Named in honor of the year 1923, when Walt left Kansas City, headed for Hollywood and founded what would become the Disney Studios, D23 gives Disney fans VIP access to all things Disney through a brand-new website; Disney twenty-three, the club's beautiful quarterly magazine; and, in perhaps the most exciting news of all, the D23 Expo, a Disney fan mega event to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center this fall!
Dave Pacheco Product Release & Signing Celebrating the Launch of D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans
Special Guest: Disney Master Artist, Dave Pacheco
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2009
Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: Disneyana Shop, Main Street, U.S.A.
Disney Master Artist Dave Pacheco will be on hand for a very special appearance and signing on Saturday, March 14, 2009. Dave will sign a selection of artwork, a t-shirt and a pin featuring some of Disney's most beloved characters, which he created for D23's stunning new advertising campaign. D23 - Disney's first official community for fans - celebrates the wonder and excitement that begin in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his studio in Hollywood.
The following items will be available as part of the product release & signing:
Bandleader Mickey Deluxe Print - $40.00 (Dimensions: 14"x18")
Jiminy Cricket Deluxe Print - $40.00 (Dimensions: 14"x18")
Tinker Bell Deluxe Print - $40.00 (Dimensions: 14" x 18")
"Made For Me and You" T-shirt - $24.95
Bandleader Mickey Pin - $12.95 (Limit TWO (2) per Guest)
(Specially created to celebrate the launch of D23. See Wristband Guidelines Below. Available while supplies last.)
D23 Membership Exclusive Charter Member Certificate Custom Matte & Frame - $89.95 $89.95
See Cast Member for Details
D23 Disney Twenty Three Magazine Premiere Issue - $15.95
This weekend, guests will have the opportunity to preview a prototype of the Walt Disney Classics Collection sculpture of Walt Disney with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit ("True Originals").
Sculpted by renowned Disney artist Ruben Procopio, "True Originals" is plussed with pewter ears and presented on custom hardwood base with inlaid porcelain plaque commemorating "Walt Disney and Oswald'' in a vintage art font (the sculpture can be removed from base).
400 of the General Limited Edition will be produced with an exclusive Walt Disney Archives Collection/D23 backstamp.
Below is a video ad for Disney’s new Official Community for Fans D23 (courtesy of YouTube.com). If features clips from Disney movies plus Disney Cast Members and Guests talking about some of the greatest Disney moments in their lives.
Wristband guidelines are as follows:
Wristbands will be distributed entitling bearers to the opportunity to purchase the D23 pin released in association with the product release and signing. Wristbands for pin will be distributed near the West Esplanade Guest Information Kiosk one hour prior to park opening until one hour past the opening of Disneyland® park. Wristbands will then be available at the location until 12 Noon or while supplies last. In addition, holding a place in line for others in your party will not be allowed. Guests who wish to obtain a wristband to purchase a pin must be present when the line forms or they will be escorted to the back of the line. We ask that you do not queue up prior to 6 a.m. Wristbands will be valid for the purchase of the pin at the designated merchandise location until 1:00 P.M. on the day of distribution. Wristbands are limited. At 1:00 P.M. any remaining pins will be available for purchase at the designated merchandise location by persons who have not previously purchased the pin on the day of release. Theme park admission required. Lost, stolen or damaged wristbands will not be replaced. Wristbands have no cash value. Restrictions apply. Subject to change without notice.
Merchandise available while supplies last. A limited number of pieces will be available on the day of the event. We ask that only two (2) items be signed per Guest. We ask that you bring no personal items to be signed. Event merchandise must be purchased on the day of release at the event location. Valid Disneyland® Resort receipt may be required. Artist signing is subject to space and time availability and is not guaranteed. Artist will only sign their respective merchandise purchased on the day of the event only. Event information subject to change without notice. Separate admission is required to enter Disneyland® Resort theme parks.