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Members of D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans are making every day a Disney day with a host of benefits that brings fantastic Disney discoveries, exclusive offers and special discounts throughout the year.
“As D23 grows and builds its membership of incredibly passionate Disney fans, we want to give them unprecedented access to the best of Disney, and to bring Disney magic into their lives every single day,” said Steven Clark, head of D23.
At the heart of the D23 experience are exclusive, private events created especially for D23 Members. These events range from free movie screenings at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., to members-only parties at Disney Parks, to fascinating, in-depth tours of The Walt Disney Archives, which is typically closed to the general public. And all through the year, D23 reveals surprising new experiences designed especially for members.
D23 Members can also enjoy the quarterly Disney twenty-three magazine, which explores the incredible past, vibrant present and exciting future of Disney. Single issues of the lavishly produced, oversized Disney twenty-three retail for $15.95 each, but Gold-level D23 Members get each issue sent directly to them in special protective packaging, often with surprise member gifts that aren’t available anywhere else.
The magazine, gifts and special events are only the start of the D23 experience. D23 has also created a host of money-saving discounts and special offers especially for the benefit of its growing ranks of members. (For details, restrictions and full information on special offers and discounts, visit www.disney.com/d23.)
In the heart of the Disneyland® Resort, for instance, D23 Members receive a discounts and special offers from select Downtown Disney shops and restaurants simply by presenting a current D23 Membership card. Participating Downtown Disney locations offering a 10% discount on purchases are: AMC 12 Theatres, Anne Geddes, Basin, Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar, Compass Books & Café, Fossil, Häagen Dazs, Hairwraps International, House of Blues, Island Charters, Jamba Juice, Kaman’s Art Shoppe, La Brea Bakery, LEGO Imagination Center, Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria, Napolini, Pearl Factory, Quicksilver, Rainforest Café, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Ridemakerz, Something Silver, Sunglass Icon, Tortilla Jo’s and Wetzel’s Pretzels. Letter Brush Art and Pastel Potraits also provide special offers to D23 Members.
Mandara Spa has also teamed with D23 to offer Members 10% off of all services at Mandara Spa locations in the U.S., Mexico, the Bahamas and the Caribbean, including the Grand Californian Resort & Spa at Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin in Florida.
Many D23 Members are already planning for the return of the enormously popular D23 EXPO to the Anaheim Convention Center in August 2011, and when tickets go on sale Aug. 19 of this year at www.disney.com/D23, D23 Members will receive discounted admission to the Ultimate Disney Fan Experience. And for members who joined D23 in its inaugural year, D23 will present an exclusive Charter Member Lounge during the D23 EXPO, where these VIPs can relax and enjoy special surprises.
In 2010, D23 Members will also receive a $5 discount on admission to The Hollywood Show from April 23-25 in Burbank, which is scheduled to feature appearances by members of the original “Mickey Mouse Club.” What’s more, D23 Members will receive special D23 pricing on tickets to the popular “Evening of Disney Rarities” at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
Outside of Southern California, D23 Members have a special offer waiting for them at ESPN Zone locations throughout the U.S., where they’ll receive a burger, non-alcoholic drink and $15 game card for only $20.
For the month of April, D23 Members who live in or visit New Orleans will receive 10% off purchases at select Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group locations. (The offer excludes alcohol and is valid for up to six people.) The offer applies to meals at Ralph Brennan’s BACCO, Red Fish Grill, Ralph’s on the Park, and the Courtyard Café at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
No matter D23 Members live, their special D23 benefits provide special Disney memories and experiences. There’s no better way to chronicle them than through a brand-new relationship between D23 and Scrapblog, which gives D23 Members access to one-of-a-kind Disney content. Members can get creative with Disney-themed Scrapblog material created especially for them, and accessible through a special page on Scrapblog’s website.
To bring Disney magic into the homes of its members, D23 has created a special line of limited-edition merchandise and collectibles that is available exclusively to its Members at the online “Boutique 23.”
Moreover, D23 has teamed with eFX Inc. to provide special D23 Members-only pricing on eFX’s exquisite Disney collectibles, details of which will be announced shortly. Among eFX’s Disney collectibles are a stunning, four-foot replica of Capt. Nemo’s Nautilus; an exquisite reproduction of the evil Queen’s Heart Box from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, featuring two sculptures by artist David Kracov; and additional Disney- and Muppets-themed pieces currently in development.
Membership in D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans brings exciting Disney discoveries, special savings, and a host of benefits every day of the year. Gold-level D23 Memberships are $74.99, and Silver-level memberships (which provide all benefits with the exception of a Disney twenty-three subscription) are just $34.99 a year.
All discounts and special promotions are available to both Gold- and Silver-level D23 Members.
Disney fans can become members of D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans at www.disney.com/D23, select shops at the Disneyland® and Walt Disney World® Resorts, and at www.DisneyStore.com/D23.