D23 Hits the Road for Magical 2012 Events

D23, Disney's Official Fan Club, has announced that it will continue to bring members unique experiences throughout 2012 and host more special events than ever for members and the public. Starting our in Palm Springs at the Smoke Tree Ranch the magic will spread across the country as D23 hits the road and sprinkles pixie dust wherever they go.

Walt Disney at Smoke Tree RanchWalt Disney at Smoke Tree Ranch
Steven Clark, who is at the helm of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, has put together an exciting schedule of events that just keeps coming. He recently commented on the spectacular new year full of activities, saying "[to] help D23 celebrate its third 'fanniversary,' we developed the most exciting lineup yet of special events to bring our members truly one-of-a-kind Disney experiences."

The D23 'Fanniversary' Celebration commemorates more than 40 magical Disney milestones, each celebrating an anniversary in 2012. Disney archivists will host D23 Fanniversary Celebration events, which revisit some of the most loved Disney attractions, films, TV series, and more from 85 years of Disney history, will be held in Orlando, New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Fanniversary events will be open to the public, but will have special admission and surprises created especially for D23 Members in attendance.

  • January 23-25, 2012 - D23 Presents the Smoke Tree Ranch Roundup, in Palm Springs, CA. Tickets for this event go on sale November 21st.
  • February 11-12, 2012 - Member-only tour of the Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Archives in Burbank, CA.
  • February 25, 2012 - From The Vaults: Newsies Screening, Walt Disney Studios Burbank, CA.
  • March 14, 2012 - D23's Journey to Marceline, Marceline, MO.
  • April 28-28, 2012 - Member-only tour of the Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Archives in Burbank, CA.
  • May 26, 2012 - From The Vaults: Sister Act Screening, Walt Disney Studios Burbank, CA.
  • June 23, 2012 - 50 And Fabulous: In Search of the Castaways, Walt Disney Studios Burbank, CA.
  • August 11-12, 2012 - Destination D: 75 Years Of Disney Animation, Disneyland Resort.
  • September 8-9, 2012 - Member-only tour of the Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Archives in Burbank, CA.
  • September 22, 2012 - From The Vaults: Treasure Island Screening, Walt Disney Studios Burbank, CA.
  • October, 2012 - Sip & Scream at Walt Disney World, FL, exact date to be determined.
  • November 10-11, 2012 - Member-only tour of the Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Archives in Burbank, CA.
  • December - Disney and Dickens, Burbank, CA, exact dates to be determined.
  • December of 7-8, 2012 and 9-10, 2012 - Magic & Merriment, Walt Disney World, FL, with tentative dates.

This is just the start! Keep your eyes open for more great D23 events to be announced throughout the year. D23 is looking forward to a couple very special milestones such as Epcot's 30th anniversary celebration and a fun-filled D23 third anniversary party at the Disneyland Resort. For a look at full details regarding all of the 2012 special events be sure to visit the Fan Club's website at http://www.Disney.com/D23.

I've been lucky enough to attend several D23 events over the past couple of years and I hope that I'll get to do more in 2012. Are you 23? Leave me a comment below and let me know what event you most want to attend!

JoAnn C wrote on Sun, 11/27/2011 - 02:51:

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I'm not a member. I would be interested in seeing what events are being held in New York and Boston.

Charles Gash wrote on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 21:52:

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I am a member of D23 have been since first offered. I have been trying to get tickets for the D23′s Magic & Merriment at Walt Disney World but I am always to late, by the time i get the news that they are on sale they are all gone. How can members be informed so we can all get a chance to purchase tickets. My wife and I want to go to celebrate my 60th birthday what a present that would be. Anyway any information you can tell me about to be able to get tickets would be great. Thank you for your time.

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 02/09/2012 - 01:49:

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The best way that I've found to stay on top of D23 events is to check their website daily. I also subscribe to the podcasts and watch them as soon as possible. Their email newsletter does always seem to be lagging behind a bit. Staying on top of the website seem to work for many people!. http://d23.disney.go.com/events/

Heidi wrote on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 10:25:

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I see that D23 is bring events to various cities in 2012. When will something be coming to Boston?

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