D23 Announces 2015 Member Events


In 2015, D23 will bring back many of its beloved events while adding a selection of new experiences for members, including events in San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and more*.

Dates, ticketing information, and more D23 events will be announced throughout the year, including new, member special events in Orlando. All events and dates are subject to change.

Cinderella lights up the Palace of Fine Arts
On March 12, D23 Members will be treated to a screening of Walt Disney Studios’ upcoming release Cinderella, followed by a reception exclusively for D23 Gold Members. The event will take place following The Walt Disney Company 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. (Members do not need to be shareholders to attend the screening.)

Special Screening Events on The Walt Disney Studios Lot
Starting this month, D23 kicked off another year of memorable screenings designed with fans in mind. On February 8, D23 screened 101 Dalmatians, which included the premieres of two new short films; a panel featuring Disney Legend and animator Floyd Norman, Lisa Davis (voice of Anita), and Mimi Gibson (voice of Lucky); a special gift; and more. Other experiences on the Studio lot in 2015 will include The Parent Trap and a special 75th anniversary celebration of Pinocchio, as well as a screening of the “Peoples and Places” featurette Disneyland, U.S.A., with special guests in honor of Disneyland’s 60th anniversary.

D23’s Lunch With a Disney Legend
Back by popular demand, in 2015, D23 will continue these intimate gatherings with Disney Legends this spring and fall. In 2014, D23 Members joined such Legends as Marty Sklar, Floyd Norman, and Bill Farmer for private luncheons on The Walt Disney Studios lot.

D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives 
D23’s members-only tours of the historic Studio lot and Walt Disney Archives in Burbank return, highlighting historic moments from Disney film, television, and theme parks. Tours will take place this spring (date TBD), June 20, and November 7.

D23 Member VIP Studio Tours
A new event for 2015, D23 will offer this unique experience only to D23 Gold Members. It will include a tour of the Studio during a working day on the lot, along with a special lunch with a Disney Legend and a unique VIP gift. Each limited-capacity experience will include new tour stops and unique moments sure to bring smiles to Disney fans. Events will be held on May 29 with Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith and November 6 with a Disney Legend to be announced soon.

Light Up the Season
An annual tradition exclusively for cast members and employees of The Walt Disney Company, Light Up the Season marks the official start of the holidays on the Studio lot. This year, D23 Members will enjoy their own special Light Up the Season event, complete with carols, cocoa, and a tree lighting.

D23 is also bringing more events to members across the country in 2015:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame VIP Experience
On March 15, D23 Members are invited to see the new theatrical production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. D23 Members save 20 percent on their tickets, receive a limited-edition pin, and will enjoy a post-show talk-back with the musical’s Academy Award®-winning lyricist Stephen Schwartz.

A Taste of Disney at Silverado Vineyards
D23 Gold Members are invited to a day at Silverado Vineyards in Napa, California, the winery founded by Diane Disney Miller and her husband Ron. On March 13, guests will enjoy a lunch, tour, and wine-tasting experience along with a special gift.

Breakfast on Broadway
A select number of D23 Gold Members will enjoy private shopping at Disney Store Times Square on March 14 with a special discount; a continental breakfast at the New Amsterdam Theatre, home to the Broadway hit Aladdin; and a gift at this exclusive, complimentary event.

D23 Member Nights at Newsies—On Tour
This year, D23 Members in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Toronto are invited to see the Tony®-Award winning show, with premium seats on special nights and a talk-back with the cast following the show. (Some shows already sold out.)

Disney Store Member Mixers
Since 2013, D23 has given members a peek at reimagined Disney Stores across the country—from Kansas and Nevada to Michigan and Texas. This year Disney Store will once again invite D23 Members for exclusive mornings of shopping, discounts, games, and goodies at new locations in Riverside, Calif., Lexington, Ky., Raleigh, N.C., Burlington, Mass., and many more.

Advance Screenings
In 2014, D23 Members were able to attend previews of Maleficent, Big Hero 6, and Into the Woods in cities such as New York, Orlando, Chicago, and Atlanta. This year, in partnership with Walt Disney Studios, D23 will screen a selection of upcoming releases.

Fanniversary Celebration—Home Edition
With D23 Members spanning the country—and the globe—look for an exciting new twist this year on D23’s annual Fanniversary Celebration that all members will be able to participate in, no matter where they live.

D23 Expo 2015
The biggest Disney event of all takes place August 14–16 at the Anaheim Convention Center when all the wonderful worlds of Disney come together for three magical days. From sneak peeks, concerts, and exhibitions to celebrities, Disney luminaries, and more, there’s something for every Disney fan at the D23 Expo. Tickets are available now at D23Expo.com.

*All events and dates are subject to change.

Upcoming Events




D23 Member Night at Newsies—On Tour San Francisco, California February 25 (sold out)
Cinderella Lights Up the Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco, California March 12
A Taste of Disney at Silverado Vineyards Napa, California March 13
Breakfast on Broadway New York City, New York March 14
The Hunchback of Notre DameVIP Experience Millburn, New Jersey March 15
Lunch with a Legend Burbank, California Spring 2015
D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives Burbank, California Spring 2015
D23 Member Night at Newsies—On Tour Los Angeles, California April 14 (sold out)
D23 Member Night at Newsies—On Tour Dallas, Texas April 30 (sold out)
The Parent Trap Burbank, California May 9
VIP Studio Tour with Disney Legend Dave Smith Burbank, California May 29
D23 Member Night at Newsies—On Tour Washington, D.C. June 10 (sold out)
D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives Burbank, California June 20
D23 Member Night at Newsies—On Tour Boston, Massachusetts June 25
D23 Member Night at Newsies—On Tour Toronto, Ontario July 15
Disneyland U.S.A. Burbank, California July 18
D23 Expo 2015 Anaheim, California August 14–16
Lunch with a Legend Burbank, California Fall 2015
Pinocchio Burbank, California September 26
VIP Studio Tour Burbank, California November 6
D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives Burbank, California November 7
Light Up the Season Burbank, California December 4


Author: Ray

I am a lifelong fan of everything Disney. My first trip to a a Disney park was to Disneyland as a child in 1970, but didn't make to Walt Disney World until I went with my wife and first child in 1990. A year doesn't go by with out at least one trip to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World. My wife and I are Disney Vacation Club members and also Charter Members of D23.

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