March 10, 2009
Disney officially launches “D23” – their first official fan organization – with the premiere issue of Disney twenty-three magazine. Paying homage to 1923, the year The Walt Disney Company was founded, the all-new quarterly Disney magazine presents stunning photography, dazzling illustrations and the ultimate insider perspective.
You can purchase D23 Magazines at specialty book stores like Barnes and Noble, but many prefer to order a subscription. The bonus of having a D23 subscription is that you sometimes get extra freebies with the magazine, which some feel are collectors items. Actually, a lot of people view the magazine itself as a collectable, keeping them preserved in their plastic covers. The magazine is pretty expensive, but to some die hard Disney fans, it’s a must have!
“We have a fantastic legacy that started in 1923 and is based on timeless stories, beloved characters and unforgettable experiences, but it’s our fans that keep the spirit of Disney alive year after year, generation after generation. D23 is our way of saying ‘thank you’ and celebrating our fans, who bring the magic of Disney to life every day in every corner of the world.” -Disney President and CEO Bob Iger