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  • On May 23, 2023
    Pauline from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, we will be visiting Disneyland in September. Are there any special activities or discounts for D23 members? Thanks so much!

    Howdy there, Pauline! Welcome back to planDisney! We've missed you and we're thrilled to see that you'll be traveling to the Disneyland Resort later this summer! I'm super excited for you to experience my home Park!

    Like you, I am also a member of D23: the Official Disney Fan Club. I've been extremely happy with my membership and was privileged to have been able to attend the D23 Expo in 2022, which was an absolutely amazing experience! I certainly hope that you are finding membership just as fulfilling.

    I did some research into your question, Pauline, in hopes of finding something special for you. At this time, there are no large Events scheduled for Southern California in September (in fact, Destination D23 will be taking place at the Walt Disney World Resort that month!) but I would recommend that you keep checking the Upcoming Events page for any new announcements. 

    However, I am happy to report that there are a variety of discounts offered to D23 Gold Members who are visiting the Disneyland Resort! They've even published a handy PDF file of Every Discount for D23 Gold Members at Disneyland. A couple that caught my eye are the 10% discount for California Churros in Downtown Disney and 15% off your stay at the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, one of the most popular Good Neighbor Hotels.

    Will this be your first time visiting the Disneyland Resort, Pauline? I think there's just something special about this being Walt's original Park that he designed from the ground up. If you are an admirer of Walt Disney like so many of us, Walt's Main Street Story Tour will take you up to Walt and Lillian's apartment above the Firehouse. This is an especially moving and emotional experience for Disney fans, who have him to thank for this Park that evokes so much happiness!

    For Walt Disney World veterans, I highly recommend focusing on attractions and Lands that are unique to the Disneyland Resort. Be sure to check out Mickey's Toontown which reopened earlier this year. Also, the Indiana Jones Adventure just completed its refurbishment and some neat new effects were added. Halloween decorations might be up by September as well, so make it a point to experience Haunted Mansion Holiday and you'll come out humming "This is Halloween!" 

    I hope you found that response helpful, Pauline, and that you are having fun planning your vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth! I'd love to be able to help you with further details, so please feel free to reach out to me or any of my pals at planDisney with more questions!

    Wishing You a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Al
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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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