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Disney fan club announces 2013 events including movie screenings, tours and the D23 Expo

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D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has a great line-up of events for its members including the second annual Disney Fanniversary Celebration, movie screenings and the third bi-annual D23 Expo.

Starting in March, D23 will be taking it to the road once again with their second annual Disney Fanniversary Celebration. The event, which played to crowds of fans across the U.S. last year, will commemorate dozens of milestones, each celebrating an anniversary in 2013. Hosted by Disney Archivists and D23 Team Members, 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.

Mickey’s of Glendale, 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 select locations to host exclusive events for D23 Members.

Throughout the year, D23 will continue its 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 (Sept. 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 Nov. 16.

The year also includes D23 Day at the Walt Disney Studios and Archives, member-only tours of the historic Studio Lot and Walt Disney Archives in Burbank. Tours will take place May 4, June 1, Sept. 14, and Nov. 2.

In the fall, during Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, D23’s Sip & Stroll event will return in September. And during the holiday season, D23 will bring back the popular offering Disney and Dickens in Burbank in December, and introduce an all-new holiday event, D23’s Holiday Splendor at Walt Disney World Resort.

The D23 Expo will take place Aug. 9 through 11 at the Anaheim Convention Center, bringing all the worlds of Disney together under one roof for three days. From The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Parks & Resorts to Disney Consumer Products along with numerous media networks, special panels and presentations, movie screenings, celebrity appearances and autograph signings, and gain insights into movies, television, theme parks, animation, Disney history and more. D23 Members receive an additional discount on tickets as well as special perks at the Expo.

Look 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 www.D23.com. All events and dates are subject to change.

Check out the current D23 2013 events calendar below:

· March through 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 and June 8: Mickey’s of Glendale shopping day, Glendale, Calif.

· May through Nov.: D23 Days at the Walt Disney Studios and Archives, Burbank, Calif.

· June 8: 50 and Fabulous—Summer Magic, Burbank, Calif.

· Aug. 9 through 11: D23 Expo 2013, Anaheim, Calif.

· September: Sip & Stroll, Walt Disney World Resort

· Sept. 15: 50 and Fabulous: The Sword in the Stone, Burbank, Calif.

· Nov. 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

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