Prior to the start of the D23 Destination D event at Walt Disney World Resort, D23 announced the events it will be hosting in 2022. There are quite a few! D23: The official Disney Fan Club will continue to host virtual experiences, but it will also bring back in-person events that were so loved by members before the events of the past two years. Below is an overview of what D23 will offer in 2023.
Events D23 2022
D23 EXPO 2022: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event returns September 9-11. Fans will see the latest from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel, including a first look at the incredible plans for The Walt Disney Company’s 100th anniversary. Plus, more panels and presentations than ever before will be broadcast live to fans around the world. D23 Expo is the world’s largest Disney fan event, with all of The Walt Disney Company’s wonderful worlds under one roof across film, TV, streaming, theme parks, merchandise, digital, music, live entertainment and more. Tickets go on sale January 20.
MARCELINE DE WALT: Walt Disney has frequently cited this charming town in Missouri where he spent his early childhood as one of his greatest influences. In fact, its beautiful main thoroughfare was a source of inspiration for Main Street in Disneyland, United States. D23 members will have the chance to explore Marceline’s Walt Disney Hometown Museum, sample local treats, and mingle with special guests at this limited-capacity full-day event.
DAVE SMITH WINDOW DEDICATION: On January 24, 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 opening hours of the Park.
NEW BED AND BROOM SLEEVES DIAMOND BIRTHDAY: On January 29, D23 celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bed buttons and brooms in the very spot where it was made – the Walt Disney Studios Lot – with special screenings and the chance to see items on display in the Walt Disney Archives.
GALACTIC MEMBER MIXER: D23 is heading to a not-so-distant galaxy for a special Member Mixer for Star wars Celebration in May at the Anaheim Convention Center.
THE OFFICIAL WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TOUR – PRESENTED BY D23: D23 looks forward to welcoming its guests back to the grounds of the Walt Disney Studios, offering members the opportunity to tour the world-renowned studio. These tours give fans a unique perspective on historic moments from Disney movies, TV shows, and theme parks, plus the opportunity to look inside the Walt Disney Archives and get inspired by the office suite. by Walt.
FAN-FAVORED BIRTHDAYS: D23 will celebrate milestone birthdays of popular films with virtual and in-person events, including favorites such as Lilo & Stitch(20th), Hercules (25th), Aladdin (30th), and The Muppets’ Christmas Carol (30th).
D23 NIGHTS WITH DISNEY THEATER: The fan club returns with D23 evenings more special than ever during two spectacular musical productions. Disney’s North American Tours The Lion King and disney Frozen offer members special ticket packages and post-show Q&A with cast members. 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 its rich collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering, providing fans with a direct connection to the creative minds behind favorite Disney parks. The D23 x Walt Disney Imagineering Magical Milestones virtual event series celebrates 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, and next year members can look forward to a special event in honor of Disneyland Paris 30th anniversary!
SIGNATURE EVENTS: Following incredible events at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana and Graceland in Memphis, fans can expect Gold Member glimpses of Walt Disney Archives traveling exhibits across the country. D23 Gold members will enjoy preview and opening night screenings at venues including El Capitan, AMC Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort and other theaters across the country. Walt Disney Imagineering’s exclusive merchandise store, Mickey’s of Glendale, will open to members. And as always, D23 will celebrate the holidays in style with a special Halloween event (with a Hocus pocus twist) and, as part of D23 Season of Magic, the return of the holiday favorite Brighten up the season in December 2022!
More details on D23 events can be found on the D23 website on its events page. There fans will be able to find details on dates, ticketing and even more D23 events over time.
What do you think of the events organized by D23 in 2022? Which one are you the most excited about? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!