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D23 announces 2022 slate of events for Disney fans across the US

by Brittani Tuttle

In 2022, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is bringing back fan-favorite, in-person events, along with some of the popular virtual experiences fans have enjoyed over the past two years.

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Check out the lineup below:

D23 Expo 2022

The Ultimate Disney Fan Event returns Sept. 9-11, where fans will hear and see the latest from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel, including a first look at the plans for the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 20, 2022.

Walt’s Marceline

Walt Disney frequently cited this Missouri town where he spent his early childhood as one of his greatest influences. In fact, it’s main thoroughfare was an inspiration for Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. D23 members will have a chance to explore Marceline’s Walt Disney Hometown Museum, enjoy local treats, and interact with special guests during this limited-capacity, full-day event.

Dave Smith Window Dedication

On Jan. 24, D23 members are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Walt Disney Archives founder and Disney Legend Dave Smith on the day of his Disneyland window ceremony with a special presentation for Gold Members during park hours.

“Bedknobs and Broomsticks” golden anniversary

On Jan. 29, 2022, D23 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” at the very place it was made — The Walt Disney Studios lot — with special screenings and the chance to see items on display from the Walt Disney Archives.

Galactic Member Mixer

D23 will host a special Member Mixer during Star Wars Celebration in May 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The Walt Disney Studios Official Tour – Presented by D23

D23 will soon welcome guests back to The Walt Disney Studios lot, offering the opportunity to visit the world-famous studio with special tours. These tours will give fans a unique perspective on historic moments from Disney films, television shows, and theme parks — along with the chance to look inside The Walt Disney Archives and draw inspiration from Walt’s office suite.

Fan-favorite milestone anniversaries

D23 will celebrate milestone anniversaries for films with virtual and in-person events, including “Lilo & Stitch” (20th), “Hercules” (25th), “Aladdin” (30th), and “The Muppet Christmas Carol” (30th).

D23 Nights with Disney Theatrical

The fan club will return with more special D23 nights than ever before at two musical productions. The North American tours of Disney’s “The Lion King” and Disney’s “Frozen” are offering members special ticket packages and post-show Q&As with members of the cast. The first locations for these special events are Austin and St. Louis for “The Lion King” and Atlanta and Orlando for “Frozen.”

More magic with Walt Disney Imagineering

D23 will continue collaborating with Walt Disney Imagineering, offering fans a direct connection to the creative minds behind Disney Parks. The D23 x Walt Disney Imagineering Magical Milestones virtual event series will celebrate the past and future of parks around the world. This year, D23 x WDI celebrated Disney California Adventure, Shanghai Disney Resort, and Walt Disney World Resort. Next year, members can look forward to a special in honor of the 30th anniversary of Disneyland Paris.

Signature Events

After events at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Calif. and Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., fans can look forward to Gold Member Previews of Walt Disney Archives traveling exhibitions across the country. D23 Gold Members can enjoy advance and opening night screenings at locations like the El Capitan, AMC Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, and more theaters across the country. Walt Disney Imagineering’s exclusive merchandise store, Mickey’s of Glendale, will open its doors to members. And, as usual, D23 will celebrate the holidays in style with a special “Hocus Pocus”-themed Halloween event and — as part of D23 Season of Magic — the return of Light up the Season in December 2022.


Dates, ticket information, and more events will be announced throughout the year, so stay tuned! However, all events and dates are subject to change. For more information, visit D23.com/Events.

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