D23 announces Gold Member celebrations for Disney’s Animal Kingdom 20th Anniversary on April 22

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D23: The Official Disney Fan Club announced a special way for their Gold and Gold Family Members to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom on April 22.

By purchasing the 20th Anniversary FAN Celebration Pass, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members can add fan-favorite activities to their day in the park, such as reserved viewing for the 20th anniversary dedication moment, FastPasses, a 20th Anniversary Commemorative D23 digital photo, and more.

The 20th Anniversary FAN Celebration Pass includes the following:

  • Reserved viewing for the 20th anniversary moment at the Tree of Life
  • 20th Anniversary Commemorative D23 digital photo
  • Three FastPasses at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (excluding Pandora – The World of Avatar)
  • Reserved viewing for a specified Rivers of Light performance
  • D23-exclusive gift created specifically for this event, in partnership with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

A limited number of attendees can purchase a VIP 20th Anniversary FAN Celebration Pass that includes all of the activities listed above in addition to the following premium experiences:

  • VIP Viewing for a Festival of the Lion King performance
  • Private Mix and Mingle reception in DinoLand U.S.A.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Dinner inside the Festival of the Lion King theater
  • Additional D23-exclusive commemorative keepsake
  • PLUS, during this commemorative day, Disney’s Animal Kingdom special guests will stop by to help us celebrate.

The D23 event takes place on Sunday, April 22. Guests can check in from 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM in the Oasis near the entrance of Rainforest Cafe inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom. You’ll be required to show a photo ID and your D23 Membership Card. Attendees must be at least 3 years old for the 20th Anniversary FAN Celebration Pass, and at least 12 years old for the VIP experience.

Tickets for both the 20th Anniversary FAN Celebration Pass and the VIP experience go on sale on Monday, March 19. VIP passes become available at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET and cost $275, plus a $5-per person processing fee. The standard 20th Anniversary FAN Celebration Pass becomes available at 12:00 PM PT/1:00 PM ET and costs $20, plus a $5-per person processing fee.

The ticketing link will be available via the D23 website.