D23 Takes to the Road with D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration 2014

D23 Fanniversary 2014

For the third year in a row, D23 will hit the road with D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration presented by Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, visiting cities across the U.S. to commemorate dozens of magical Disney milestones celebrating landmark anniversaries this year.

Hosted by Disney archivists and the D23 Team, Fanniversary 2014 will revisit beloved theme park attractions, animated and live-action films, characters, TV series, and more than 90 years of Disney history including Donald Duck, the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair, Sleeping Beauty, Haunted Mansion, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, The Little Mermaid, and many more. The event, which runs approximately 105 minutes, will also feature the never-before-heard track “Evil Evil” from Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Sleeping Beauty and a demo recording from Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Little MermaidFanniversary events will be open to the public, with special admission prices for D23 Members in attendance.


D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is hitting the road,commemorating dozens of unforgettable Disney milestones celebrating landmark anniversaries in 2014!


Tickets will be available to D23 Gold and Silver Members for $23 each beginning May 21 at 10 a.m. PT. Check here for the link. D23 Free Members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for $33 each beginning June 11 at 10 a.m. PT. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the public on July 9 at 10 a.m. PT, for $40 each.


Each presentation will run approximately 105 minutes. See each location below for specific details.

In addition, following each show, two rare items from the Walt Disney Archives will be on display for guests to see and photograph.


Date & Time

Main Studio Theater, The Walt Disney Studios
500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, California
Saturday, August 9
2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
San Diego
San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado, San Diego, California
Sunday, August 10
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
San Francisco
The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St., The Presidio of San Francisco
Saturday, August 16 &
Sunday, August 17
2 p.m. and 5 p.m. each day
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Saturday, September 6
10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, Washington
Saturday, September 13
7 p.m.
Walter C. Hill Auditorium, High Museum of Art Atlanta
1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Georgia
Saturday, September 20
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Franklin Theatre, The Franklin Institute
222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sunday, September 21
2 p.m.
Washington D.C.
U.S. Naval Memorial Museum
701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington D.C.
Friday, September 26
7 p.m.
New York
Theatre 1, Museum of Modern Art
11 W. 53rd St., New York, New York
Sunday, September 28
2 p.m.
Virginia Wimberly Theatre, Boston Calderwood Pavilion
264 Huntington Ave., Boston Massachusetts
Saturday, October 4
2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Atlantic Ballroom, Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
2101 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Saturday, October 25
10 a.m., 2:30 p.m.


























NOTE: Available only to D23 Members in good standing. Members may reserve a ticket for themselves and one (1) guest. There are a limited number of tickets available. D23 Members will be required to provide their membership number when reserving tickets. Tickets may be picked up only with a valid photo ID AND D23 MEMBERSHIP CARD. D23 Members who do not bring their membership card may not be admitted to the event. General admission tickets will be available only if additional seats remain. Ticketed Members who do not attend the event forfeit their place as well as all experiences, benefits, and gifts associated with the event. If you wish to request for sign language interpreting services for this event, please submit your request to d23.guestservices@disneystore.com at least two weeks prior to the event date. All D23 Special Events are subject to change without notice. There are no cancellations or refunds, tickets are not transferrable.

D23 Presents: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives Extended at Museum of Science & Industry


Due to popular demand, the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago is extending the run of Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. Guests will be able to enjoy the exhibit through August 3, 2014.

“This interactive exhibit has been so well-received by guests of all ages,” said Anne Rashford, director of temporary exhibits. “It tells the great story of the imagination and perseverance of Walt Disney and offers a rare peek into his life and the unforgettable entertainment he created. We are thrilled to be able to keep it at MSI for an additional three months.”

From Mickey Mouse to Mary Poppins to Captain Jack Sparrow, the exhibition features more than 300 artifacts from nine decades of Disney’s rich history—including props; costumes; memorabilia; and artwork from classic Disney animation, theme park attractions, television shows and live-action films. Hands-on activities allow kids and adults alike to explore animation technology from all 53 Disney animated films and learn to draw one of their favorite characters in the Animation Academy.

The exhibit is not included in Museum Entry but can be added to an Explorer ticket package. D23 Gold and Silver Members will receive a special discount on exhibit entry. For more information and to buy tickets, visit msichicago.org. For more information about D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, visit D23.com. This exhibit is presented by Walgreens.

