Walked out to the car this morning and noticed a package on the front stoop which turned out to be the Summer issue of twenty-three. Everyone’s favorite duck is the cover story for this quarter’s issue and there is even a nice little surprise inside.


What’s the surprise?

Opening the packaging of the magazine, you first encounter a nice envelope with an image of Donald  Duck. Inside the envelope is a faithful reproduction of the 1955 Acres of Fun souvenir originally available at Disneyland. It is a beautiful paper fan featuring original artworks of the attractions that were open during Disneyland’s inaugural year.


The Summer issue of twenty-three has some great features for us:

  • Monsters Take Tokyo – information on the new attraction at Tokyo Disneyland
  • For the Love of Art – all about Disneyland’s Disney Gallery
  • Rapunzel – an inside look with Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Jerry Bruckheimer – article about Jerry Bruckheimer and a glimpse at his movies
  • Richard and Robert Sherman – new documentary explores their complicated personal lives
  • California Dreamin’ – more infomation from the Imagineers on plans for the future
  • Donald Duck – celebrating his 75 birthday
  • and more

Wrapping it up

I have had some issues with the whole D23 membership, from damaged products and poor fulfillment processes to inadequate stock of materials for charter members, but I do enjoy the articles in these magazines. I am hopeful that the D23 crew is planning even greater benefits for those of us who have joined the club and items like the Acres of Fun are a step in the right direction.