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Calling All Disney Fans! You CANNOT Miss This Exciting Opportunity That Ends on New Year’s Eve!

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There’s never a bad time to be a Disney fan, but there’s never been a BETTER time to be a Disney fan than right now, thanks to an amazing offer that diehard fans won’t want to pass up.

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In his famous Opening Day speech at Disneyland in July 1955, Walt Disney began by saying, “To all who come to this happy place, welcome. Disneyland is your land.” And though he didn’t live to see the construction and completion of the Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida or of any of the Disney theme park resorts around the world, we tend to believe that Walt would have welcomed all who arrived at any of the theme parks across the globe that bare his name.

Disney’s fanbase is comprised of people of various ages who live in countless countries, speak different languages, celebrate various holidays and traditions, and use varying types of currency. But they have something in common–a love for the magic, wonder, and imagination of Disney.

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No wonder there’s an official Disney fan club. It’s simply called D23, and it’s named for the year that Walt Disney began his company: 1923.

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Club

D23 began in 2009 and is largely known for its biennial exposition events, typically referred to as the D23 Expo. D23 offers Disney fans three types of memberships: general membership, which is free, individual Gold membership, which costs $99.99 per year, and the Gold Duo membership, which costs $129.99 and includes Gold membership status and perks for two fans.

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Right now, however, D23 is running a limited-time, year-end promotion that saves fans 40% when they become Gold members or renew their existing Gold Membership status.

What It Means to Be Gold

D23 Gold Members enjoy special perks and event invitations throughout the year, including a subscription to Twenty-Three, the official D23 quarterly publication, invitations to in-person and virtual fan events throughout the year, exclusive discounts, and more.

This year, D23 Gold Members will receive an exclusive Mickey Mouse “Leader of the Club” Milestone statue, created only for D23 members at the Gold membership level–and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company.

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The Mickey Mouse Milestone statue was created especially for D23 Gold Members. As such, it’s exclusively available through the D23 Disney Fan Club. The “bare necessities” are as follows:

  • Fully sculpted Mickey Mouse figure on a solid base.
  • Disney100 logo on the back of Mickey’s jacket.
  • ‘’D23: The Official Disney Fan Club” text on base.
  • Statue will start shipping in Spring 2023 to D23 Gold Members who join or renew their membership on or after January 1, 2023.
  • Limit one (1) D23 Gold Member Collector Set per membership plan.

The Mickey Mouse Milestone statue is made of stainless steel, stands just over ten inches tall, and is eight inches wide.

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Per the D23 website:

Discover the Magic of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club! You CAN’T miss the last offer of 2023! Take 40% off a new D23 Gold or Gold Duo Membership!

Your 2023 D23 Gold Membership will include an exclusive Mickey Mouse “Leader of the Club” Milestone Statue, special discounts, access to members-only events, and more!

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event

D23 is known for its biennial events, regularly referred to as the D23 Expo. The event includes pop-up shops with Disney merchandise that can’t be found elsewhere–or that is new to Disney fans altogether, panels hosted by Walt Disney Company executives, representatives from Pixar Animation Studios, and others, and exclusive insight into what’s next for The Walt Disney Company.

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But to attend, fans must purchase tickets, and those tickets are limited. As such, D23 opens the purchase window first to certain fans, and D23 Gold Members are among the first to have the opportunity to purchase event tickets. That means that now is the perfect time to join D23 at the Gold Membership level for fans who want to attend the 2024 D23 Expo, which will be called D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Eventto be held at the Anaheim Convention Center near Disneyland Resort from August 9 to August 11, 2024.

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Don’t Wait!

Disney fans hoping to take advantage of this rare offer should hurry. This exclusive discount is only available through December 31, 2023. To redeem the offer, simply use the promo code LASTCHANCE2023 at checkout.

For more information about becoming a D23 Gold Member, visit the D23 website by clicking here, and stay up-to-date with the most recent Disney fan news, events, discounts, and more by following D23 on social media.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!

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