Disney Infinity 2.0 Rumored to be Coming Out in August

Disney Infinity 2.0

According to Infinity Inquirer

Disney Infinity 2.0 is coming in August 2014, and a teaser trailer can be viewed at Marvel.com.  The teaser promises such Marvel-ous additions to the game as familiar Marvel characters, objects, and vehicles-the possibilities are infinite. 

This was noticed earlier on the D23 website by Infinity Inquirer and since it was discovered D23 has removed moved it from the website.

D23 Holds Steamboat Willie Commemorative Coin Sweepstakes

Steamboat Willie

For the first time, New Zealand Mint is producing commemorative gold and silver coins featuring beloved Disney characters. The first coin to debut is Mickey Mouse as Steamboat Willie, and to mark the occasion, D23 Members have a chance to win one gold or one silver coin from this priceless collection. Each coin is limited edition, and the winners will receive coin number 23 from each collection!

Two winners will be selected, with one receiving the gold coin and one the silver coin:

  • New Zealand Mint ‘Steamboat Willie’ ¼ Ounce Gold Commemorative Coin

With a worldwide restricted mintage of only 1,000 coins, this coin features the 1928 image of Mickey Mouse as he appeared in Steamboat Willie in 99.99% gold. The coin is non-circulating legal tender released under the licensing authority of the nation of Niue. Winner will receive the number 0023 gold coin. The retail price of this coin is $700 US.

  • New Zealand Mint ‘Steamboat Willie’ 1 Ounce Silver Commemorative Coin

With a worldwide restricted mintage of only 10,000 coins, this coin features the 1928 image of Mickey Mouse as he appeared in Steamboat Willie in 99.99% silver. The coin is non-circulating legal tender released under the licensing authority of the nation of Niue. Winner will receive the number 00023 silver coin. The retail price of this coin is $95 US.

Each coin comes individually packaged with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Good luck!


How to Enter


Enter for a chance to win a gold or silver commemorative coin from New Zealand Mint! Click here to enter. Winner will be notified via email within 48 hours after the end of the sweepstakes. Click here for complete legal rules.

NOTE: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 5/16/14. Open to all D23 Members (guest may join D23 for free), in good standing, who are legal residents and physically located in the 50 U.S. or D.C., 18 or older. Only one (1) entry allowed per D23 Member. There are two (2) Prizes available to be won (limit one (1) Prize per person/household). D23 Members will be required to provide their D23 Membership number when accepting their prize. See Official Rules for complete details including entry requirements and conditions. Void where prohibited. If you have any questions regarding this sweepstakes, please contact GuestRelations@D23.com.

Destination D: Attraction Rewind Tickets Now Available


Destination D: Attraction Rewind tickets are now available.  Join us in celebrating Disney park favorites at Walt Disney World November 22-23.

For Information on Destination D: Attraction Rewind

D23 Announces Free Early Screenings of Million Dollar Arm

Million Dollar Arm

D23 Members are invited to screenings of Million Dollar Arm in Anaheim, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Orlando, San Diego, and San Francisco on April 30, over two weeks before its release on May 16!

See Million Dollar Arm early at the following locations:

  • Anaheim, CA- AMC Downtown Disney 12, 7 p.m.
  • Atlanta, GA- AMC Phipps Plaza 14, 7 p.m.
  • Chicago, IL– Regal Webster Place 11, 7 p.m.
  • New York, NY- AMC Loews Village 7, 7 p.m.
  • Orlando, FL– AMC Downtown Disney 24, 7 p.m.
  • San Diego, CA- ArcLight UTC, 7 p.m.
  • San Francisco, CA– AMC Metreon 16, 7 p.m.

As a reminder, you will be asked to show your D23 Membership Card as proof of Gold or Silver Membership when checking in. You can pre-register with SeeItFirst.net to expedite the process of reserving your tickets once they become available.

In Walt Disney Pictures’ drama Million Dollar Arm, the fate of JB Bernstein’s career as a sports agent rests with finding an exceptionally gifted young cricket pitcher in India, who can be trained for an American major league baseball team.

Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last-ditch effort to save his livelihood, he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous-but-eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from Slumdog Millionaire) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from Life of Pi), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India, the boys—who have never left their rural villages—are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball, JB—with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell)—learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment, and what it means to be a family.

D23 Unveils Destination D Sweepstakes


To celebrate D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind, D23 is giving away a special prize pack that includes tickets to the event, hotel accommodations, and awesome extras.

