March 10, 2009. D23 Launches!


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

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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