It's one of the best things about The Walt Disney Company- almost everyone is a fan. And now, you can be an Official Member of the Fan Club with D23. (The D is for Disney and the 23 is for 1923, the year that Walt Disney arrived in California and started what would become the Walt Disney Company.)
|Animation Building with Walt's original office|
You can be a card-carrying, pin-wearing member of the coolest club in CA. D23 offers two levels of membership, gold and silver. With the gold membership, you get the quarterly magazine disney twenty-three which is "Disney's version of Town and Country" according to Laura, D23 Special Events Specialist. (Only at Disney could a job title include the word "special" twice!) It is absolutely beautiful, and opening the cover is like looking through your wedding album without all the pictures of yourself- its that exciting. Plus, with both the gold and silver, you get access to events exclusively for D23 members, including tours of Walt Disney Studios (and there is no other way to get that!)
As if it couldn't get any cooler, in just over two weeks Disney is hosting the 2nd D23 Expo at the Anahiem Convention Center August 19-21. It's three days of exclusive, amazing entertainment and information about all things Disney. Here's what I'm stoked about.
-Meeting Jake and the Neverland Pirates in the Disney Channel Pavilion. Agirl is going to die.
-Disney Legends Ceremony, honoring 5 of the Disney Princess voices and Regis Philbin
-Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament
-Lion King 3D Advanced Screening
-D23 Live Auction featuring unique experiences, tours, artwork, props, and one-of-a-kind Disney treasures
-Musical performance by Dick Van Dyke & The Vantastix. Yes, that Dick Van Dyke- the one from Mary Poppins and, umm, some other stuff. :)
Here's the full D23 schedule- try not to pass out when you see all the awesomeness.
I've bought a membership for me, and my sister, and I'm practically drooling over the D23 Expo.
Join us, won't you?
|Even the tea cups are cute|
|Entering the Archives|
|Julie Andrew's fake driver's license from Princess Diaries|
|Apple and Sword from Enchanted|
|Had a little chat with Minnie and Roy Disney. They told me to say hi.|
I was provided lunch and some promotional items by Disney, but the views and opinons of their ridiculous amazing rad-ness are my own.