The prize includes:

  • Two general admission tickets (good to attend both days of the event) for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind, November 22 and 23, 2014 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, located withinWalt Disney World® Resort
  • A five-night stay at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, located near Downtown Disney® Area (must book hotel stay occurring between November 19-26, 2014)
  • Roundtrip transfers provided by SuperShuttle in an ExecuCar Private Sedan, valid for up to two (2) passengers for airport or point to point service
  • A deluxe tandem parasail flight from Sammy Duvall’s Watersports Centre at Disney’s Contemporary Resort marina, valid through July 27, 2015
  • Two ice cream sundaes from Ghirardelli® Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop, valid at any participating location

Good luck, and we hope to see you soon at Destination D!


How to Enter


Enter for the chance to win tickets, hotel accommodations, and more for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind (airfare not included)! Click here to enter Winner will be notified via email within 48 hours after the end of the sweepstakes. Click here for complete legal rules.






NOTE: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 4/15/14. Open to all D23 Members in the U.S. and DC, in good standing, ages 18 and older. Only one (1) entry allowed per D23 Member during the sweepstakes period. There is only one (1) prize pack available to be won. Prize elements must be redeemed by dates specified in the official rules, some restrictions apply. Winner must be available to travel to Orlando, FL, to attend the event, and prize does not include airfare. Some elements of the prize may not be suitable for all ages. D23 Members will be required to provide their D23 Membership number when accepting their prize. Click here for official rules, including full entry requirements and prize limitations. Void where prohibited. If you have any questions regarding this sweepstakes, please contact GuestRelations@D23.com.

Celebrate Theme Park Favorites of Yesteryear at D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind


Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward—opening up new doors and doing new things—because we’re curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” It’s in that spirit that guests this fall will have the opportunity to visit—or revisit—some of the most beloved Disney attractions of yesteryear. D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus will take place November 22 and 23 at Walt Disney World Resort.

View Ticketing Options for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus 

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will bring Disney archivists, Imagineers, Legends, and luminaries together to celebrate fan favorites such as Adventure Thru Inner Space, If You Had Wings, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with rarely seen concept art and images; vintage video clips; and hours of revealing stories. In addition, there will be a full day of presentations dedicated to the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair, which debuted beloved attractions like it’s a small world and Carousel of Progress.

There will be a full day of presentations dedicated to the Fair, including:

Disney Goes to the World’s Fair: A look at how Disney became a part of the landmark event
Lost on the Way to the Fair: Pavilion concepts for the World’s Fair that never came to be
Other Highlights of D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind presented by H2O Plus will include:

Retro Rewind References: Nods to favorites of the past in current Disney Parks attractions
That Was Entertainment: Revisiting beloved theme park parades, shows, and spectacles

See Disney Legends and Luminaries

Presenters and panelists include Disney Legends Marty Sklar, Bob Gurr, and Alice Davis; Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline; Disney and World’s Fair historians Bill Cotter, Stacia Martin, and Michael Kelley—and more to be announced.

Bob Gurr      Alice Davis

View an Destination D-Exclusive Walt Disney Archives Display

During the weekend, guests will be able to explore a special exhibit designed by the Walt Disney Archives in honor of the event.

Party the Night Away With Pleasure Island: Rewind

The weekend will end with an exciting evening event—Pleasure Island: Rewind. This celebration of the Downtown Disney nightlife district will include areas dedicated to the Adventurers Club, Comedy Warehouse, Mannequins, and 8 Trax. And of course there will be a “New Year’s Eve” celebration to cap the night.

Shop at WDI’s Mickey’s of Glendale Pop-Up Shop

Plus, for the first time, Mickey’s of Glendale, the famed Walt Disney Imagineering store, will set up a pop-up shop at the event for attendees, featuring a selection of exclusive Imagineering merchandise as well as limited-edition pins, T-shirts, and collectibles themed to the event. The shop will also carry a special line from H2O Plus, whose products are featured at Disney Resort Hotels.

The weekend event will take place in the convention center at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Tickets, available Wednesday, April 16, are $190 each and available exclusively to D23 Gold and Silver Members for a limited time. Any remaining tickets will be made available to D23 Free Members on May 28 for $250 per ticket. All guests will receive a special gift in honor of Disney’s contributions to the 50th anniversary of the 1964–65 World’s Fair in New York City. A limited number of “Top of the World” tickets will be available featuring reserved seating, early shopping on November 21, an exclusive dinner reception, special collectibles, gifts from H2O Plus and Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, and more. Additional schedule announcements will be made in the coming months.

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