Disney’s Contributions to 1964-65 New York World’s Fair Celebrated by D23

One of the benefits of membership in Disney’s official fan club, D23, is their quarterly magazine Disney twenty three.  The spring 2014 issue celebrates the 50th anniversary of 1964 the New York World’s Fair, and the ground breaking attractions and contributions made possible by WED Enterprises (the forerunner to Walt Disney Imagineering).  The magazine will feature rarely seen concept art and photography from the World’s Fair.  In addition, the issue will include interviews with Chris Evans, Tina Fey, and the Muppets on their upcoming films.  Continue reading for more details from Disney’s press release.

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From Disney’s D23 Fan Club:

The 1964–65 World’s Fair in New York celebrated a time of optimism, growth, and progress.  D23: The Official Disney Fan Club captures all the excitement of this epic event in the Spring issue of its publication, Disney twenty-three. The Fair, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, marked the creation of landmark Disney technology, music, and attractions including it’s a small world, Audio-Animatronicstechnology, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, and the Carousel of Progress—with its memorable theme song “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.”  Disney twenty-three sat down with several Disney Legends responsible for these iconic landmarks including Marty Sklar, Alice Davis, and Bob Gurr.  Stunning concept art and rarely seen photography from the Fair complement the stories in this issue, available exclusively to Gold Members of D23.

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Disney twenty-three’s Spring issue also includes a look ahead at some of the latest entertainment coming from Disney.  Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Kermit the Frog, and Miss Piggy give readers a peek “behind the felt” at Muppets Most Wanted, which opens this March.  Chris Evans talks about suiting up once again for April’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Plus, Jonathan Freeman discusses taking his characterization of the villainous Jafar from screen to stage, as Disney Theatrical Productions prepares to open Aladdin on Broadway this March.

DISNEY'S ALADDIN

Also included in the Spring issue of Disney twenty-three:

  • We celebrate D23’s fifth anniversary with a look at some of the club’s most memorable events
  • “Ask Dave” with Disney Legend and Chief Archivist Emeritus Dave Smith returns to print in the U.S. for the first time in nearly a decade
  • Disney trendsetters are all the rage—and on the page—in “The Hippest Place on Earth”
  • Regular columns including A Walk with Walt, PHOTOfiles, D Society, and more

All D23 Members are invited to visit www.D23.com for additional members-only content, including extended Q&As with Kermit, Fey, Burrell, and the irrepressible Miss Piggy from Muppets Most Wanted.

MUPPETS MOST WANTED

MISS PIGGY in a gown designed by Vivienne Westwood. Photo by: Mary Ellen Mathews. ©2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

 

Other features coming to D23.com include:

  • A closer look at the artwork from it’s a small world’s Tower of the Four Winds at the New York World’s Fair
  • Details on which parts of the World’s Fair attractions made their way to Disneyland
  • A drive though the Ford Magic Skyway, with an extensive photo gallery

Also in the Spring issue, D23 Gold Members will receive a reproduction of the “Souvenir Map and Small World Guide” from the centerfold of the commemorative it’s a small world, guide book.

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Disney twenty-three, which is delivered directly to fans’ doorsteps, is offered exclusively to D23 Gold Members as a benefit of their membership.

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