D23 – the Official Disney Fan Club – has recently announced its slate of special events for 2016 and several are planned for the Walt Disney World Resort.
Each month next year features special D23 events, starting with a D23 Behind-the-Scenes Experience on January 29 in Burbank. D23 members will have the chance to hear from special guests and visit new Disney locations.
Next year D23 will offer special film screenings including Alice in Wonderland, Finding Nemo, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. The first screening is February 20 in California (Alice in Wonderland). There is also a screening of Alice in Wonderland planned for March 19 at the Walt Disney World Resort.
On March 18 D23 members can enjoy Lunch with a Disney Legend: Charlie Ridgway at the Walt Disney World Resort. Charlie helped open Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot Center, and Disneyland Paris. Other Lunch with a Disney Legend events are planned for April 8 (Burbank), September 23 (Walt Disney World Resort), and November 18 (Burbank).
April 9 is D23 Day at The Walt Disney Studios and Archives and gold members can take an exclusive tour of the Studio lot and the Archives.
In 2016 members will have the chance to attend advance screenings of films in select cities. Members who aren’t located near those cities will be selected at random to receive complimentary movie passes which will be included in issues of Disney twenty-three magazine.
Members will have the chance to enjoy Disney Store member mixers where they can enjoy exclusive mornings of shopping, discounts, games, and more.
Next year marks the 25th anniversary of Beauty and the Beast and D23 will be celebrating with a D23 Disney Fanniversary event in the fall. Also in the fall of 2016 is the Sip & Scream event on October 22 at the Walt Disney World Resort.
You can find the full slate of events here.