Disney's D23 Official Fan Club may not have a D23 Expo in 2016, but that's not slowing the club down at all for the year. The company announced they'll be playing host to at least twenty events throughout the year in Burbank, California, at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and across the country at touring locations.
Most of the events are for the Gold Membership level, which runs $74.99 yearly for an individual and $99.99 for a family, but this is by far the most D23 has ever offered in one calendar year.
Behind-the-Scenes experiences, Lunch with Disney Legends, and special tours of Walt Disney Studios will be offered throughout the year on both coasts starting in January. D23 is offering special screenings of some of their biggest hits, like Alice in Wonderland, Finding Nemo, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks on the Disney Studio lot and at Disney World as well, while also offering D23-exclusive early screening passes to some of their films on the 2016 slate, one that includes two Marvel Studios films, one Lucasfilm, two Walt Disney Animation Studios, one Pixar, Jungle Book, Alice Through The Looking Glass and much more throughout the year.
They also plan special shopping days at Disney World, a "Fanniversary Celebration" for Beauty and the Beast's 25th anniversary, and as-yet-unscheduled D23 Member mixers across the country.
The full current calendar, which will be added to on www.D23.com/events follows below.
Current D23 event calendar:
January 29: D23 Behind-the-Scenes Experience, TBA, Burbank, Calif.
February 20: Alice in Wonderland, Burbank, Calif.
March 18: Lunch with a Disney Legend: Charlie Ridgway, Walt Disney World Resort
March 19: Alice in Wonderland, Walt Disney World Resort
April 8: Lunch with a Disney Legend: TBA, Burbank, Calif.
April 9: D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives, Burbank, Calif.
April 20: D23 Member Night at Newsies—On Tour, Portland, Ore.
May 21: Finding Nemo, Walt Disney World Resort
June 4: Finding Nemo, Burbank, Calif.
June 8: D23 Member Night at Newsies—On Tour, Salt Lake City, Utah
June 25: D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives, Burbank, Calif.
July 18: D23 Behind-the-Scenes Experience, TBA, Burbank, Calif.
August 20: The Reluctant Dragon 75th anniversary screening event, Burbank, Calif.
September 23: Lunch with a Disney Legend: TBA, Walt Disney World Resort
September 24: Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Walt Disney World Resort
Fall: D23 Disney Fanniversary Celebration: Beauty and the Beast, more info coming in 2016
October 8: Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Burbank, Calif.
October 22: Sip & Scream, Walt Disney World Resort
November 18: Lunch with a Disney Legend: TBA, Burbank, Calif.
November 19: D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives, Burbank, Calif.