What’s in Store for D23’s 15th Anniversary? We’re Sharing All the Details!

by | Feb 15, 2024 | Magic at Home

D23 is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year with some exciting celebrations. We’re sharing everything that’s in store for the year.

This year, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will be celebrating its 15th anniversary! In celebration of the major milestone, D23 has plans for a new issue of Disney twenty-three, new events, a Member Appreciation Month, and more. We’re sharing everything you need to know as D23 celebrates 15 years.

D23 15th Anniversary Celebrations

From magic at home to events at the 2024 D23 Expo, here is some of what you can expect as D23 celebrates 15 years

D23 Expo 2024

The D23 Expo is a massive gathering of Disney fans, with exhibits, interactive experiences, panels, shopping, and more. This year’s event will take place in Anaheim, California, from August 9 to August 11, with events at the Anaheim Convention Center, Honda Center, and Disneyland Resort. Disney has promised a bigger and more immersive experience than ever, with three days of showcases and presentations, an expanded show floor, more shopping opportunities, and a week-long celebration leading up to D23. Click here to learn more.

D23 Day at Disneyland Resort

Leading up to the D23 Expo, there will be a first-ever D23 Day at Disneyland Resort on Thursday, August 8. D23 fans will be able to enjoy unique offerings at the park, including a custom cavalcade, dance party, specialty food and merchandise, and photo opportunities.

D23 Day at Angel Stadium

On Sunday, August 4, Angel Stadium will host the first-ever D23 Day at Angel Stadium. The first 23,000 fans through the gate will receive a commemorative D23 Mickey Mouse bobblehead.

The Ultimate Disney Sweepstakes: Fantastic Prizes

In celebration of the 15th anniversary, D23 will be hosting one of the most expansive sweepstakes in Disney history with the D23: The Ultimate Disney Sweepstakes – FANtastic Prizes. Starting July 8, fans can enter for a chance to win massive prizes, which will include sailing on the seven-night maiden voyage of the newest Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Treasure.

Disney Twenty-Three Spring 2024 Issue

Take a peek behind the scenes of the new Zootopia-inspired land at Shanghai Disney Resort and World of Frozen at Hong Kong Disneyland in a new Disney twenty-three Spring 2024 issue. In addition to these exciting features, you’ll have the chance to enjoy storybooks created for the opening sequences of films like Snow White, The Sword in the Stone, Enchanted, and Wish. Plus, a homage to the 30th anniversary of Disney on Broadway, and much more!

The issue will also include a special gift to D23 Gold Members and D23 Charter Members, a specially designed magnet for D23’s 15th anniversary.

D23 15th Anniversary Event

On March 10, 2024, D23 will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a Gold Member-exclusive event at Walt Disney World. The event will include access to Splitsville Luxury Lanes, along with food, photo ops, and more. You can find out more by clicking here.

D23 Down in New Orleans

Another 15th-anniversary celebration will happen in New Orleans! To celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Princess and the Frog, D23 will host a theatrical screening of the film with a “Dreams Do Come True” Grand Finale event at The New Orleans Jazz Museum. This will include photo ops, an exclusive reception, live jazz performances, and a commemorative gift. Click here to learn more.

The Walt Disney Studios Official Tour – Presented by D23

From March 1 to April 29, 2024, you can enjoy an official Walt Disney Studios Tour on select dates. The two-and-a-half-hour walking tour of Walt Disney Studios is open to D23 members, giving them the chance to visit Walt Disney’s office suite, the Walt Disney Archives, and Legends Plaza. Click here to sign up and get tickets.

D23 Signature Events

D23 will host signature events throughout the year, including a multi-day event coming to São Paulo, Brazil. You can learn more about all the opportunites by clicking here.

2024 Gold Member Collector Set

Gold Members can pick up the Collector Set – the D23 Magic & Mystery Box Collector Set. These will begin shipping this spring, available to all new and renewing D23 Gold Members in 2024! The set will include companions and enchanted objects from films like Aladdin, Coco, Encanto, and more.

D23 Member Appreciation Month

Throughout March, D23 will be celebrating its 15th anniversary as part of Member Appreciation Month. Look out for exclusive offers, downloads, and even a sweepstakes. You’ll want to keep checking the D23 website throughout the month to find out what’s available!

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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
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