Disney's D23 celebrates 10 years with more member events

November 16, 2018, 5:37 PM · Disney's in-house fan club, D23, announced its slate of 2019 events this morning at the Destination D event at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The biggie is the D23 Expo, which was previously announced for August 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center, across the street from the Disneyland Resort. Next year is D23's 10th anniversary, so the organization is celebrating with a year-long "Fanniversary." Highlights include an expansion of the Burbank studio tours, which will add monthly tours on a weekday starting in March that are open to all D23 members. The current quarterly Saturday tours for Gold members will continue in 2019, as well.

D23 is expanding its Lunch with a Disney Legend program beyond Southern California and Central Florida, with a date announced in New York and those in other cities to follow. D23 is also coming to New York in October for special event honoring the 70th anniversary of The Legend of Sleep Hollow.

Member mixers and advance screenings will return, as will Sip & Stroll during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in the fall. And D23 will send 10,000 free pairs of movie tickets to members in 2019 in celebration of the club's 10th anniversary. Here is the announced list of 2019 D23 events:

January 25: Lunch with a Disney Legend: TBA, Burbank, Calif.
January 26: The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour—Presented by D23, Burbank, Calif.
February 16: D23's Magical Screening Series: Sleeping Beauty, Burbank, Calif.
February 16: D23's Magical Screening Series: Sleeping Beauty, Walt Disney World Resort
April: Lunch with a Disney Legend, Linda Larkin, New York City
April 7: The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour—Presented by D23 (Gold Family exclusive), Burbank, Calif.
May: The Walt Disney Family Museum event for Mickey Mouse Exhibit, San Francisco, Calif.
May 4: D23's Magical Screening Series: The Lion King, Walt Disney World Resort
May 11: D23's Magical Screening Series: The Lion King, Burbank, Calif.
June: Return to Walt’s Birthplace: TBA, Chicago
June: Lunch with a Disney Legend: Legend and location TBA
June 22: The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour—Presented by D23, Burbank, Calif.
July 20: D23 Member Mixer celebrating 90 years of Marvel Comics, San Diego, Calif.
August 23-25: D23 Expo 2019, Anaheim, Calif.
September 21: D23's Magical Screening Series: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Walt Disney World Resort
September 28: D23's Magical Screening Series: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Burbank, Calif.
October: Lunch with a Disney Legend: Legend and location TBA
October 21: Sip & Stroll, Walt Disney World Resort
October 26: D23 Heads to the Hollow, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
November 9: The Official Walt Disney Studios Tour—Presented by D23, Burbank, Calif.
November 16: D23's Magical Screening Series: Up, Walt Disney World Resort
November 23: D23's Magical Screening Series: Up, Burbank, Calif.
December: D23 Holiday Event at Walt Disney World Resort
December: Light Up the Season with D23, Burbank, Calif.

Also of interest from Destination D today — our first look at the merchandise from the upcoming Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway ride, which opens at Disney's Hollywood Studios next year.

Tomorrow morning, Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek is speaking and is expected to reveal the names of the new Star Wars Galaxy's Edge rides, as well as new information about Epcot and the Marvel land at Disney California Adventure. Stay tuned!

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November 19, 2018 at 8:07 AM

I know Disney owns Lucasfilm now, but why are they doing "Magic Screenings" of a movie franchise that Disney has not had any influence on since purchasing it? Temple of Doom is a great film, but there's nothing "Disney" about it. At least Star Wars and Marvel have been woven into the Disney story through additional installments after their acquisitions.

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