D23 has revealed its 2023 Gold Member gift – a Mickey Mouse “Leader of the Club” Milestone Statue in honor of the Disney100 Celebration. Read below for more information! If you haven’t been a D23 Gold Member lately, this is a great time to sign up.
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is excited to officially debut its 2023 Gold Member Collector Set. First previewed at D23 Expo this year, the gift celebrates 100 years of Disney: the Mickey Mouse “Leader of the Club” Milestone Statue, designed with platinum panache for D23 Gold Members by artist James Fauntleroy. This icon of the Disney100 Celebration will be available to all new and renewing D23 Gold Members in 2023 beginning January 1, 2023.
Starting with a small cartoon studio in 1923, Walt Disney’s dream has grown into a rich, century-long legacy of the world’s most inspiring stories, places, and fans. A momentous milestone deserves an equally incredible icon, so D23 has partnered with artist James Fauntleroy and Gentle Giant Studios to create the Mickey Mouse “Leader of the Club” Milestone Statue to pay tribute to The Walt Disney Company’s rich legacy of unmatched creativity—and inspire the next century of storytellers.
Designed as a reflection of Disney’s past, present, and future, artist and Grammy®-winning music producer James Fauntleroy brought a “platinum pop star” tribute to Walt’s loveable mouse with a stylish varsity jacket featuring the 100 Years logo and flair paying tribute to Mickey’s own fandom for some of Disney’s most incredible stories. An oversized version of the Mickey statue was unveiled at D23 Expo, the celebration’s kick off, and now D23 Gold Members have the opportunity to bring home the magic with this exquisitely crafted 10-inch statue.
Choice of D23 Gold Membership Card Design
In 2023, D23 is offering the Ultimate Disney Fans the chance to celebrate the stories and characters they love most. In addition to receiving a commemorative member certificate, for the first time ever, all new and renewing D23 Gold Members will have the opportunity to choose one of four unique membership card designs showcasing the thrilling worlds of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel:
Disney – The Disney-inspired card features the stunning silhouettes of Tiana, Baymax, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Stitch, Tinker Bell, Mirabel Madrigal, Maleficent, and Mickey Mouse: The Leader of the Club.
Pixar – Celebrate the “joy” of Pixar with this card that includes Joy, Buzz Lightyear, WALL-E, Miguel Rivera, Meilin Lee, Kevin, Remy, and Mike Wazowski.
Star Wars – A galaxy far, far away is just within reach with his card featuring Rey Skywalker, BB-8, Darth Vader, C-3P0, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Ahsoka Tano, and Grogu.
Marvel – Prepare to assemble with an epic set of heroes including Captain Marvel, Loki, Groot, The Wasp, Iron Man, Thor, and Black Panther.
Preferred card design must be made at least two (2) days before your D23 Gold Membership plan renewal date. Members who do not select a design by this deadline will receive the Disney-themed D23 Membership Card. More details are available here.
The 2023 D23 Gold Member Collector Set, consisting of the D23 membership card (“Card”), certificate (“Certificate”), and Mickey Mouse “Leader of the Club” Milestone Statue (“Statue”), will be available starting January 1, 2023, for new or renewing D23 Gold Members joining or renewing on either a D23 Gold Membership Individual Plan or D23 Gold Membership Duo Plan (sent to the Primary Member). For new Members, the Card and Certificate will ship 2-4 weeks following enrollment, and the Statue will begin shipping by Spring 2023. For current D23 Gold Members, the Card, Certificate, and Statue will ship after their D23 Gold Membership renewal in 2023, provided that the shipment of the Statue will begin by Spring 2023 or following the D23 Gold Member’s renewal date, whichever is later. Limit one (1) D23 Gold Member Collector Set per membership plan.