Disney Twenty-Three Celebrates 60 Years of Disneyland in Summer 2015 Issue – Get the Scoop!

Summer15_CoverImage_smAs Disneyland approaches its 60th anniversary,Disney twenty-threebrings readers inside the party, with an in-depth look at how the park is celebrating this milestone with new parades, spectaculars, and enhancements to popular attractions. In preparation for the landmark occasion,D23: The Official Disney Fan Clubtook Disney Legend Marty Sklarwho worked at Disneyland on opening dayand Walt Disney Imagineering Chief Creative Executive Bruce Vaughn on a walk through Disneyland, where they reminisce about details from the past, such as the parks legendary opening day, and look ahead at all the excitement yet to come.

Also in the Summer issue, available exclusively toD23 Gold Members, the Walt Disney Archives unveils rarely showcased ephemera from Disneylands opening including a media pass and concept art for freeway billboards promoting the worlds first theme park. And for Disney parks foodies, theres a look at some of the parks signature snacks, from Dole Whips and turkey legs to churros and Mickey Mouse ice cream bars.

Plus, film critic, historian, and co-producer of the Walt Disney Treasures DVD series Leonard Maltin gives a behind-the-scenes look at Disneys three big summer movies featuring exclusive interviews withTomorrowlanddirector Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille),Inside Outdirector Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up), andAnt-Mandirector Peyton Reed. Each director offers Maltinwho authored the bookThe Disney Filmsa fascinating look at the creation of the colorful, complicated, and magnificent worlds of their three films.

Also included in the Summer issue ofDisney twenty-three:

  • Rarely seen photos from the Disneyland Hotels storied history
  • A look inside a Disneyland Pitch Portfolio that was used to sell East Coast investors on Walts vision for the park
  • Fifty years of Disney Ambassadors and how they bring magic to people around the globe
  • Newlyweds share the stories of their beautiful Disney-themed weddings
  • An up-close look at the beloved animated featurePinocchiowith historian J.B. Kaufman
  • Regular columns including A Walk with Walt, D Society, and Ask Dave

D23 Members are invited to visitD23.comfor additional online-exclusive features, including a gallery of more artwork from the Disneyland Pitch Portfolio, used to showcase concepts of the park that would turn Walts dream into a reality.

Other features coming toD23.cominclude:

  • Disney Legend Marty Sklar talking about the past and future of Disneyland as the park celebrates its 60th anniversary
  • A robust gallery of images of Disneyland through the years
  • A dazzling display of wedding cakes to bring a sweet finish to any Disney fans wedding, from classic confections to truly innovative tastes for all the senses

Disney twenty-three,which is delivered directly to fans doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold Members as a benefit of their membership. The latest issue will begin arriving late May.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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