Heigh-Ho! D23 Membership is a Magical Holiday Gift for the Disney Fan

Yes, I'm a Big Disney Fan, Although Not Sure How Minnie's Dress Would Look on Me
Yes, I'm a Big Disney Fan, Although Not Sure How Minnie's Dress Would Look on Me

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah! We’re in full swing of the holiday season and I bet you’re making a holiday gift list, checking it twice and making note who’s naughty and nice. If you’re like me, then you’re on the quest for unique, practical gifts that will be appreciated by the receiver. Here’s a suggestion, give a little magic to your favorite grownup Disney fan in the form of a Disney D23 Membership.

Hakuna Matata! A Magical Holiday Gift is Found: 10% Discount Off Disney D23 Membership
Now hold up. I know what you’re thinking, Disney is for kids but let me say, you can take the girl out of Disney World but you can’t take the Disney out of the girl. Never. Ever. And with recent news The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. (Star Wars), I’m sure there is a whole new mix of adult Disney fans out there.

Yes, I’m forty-some-years-old and the little kid in me still squeals with anything Disney related so let me *squee!*…I’m excited to help share a little magic this holiday season by offering readers a 10% discount off NEW D23 Gold and Silver Memberships (sorry, renewals are excluded), the perfect gift for your favorite grownup Disney fan! This includes those Star Wars fans! This code is valid now through Dec. 31, 2012. Ordering is easy, just:

  • Visit D23.com between now and Dec. 31, 2012
  • Select “Join D23” in the upper left corner
  • Add a new D23 Membership (either Gold or Silver) to your cart
  • At check out enter the promotional code D23SOLO to save 10% either on Gold (retail value: $74.99) or Silver Memberships (retail value: $34.99). This can only be applied to new memberships and not renewals.

And that’s “the bare necessities” for purchasing a D23 membership. Just remember, this discount code (D23SOLO) is valid Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, 2012.

Disney D23 Membership is a Whole New World
So what is D23 anyway? In short, it’s the “Official Community for Disney Fans,” in other words, the Official Disney Fan Club offering members supercalifragilisticexpialidocious benefits. It lets Disney fans experience the magic beyond the theme park walls all year-round.

It provides behind-the-scenes Disney magic with access to awesome events, including advanced screenings of new Disney movies, signature holiday events at Walt Disney World Resort, exclusive tours of Walt Disney Studios Lot, unique experiences at Disneyland Resort, commemorative events across the U.S. and more!

Save with Disney D23 Membership
D23 membership also includes access to an active community, complimentary gifts, an informative publication, a comprehensive website and special discounts. Speaking of discounts, D23 members enjoy discounted tickets to Disney shows on Broadway, deals at the Disney Store and savings on services and goods from companies as SuperShuttle and gifts from such companies as the ABC TV Store, Apricot Lane, Brookstone and LittleMissMatched.

Sidebar: Here’s a bit o’trivia, the “D” represents Disney and “23” is the year Mr. Walt Disney founded what we now recognize as The Walt Disney Company.

Go the Distance, Get that D23 Membership for the Hard to Buy for Adult in Either Silver or Gold
In addition to a membership card and certificate, each D23 member receives an Annual Membership Gift, which changes each year. Gifts change but be assured, whatever it is, it’s Disney-licious! They have included a 23-month calendar paying tribute to 75 years of Disney animation and a collectible Bandleader Mickey watch another year.

Gold members receive an annual subscription (four issues) of Disney twenty-three, D23’s official publication. Arriving boxed with a collectible gift, the gorgeous publication includes stunning photography, stories and interviews. A must for any Disney fan’s collection.

Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee, Don’t Miss D23 Expo 2013
The D23 Expo is everything Disney located in one place. Although the public is invited to attend, D23 members receive an exclusive discount on tickets to this bi-annual Ultimate Disney Fan Event.

It’s not too soon to plan now for the next D23 Expo, to be held Aug. 9 – 11, 2013, at the Anaheim Convention Center, conveniently located across the street from Disneyland Resort. In fact, tickets are on sale now!

The three-day event includes treasures on display from the Walt Disney Archives , panels and presentations, sneak peeks and the Disney Legends Awards paying tribute to those who have contributed to the Disney legacy. Although the celebrity expo guests have not been announced for 2013, past expo attendees have included Billy Crystal, Miley Cyrus, and the Muppets, along with Disney Legends and luminaries. New for D23 Expo 2013 is a Fan Art Contest to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins.

Ho! Ho! Ho!
Ho! Ho! Ho!

I’m Wishing…
…everyone to remember the reason for the season. I’m a firm believer it’s better to give than receive so for that adult on your nice list, gift them a dose of Disney magic with a D23 Membership. Visit D23.com for additional information and connect with fans on www.Facebook.com/DisneyD23 and on follow them on Twitter @DisneyD23 and follow the #1DisneyFan hashtag.

Disclosure: This post is helping me to support my traveling habit through a campaign with Brandfluential and D23 however compensation has not influenced my opinion; opinions are my own.



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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