Destination D23 to Return to Walt Disney World in 2023

2023 is set to be a very important year for Disney fans! Disney 100 Years of Wonder kicks off in January to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Walt Disney Company in 1923, and with it will come special experiences at both the Disneyland Resort and the Walt Disney World Resort and other locales across the country all year long.

While Disneyland Park will take on the very fitting role of being the center of the festivities, we have some exciting news to share from D23 for East Coast Disney fans looking to participate in one of the company’s most unique events next year.

Destination D23

2021 Destination D23, Credit: Disney

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Destination D23 (aka D23 Expo-lite) is set to return to the Walt Disney World Resort once again in 2023, allowing fans local to or visiting Orlando, FL the opportunity to be among the first to hear new announcements while enjoying behind-the-scenes stories, appearances by special Guests, and more.

The event will take place September 8-10 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, just steps (or a short monorail or boat ride) away from Magic Kingdom Park. Additional details on what will be included at Destination D23, and how you can make plans to attend, will be revealed at a later date, but that isn’t the only exciting news D23 shared this afternoon…

Disney 100 Years of Wonder

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Along with Destination D23, the New Year will come with the Disney 100 Exhibition, along with several special events including a D23-member exclusive outing in Marceline, Missouri, which served as Walt Disney’s inspiration for Main Street, U.S.A., experiences for fans of Disney on Broadway, milestone film anniversaries, and more.

Marceline, MO

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Find a complete list of 2023 events announced today by D23 here, and check back here on Disney Tips for all the latest coverage leading up to Destination D23 next year!


About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."