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D23 announces 2020 event slate, ‘Fantastic Worlds’ Destination D

by Brittani Tuttle

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced its event lineup for 2020, featuring many of its most popular events alongside new experiences.

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D23 Destination D: Fantastic Worlds

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Head to Walt Disney World Resort next Nov. 20-22 for Destination D, which will honor the many magical places of Disney. In addition, The Walt Disney Archives, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020, is curating a new exhibit featuring 50 treasures representing those 50 years. Mickey’s of Glendale, Walt Disney Imagineering’s exclusive merchandise store, will return with a pop-up shop featuring exclusive items available just for the event weekend. More details will be announced in late spring.

D23 Celebrates 50 Years of The Walt Disney Archives

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In addition to the exhibit coming to Destination D, D23 Members will be invited to a Grand Opening Preview of “Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic” at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Calif. on Saturday, March 4, 2020. On June 22, the actual anniversary of the Archives, D23 will host a special birthday party at the Bowers Museum. D23 will also offer two “D23 Behind-the-Scenes Experiences: A Day at the Studio Lot,” for a look at the work that goes on every day at the Archives.

Walt’s Marceline

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D23 Members will have the chance to explore the Walt Disney Hometown Museum, take in local fare, and mingle with other guests during this full-day event.

Screenings on The Walt Disney Studios Lot, at Walt Disney World Resort, and on the Road

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For 2020, D23 will take their movie screenings on the road for the first time ever, visiting Members in select cities around the country. Next year, D23 will more than double the number of “Magical Screenings,” celebrating milestone anniversaries for films like “The Three Caballeros,” “A Goofy Movie,” “Pocahontas,” “The Emperor’s New Groove,” and “The Aristocats.”

The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour – Presented by D23

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In 2020, due to Members’ demand, D23 will add additional studio tours and offer them more often, so guests can take a look inside The Walt Disney Archives and visit Walt Disney’s office.

Advance Screenings of New Films

In 2020, D23 Members will get to enjoy exclusive advance screenings across the country in partnership with The Walt Disney Studios.

Signature Events

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D23 will invite Members to enjoy Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival in spring 2020, as well as the Sip & Stroll during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival next fall.

Mickey’s of Glendale will open its doors to members for shopping days. Seasonal events will also return, including a new Halloween event and the holiday offering “Light Up the Season with D23” at The Walt Disney Studios, and a special event next December at Walt Disney World Resort.

Members will also get to attend events at The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, as well as D23’s opportunities to meet Disney Legends and luminaries.

Member Meet-Ups

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In 2020, D23 will brings its Member Mixers and meet-ups to cities across the country, including Anaheim, New York City, San Diego, and Seattle – as well as to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai’i.


Dates, ticket information, and more events will be announced throughout 2020. To learn more about D23’s event lineup for next year, visit D23.com/Events.

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