Sneak Peek: D23’s Magazine to Feature and Go Behind the Scenes at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

D23 Gold and Gold Family Members will receive their Summer edition of the Disney twenty-three magazine in a few weeks. The latest issue will take members behind the scenes of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

Disney twenty-three Summer 2019 Cover ©Disney

Take a look at that photo! The Millennium Falcon up close! Photos aren’t all that are in the next expanded  issue of Disney twenty-three.

There will be three stories focused on the new, 14-acre lands opening in Disneyland on May 31 and in Disney World on August 29. The stories will include exclusive interviews with some of the Imagineers behind this historic project. Readers will also get the lay of the land and the stories behind the land as they explore the two groundbreaking attractions Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run and Rise of the Resistance.  Lastly the magazine will explore the role of technology in the immersiveness of the land.

Disney twenty-three Summer 2019 Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Coverage ©Disney

And, one cover isn’t good enough for an expanded issue of Disney twenty-three. This edition will have two covers! The second cover features Simba from the live-action version of The Lion King opening in July.

Disney twenty-three Summer 2019 Cover ©Disney

The film’s director Jon Favreau and stars Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, and Shahadi Wright Joseph, talk about bringing the classic film to the screen in an all-new way.

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

  • Disney Legend Tim Allen shares stories about the making of Toy Story 4.
  • The Stars of Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott, talk about stepping into a whole new world for a thrilling take on this classic animated film.
  • Celebrate Disney Theatrical’s 25th anniversary as stars of its original Broadway productions—including James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin), Kara Lindsay (Newsies), Josh Strickland (Tarzan), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), and Patti Murin (Frozen)—share their favorite memories.
  • Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald takes readers on a ride through 50 years of the Haunted Mansion, including a look at the new additions to Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris.
  • Director Kenny Ortega lets the bad times roll in this summer’s Descendants 3.
  • Walt Disney Archives director Becky Cline remembers Disney Legend and Walt Disney Archives founder Dave Smith.
  • Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Chairman Bob Chapek gives us a look inside his office.
  • Regular features including By the Numbers, Character Analysis, D Society, and Ask Dave.

Are you a D23 Gold and Gold Family Member? Are you excited for the new issue of Disney twenty-three? Let us know in the comments!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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