin – New York City, N.Y.
  • April 7 – The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour – Presented by D23 (Gold Family exclusive) – Burbank, Calif.
  • May – The Walt Disney Family Museum event for Mickey Mouse Exhibit – San Francisco, Calif.
  • May 4 – D23’s Magical Screening Series: “The Lion King” – Walt Disney World Resort, Fla.
  • May 11 – D23’s Magical Screening Series: “The Lion King” – Burbank, Calif.
  • June – Return to Walt’s Birthplace: TBA – Chicago, Ill.
  • June – Lunch with a Disney Legend: TBA – TBA
  • June 22 – The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour – Presented by D23 – Burbank, Calif.
  • July 20 – D23 Member Mixer celebrating 80 years of Marvel Comics – San Diego, Calif.
  • Aug. 23-25 – D23 Expo 2019 – Anaheim, Calif.
  • Sept. 21 – D23’s Magical Screening Series: “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” – Walt Disney World Resort, Fla.
  • Sept. 28 – D23’s Magical Screening Series: “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” – Burbank, Calif.
  • October – Lunch with a Disney Legend: TBA – TBA
  • Oct. 21 – Sip and Stroll – Walt Disney World Resort, Fla.
  • Oct. 26 – D23 Heads to the Hollow – Sleepy Holly, N.Y.
  • Nov. 9 – The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour – Presented by D23 – Burbank, Calif.
  • Nov. 16 – D23’s Magical Screening Series: “UP” – Walt Disney World Resort, Fla.
  • Nov. 23 – D23’s Magical Screening Series: “UP” – Burbank, Calif.
  • December – D23 Holiday Event – Walt Disney World Resort, Fla.
  • December – Light Up the Season with D23 – Burbank, Calif.

Return to Walt’s Birthplace

In 2016 and 2017, members had the chance to visit Walt Disney’s birthplace in Chicago. The home was constructed by Walt’s father, Elias, and designed by his mother, Flora; the home is currently being restored.

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In June 2019, members will get the opportunity to see the progress being made on the home to bring it back to its original glory.

Screenings on The Walt Disney Studios Lot and at Walt Disney World Resort

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Throughout 2019, D23 will offer screenings on both coasts of classic Disney films. As part of their 10th anniversary, all the films screened next year will be celebrating milestones, including “UP” (10th anniversary), “Sleeping Beauty” (60th anniversary), Lucasfilm’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (35th anniversary), and “The Lion King” (25th anniversary).

The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour – Presented by D23

Gold Member-exclusive tours of the Studio lot are back for 2019, only this time, the tour will run monthly starting in March 2019, rather than the traditional four times per year. This tour will also include VIP experiences on select tours. 

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Guests will be able to take a look inside the Walt Disney Archives and see Walt’s office suite during the tour.

D23’s Lunch with a Disney Legend

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Starting in January 2019, D23 is bringing back these luncheons with Disney greats, going cross-country so more fans than ever can have the opportunity to meet Disney Legends and hear their stories. One of these experiences includes lunch with Linda Larkin, the speaking voice of Jasmine in “Aladdin,” in New York City next April.

D23 Heads to the Hollow

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” D23 will hold a special event in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. with a screening, special guests, reception and more.

Advance Screenings

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Next year, members can look forward to advance screenings across the company in partnership with The Walt Disney Studios. Gold Members across the country will once again have the chance to be selected at random to receive complimentary movie passes. In honor of 10 years, 10,000 pairs of tickets will be sent throughout the year.

Signature Events

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D23 is bringing back the foodie favorite event, Sip & Stroll, during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in 2019. Walt Disney Imagineering’s exclusive merchandise shop, Mickey’s of Glendale, will open its doors to members again in 2019.

Guests at Walt Disney World will have a holiday event to make the season bright in December, and Light Up the Season will invite members back to The Walt Disney Studios.

The Walt Disney Family Museum will welcome Gold Members for an exclusive look at a new exhibit in May. In addition, D23’s Behind-the-Scenes Experiences will return, offering exclusive events to Gold and Gold Family members.

Member Mixers

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D23 will bring more member mixers to U.S. cities in 2019, including a special San Diego Comic-Con mixer to celebrate Marvel Comics’ 80th anniversary.

D23 Expo 2019

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The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is back in 2019! This is D23’s biggest event of the year, when all of the worlds of Disney collide at the Anaheim Convention Center, from Aug. 23-25. Guests can celebrate three days of performances, presentations, exclusive collectibles, and more – all honoring Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars.

D23 will celebrate its 10th anniversary all year long in 2019, with additional special events to be announced, new discounts for members, and more.

Event dates, ticket information, and more offerings will be announced throughout 2019. To learn more, visit D23.com.

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